The Flash Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice
By Joshua Williamson (Writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (Artist), Ivan Plascencia (Colourist), Steve Wands (Letterer), Karl Kerschl (Cover Artist)
I received a free copy of The Flash Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
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A part of DC Universe: Rebirth!
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts–but just where did this amazing new friend come from? Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC Universe: Rebirth, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads–and reeling from the reemergence of his protegee, Wally West!
From up and coming writer Joshua Williamson (Illuminati, Red Skull) and illustrator Carmine Di Giandomenico comes The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightening Strikes Twice!
Collecting: The Flash: Rebirth, 1-8
Summary from Goodreads.
Well I enjoyed this way more than I thought that I would. I know that I am not the greatest fan of the Flash, I do not watch the TV show as I found it boring and enjoyed the grittier version of Arrow that was on at the time (what can I say, I know that he is not comic book accurate but like Nolan’s Batman, he seems realistic I guess). Lightning Strikes Twice has completely convinced me to start watching the show.
Lets start with what I enjoyed about Lightning Strikes Twice; it has an well thought out storyline that flowed extremely well from one issue to another. I am struggling to find many gaps in logic. We find Barry having to deal with the speed force hitting not just one other person, but what seemed like a good hundred people in Central City. He has to deal with being a forensic scientist at the police department, the Flash and now being a mentor to these new speedsters.
The only thing that I wish was better was the art style, in the last couple of issues, either I had gotten used to it or it had started to grow on me but compared to other comic books that I have read, it just was not up to par. If I could only give one recommendation as to what to change for it to be so chunky would be to not make the faces so harsh, they seemed to be made of many solid lines and at times I was guessing the facial expression as they were not displayed in an easy to recognised way.
If you enjoy The Flash TV show, then you are bound to enjoy this comic book.
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