The Flash Volume 2: Speed Of Darkness Review


The Flash Volume 2: Speed Of Darkness

By Joshua Williamson (Writer), Felipe Watanabe (Penciler), Oclair Albert (Inker), Chris Sotomayor (Colourist), Steve Wands (Letterer), Jorge Corona (Artist), Ivan Plascencia (Colourist)

I received a free copy of The Flash Volume 2: Speed Of Darkness from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.

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If you want to read my review of the previous volumes, click here for my review of The Flash Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice.

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.
From up-and-coming writer Joshua Williamson (Illuminati, Red Skull) and illustrator Carmine Di Giandomenico comes The Flash, Vol. 2: Speed of Darkness!

Collecting: The Flash 9-13

Summary from Goodreads.

Compared to the first Volume, I found this second Volume to be a let down. When it comes to The Flash, I have never been overly excited about him. Some part of me just does not find it interesting that he can just run fast. I am sure that he has other stuff that he can do but neither the TV Show or the comic books have ever made me interested in finding out. This Volume has not changed that for me.

The storyline was very simple. Wally West does not trust The Flash as he does not know who he is, yet The Flash knows his identity. Wally wants to become more independent from The Flash and gets reckless doing so. The rest of the story stems from Wally impatience and The Flash has to come and save him and fix the problems that he caused.

The art work did not seem to work with the storyline. Don’t get me wrong, some of it was very nice but on the whole it just seemed bland.  Normally when I look at the page of a comic book, my eye tends to be drawn to one part of the page but whilst reading Speed Of Darkness I found myself struggling to find anything interesting. As I am not an artist I would not have any idea what it is that I do not like but I feel like either it should have been more colourful or had on colour theme being dominate.

If you love The Flash, then you will most likely enjoy this volume but for majority of people I do not think that it will be good enough.


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