Comic Review: The Flash #46 (DC Comics)

Wallace West returned to the DC Universe during the events of DC Rebirth. Wallace gets assistance from his mentor and friend Barry Allen AKA The Flash, aiding Wally in his […]

Wallace West returned to the DC Universe during the events of DC Rebirth.

Wallace gets assistance from his mentor and friend Barry Allen AKA The Flash, aiding Wally in his journey to recover the pieces of his life ever since he was plucked out of time. But, Wallace isn’t the only one that has returned, as an old rival also makes his return, and ensures to make Wallace the best Flash that he has ever been. Who is the figure that obsesses over Wallace’s potential? And will Wallace have the chance to get most of his old life back?

Joshua Williamson has been planting seeds for his upcoming and highly anticipated Flash War storyline. Seeing the build-up, especially how all the cogs in the machine are set into motion help make it clear as to how things will come to a head. The most best parts of this issue is seeing Wallace and his interactions with various characters, seeing how he once remembered them post-crisis as compared to their current appearance post rebirth. It’s refreshing to see Iris remember everything and knowing who her nephew is again. Ever since the New 52, it was bittersweet knowing that Iris would never remember her first nephew, let alone Wallace not being in the DC universe, let alone not seeing him as the current Flash and the absence of his family. Williamson is obviously a guy who pays attention to continuity and displays his knowledge and use of it within this issue.

In regards to continuity, seeing that Hunter Zolomon AKA Zoom being involved in this issue, it seems only right to have Scott Kolins return to illustrate the character that he had often illustrated during his tenure on the Flash prior with writers like Geoff Johns. Kolins really is on his A-game when it comes to drawing the Flash. Of all the comics that I’ve seen him illustrate, there are very few characters that come to mind that fit his artistic style. Seeing some solid panel work and page layouts such as page 2 of the issue, along with a balanced set of scenes that never feel like it was rushed (pun!!) Kolins reminds readers that he has never lost his touch.

This is a good issue that sets up all the moving parts as all roads will lead to Flash War. Williamson doesn’t disappoint, Kolins ensures to do the same. It’s a good jumping on point for the upcoming arc. Add it to your pull list, it’s definitely worth your while. Especially for any Flash reader.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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