Comic Review: The Flash #47 (DC Comics)

This is it, folks! Everything has been building up to this! Flash War has finally begun!!! Wally West continues to get seizures from his connection to the speed force. As […]

This is it, folks! Everything has been building up to this! Flash War has finally begun!!!

Wally West continues to get seizures from his connection to the speed force. As his mind continues slipping in and out of memory of former and current lifetimes, Barry, Wally, Wallace, and Iris are visited by the Rogues of the future. Although under a different name, The Renegades of the 25th century have arrived not for wally west, but for Iris. The verdict, iris west must pay for her crime: the murder of Eobard Thawne AKA Reverse Flash. Will the Flash Family fight back, or come quietly to face judgment from the future?

The issue starts off strong showcasing the distinct differences between Barry Allen and Wally West, both who hold the title as The Flash. Williamson makes great effort paying attention to continuity, and still making it new reader friendly. The banter between the flash family is great, especially when Wallace asks barry if there is a reverse kid flash. The structure of the story is fun, and engaging and invites reasons to be excited by the ramifications that follow after this issue. The moment wally confronts an old rival, I was grinning ear to ear. For those who are big wally west fans since his time under the mantle as the primary scarlet speedster since the 90s will definitely appreciate this story along with those who have been following this title overall. Personally, I feel that this title has the most to do with the entirety of the DC Rebirth line and Doomsday Clock. It continues to deliver the fun and the mystery and barely lags.

Howard Porter’s art and inks are in top form and accompanied with Hi-Fi’s colors, really makes the comic have a strong cinematic quality. Steve Wands letters maintain a good balancing act with Porter’s artwork, never overbearing but present in the most satisfying manner that makes the comic flow.

The Flash issue 47 is a great jumping on point for those who want to be in the know while also introducing some new plot that will certainly catch interest… along with becoming future factoid memes for social media. Add this to your pull list this Wednesday!

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