Comic Review: The Flash #48 (DC Comics)

The second arc of Flash War continues in Flash issue 48! Apprehended and taken to the future, Wally West has been separated from the rest of the Flash family and […]

The second arc of Flash War continues in Flash issue 48!

Apprehended and taken to the future, Wally West has been separated from the rest of the Flash family and the 25th-century version of The Rogues known as The Renegades. As the flash family is taken to trial for the death of Eobard Thawne, Wally West is offered a choice by Zoom to save his family that is lost in the speed force since his return to the DC Universe. Is Wally willing to throw everything away in order to reunite with his former life? Will the Flash Family get the chance to clear their name to the courts of the 25th century? Will Barry make in time to stop Zoom from carrying out his plans before it’s too late!?

Joshua Williamson is on a role delivering a story with a well-balanced pace, giving attention to the plot as well as the characters involved. The best parts of this issue is seeing the former life that Wally West had from the pre-Flashpoint/pre-new 52 era. Seeing that Williamson pays close attention to continuity in a way that creates common ground for new found readers who have interest in the Flash and old fans is always a good thing to see. Williamson continues to build off the differences and parallels between Barry and Wally that I believe readers will look forward to what Williamson has in store for the scarlet speedsters going forward.

Howard Porter is no stranger to drawing the Flash, and his work in this issue is just as good as the prior one. Each of the panels and pages are all drawn beautifully, providing energy and power with each character interaction that is displayed throughout the book. Hi-Fi’s colors bring cinematic flavor to Porter’s pencils and inks, making the comic itself aesthetically pleasing to reread time and again.

Flash issue 48 is a fantastic issue, providing more fuel to the fire, challenging our protagonists at every turn. Readers are left to wonder how this story arc will end given that Flash War will possibly leave only one person to have the mantle of the Flash. But for now, it’s a heck of a well-paced storyline that will leave readers in speculation as to how Flash War will end. This is a worthwhile read so add it to your pull list on new comic day this week!!!

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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