Comic Review: The Flash #782 (DC Comics)

The Rogues are planning something within the confines of Iron Heights, leaving the Flash no choice but to investigate this scheme. In the midst of it all, Linda tries to […]

The Rogues are planning something within the confines of Iron Heights, leaving the Flash no choice but to investigate this scheme.

In the midst of it all, Linda tries to come to terms with her abilities while keeping it a secret from the rest of her family. What is happening inside the walls of Iron Heights? Will Linda get a grasp on her newfound abilities? Will Wally and Wallace make it to dinner in time to hear all about it?

Adams does a fantastic job at giving Wally and Wallace a unique voice that sets them apart from Barry, while also showing what makes these two more effective as a duo. Adams does a good job balancing the humor and action without sacrificing the plot. There are a ton of humorous moments that really make the book an enjoyable read in addition to the mysteries that accompany the plot. Wally has always been a lively character, but under Adams’ hands, he is very endearing and fun to follow throughout the book and he isn’t the only one that gets the spotlight. Readers get to see what occurs on Linda’s end of things as she tries to understand her newfound abilities while humorously juggling her responsibilities. The plot itself is engaging as readers get to see why a character like Girder was able to escape Iron Heights undetected, and how that ties into the mystery that lies within this book.

Fernando Pasarin and Matt Ryan both contribute line work that is detailed, dynamic, and sprightly. Jeremy Cox and Peter Patazis both lend their colorwork to the book, providing more energy to the already lively linework, and with Rob Leigh’s lettering, it’s an enjoyable read from start to finish. Adams and company provide a nice balance of fun, creativity, humor, and action into a superhero book that is oftentimes missing in the majority of the superhero genre from time to time, and with the Scarlet Speedster, it’s always important to have those elements in his title. The plot thickens and it holds promise for more fun and mystery to come. Add this to your pull list for new comic book day.

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