Comic Review: The Flash #788 (DC Comics)

Now that former warden of Iron Heights has become mayor of Central City, Gregory Wolfe aims his sights on maintaining order his way. To accomplish this task, he legally tasks […]

Now that former warden of Iron Heights has become mayor of Central City, Gregory Wolfe aims his sights on maintaining order his way. To accomplish this task, he legally tasks the Rogues as policemen with one mission in mind, to take down The Flash by any legal means necessary!

Jeremy Adams writes a compelling issue that focuses on the conflicting ethics of law when attempting to do the right. Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s right, and just because something is right, doesn’t mean it’s legal. These are interesting ideas that will hopefully be explored as Adams writes this arc. The Rogues are ruthless in their attacks on the Flash, reminding readers just how deadly they are when they work as a cohesive unit. Despite the action, there is some humor and fun that is sprinkled throughout the book as Adams continues to maintain a wholesome family dynamic with Wally as he tries to sort out his own personal crises while keeping up with some of the changes that have been occurring with his family.

Art/Verdict: Fernando Pasarin illustrates the book and delivers fast-paced action with choreographed battles that feel vicious and fast, especially with Matt Ryan’s inks and Matt Herms’s color work. Rob Leigh provides the lettering, effectively making the tone of voice and sounds distinct between characters and action pieces that complement the art, tying the art and writing together nicely. This is a fun issue with great character moments, and one of the few mainline DC titles that understands what it is and embraces it. Add this to your pull list for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

About Anthony Andujar Jr.

Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.