The Flash #1 Review: Lightning Strikes Twice

The Flash #1 Review: Lightning Strikes Twice

The Flash 1-1-600x923 By Nolan P. Smith

With the Rebirth special being outstanding, the Scarlett Speedster now runs into a brand new series, and if this issue is any indication, then The Flash is ready to win the race before it even began.

From writer Joshua Williamson and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico, this issue focuses on a main plot that has circled the hero for years: is the Flash fast enough? Being the fastest man alive is one thing, but no one can be everywhere at once. This is the theme of the whole issue, all the way to the cliffhanger on the last page. We see Barry try to reconnect with Iris, with the young Wally West, all while trying to maintain his CSI duties. The issue felt kinetic, which is exactly how a Flash book should feel.

Williamson and Di Giandomenico are a great fit for the speedy hero: the scenes with the Flash literally pop off of the page. We are introduced to some of the supporting cast, and one that looks to play a massive role moving forward. The Flash was the central point of the whole Rebirth special (Barry and Wally), so it is only natural that his series fires on all cylinders. The Flash is winning the race of rebirth debuts, check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10

This review was created in conjunction with QBC Toys and More, a local comic book and collectible shop located in Victorville, CA. Featuring new comic books every week, collectibles, action figures, original artwork, and more, QBC has something for the pop culture lover in us all. You can find them on Facebook at

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