The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di GIandomenico) is a graphic novel starting a new story line for the scarlet speedster. This graphic novel collects The Flash: Rebirth #1, and The Flash #1-8.
- 216 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140126784X
My rating for The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice – 4
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I really enjoyed the new Rebirth story lines, and this issue is no exception. Right off the bat, The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice by Joshua Williamson (illustrated by Carmine Di GIandomenico) held my interest – from beginning to end.
The villains are an important aspect of this graphic novel, including a new one called Godspeed. There are a bunch of new speedsters, which made me lose track at them at first, however it will be cool to have Barry Allen have Kid Flash back as a sidekick.
The art was really good, it’s difficult to draw speedsters but Mr. Di GIandomenico did a great job bringing the feel of motion into the panels. Even with a bunch of normal people suddenly becoming speedsters, something which could get very messy in both narrative and art, the creative team somehow made it work.
This is a very good issue, as I mentioned before the story could have easily been confusing, but we got a really good first issue.
Discovering his powers is not the only thing Barry Allen is worried about, there are secrets from his past and Flashpoint, a new world he created by changing history.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got borrowed this book from a friend.
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