Today, I’m happy to have my son, Connor, return to the blog for yet another of his graphic novel reviews. Thankfully, this is becoming something of a regular occasion, and I personally will be enjoying it for as long as it lasts.
The Flash, Vol. 6: Out of Time by Robert Venditti
Genre: Superhero Comics
Series: The Flash #6
Publisher: DC Comics (June 23, 2015)
Author Information: Website | Twitter
Length: 208 pages
Connor’s Rating: 3 stars
Like I’ve said before, I love the Flash. The only superheroes who might be cooler than him are Green Arrow (the tv version) and Superman. I like Arrow because I’ve been a fan of the tv show for three years now. Superman has to be up there, because he is the coolest and best hero in the DC Universe. But right behind those guys is the Flash. Sure, I prefer the tv Barry Allen, but the comic is cool too. And so, whenever I read a new Flash comic, I think a lot about the story, making sure everything fits with what has happened before and “makes sense” like my dad always says. And that is why this comic disappointed me.
This book is about the Flash’s future self coming backwards through time to fix things Barry has and will do that haunt him. Meanwhile, this time period’s Barry is dealing with problems left over after the Crime Syndicate took over and some personal things like his feelings for Patty and the new Wally. But the time traveling is the main story here.
Okay, the big reason why I was disappointed in this book was the actually story. Maybe, other books in the series have been better, and it was hard for this one to compete with them. Maybe, I’m getting sick of time-traveling stories. Or it could be that I don’t like time traveling stories where I have no idea if anything has really changed. Or, maybe, this time traveling story just confused me too much. I don’t really know, but I didn’t love the time traveling story in Out of Time, which meant I thought the book was okay at best and average at worst.
What was good about this book was the art and characters, who I really liked. Plus, I mean, if the Flash is in the story it can’t be too bad, right?
Well, I hope you liked this review, and if you are on Goodreads, friend me any time to talk about my reviews or comic books.
About Connor (In his dad’s words):
Connor is a preteen who enjoys graphic novels (DC Comics are preferred), superhero movies (Captain America is his favorite), watching episodes of The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl as well as the NFL, NCAA football, and the NBA on t.v., will happily accept any and all caps (because you just can’t have too many caps), and whose favorite music revolves around pop favorites of the moment such as Cake by the Ocean (Clean version because dad is still alive) as well as anything by Fall Out Boy — except for the new Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid) song which Connor denies they were ever involved with. And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges. 🙂
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