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: Savage World by Robert Venditti
Genre: Superhero Comics
Series: The Flash #7
Publisher: DC Comics (January 19, 2016)
Author Information: Website | Twitter
Length: 144 pages
After the last book disappointed me (You can read Connor’s review of Vol. 6 here.), I wasn’t in to big of a hurry to open this one up. But it was holiday break, and I was bored. (Plus, the Flash is my favorite superhero, so that might have something to do with it too.) Once I started Savage World I really liked it though. Have to warn everyone that you really need to read the book before this one to understand what is going on though.
Okay, so this story is about the Flash being trapped in some weird place in the Speed Force. A place which looks an awful lot like the Savage Lands in Marvel Comics, filled with dinobots and Paleo-Indians.
While Barry is gone, a crazy future version of the Flash shown up in Central City. This blue suit impostor determined to fix all the mistakes he made in his past (which is Barry’s future). His method to just take out the baddies before they can do anything wrong. This new attitude reminding me a lot of the Punisher from Marvel Comics.
Quickly, Barry’s Rogues, Patty, and Iris become shocked by the new Barry’s methods. The two women in our heroes life conspiring to bring him down. (I’m going to go ahead and admit here that I have never liked Patty at all, and she finally earns my hate by so easily turning on Barry.)
But Barry — the real Barry — is still busy trying to get back home. Eventually, he does, and a big fight happens!
Sure, I’ve liked other Flash stories better than this one, but for the kind of book it was, Savage World was pretty amazing. It had a cool story, good character, interesting villains, and amazing drawing. For me, this book was just all around awesome!
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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 The Walking Dead 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 right now revolves around old rock favorites of the past (Sammy Hagar’s Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy seems to be playing a lot.) And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges.
This review reminds me of the time that “they” split Superman into 2 energy beings, one red, one blue, or something like that. I’m a sucker for bright colors…
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That is what it reminded me of as well.
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