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.
Genre: Superhero Comics
Series: The Flash #8
Publisher: DC Comics (August 9, 2016)
Length: 224 pages
When I read Flash graphic novels, I expect a good story, cool characters, and awesome illustrations. Zoom delivered all of that and more!
This story is about Barry Allen finding a clue about his mother’s death. A big clue. Huge one. But Barry’s father, Henry Allen, wants Barry to let his mother’s death go, stop looking into it, accept it. Barry can’t do that though, because this clue is bigger than the Scarlet Speedster himself. The clue is ZOOM!
All I can say about this book is that it was amazing! Whenever I get to see the Flash fight Zoom it is always good. Barry having to go at it with a psychotic crazy like Thawne just brings the best out in him. He gets to show just how powerful he is.
But the villain wasn’t the only good thing about this graphic novel. The author brought everything to the plate that I want in a story. We finally got rid of one of Barry’s love interests. (Hated her.) Wally gets some page time. And Barry shows that you can be a truly nice guy and not come in last all the time.
Probably don’t need to even say how good the art was here, but I will: It was really cool stuff!
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 teenager (We had a birthday!) who enjoys graphic novels (DC Comics are preferred.), superhero movies (X-Men:Days of Future Past is his current 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 by Bruno Mars. And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges.