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 #9
Publisher: DC Comics (November 22, 2016)
Length: 144 pages
Last New 52 The Flash book. Yeah, there were a few volumes that weren’t as good as I would have liked, but this New 52 Flash was awesome most of the time. I may be the only person out there, but I’m really sad for it to end.
Okay, before I start the review, do I even need to tell everyone that you really need to read The Flash, Volume 8: Zoom before starting this?
I mean, what happened there is important here. Full Stop won’t make much sense unless you know what happened there. So, be smart, go read that volume before reading this one.
Last time out, Barry and Zoom tangled. Epic battle. Cool story that everyone should read. Guess I’ve already mentioned that, right?
Flash has another volume, so everything turned out okay for our hero. So you’d think he might get a breather before everything blows up again. But, noooooo, now Barry’s own foster dad Darryl Frye decides to make Flash a wanted man! What? And Darryl isn’t coming after The Flash alone, as the newly deputized Rogues lend a hand, helped out by shiny, high tech drones which can track the fastest man alive!
Gotta say this was a great story. I loved the whole story writers Robert Vendetti and Van Jensen put together from the Rogues to the drone-like thingies to the BIG REVEAL! The story was interesting, cool, and kept me guessing until the end.
As for the art, Jesus Merino did an amazing job with everything and everyone here. Loved all the pages. Glad Barry got to end the New 52 run with the art he deserves.
This is a great book for all Flash fans to see the end of the New 52. It has a cool story with great art. Plus it even has a bonus issue of The Flash: Rebirth #1 to help fans get into the new DC Rebirth Flash.
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 Futurama, 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 AC/DC. And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges.