My reaction the DC’s decision to reboot has been mixed, but I’ve got to say I’ve been pretty happy with Barry Allen’s return as the Flash. I’m still conflicted about how much of the character’s past was wiped away by the New 52 (especially when Barry’s pal Hal Jordan finds his past largely intact), but I’ve got to say I’m really enjoying this title.
Issue #2 continues the storyline about Barry’s missing childhood friend, but much more of this second issue centers around Barry leaning more about his powers. We get our first look at a possible precursor to the Cosmic Treadmill, and the Flash learns to no only act at super-speed but think faster as well.
Once again the art by writer/artist Francis Manapul is exquisite. I love how how Manapul showcases the character’s speed and motion while never loosing sight of who the man underneath the mask is. It’s been a long time since this, or any Flash, has had a title this good. Best of the week.