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Flash #8 Review

This issue of The Flash is the conclusion to the Godspeed story arc. When I first heard that Barry was getting another Speedster villain, I wasn’t quite sure on how to feel about it. It seems that he’s been going up against other speedsters a lot recently; in the previous comics and TV show. But Joshua Williams has doing been a great job with this new character. When you’re almost rooting for the bad guy to win, you know you’ve done a good job.

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In this issue we finally get the introduction of Kid Flash, and before you start yelling at me about spoilers, it’s on the cover; they even have a sign pointing at him on the cover pretty much saying “Hey this is Kid Flash.

I really like the teamwork between Flash and Kid Flash, and I’m very interested in seeing how these two will get along as the series progresses. And the hints and foreshadowing of what could be coming down the line really has me intrigued.

Now I know I’m going to start to sound like a broken record and run out of adjectives when it comes to the main artist on this book, but DI Giandomenico knocks it out of the park once again. Not only does he do the big action stuff very well, but he also shines when doing the smaller scenes where there are just two characters talking to each other; he can really pull the emotion out of each character on the page. He has a great knack for letting you know if they’re happy, or sad, or any other emotion without being ham-fisted with the facial expressions

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This has been a helluva story arc, and as it answers some of the questions we had at the beginning of the story, we now have twice as many we are left asking. I’m really looking forward to finding out the answers as well as any other ones that might occur during this run. I’m giving the flash:

4 out of 5 whiskey shots

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Covers: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Variant cover by: Dave Johnson
Written by: Joshua Williamson
 Series: THE FLASH 2016
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Oct 12 2016
Volume/Issue #: 8
Page Count: 32

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