If you thought last week’s episode was intense, buckle up for this one. “Liberation”, S6 E17 of THE FLASH is the most emotionally intense episode we’ve seen so far…and that is really saying something! Last episode, Joe West barely avoided assassination and has now gone into witness protection. “Iris”, under orders to drain what little Speed Force is left from Barry, has played his emotions to the limit. Barry is now out of the apartment, his speed nearly gone…and all that pales in comparison to what we see this week. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
It’s been just over a month since we last saw a new episode of THE FLASH. Wow, did they pack a LOT into this one! The season looks to end earlier than planned due to the impact of COVID-19 on production, so that makes sense. Still, there is a lot to unpack here, in an episode with significant implications for whatever is left of this season. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
We’re going to do our review a bit differently this time. With the Coronavirus spreading world-wide and many comic shops being unable to get the latest issues out to you, this review will have two parts. The first part will be spoiler-free, for those who want to wait until they can get their hands on a copy of the issue. Then, we’ll have a jumping-off point where you will have to click to see the regular, somewhat more spoiler-ish look at an excellent issue of THE FLASH. Let us know what you think about the format. So…let’s get to the review!
When we left Flash last issue, he had been blasted by Paradox into something that looked like it could be heaven. After all, the first person he saw was his late mother, Nora Allen! This issue centers on Barry’s adventures here. Is it heaven, or hell, or something else entirely? And, with Paradox still on the loose, does Barry have any way of making a difference? Without telling more, that’s the emphasis of this story. It’s a great look at what “paradise” could be…if only he could stay. By issue’s end, Barry is seeking help from the last person you would ever expect him to ask.
This story gives us some of the best of Barry Allen himself. How he reacts to things, and what he does about it, bring out the best qualities of the person with a lightning bolt on his chest. His intelligence, his sensibilities, his emotions are all in play here, in another great script by Joshua Williamson. Howard Porter gives us some absolutely amazing artwork this issue. The first splash page should be made into a poster. But more than that, Porter handles some significant emotional twists so smoothly that you would almost think you were dealing with live actors. This was a great issue for me, one that I would rate a 9/10. Of course, that’s just my opinion…what do YOU think?
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The Speed Force is dead, and Barry’s speed has only so much longer to go. Eobard Thawne has taken over Nash Well’s body, though he is trapped in the Pipeline for now…only for now. Iris is still trapped in the mirror dimension, and Kamilla has been zapped by that mirror gun. Black Hole still has a mole in the CCPD, and now we get ANOTHER light-based meta on Carver’s payroll in Central City! If that doesn’t create enough drama for ya, I don’t know what else to say! Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
Wally is back! That’s the good news. The bad news? The Speed Force is dying! Yes, that mysterious force that powers all the good speedsters in the multiverse is fading fast. Just why that is…and what the implications may be…are a BIG part of this episode of THE FLASH. That’s not all, though. There are major plot points in “Death of the Speed Force” for Nash Wells and for Iris’ mirror world doppelganger. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
This special issue does what few anniversary issues accomplish – celebrate the character well, while moving substantial story lines forward. There is a LOT in issue 750 of THE FLASH, from favorite creators to Easter Eggs all around, and from blasts from the past to glimpses of future tales. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!