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!
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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Now that the CRISIS is over, we rejoin Team Flash as they hit their mid-season debut. What has changed on Earth-Prime? Plenty, if you saw the end of COIE. But, there are more surprises to be found as we see how things are going now for our favorite heroes. You will see Iris West-Allen in a whole new light (no pun intended) by the end of this episode. In fact, this may be the character’s best episode in the entire series to date. We’ll see plenty of action and danger, and at least one exit…wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
Back in December 2019, we left our heroes (and one villain) at Vanishing Point, a place outside space and time. All hope seems lost, as Earth after Earth had fallen to the anti-matter wave. All we know at this point is that 7 people hold the key to restoring some part of the multiverse. But, how will they do it? Is there anything left to save? And, how do they deal with the fact that [REDACTED] used a stunt with a sharpie to replace [REDACTED] at Vanishing Point? So far, this crossover has been absolutely outstanding. How does it end? Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
Welcome back and Happy New Year! It has been unseasonably warm where I live…but not so in Central City. Captain King Cold has made this city into his own icy kingdom. Snart knows the world is doomed, but he wants the satisfaction of ruling his city as the world ends. In doing so, Cold has alienated himself from the rest of the Rogues, who are now actually helping our speedsters. Big battles are ahead…Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
Wally West, the Fastest Man in the Multiverse, has been on a long journey of redemption. While dreaming (or not) of his children (stay with me here), Wally finds himself in a fight to save not one, but TWO Earths! There is a lot going on in this issue, with appearances by [REDACTED] x3. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!