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‘The Flash #73’ (review)

Written by Joshua Williamson
Illustrated by Howard Porter
Published by DC Comics

This has truly been an amazing storyline. I’ve always enjoyed Joshua Williamson as a writer. In this storyline, he really takes the next step in his career. It’s a well crafted, and amazing comic book story that feels like it will be revered as a classic one day.

It’s really that good.

The opening sequence of this book is Barry holding his chest after being shot. It’s an emotional and powerful scene that gave me anxiety. It’s so well handled by the creative team though. Barry is at home suffering terribly.

And that is when he receives a knock at the door.

Iris is at the door. She is uncertain of why Barry won’t allow her in. He is trying to fish the bullet out of himself. It’s an incredible scene. He eventually does and it’s a harrowing moment.

He gets himself together and lets Iris in and they have a tender moment. But it’s only a matter of time before he has to go back out into the field again.

Barry eventually comes up against that villainous Turtle again.

But it’s handled in a way that I didn’t expect. From there things get even more crazy. It eventually gets to a point where there is a surprise villain and a killer cliffhanger.  The cliffhanger is so nuts but so well handled that I want to read the next chapter as soon as humanly possible.

Man, it’s fantastic.

Williamson is a hell of a writer. This is the best and most exciting work he’s ever done on this title. And the artwork by Porter is great. He’s at the top of his career too. I love where this is going. It’s a must read month in and month out.

RATING: A

 

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