Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash

Comic readers who have absolutely no idea who the Reverse-Flash is, or need a little background into his history battling the Flash should find this one-issue primer worth a quick look. The trouble is, for the rest of us, there's no real reason to pick it up.

Although it's released as a Flashpoint one-shot, this single issue has absolutely nothing to do with the events inside this alternate version of the DC Universe, nor does it take any steps to explain how Professor Zoom was able to rewrite history to such a large extent.

That's not to say it's a bad read, but there's little here for those of us who already know the backstory between Barry Allen and Professor Zoom including Zoom's repeated attempts on Iris Allen's life, his attempts to rewrite history by stopping Allen from becoming the Flash, and his death at the hands of his hated foe. Worth a look (but only for those who need a brush-up on the character).

[DC, $2.99]

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