Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Flash #11

The latest issue of The Flash begins a new story arc as the Scarlet Speedster has relocated to Keystone City letting everyone back home believe Barry Allen is dead. I'm less sure about The Flash leaving Central City than Barry Allen letting his true identity die (which I'm really not in favor of), but as long as writers Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato keep this arc relatively short I'm willing to see how things play out.

Barry gets himself a job in one of Keystone City's super-villain dives where on the first day of work he has to suit up and stop a brawl between Captain Cold and Heat Wave. The Flash makes quick work of the two villains, but on the way back to prison they're surprised by a visit from the Golden Glider.

I enjoyed Barry as the Flash, but I'm still unsure of his life out of costume in this arc. It's also interesting to note that in the New 52 Keystone City is compared to Gotham in terms of in terms of high levels of crime and corruption. We'll see what the Flash has to say about that. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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