Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Flash #29

The Flash's two-issue team-up with Deadman comes a close as the Scarlet Speedster fights off the Keystone Killer who discovers the hero is the perfect new host for the evil spirit. There's less Deadman this time around and more dancing around the subject of Barry's true parentage until the reveal that proves the teases were just that and that there is no blood connection between Barry and his mentor Captain Frye.

Agustin Padilla's art seems a little more suited to the character than that of Patrick Zircher from last month's issue, and given the ghost and the unusual team-up the two-part story does feel like something of a throwback issue to the Silver Age days.

Using his speed to shake off the killer as he had done with Deadman in the previous issue, the Flash wins the day but the issue does offer a final scene between Frye and Barry's father suggesting the truth behind the murder of Barry's mother is far more complicated than anyone knows. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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