Luckily my first foray into the world of The Flash is a short arc. I was hoping to ease myself into it. Most of the time I know what I like and what I don’t. Things may be ruined for me by one bad experience but crossing the chasm over into the realm of things I like is a truly rare occurrence. So, how did The Flash #19 stand up to my judgment?
“SINS OF THE FATHER” finale! Wally’s quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash’s oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally’s father, Reverse-Flash, alive.
After only my second issue, I am officially a fan. I never really cared for the character but “Sins of the Father” has me hooked. The reason I’m hooked is largely due to Joshua Williamson’s writing. If you read my review of The Flash #18, you already know the two ways I thought things would probably turn out. Williamson manages to deliver a touch of both in what is an amazing end to the two-issue arc. Whatever series Williamson decides to take on after his tenure with The Flash comes to an end, I’ll be sure to follow.
The artwork of Jesus Merino and Carmine Di Giandomenico continues to impress. The style and shading is exactly what I picture in my head when I think comics, and their action sequences flow so well it’s almost like the images are actually moving.
Needless to say, I’d recommend picking up a copy.