The Flash (2016-) #47 Review

The Flash (2016-) #47Title: The Flash (2016-) #47
Publisher: DC
Script: Joshua Williamson
Art: Howard Porter
Publication Date: May 23, 2018

Publisher’s Summary: “FLASH WAR” part one! Barry Allen and Wally West…at war?! The long-rising tension between mentor and former sidekick is brought to a head when the Renegades of the 25th century come to claim Iris West for the murder of Eobard Thawne…but that’s only the beginning of a plot that will change the future of The Flash forever! By the end, it will be Flash versus Flash in a mythology-shaking event!


Review:

The Flash (2016-) #47, the beginning of Flash War, opens with great energy and intensity but quickly fizzles out into an issue that, despite being well-written and well-illustrated, falls flat and fails to make good on the publisher’s promised. This issue doesn’t feel like the first part of an exciting ‘mythology-shaking event,’ it feels like the start of another, run-of-the-mill story arc that we’ve already experienced.

Howard Porter’s illustrations are energetic and Joshua Williamson’s script feels fresh, but there’s something missing; something is off. And if I knew what that something was, I wouldn’t be sitting here reviewing comics, I’d be writing them. Maybe, maybe not, but regardless of why I do what I do, The Flash (2016-) #47 fell short of expectations.

While I am sure that something earth-shaking will eventually happen, and this event will in fact leave the DCU changed, I’m not eager to read the slew of issues that stand between Flash War’s beginning and end. This event has gotten off on the wrong foot but there is still time for improvement. Perhaps I am not being patient enough, but right now, I’m just not feeling it…

The Bottom Line:

Despite being a well-crafted issue, The Flash (2016-) #47 doesn’t feel like it is the first part of an event that, we’ve been promised, has the potential to re-shape the DCU.

The Flash (2016-) #47
The Flash (2016-) #47 Review
The Bottom Line
Despite being a well-crafted issue, The Flash (2016-) #47 doesn’t feel like it is the first part of an event that, we’ve been promised, has the potential to re-shape the DCU.
Yes!
Energetic illustrations
Natural dialogue
No...
Nothing special to see here
Doesn't feel like the beginning of an exciting new event
7
Score

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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