Review: 11 Reasons To Run With ‘The Flash’ #24

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The Flash and Green Lantern continue to fight Multiplex. But the rogue is not the only battle for Barry Allen and Hal Jordan, as the heroes also debate on what exactly is going on between Barry and Iris West. Elsewhere, Iris and her nephew Wally West, a.k.a Kid Flash, fight for their lives against Eboard Thawne, The Reverse-Flash. After Thawne delivers a violent and severe beat down on the young speedster, the villain then embarks to show the terrified Iris West what the future may hold for them all.The Flash #24

The Flash #24
Color of Fear Part 2
“Run For Your Life”
Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Carmine Di Giandomenico & Pop Mhan
Colors by: Ivan Plascencia & Hi-Fi
Lettered by: Tom Napolitano

Published by: DC Comics

Man did this issue really amp up the tension, suspense, violence, and horror. On one side, we have the conclusion of a great and classic feeling superhero story with the Flash and GL team-up. And then we have Reverse-Flash. Eboard Thawne has ALWAYS been scary, but his sadism and psychosis in the current Flash run have been absolutely terrifying. “Color of Fear” is racing toward being a classic Flash story. Here are 11 reasons to read The Flash #24!

The Flash #24
Page from The Flash #24
  1. Williamson’s split, tense dual narrative. The Flash and Lantern stuff is great superhero storytelling. Thawne’s attack plays almost like a horror film. It’s perfect.
  2. Despite the above, there are great moments of fun and levity.
  3. “Do you even have an address on Earth anymore?” –Flash. “I have a P.O. Box” –Green Lantern
  4. The Flash “stopping” time (i.e. moving so fast time stands still for him) to observe Multiplex. It’s great when a writer finds great new ways to explore the speed force.
  5. The growing mystery of the Black Hole organization.
  6. Carmine Di Giandomenico and Ivan Plascencia, with Hi-Fi, create some simply gorgeous, energetic and fluid art. These images JUMP at you.
  7. Green Lantern’s bar construct.
  8. An absolutely nightmarish Thawne.
  9. “I have many questions about what else has been rebooted” – Reverse-Flash.
  10. “It’s the color of fear Barry.” – Green Lantern
  11. Barry’s rage when he thinks Iris is hurt.

    The Flash #24
    Page from The Flash #24

With all the stuff going on in the DCU right now, and the greatness of this title, it’s a perfect time to be a Flash fan. Williamson’s run is already on par with Gardner Fox, Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, and all the other great creators that have explored the speed force. Don’t just sit there. Go run and get this comic!

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Assistant Comic Book Editor. Manny has been obsessed with comics since childhood. He reads some kind of comic every single day. 'Nuff said!