Flash #26 Review

What good is running at the speed of light when you're in the air?

The Good

The cover looks great as Brett Booth really captures the desperation of Flash as he tries to figure out how to use his powers in the one place they usually do him no good...the air! This book takes a break from multiple issue spanning arcs and features a self contained story which makes this issue a great jumping in point for new readers. Christos Gage takes over the reigns of The Flash with this book and he does a fantastic job of delivering a Flash that is forced to think on his feet instead of just running on them.

The Not So Good

While a self contained story is good for new readers to jump into a comic it can leave regular readers with a feeling of "does this issue matter?" syndrome and this issue isn't able to escape that particular ailment. Writer Christos Gage and artist Neil Googe recycle a moment, which I won't spoil, from the Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul Flash series that feels less epic than it did in that book.

The Bottom Line

New readers will have a good issue to jump into the Flash with, while regular readers will have a good story to add to their collection. Their doesn't seem to be any ramifications that will arise from this issue, which isn't a necessarily a bad thing, so it can feel like filler at times. The art is good, with the cover standing out as something that belonged on a much more important issue of The Flash. If you like the Flash or just want to see what the world's fastest man is up to, then I suggest picking this one up.

4.0 / 5
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Flash #26
Released January 1, 2014
Writer Christos N. Gage
Artist Neil Googe
Cover Artist Brett Booth

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