The Flash #784
Forgive the obvious pun, but this Dark Crisis tie-in issue flew by.
That’s bound to happen when the multiverse traveling Team Flash encounters a Barry Allen standing in for Mad Max on one world, another where Flash is operating like Batman and another where he’s living his best Silver Age life.
Writer Jeremy Adams gives each scenario time to play out. It was especially nice to see Max Mercury and Jessie Quick teaming up on the Thunderdome world.
Jai and Irey get some mysterious help in evading Night-Flash while Wally and Wallace make some headway in finding their Barry Allen before everything goes awry.
Adams has no trouble embracing the unorthodox fun of a Multiverse story. Each of the different worlds has their own theme and tone, which plays into the premise beautifully.
Amancay Nahuelpan might lack the precision detailing of regular artist Fernando Pasarin, but the art still packs a sense of vibrant energy and fluid movement as characters unleash their speed.
Jeromy Cox’s colors pop particularly in spotlighting the differences of the three worlds. With the Silver Age world, Cox uses dot matrix effects to replicate the vintage style of coloring.
The Flash remains a vastly enjoyable read that outdistances the competition on the strength of the excellent scripting and lively action sequences.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Photo Credit: DC Comics