Karl Kerschel – cover
Carimine di Giandomenico – artist
Joshua Williamson – writer
Joshua Williamson was given a daunting task of making The Flash the flagship character that he has meant to be and in this issue we get a good reason why he was picked for the task. With Barry’s cop friend/partner August receiving speedster powers, we get an opportunity to see Barry in a different light – as a teacher. The first few pages are of him teaching August and it is a great character moment. It is how Williamson handles these characters that makes the story come to life and really make this a worthwhile read.
The art of Carimine di Giandomenico is gorgeous, loose-lined and packed with speed and energy, he has a fantastic handle on how speed should be depicted on the page. What I was especially pleased by was also how Giandomenico dealt with regular, more stationary figures, with them looking suitably “in place” and very non super-heroic (which is a good thing, they looked like people!).
Great art and great story building.