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Review: The Flash #2

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The Reverse-Flash Task Force (RFTF) has accused Barry "The Flash" Allen of murdering Mirror Monarch (a futuristic version of Mirror Master), and Flash must do what he can to prove his innocence. 

The Good

What isn't good about this comic? Where to start. Francis Manapul, once again, has hit a home run with his artwork. I feel that his style fits the Barry Allen character better than any of the other books he does, and I also love how he draws the rogues. The story is incredibly entertaining. Rogues from the future are busting Barry for a crime he supposedly commits in the future, and in addition to that, Barry has some detective work on the side he needs to accomplish. This book balances Barry Allen's life and the Flash's life so well, and it's only the second issue. I sped through this issue, but the thing is, there's a lot of dialogue in it. I was completely engrossed in everything that was going on in here to a point that I lost track of the outside world. I could have been hit by a car and not noticed.

The Bad

I want more and I want it now. I wish I was part of the RFTF, so I could go into the future and get the next issue.

The Verdict - 5/5

Barry Allen is one of my favorite characters, and he's a lot more relevant than a lot of people realize. What are the most popular shows on TV, other than reality shows? Those crime scene investigation shows, and that's the job that Barry has, with a super-hero twist. Whether or not you like those shows, this book ties that job in incredibly well, and maybe I'm a Geoff Johns zombie and I praise his work a little too much (I don't actually think that though), but the writing and storytelling are fun, and I want to have fun reading a comic, don't you? 

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