Review by: keith7198

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Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Black and white variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PEREZ

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

Ok, I admit it, I’m thoroughly enjoying DC’s Flashpoint event. While not all of the tie-in minis have been good, I’ve enjoyed many of them and this is another solid issue in the main Flashpoint book. What I’ve really enjoyed is how I’ve started to see a bigger structure and cohesion between the main book and most of the mini-series. The bigger Flashpoint vision is taking form and I’m liking it.

Geoff Johns has handled the main book and after my first time reading the issues there seemed to be something missing. After re-reading them and reading many of the tie-ins, I’m finding the event to be immersive and largely entertaining. Johns ties into several existing events while expanding on his larger story involving Barry Allen. He begins to bring together the bigger players in the story and the ending left me ready for the next issue. Perhaps my bigger concern is that there are only two issues left and there feels like there’s a lot left to address. I’m hoping we’re not heading for an ending that falls flat.

Andy Kubert’s art is fantastic. His impeccable attention to detail and beautiful characters are hard to beat. Surprisingly I did feel the art wasn’t quite as sharp as the book progressed. Was it hurried? Was it rushed? I don’t know. But even slightly rushed Kubert art is better than so many others in the industry.

I really believe that to fully enjoy this issue you need to have a broader understanding of the Flashpoint world. Johns and Kubert are doing a nice job anchoring the event and this issue is a solid example. With only two issues remaining I’m a little worried that everything will be wrapped up in a satisfying way. But so far it’s been a lot of fun.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good

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