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Review: Flash #32

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Contributing Editor
06/26/2014 - 9:33pm | Updated: 21 weeks 5 days Ago
Writer: 
Robert Venditti and Van Jensen,
Art: 
Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund,
Colors: 
Andrew Dalhouse,
Letterer: 
Dezi Sienty,
Cover: 
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse,
Publisher: 
DC Comics
Price: 
$2.99
Release Date: 
June 25, 2014

If Flash #32 proves anything, it is that longtime fans who welcomed Barry Allen back to the print present can take a breath of relief. It appears that with the team of Venditti, Jensen, Booth and Rapmund, the book is in capable hands for the future (when and wherever that DCU future might be).

While not the burst of creativity it once was at the dawn of the New 52, the stories being turned out by writers Robert Venditti and Van Jensen are keeping the tales of the Flash very involving and extremely entertaining for new readers and old. As a matter of fact, there has probably never been a better time than issues like #32 for new readers to jump aboard the Flash Express.

A trio of stories really occupies this issue: the thief with the Rogues’ tech hunting down a group of people; Future Flash trying to turn back time; and the Barry Allen/Wally West bonding hour. Threads run and crisscross between them all in a tight job of plotting, but the character and depth the writers reach with the Allen/West portion of this issue is a long-awaited little gem in its own right. Great characterization, especially for readers invested in the relationship.

The point is that everything is moving forward (sometimes TOO forward) in the life of Barry Allen and the writing team that helped freshen up the Green Lantern franchise are doing just fine here in Speed City as well.

Fun, involving issue and a great jumping-on spot for newbies.