Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Flash: Rebirth #5


Alot of new development for our heroic speedsters this month kids! It was a wait, but it was worth it!

Geoff Johns keeps consistent with his story telling giving the readers more and more in the penultimate issue of the Flash: Rebirth series. Originally, the series was to end with issue #5. But with the order of an extra issue, Johns was given the task of stretching out the storyline. This is why the first few issues seemed exceptionally slow. But, I'm not complaining.

Ethan Van Sciver, however, is the true star of this issue. Van Sciver knocks it out of the park with his pencils. I love the new costume for Wally West. I was apprehensive at first as to how it would look, but as soon as I saw it, I knew Van Sciver knew what he was doing from the start. Also, his Liberty Belle was HOT.

  • The Flashes team up to fight Professor Zoom in an epic battle.
  • Iris and Jai West are still experiencing pain from the Speed Force. Iris deduces that it is because they were born the same time that they share a connection.
  • Iris takes away her brother's connection to the Speed Force in order to save his life.
  • Zoom gets the upper hand on the heroes as Wally teaches them a way to mend themselves and their costumes giving them a second wind.
  • Wally creates a new costume for himself, resembling the Justice League cartoon version.
  • Liberty Belle goes back to her Jesse Quick costume.
  • Iris adopts the Impulse costume and takes the name as well.
  • It is revealed that Zoom was the one who traveled back in time to shape Barry's childhood. Breaking his arm as a youth, killing his dog, and finally murdering Barry's mother and framing his father.

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