IT’S MONDAY NIGHT SOMEWHERE! (Mondays, amiright?)
Wally West is back from his adventure to save Barry Allen, but there’s no time to celebrate, as a new alien with a penchant for golden belts and trucker hair has added a new sting to the life of the Flash!
This stone cold heart-stopper of an issue will have you screaming “OHMAHGAWD!” as the Scarlet Speedster gets clotheslined in the face by a whole new era of attitude!
Lyles Movie FilesSometimes an issue doesn’t need to have drastic status altering events playing out. It just needs to have that special ability to put a smile on your face from beginning to end. This was a highlight of the week and The Flash creative team deserves a well-earned thunderous applause galaxy wide for this installment.
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Geek DadWe’re coming off several intense, plot-heavy storylines and a chaotic event tie-in that gave almost everyone a chance to shine, so it’s time for a change of pace—and what a change it is. In this ridiculous, thrilling done-in-one comic, Adams pays tribute to the Silver Age with one of the strangest and funniest DC books in a long time. With everything on his plate, Wally is feeling a little burnt-out and needs to burn off some steam. He tries relaxing by watching TV with the kids, but they keep arguing—until the broadcast is interrupted by two new alien enemies tearing up Central City’s downtown with their battle. It’s a standard day—except for the fact that these aren’t villains. These are intergalactic wrestlers, they’ve been sent to a random planet for their bout, and they’re being watched by millions of people across the universe. And when Flash tries to interfere, he winds up accidentally winning the bout, making himself a new enemy—and attracting the attention of the champion.
The Comicbook DispatchThe Flash #787 is just downright wild and fun. And what makes this issue so unique is that it not only states the theme but the comic itself is the theme. We all need to let loose, have some fun now and again, and find that outlet to keep us sane and alleviate that sense of pressure while fighting fatigue. Well, in essence, that’s exactly what The Flash #787 is in a nutshell. Moreover, I would be remiss if I didn’t also reference the subtle panels involving Dick and Babs, as well as Lobo and Goldstar (speaking of Goldstar… where has she been?!?). On top of the insane story and crazy action on display, these throwaway panels were also priceless adding that extra layer to the fun and excitement of The Flash #787. Readers, very little prior knowledge is required to understand this issue. It’s the perfect time to get on board with The Flash and add this series to your pull list. Check out The Flash #787 now and give Adams’ style a test drive to see what you think. I do not doubt that you’ll love it along with this issue.
Major SpoilersIt is truly rare these days when a story actually concludes during a single issue in today’s comics. This one does that, providing an engaging and exhilarating tale that should serve as an example of how to make a quick diversion into an enjoyable bit of storytelling! Like Wally’s family and others in the DCU, we cheer when he’s actually figuring out how to take on these alien wrestlers. Not to spoil much, but when the story wraps up, we feel for Wally when he actually survives and wins on some levels! For people who say DC is nothing but dark and moody stories, I would point them to this book! It really was a pleasant break from the death and gloom going on in other comics. Highly recommended!
AIPTThe Flash #787 is a great comic to add to your buy pile, even if you haven’t been keeping up with The Flash. Adams continues to show the Flash-family unit as a wholesome one your whole family can relate to while offering big sci-fi ideas that are over the top and fun. DC Comics can often feel overly dark and depressing, but Adams continues to show Flash’s optimistic and bright side and the DC Comics universe.
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