Old friends return as Wally finds that he’s on the wrong side of the law and a fugitive from justice!
Wally must uncover the truth about the mayor, all while trying to outrun the Rogues who are attempting to track him down.
Geek DadIt’s pretty clear that Adams has a deep love for the DC Universe, including some of its weirder corners, and that’s the main reason his run is so strong.
But Why Tho?The Flash #789 is a brilliant reinvigoration of the series. The last two issues, bringing the Rogues back and using previous events to move the story around, have given the story a new purpose and a heap of excitement. The supporting cast is growing further with brand new plot threads that will forever change Wally West and his family. It is constantly moving and always filled with energy. And with hints of something massive on the horizon, my confidence in the series remains high.
Comic WatchOverall, Flash #789 is a fun conclusion to a filler arc that helps reinforce the new status quo of Wally and his family. The art is fantastic and helps bring a lot of dynamic fun to the action.
The Comicbook DispatchThe Flash #789 isn’t a bad issue, however, the speech at the end kind of rips away a pretty epic fight between the Rogues and the Flash Family. The issue was once again enjoyable and lighthearted like Adams usually makes it until the very end where it attempts to get a bit too weighty and almost philosophical. It’s kind of as if Adams tries to make the Flash #789 something it’s not towards the end which in turn takes away from some of the setups and pop Adams was presenting to the readers. Overall, this issue doesn’t change my recommendation for the series, it’s still one of the best titles at DC Comics right now. Nevertheless, everyone has a down issue here and there, especially with Adams wrapping things up right before the One-Minute War. I just wish this story with the Rogues was a bit more and less of a tease since we finally got the band back together. Readers, Adams is still taking the Flash in the right direction so there is no need to worry. However, the Flash #789 steps outside its normal comfort zone towards the end and possibly trips on its own fit a bit as the issue comes to an end.
ComicBook.comAdams has found this pitch perfect formula that can harken back to the past of the Flash while also carving out an interesting future, and I hope that Wally and his clan continue helming the book as the Flash continues to outrun any potential mediocrity.
Weird Science DC ComicsFlash #789 ends the arc with a big reveal about Mayor Wolfe that should be a big threat to the entire world. Wally handles the threat well enough, but the light, mellow tone deflates any sense of danger, urgency, or stakes. It's a good ending, just not a great one.
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First Comics NewsJeremy Adams has consistently given us some of the best Wally West stories that are filled with exhilaration and this issue is proof that he should continue writing the Flash until he runs out of ideas.