Throughout Robert Venditti and Van Jensen's run on THE FLASH, we've been getting glimpses into the Flash's future. It's not looking too good. We know bad things are happening because of Flash's actions and it's a bit of a downer seeing what might come to be. Although with future Barry trying to go back and fix things, we have a very nice twist unfolding.
This issue starts out twelve years in the future. The more I see of this future Flash, the more I dig his look and design. Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund are doing a great job giving us different looks for the different Flashes. Meanwhile in the present, Flash is trying to solve the problem of the killer that stole weapons from the police evidence locker. And of course, more with Wally West.
There's a nice balance between the two timelines. It almost feels like we're getting two stories for the price of one. There are some interesting developments in the current day life of Barry Allen.
We saw some connection between the future and present day storylines before but there isn't much in this issue. We can assume Venditti and Jensen have it all figured out but it feels like this could have a big effect on the Flash's activities. Hopefully we'll find out more about the time slips and why it seems to be getting worse.
I'm still waiting for things to settle between Barry and Wally. There is something that happens in this issue that almost felt like it came out of nowhere. In some ways, that's good. It just felt like a sudden shift.
Robert Venditti and Van Jensen are continuing to shake things up for the Flash. We're getting to see more of the future Flash and his cool look but it also means things aren't looking too great for Barry's future. Seeing more from the future along with the develops in the present gives a nice balance and feels like we're getting two stories at once. Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund easily juggle the two different eras and it's always interesting to see what's coming next. All of this plus more on Wally West.