DC Comics' latest epic event is underway and Justice League: The Darkseid War: The Flash #1 pushes Barry Allen into the spotlight. Writer Rob Williams does a captivating job dredging up the past tragedies of our super hero as Death tries to convince him of his existing qualifications to take on his job. Artist Jesús Merino gives readers something to gawk at in every panel of the 32-page issue, including a stunningingly creepy outfit designed specifically for his new profession.
The Flash is forced to take on the role of the Black Racer, harbinger of death! But can anyone escape this unlikely grim reaper in Justice League: The Darkseid War: The Flash #1.
Containing violence, mild profanity, and frightening and intense scenes, Justice League: The Darkseid War: The Flash #1 is rated T for Teen. There are a few panels filled with disturbing images of corpses and such that might bother younger eyes. The issue also focuses on death and how it affects us emotionally, which might be a bit heavy for pre-teens, too.
The main focus of Justice League: The Darkseid War: The Flash #1 is the decision Barry must make as he’s called to become the New God of Death. Some religious readers might find this to be offensive. As a fellow Christian, I look at comic books as modern myths like the Greek stories of Hercules, Perseus, and the likes.
Justice League: The Darkseid War: The Flash #1 brilliantly introduces us to the god which Barry Allen is chosen to be after the death of Apokolips' ruler. Although there was a moment where I didn't quite understand the Scarlet Speedster's choice, the storyline is still intriguing and perfectly leads the reader into issue #46 of the monthly Justice League comic series. We're left with unanswered questions you'll crave resolutions to in nervous anticipation. The Fastest Man Alive's new costume is something menacing and awesome to behold as well.
Justice League: The Darkseid War: The Flash #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.