By Deejay Dayton
Sep 29, 2016 - 10:27
Williamson and Di Giandomenico pull off another excellent issue in the Flash 7. This story started out small, but has built issue after issue, and has become quite a powerful tale.
The last issue revealed that Barry’s friend August Heart is, in fact, Godspeed, the villain he has been facing throughout this tale. Williamson spends the time in this chapter to explore how a decent and honourable man became corrupted by a desire for vengeance, and more power than he could handle.
Aside from the speed factor, there is also a bit of similarity between Godspeed and Zoom. Like Hunter Zolomon, August Heart believes that his actions are justified by the ends, that he is making a better world, a safer one, through killing.
As well, in this issue the Flash finally discovers that the new Wally West has gained super-speed, and the two work together for the first time.
Di Giandomenico’s art is really vibrant and dynamic, and helps charge the story with energy.
Some new elements are explored with the speed force. Godspeed has some horrifying notions on how it can be used to extract information, while the Flash understands more about how it got spread among so many people in Central City, and how it is trying to pull itself back together.
A great cliffhanger rounds out the issue.
Rating: 9 /10