Young Wally West remains at the centre of the Williamson story in Flash #13, and Googe does a great job with the art on the boy, and on the story. One really feels the sheer joy that Kid Flash has in his super speed.
Of course, as with the last two issues, that does not mean Wally has an easy time of things.
Kid Flash is patrolling the city while his aunt Iris goes on a proper date with Barry Allen. Although Kid Flash does not know his mentor’s identity, being on patrol enables Barry to try to make this real date work.
Things don’t go exactly as planned. When do they in a super-hero story?
Williamson brings back Tar Pit, one of the better of the “new” Flash villains. Between his heat expulsion and sticky gooiness, he proves a challenge for Kid Flash. Though the challenges change by the end of the story.
There is a lot of intelligence in this tale. Barry and Iris have a genuinely adult discussion about their relationships, and whether they are suited for each other. Wally shows a lot of maturity for his age, making some tough, but wise, calls when it comes to Tar Pit.
It’s been a strong first few months for the Flash rebirth, and the conclusion of this issue assures me that things are about to get even better.