Once again, in the spirit of flash-fandom, this week sees the release of the first issue of Flash: Rebirth, wherein Barry Allen makes his return to the DC Universe.
I remember being devastated in 1985 when Barry Allen was killed in Crisis on Infinite Earths #8, but I took some solace from the fact that he died heroically – now, arguably the greatest hero in DC Comics’ roster returns to pick up where he left off. Judging from the success of Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver’s Green Lantern: Rebirth, this promises to be amazing. How will Barry react to missing over 20 years of his life? What will the reaction of his fellow heroes be?
Most importantly, how will he re-establish his relationship with his now decades-older wife, who thought he was dead for all that time?
Plus, in issue #3, we get the answer to the eternal question: who’s faster, Superman or the Flash?
The Flash: Rebirth goes on sale tomorrow – review to follow!