Title: The Flash #6
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giadomenica
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 14, 2016
No one in the DC Universe beats himself up as much as Barry Allen aka The Flash. Flash carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. He still blames himself for the loss of his mother, he feels that he’s failed everyone around him, from the new speedsters to his missing girlfriend, Dr. Meena Dhawan and even his partner, Detective August Heart as the trail for his brother’s murder had gone cold all because of a new energy sucking villain calling himself, Godspeed!
Same way you saw Zoom stealing other speedsters access to the speed force in Season Two of The Flash on the CW Network (Yes, I just gave you a tv tie-in reference from the Arrowverse), he is killing everyone in his way. Now Flash has to find out if Dr. Dhawan is really alive and figure out how to protect Wally West without letting on that he’s the Flash to the would-be Kid Flash and figuring out how to explains the difference between justice and revenge to Detective Heart.
What I like that DC is doing with integration by bringing in more ethnic characters, primarily Middle Eastern ones is great for those of us who have never been represented before, but some of the problems are the names. Throughout North Africa and Western Asia, Meena is a boys name, especially among Coptic Orthodox Christians as St. Meena (or Mina, it’s a phonetic translation) The Wonder-Maker. So in giving a character an ambiguous ethnicity with a specific name, we need to be careful as to not confuse readers of that background. The closest feminine name to Meena would be Menas.
Beyond that, I continue to enjoy The Flash and most everything from Rebirth. Williamson has continues an exciting story arc and Di Giadomenica gives life to his words.
- Story - 8.5/108.5/10
- Art - 8.5/108.5/10
The Flash remains the foundation of the DC Universe and that’s just how we like it.