The Flash #54 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on September 12, 2018

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Christian Duce
Colourist: Luis Guerrero
Letterer: Steve Wands
This book is constantly going through varying degrees of quality, as in it always has a good or exciting arc that eventually fizzles out. This might be the most consistent arc of the book though, but that's saying something considering we're more than fifty issues in.
I'm a fan of Christian Duce and I thought his art fit this book pretty well, and Hi-Fi's colours really turned him into a premier Flash artist. Luis Guerrero is his colourist now and I think Guerrero is a step down from Hi-Fi. It just creates a less colourful page and I'm genuinely saddened by it. Of course, this book is still gorgeous, and the great paneling and character work I expect from Duce is all there.
I like how Williamson gets into these new force powers a little more, but I need a lot more context. I just have no idea if Williamson will explore these powers further in this book, or if Scott Snyder will in Justice League. I want a solid, singular direction and since Snyder's run started I've just been confused.
What Williamson does with the Strength Force is great. It's unique and I like the progression of Barry figuring out what it actually does aside from turn you into a giant monster. It got me onboard for this whole other forces story which I've been very apprehensive about, but it works really well.
This book has been really fun recently and the fun doesn't stop here. Hopefully Williamson can keep up the momentum and deliver more great stories down the line.

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