The Flash #62 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on January 16, 2019

Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Christian Duce
Colouring by Luis Guerrero
Lettering by Steve Wands
This Force Quest story has really been working for me, and I'd go so far as to say that this arc has been the single best string of issues of this entire series. It's fun, fast, and Joshua Williamson is introducing a bunch of new characters that are interesting and well-rounded.
This time, we meet Psych, the new host of the Sage Force. Flash is going to have to help him in order to get more out of him, and what results is a sort of caper story where the duo and Iris have to stop this gambling tycoon supervillain.
Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero have hit a visual and creative stride that I personally didn't expect to see. Initially their collaboration disappointed me but Guerrero's colouring on Duce's artwork has vastly improved, with Duce's level of detail met with this beautiful colour palette. It's a lot more vibrant than their previous work together.
Williamson in particular is really surprising me with this arc. I'll admit that this entire series hasn't worked for me as a whole, and he's been creating new characters and playing with his own toys since the series first began, but here this story is just a lot more interesting since there's almost an anthology-like aspect to Flash running around the word and meeting new people. There's a narrative thread that runs through it all but I fully believe that anyone can pick this issue up and follow the story without any confusion. Williamson has also noticeably toned down his heavy recaps. They're still there, but they're not as pervasive as they used to be.
We meet another Force character, and he's another in a list of fun characters that Williamson has recently introduced. The art is fantastic, and I'm genuinely looking forward to reading the next issue.

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