Ok well that was not what I was expecting I loved Green Lantern Rebirth. This, not so much. I always hear that there have been some amazing Flash stories over the year and every time a new writer has come on board lately I always give it a try and have so far not been impressed.
Flash Rebirth #1
I have to agree with fourthman that as far as superheroes go I always felt like the flash and the size changing characters always got the short end of the stick and to a certain degree characters like plastic man and Mr fantastic as well. I mean if a bullet is lucky enough to hit the flash, no two ways about it, there's a good chance he could die.
One thing that irked me about this issue was the, what, five flashes. Is it just me or is DC really trying to make a legacy out of their big players these days. There's like 4 green lanterns from Earth, there's 5 flashes, 7 or so Bat-related characters. The issue itself didn't really do much for me at all. It set up a general story and teased at what was to come, but to me a first issue should draw the reader in, and this fell short by a long way. It just felt like they had no stories left for the flash character, so the best they could come up with was "lets bring Barry back!".
The characterization felt off as mentioned above by others, the worst culprit is poor Wally West, and Bart. The art in this issue was really hit or miss, it felt like he spent way too much time on the panels where it looks like the character is just posing for the audience and then just phoned the rest of the issue in. The best part of the book was Hal and Barry and their conversation in the Flash museum.
This is the same team from Green Lantern Rebirth if I recall properly, I expected a lot more that what was the lackluster re-introduction of Barry Allen.
I got my Shipping notice from MOC today so I should have my muppets review by next week.