Sirk TV Graphic Novel Review: THE FLASH VOL. 8 – FLASH WAR [DC]
The texture of what constitutes the end of the world on a grand scale or for a character can take on many forms. Plausibility is a big factor but motivation also takes on an inherent importance as well. Within the context of “The Flash Vol 8: Flash War” [Joshua Williamson/DC/160pgs], the battle is for a sense of loss primarily between Barry Allen and his ward per se: Wally West. Both have endured hardships and loss but the it is the extrusion of alternate timelines that can be affected by their speed aka Speed Force which opens up a diametric element of conflicting elements. The 25th Century comes off a bit “Bill & Ted” while the essence of other superheroes and really their inability to affect any change is related to a secondary structure. The essence of family is strong but also the motivation of different characters to do “what is right”. Wally has lost his children per se in a world that now believes they never existed. However this is all motivated by unrealistic expectations in a slightly unreal world. Ultimately it leads to the unraveling of space time and a villain whose initial motivations were a ruse and the fairly superficial, even in plot, machinations. The resolution is ultimately satisfying, if not undone simplistically despite some great art and tension when a race is on that no other human being can stop but The Flash.
By Tim Wassberg
Posted on December 17, 2018, in Other Reviews and tagged cable television, college television, DC Comics, Graphic Novel, Joshua Williamson, review, Sirk TV, The Flash, The Flash Vol. 8: Flash War, tim wassberg, tv colleges. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.