Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Howard Porter
For the most part, I’ve enjoyed Joshua Williamson’s Flash run. Since 2016, I’ve found his book to be consistently enjoyable and always looked forward to it. That being said, I started to lose interest in the book recently and as much as I should have enjoyed the Rogues Reign storyline, I just couldn’t get excited about it! So I was looking forward to a new story and the debut of a brand new villain as I was hoping it would reignite my interest in what was once one of my favourite comic books and boy was I right!
I really enjoyed this issue and thought Williamson did an excellent job showing us the backstory of Barry Allen’s newest enemy. Being given Paradox’s backstory before we see him interact with The Flash was a great idea and it’s already given Paradox a depth we rarely see in modern villains. Having The Flash play a part in Paradox’s downfall is also genius as it creates a link between the two characters and gives Paradox a satisfying motive for his upcoming confrontation with Flash. I also really like the look of Paradox, he looks truly terrifying and the art is fantastic.
I’m now extremely excited to see The Flash face off with Paradox and I’m intrigued to see what overall plan Paradox has and the impact this will have on Central City. So thank you Joshua Williamson for giving me a reason to be excited about your Flash run again. Long may it continue!
What did you think of The Flash #88? Feel free to let me know in the comments!