The Flash Vol. 2: Speed of Darkness

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Writer: Joshua Williamson
Illustrator: Jorge Corona, Felipe Watanabe, Oclair Albert, Davide Gianfelice, Neil Googe
Genre: Comics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: May 23, 2017
Pages: 128

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Goodreads Synopsis: A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts–but just where did this amazing new friend come from? Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC Universe: Rebirth, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads.


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My Review

I really liked that this one focused more on Wally West. I love all things Flash, but I’m a fan of Kid Flash as well so it was nice having more of his story to fall back on. It was nice the way it showed his story and how he was by the Flash’s side when he most needs him, making for a great team.

There were many different styles in the illustrations, but it was good and I liked the changes in technique between illustrators. I very much enjoyed the many pages with Shade and how that really brought those characters to fight by each other’s side not just as mentor/pupil aspect.

Some of it wasn’t the greatest, but it did have really great moments. I also liked the parts with Barry and Iris, trying to have that time. It wasn’t just all excitement and fighting. There were different feels to this comic and even though it was the best issue, it is pretty good and I would suggest to any fan of the flash who wants to get to Kid Flash even more and just enjoy a fun read to pick it up.

***I received this copy from DC Comics via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***


  1. Darque Dreamer

    June 10, 2017 at 3:35 am

    I never noticed that NetGalley had comics. Very awesome! How did it look as an e copy?

    1. Jen

      June 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      I found them awhile back and most are pretty good as an e-copy, but had an issue with one not downloading right and wasn’t completely fixed. Most of them don’t download through Kindle so have a diff app for those, like Aldiko Book and Adobe Digital Editions.


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