Flash #47 (2016) second print
Flash #47 (2016) second print, $2.99


(W) Joshua Williamson
(A/CA) Howard Porter

'FLASH WAR' part one! Barry Allen and Wally West… at war?! The long-rising tension between mentor and former sidekick is brought to a head when the Renegades of the 25th century come to claim Iris West for the murder of Eobard Thawne… but that's only the beginning of a plot that will change the future of The Flash forever! By the end, it will be Flash versus Flash in a mythology-shaking event!
Date Available: 05/23/2018

BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer

This is one of those storylines that I should love but I don't. In fact, it acts a reminder of all the issues I have with DC current continuity. A multiple Flash crossover including Rogues and time travel would have made the 1970's me scream with delight. The fact that the team up is with Wally West - Flash, Barry Allen - Flash, and Kid Flash is nothing exciting. One major problem is the age dynamic is not there. A classic Flash crossover is the elder Jay Garrick, the middle age Barry Allen, and the youthful Wally West.This is more like a group of guys who used to hang out together before one of them got married. And while Wally's lost history and mental deterioration is exploited for every last tear, the interaction between he and Iris is awkward at best. The other main problem is that this title keeps dropping hints of DC history being restored to some version of its past shelf but yet doesn't deliver. While Wally's flashbacks are reminders of a bygone era, they never fully materialize. The bottom line truth is in a FLASH WAR between New 52 version of Barry Allen and a confusing version of Wally West, I really don't care who wins.

I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams

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