The Flash, Vol. 2: The Road to Flashpoint (The Flash, Vol. III #2)
This volume features an epic telling of the origin of Barry Allen's greatest foe, Professor Zoom! Eobard Thawne's story is just beginning -- and he intends to finish it with The Flash!
Collecting THE FLASH #8-12.
The rest of the issues have yet another visitor for Barry from...somewhere else. These issues really just serve to ...more
The next 4 stories are a ...more
This volume builds up to Flashpoint, the event DC used to reboot their entire line. Another positive that I have to give Johns credit for is his making Barry's being a CSI a more imp ...more
That is enough to classify this story arc. Read it for each and every point mentioned above. It is smartly written although in attempting to make it too smart for the readers ends up messing it up at the same time. (Just like two Barry Allens trying to be there at the same time)
Professor Zoom is back and he is back with a vengeance, not to mention a rather extravagant plan. He is able to feed off other individual's age g ...more
On the other hand, the art varies a lot, the majority of issues are drawn by Scott Kolins and those are underwhelming when compared to the few issues that are done by Francis Manapul that are just amazing.
Overall, a good read, especially for the ...more
The Flash was never a favourite character, until I discovered Flashpoint. The whole experiment in chronal temporal changes reminded me a lot of a Star Trek plot device, but it still was an enjoyable book to read, beautifully rendered artwork supported the teetering Barry storyline.
Unfortunately, Francis Manapul makes only a couple appearances in this volume leaving most of the burden of artwork to Scott Kolins. The art of Scott Kolins is crude and jarring and at times is a disservice to the story.
Francis Manapul's work comes as a breath of fresh air in the middle of the volume, and sadly stays for too short of time. That is no ...more
The Road To Flashpoint is a great lead-in to Flashpoint. I loved the origin story for Eobard Thawne. Although short in length it had miles of story line. Once again the story and artwork were up to speed. (Ha Ha)