Flash #770 Review

by Carlos R. on May 18, 2021

Flash #770 Cover Image
Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Jack Herbert, Brandon Peterson, & Kevin MaGuire
Colors by: Michael Atiyeh
Lettered by: Steve Wands
Publisher: DC Comics

For this issue, we find Jay and Happy Terrill, The Ray, during their World War 2 mission to stop the Spear of Destiny from falling into the hands of the Nazis. There’s tons packed into this third chapter of the “Blink of an Eye” arc and Adams and the creative team put together a great issue that reflects the magic of the Golden Age.

I enjoyed the setup of this story; the mystical aspects at play and the insight it provided for our characters. Jay’s unrelenting faith can get a tad annoying, but it pairs well with Happy’s grim outlook. I did have an issue with The Ray’s abrupt attitude shift after establishing the motivation behind his lack of faith two panels earlier, but I can look past it since this issue has to cover a lot of ground and quickly. Adams scenes with Wally taking over Jay’s mind are really well done; I love how chaotic and confusing they are for the characters involved. And each voice is depicted well enough that there’s no confusion for the reader. The setting for this is captured nicely too, though the pacing is quick, it’s reminiscent of the older, one-shot style storytelling. I wish that last page wasn’t so gripping as I’m so stoked for the next issue that it overshadows my feelings towards this chapter.

I enjoyed the use of heavy shadows in this book, it works well to add to the mystique that surrounds the Spear and the surrounding evil Jay and Happy face. The only drawback to this is that at the opening Jay looks incredibly menacing, but the story progresses nicely and there’s a great attention to detail. This issue was tons of fun to read and I’m excited to see what more is to come in this arc.

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