Saving lives…is what keeps me going.The Flash (Barry Allen)
Written by: Dan Jurgens
Pencils by: Rick Leonardi
Inks by: Ande Parks
Colours by: Chris Sotomayor
Letters by: Travis Lanham
Cover by: Chris Samnee & Matthew Wilson
Variant Cover by: Francis Manapul
Release Date: September 25, 2019
Last issue we got a great surprise with Barry Allen coming in to help save the day. It seems that endings are Dan Jurgens strong point for this series. We get a strong start off, but get watered down with bewildering actions from our protagonists – to only reach an ending that gives us three cliff hangers and more despair.
Terry McGinnis has forgotten who he is multiple times since his introduction to DC Canon. Not to mention having his Batsuit being taken and worn by someone else, or having it be on the fritz every other week. Some odd staples for this character.
Jurgens still manages to pull off a thrilling conclusion that makes us excited for the next issue. Hopefully, we get a payoff for the many endings left in this issue. Barry helping the Bat-Family was a welcome addition, Splitt’s ambiguous disappearance was unsettling, and our small preview of Batwoman Beyond’s arrival were all welcome story entries.
Artwork has not been strong during this arc. Most looks sloppily put together, or just thrown in – but then we get some great action and portrait panels that shine. It’s an odd conundrum.
Besides a sloppy middle run, this issue grips us up and lets us float above Neo-Gotham to see whats ahead.