The Flash


Johns, Geoff, 1973-

Paperback - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Flash
"Barry Allen-- the Flash. His birth kick-started the Silver Age, and his heroic death defending the Universe from a cosmic Crisis made him a legend. Now another Crisis has brought Barry back to life, and th Fastest Man Alive is out of step with the world. With the Flash legacy well preserved, Barry has no purpose except to try to solve the one mystery that eluded him during his previous life-- the murder of his mother. But mysteries abound surrounding Barry's return. Why was Barry able to escape the Speed force-- the extra-dimensional energy field that all speedsters draw from-- when other heroes and villains were not? What strange transformation is Barry undergoing when he's around other speedsters? And most of all, who is it who brought Barry back to life-- and was the Flash reborn only so be could be destroyed once again?" -- p. [4] of cover.

Published: New York : DC Comics, c2011.
ISBN: 1401230016
Branch Call Number: GN FLA REB
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Van Sciver, Ethan
Alternate Title: Rebirth


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Nov 05, 2014
  • esthermk_25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great comic book and if you're a fan of barry allen or the flash in general you can't afford to miss out on this comic

Feb 28, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book marks the return of Barry Allen to the DC Universe. Excellently written by Geoff Johns and beautifully illustrated by Ethan van Sciver. If you're fan of Flash comic books, you'll enjoy this story, that 's a Flash Fact.

Jul 12, 2013
  • rjrw92 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern, down a path of self-destruction and then eventual redemption and death, this story tells the resurrection of our fallen hero. It’s worth a read if you like this character. Its followed up by the Blackest Night and Brightest Day series

Jun 26, 2013
  • flash2121 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the best cartoon the i love it so good,,,.

Jun 24, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

5 stars for bringing back Barry Allen and because seeing page after (almost) psychedelic page of speed force effect was interesting and a little trippy. But as has been noted, in some places the art was not so good, and the story gets all bollixed up in places trying to set up the new rules for the Flash rebuild eg the basic idea of the origin of the Speed Force (won't spoiler it) is silly (even for comics). But it's a pretty good read, a nice visual trip, and Barry is back-- so 5*s it is for me.

Mar 26, 2011
  • Raiiner rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The storyline was okay, and the art is really kind of.. a tossup. There were some pages that sucked and some that rocked. Overall, it was an okay read. If you want to get back into comics, or want to find out about the Flash family, read it. But if you want amazing writing, we have Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore for stuff like that.

Oct 19, 2010
  • cartoon_goblin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In 1994, DC Comics caused a big stir among superhero comics fans when they turned the popular, beloved hero Green Lantern into an insane, mass-murdering villain. It was an interesting turn to take, having a great hero feel betrayed and fall from grace, but many were upset with the development and felt it went against what made the character of Hal “Green Lantern” Jordan so great. Ten years ago, Hal Jordan was brought back as the new Spectre, the superheroic spirit of vengeance. But fans still weren’t happy.

Then came the mini-series Green Lantern: Rebirth. Writer Geoff Johns crafts a fantastic but plausible explanation for Hal Jordan’s descent into madness and evil, at the same time giving the character redemption and a second chance at being a hero. Johns writes a really good superhero story, with great characterization, good timing and a brilliant understanding of what makes superhero stories fun and engaging. I haven’t always liked Ethan Van Sciver’s art in the past, but it’s particularly good here.

Green Lantern: Rebirth isn’t particularly profound, and it probably won’t mean much to readers who aren’t big superhero fans with a good knowledge of Green Lantern’s history, but for Green Lantern fans, this is a thoroughly entertaining story (which starts laying the groundwork for the current Blackest Night crossover series).


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Jul 19, 2014
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