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Ce tome regroupe les 6 épisodes de la minisérie du même nom débutée en juin 2009.
Ce n'est plus un secret pour personne : Barry Allen est revenu dans Final Crisis. Mais ce récit n'était pas très explicite quant au pourquoi et encore moins au comment, "Flash : rebirth" répond à tout. Dans le laboratoire de la police scientifique de Central City, une silhouette surgit, assassine 2 agents, mélange des produits chimiques et est frappée par la foudre. La ville de Central City s'apprête à célébrer une grande fête pour le retour de son héros Flash. La JSA organise également une fête pour le retour de Barry Allen. Les Titans (Wally West, Donna Troy, Raven, etc.) organisent également une réception pour son retour. Et Iris Allen attend son mari pour le dîner. Barry Allen est en retard. Il est en train de papoter avec Hal Jordan (revenu d'entre les morts dans Green Lantern : Rebirth par les mêmes auteurs) sur les bienfaits de la résurrection. Quant tout à coup Barry Allen ressent un dérangement dans la Force de Vitesse (Speed Force), il court pour assister juste à temps à la réapparition de Savitar (un supercriminel avec une connexion à la Speed Force).Lire la suite ›
Barry Allen est de retour , suite aux évènements de Final Crisis , et il est un peu perdu dans le monde moderne. Cet épisode va nous permettre de remettre en selle le chevalier rouge, à la fois en tant que héros et en tant que personne. Je ne dévoilerai rien de l'histoire qui se révèle, mais je la trouve assez plaisante, quoiqu'assez curieusement peu touchante. J'avoue avoir du mal à me l'expliquer. C'est bien fait, pas de doute, et les menaces qui planent après cette introduction nous laissent penser que Barry Allen ne va pas chômer. D'où vient ma légère insatisfaction ? Je ne saurais pas trop dire. De la pléthore de flash-like qui vivent dans le monde DC ? Du manque total de charisme de Barry Allen ? Difficile à dire, mais cela n'empêche pas que ce tome reste d'une lecture recommandable.
Geoff Johns est depuis les années 1990 2000 , l'unb des meilleurs scenaristes de sa generation. Ici accompagné de Ethan VanSciver aux dessins, il s 'attaque à la remise à plat de la Flash Family et de la force veloce C'est pour moi , le meilleur récit consacré aux Flashs. Le dessin est super , le scenario pour tous Chapeau bas !!!!!
A peine sorti de son emballage, je découvre une magnifique couverture brillante qui m'annonce d'emblée que ce comics risque d'être assez électrique. Et je ne suis pas déçu, une histoire rondement ficelée, des personnages qui vont et viennent. de magnifiques dessins, une magnifique histoire, bref, vivement qu'il sorte aussi en VF pour que je me le procure
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Barry Allen is now my Flash3 juillet 2010
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I'll start off by saying I'm not a big Flash fan. The main purpose of this book was to justify bringing back Barry Allen, the Flash who died saving the universe 25 years ago in Crisis on Infinite Earths. That death was considered sacred to comic book fans in that it was one of the few deaths that stuck in comic books.
After Barry died, his sidekick Wally carried on the legacy as the Flash in the 90s and 2000s, becoming the Flash for that generation. That doesn't apply to me because I wasn't a comic book reader until 2006 so I have no definitive Flash. So Johns can persuade me to accept any Flash he wants, whether it be Wally, Barry or Bart. If you are a relatively new comic book reader with no definitive Flash, you will probably dig this. If you are a rabid Wally West fan, then probably not. But you should try to give this a chance, regardless.
This book is very similar to Green Lantern: Rebirth, due it being by the same creative duo of Johns and Van Sciver. Throughout both books, Barry and Hal struggle with a changing world and have to play catchup with all their relationships. Johns basically makes his argument for bringing them both back right in the book. Hal regrets his actions as Parallax while Barry regrets a murder trial. The difference though is that Barry died a hero in the eyes of the DCU. Iris tells Barry to calm down and just spend time with the people he loves, and not to worry about why he came back. Jay Garrick recollects how if it weren't for Barry, he would not have returned to superheroing and there would not be a JSA anymore. Bart is upset Barry is back and considers Wally the real Flash (kind of like the fanboys who hate the idea of Barry coming back). Johns used retcons extensively in both Rebirth books, which I will get to now.
The story establishes that the Speed Force wasn't tapped into by Barry when he became the Flash, rather he created it and he actually is the Speed Force. With this revelation, there is no doubt he is the central figure in the Flash franchise. There's also a retcon that Barry's mother was murdered, supposedly by his father, and he becomes a forensic scientist to prove his father's innocence.
There was a really cool moment where Johns establishes that a race between the Flash and Superman would be an easy Flash win, he leaves Superman in the dust. I really dug that, because if Superman is as fast or faster than Flash, than there is no point to the Flash.
It's addressed whether Barry Allen is boring and he's not, he's just introverted and a slower, methodical person who has a great love interest in Iris. There is all kinds of neat nods to Flash stories of the past, and while I didn't quite understand the whole plot with the Reverse Flash, I got the gist of it and didn't let all the little things that I didn't let it bother me. I think a re-read and some research will more than iron out the confusion.
I liked this book, I can see myself sticking with the franchise with Barry Allen as my Flash. I loved the art as well, Van Sciver is definitely one of the top three artists DC has right now.
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Flash and Substance5 mai 2010
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Of the many questions this volume leaves me with, I'll focus on one: why bring back Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash?
The short, flippant answer: nobody stays dead in comics. A better answer, provided by the superstar creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver: Barry Allen is central to the Flash franchise, both ontologically and morally. "Flash: Rebirth" has so many plot twists and major revelations (including, at last, an explanation of how the "speed force" that all Flashes draw upon works) that it's difficult to suggest how good this story arc is without dropping any spoilers, so let's just say that in the aftermath of the Final Crisis, Barry Allen returns to Central City, which is more than happy to welcome back its original Flash. The moment Barry confronts his first supercriminal, though, things go catastrophically wrong.
Time and physics are always, uh, flexible concepts in a Flash story, and when I wasn't trying to wrap my head around this book's grim time travel/murder mystery plot, I found page after page of smaller pleasures to enjoy; for instance, Barry's conversation with Hal (Green Lantern) Jordan in the Flash Museum; Iris West's first meeting with Paul Gambi, tailor to the Rogues; another Superman/Flash race, ending with a SMALLVILLE-inspired punch line; even a thoroughly delightful explanation of why Barry Allen used to wear those goofy bow ties in his early appearances.
Geoff Johns, whose 2000-2005 run on the Flash comic book convinced me that Wally West was THE Flash, now imagines Barry Allen as "a man out of step with everyone else," from his quirky sartorial and social habits to his old school sense of morality. His reintegration into a grittier, somewhat more corrupt 21st century Central City will be a treat to watch. Ethan Van Sciver's artwork, a blend of photorealism and wild exaggeration, is in a class by itself; "Rebirth" looks like a six-issue riff on Carmine Infantino's spare, stylized Flash pages from the 'sixties and 'seventies. Like their previous collaboration, Green Lantern: Rebirth, the Johns/Van Sciver Flash is an exciting, must-read update of a classic Silver Age hero.
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A very strong but also somewhat confusing book5 mai 2010
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I have never read a Flash book in my life until I read The Flash: Rebirth. But I did learn somethings about their history from Infinite Crisis and Teen Titans. The Flash: Rebirth is very similar to Green Lantern: Rebirth in the way that both heroes had to adjust to a changing world, but I was glad that they were both distinct from the two heroes personalities. First of all the art in this book is amazing. I honestly feel like it might be as good as Jim Lee's.
While I liked the book as a whole I did find certain aspects of it confusing. One of The Flashes is the grandnephew of one of the others from the future, and how sometimes the Speed Force sometimes won't allow them to change time. I just felt lost a few times throughout the whole thing. I'm sure that I sound like some idiot to all the hardcore Flash fans out their. But as someone new to the mytho's it got me interested in The Flash which I honestly thought would never happen.
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Decent way to catch up on The Flash13 mai 2010
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I haven't read a comic in 15 years and just recently started getting back into them and I just finished reading this mini-series so that I could catch up before the new Flash regular series started. Let's just say that The Flash is much more complicated than he used to be. While this book did bring me up to speed, I am still somewhat confused. I'm hoping the new regular series will help fill in more of the holes in what I have missed. What is good about this book is they do explain what is going on in the Flash family and how all the speedsters are connected. Since I've been catching up it seems like the DC universe has a bad case of the multiples. Multiple Flashes, Robins, Green Lanterns, Supermen, Supergirl/Power Girl and Earths. It's a little daunting, but I enjoy Geoff Johns writing and hope the on-going series is even better.
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The Epic Return of Barry Allen13 janvier 2015
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What happens when you've been dead for several years, and then come back to life? That is an odd question, but in comic books, that is a question that is worth asking. It is said that in comic books “death is cheap”. Most comic deaths, with the exception of Bruce Wayne's parents and Spider-Man's Uncle Ben, will eventually be reversed by a later storyline, if they haven't been reversed already.
One of the characters who has stayed “dead” the longest is the second Flash, Barry Allen, at 23 years before his return. Eventually, even he came back. During the events of the “crisis crossover” *Final Crisis*, Barry suddenly appeared alive and well, and helped the heroes finish killing the evil god Darkseid. As *The Flash: Rebirth* begins, all of Barry's friends, family, and other heroes in the Justice League of America and Justice Society of America, are celebrating the second Flash's return. No one quite understands what happened, but they all accept it with joy. All of them except for Barry, of course. He can't shake this uneasy feeling that he should be dead still. That there is something wrong with the way that death has been so “cheap” for heroes in the DC Universe.
Though much of Barry's struggle is spiritual and emotional, as he needs to accept his life with his wife Iris, and with his friends, he is not entirely unjustified in his paranoia. There is a sinister mind at work, using Barry to cement it's own power. A mind that needs Barry alive, but is obsessed with torturing him at the same time. If Barry does not defeat this villain, then his life will be destroyed, and every other speedster but himself and the villain will be dead.
The art here is more difficult to judge than in other comic series. It is not vivid, but more understated. However, that more “understated” design is part of the charm of the series. This fight in the story is a battle that involves other characters, but it is mainly Barry's battle to accept coming back. This is revealed in the fact that his wife Iris is drawn very simply, but as a stunning character. Indeed, she is the only one besides Barry and other speedsters that gets any great detail. It's almost like we are seeing the story through Barry's eyes, and see the importance that his friends, family, and especially his beloved wife, have for him.
The story was actually a plausible retcon of the previous mythos of the *Flash* comics. That is about all I can say without giving too much away. Then again, given how goofy some of these major comic book industry “events” can be *cough*CountdowntoFinalCrisis*cough*, that is meant as good praise.
A great story for any Flash and comic book fan, but accessible enough for some new fans.