Comic Review: THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO #10 [Digital Edition]

The Flash: Season Zero #10
THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO #10/ Story by MARC GUGGENHEIM & ANDREW KREISBERG/ Script by ANDREW KREISBERG/ Art by MARCUS TO/ Colors by KELSEY/ Letters by DERON BENNETT/ Published by DC COMICS

Felicity Smoak is having a bad morning. She missed an important meeting because she was busy watching her… it’s complicated… Barry Allen fighting a super-villain on her tablet when she was supposed to be working. Covering that up required her to say some fairly foolish things in front of her boss, Ray Palmer, with whom things are also complicated.

And then armored terrorists with jet-packs blew up the wall of her office and threw her off the side of a skyscraper.

Sadly, this is a typical Monday morning. Thank you so much for asking.

Luckily, Barry Allen is the fastest man alive and he happened to be in earshot of a TV reporter as the attack on the Palmer Technologies building was announced. Unluckily, there’s very little he can do about an army of flying men with laser guns. Particularly when he’s having to focus on keeping Felicity alive.

Yeah. This is a typical Monday morning for Barry, too.

The Flash: Season Zero #10 perfectly captures the essence of the TV series. This is no surprise given that the idea for this issue was conceived by Arrow executive producers Mark Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Plus, Kreisberg – an experienced comic book writer as well as a television producer – wrote the script for this issue.

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The chemistry between Barry and Felicity is played up quite well, with the two geeking out over famous bad plans at one point as they make their escape. And the action sequences take advantage of the comic book medium to offer thrills that could not be easily replicated on the show, such as a high-speed battle among the whirling blades of a wind farm.

The artwork for this issue equals the script in quality. Marcus To perfectly captures the likenesses of Grant Gustin and Emily Bett Rickards and the action of the issue is well-depicted and flows naturally from panel to panel. The color art by Kelsey is suitably bold and expressive. Even the lettering for the issue by Deron Bennett is impressive.

If you’re a fan of The Flash and Arrow on The CW, you would do well to check out this comic series. With excellent artwork and scripts by the show creators, it truly feels like a lost episode of the TV series.

Rating 5

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Matt "Starman" Morrison is The Grand Exalted High Macha of Raspur - a non-existent but real-sounding country. He has been writing about comics since before the word "blogging" was coined. He enjoys acting, role-playing, movie-riffing and sarcasm. You can follow his adventures on Twitter, @GeekyGeekyWays.

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