Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Flash: Season Zero by Andrew Kreisberg

The Flash: Season Zero
by Andrew Kreisberg [YA PB DC Kreisberg] 

This “graphic novel” trade paperback compiles several issues of a comic book that ties directly into the new Flash tv series on the CW network. There’s a twist — obviously The Flash on the CW is based on the character of The Flash (Barry Allen in his civilian life), introduced into the DC comics universe back in the 1940s. The producers of the TV series have altered some of his origins and created a team of supporting characters for their version of the character. This comic book/graphic novel tells all-new comic-style stories, but based on the current TV version of the character, NOT based on the version of The Flash as seen throughout 70+ years of comics history — in some cases the differences are minor and in other ways they are major.

The stories in this graphic collection are all set between episodes of the first season (2014-15) of this new tv series, and integrate well (sometimes even expanding upon) the plots in those TV episodes. The artwork ranges from excellent to not-so-good. If you are a big fan of the TV series starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, then I highly recommend this to you. If you are a fan of the long-time Flash comics character, but haven’t tried the TV series, this would still be a good read. If you’re unfamiliar with the history of the character of Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash), you’ll probably want to pass on this one.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try The Flash, starring Grant Gustin.] [ The Flash: Season Zero page on the Arrowpedia ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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