The Flash #750 Deluxe Edition: A Tribute and a Set-Up of Things To Come

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The Flash #750 Deluxe Edition Cover

DC Comics Superhero, The Flash has been running and fighting crime for 80 Years, and the perfect way to celebrate the occasion? By celebrating with an Anniversary Issue that not only honors the legacy but sets up something on a bigger scale.

The Flash #750 Deluxe Edition brings together writers Joshua Williamson, Geoff Johns, Marv Wolfman, Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul (Artist too!), Scott Lobdell, and artists Rafa Sandoval, Howard Porter, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Mitch Gerads, Michael McKone, Scott Kollins, Dale Eaglesham all together for five stories and it includes the story that started Barry Allen’s Legendary Journey, Showcase No. 4 “Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!” By Writer Robert Kaniger and Artist Carmine Infantino. Tales from across the generations of super-speedsters by an all-star lineup of writers and artists!


This collected edition helps new readers get brought up to speed on what’s going on currently in the Flash (Sorry, even I couldn’t resist a speedster pun). But it also moves the story forward to help set up another storyline, “The Flash Age ” The beginning story sets up a touching tribute to the Character, the legacy, and sets up the next big bad, Paradox.

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Each story in this issue is connected to a certain era but set up in an odd order, for example, the order was Pre-New 52, New 52, the Silver Age, and finally, the Golden Age. Captain Cold’s story “Beer Run” was the first story, fans of the Pre-New 52 are familiar with Geoff Johns and Scott Kollins’ run during Wally West’s time as The Flash. The New 52 story titled “Why You?” was fun, Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul are a great creative team, Barry exploring the Multiverse and the possibility that he wasn’t a Superhero.

As for the fight with Mirror Master, it was one of the craziest homages to the Silver Age I’ve read in a while, but it was Jay Garrick’s story that hit it out of the park. Barry might have brought the Superhero world back from the brink of extinction, but it was Jay Garrick who was the first speedster, even if it included a hint of his return to the current timeline. Finally, another prelude of things to come was the epilogue from Flash Forward, one of the best stories that helped straighten out the mess that Heroes of Crisis made, and led into Generation Zero.

Finally, in the final part of the review, I would like to discuss the artwork, this includes the colorists and inkers. Whether it was the pin-ups, the variant covers, or the interior, each panel brought out the speed and sense of wonder that The Flash is known for, Rafa Sandoval’s linework is spectacular in the beginning story. Overall, this was a fun story, I still need to catch up on the later issues but one step at a time, right?

The Flash #750 Deluxe Edition is a great buy for Collectors, a great selection of pin-ups, Variant Covers, and so much more. A perfect gift for fans of DC and The Flash.

Final Grade:

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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The Flash has mastery over not just speed, but time itself. As he has often used his powers to travel though different eras, and even into other dimensions. Although the Flash has not always been fast enough to outrun personal tragedy when it has come for him, he always does his best to prevent the same from happening to the people of Central City and Keystone City. In so doing, he’s earned himself a spot among the greatest Super Heroes the DC universe has ever known.