Writer: Jeremy Adams
Art: Roger Cruz, Matt Banning, Wellington Dias, Luis Guerrero, Rob Leigh, and Taurin Clarke
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: January 10th, 2023
As any super-speedster worth their salt will tell you, time can move pretty slow for the incredibly fast. So what happens when an entire armada of conquering speedster aliens shows up on Earth’s doorstep? Let’s dive into the Flash #790 by Jeremy Adams to witness the most intense battle the Earth has ever waged in the span of 60 seconds begins!
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So, there really isn’t a lot to go off of in here. Flash #790 starts by introducing the prelude to this One Minute War. The problem is we get very little about the villains, even less motive, and even fewer connections with the Flash Family involved. Readers are just thrust into the story with little background and little information on the characters causing this feeling of almost being on an island alone making it rather difficult to gain a solid footing in this opening installment.
The problem is that I wish I could tell you more… but I can’t. There really isn’t much to tell without spoiling the entire premise of the Flash #790. Moreover, the big cliffhanger, which is supposed to really hit home just didn’t because of the lack of background leading up to it AND ultimately because we know everything will be ok anyway since it’s comics… and everything is always ok.
Adams works with a new art team this week and it’s definitely a different tone than what you’ve seen so far. The colors are absolutely brighter and the appearance is unquestionably more cartoonish. Moreover, characters have bigger eyes, more general face structures, thicker lines, and less definition. Additionally, many of the scenes have some of the Flash family members with some weird poses and facial expressions. Don’t get me wrong, the art isn’t terrible by any stretch. However, it does de-escalate the tone of the comic passing it off as more of a Scooby-Doo Comic vibe, which I don’t think is the intent.
The jury is still out on Flash #790 and this One Minute War. There just isn’t much to go on a quick rundown of the cast and crew. Mix the lack of background, motive, and character explanations with this new more cartoonish style of art and readers will get a story that just doesn’t feel like Adams or look like what we’ve seen to date. Moreover, it just didn’t seem to have the same entertaining, easy-going tone that I’m used to experiencing from the Adams’ Flash run. And hence, the jury is still out on this One Minute War. That said, even though I’m not sold on Flash #790, I’m still tuning into this One Minute War to see how this thing shakes out. Past practice dictates Adams deserves that. If you have any questions on the review or are ever interested in tackling a comic review of your own, feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!