Last year, a hit television show debuted that got people interested in the Flash again. People were watching it week by week and enjoying the mystery that was taking place. One of the main storylines involved "The Man in Yellow" and how he was directly responsible for the death of Barry's mother. Now, fans of the show will be able to see it happen again in the comics, as the Reverse Flash makes his first appearance in the new 52 since the end of "Flashpoint" 4 years ago.
Now, people may say that Professor Zoom has been around for years and that there was already a "Reverse Flash" in the Flash comics. But, we all know that the true greatest foe that ever appeared in Flash was Thawne himself. What makes this comic so interesting is that we are learning what is going on while Barry does also. Sure, we know who Thawne is and what he is capable of, but it's interesting to see how he will react and act in the world of the new 52. Will he still be a maniac or will there be more to this character. The story revolves around Barry finding a hidden clue that could free his Dad for the death of his Mom. But, he doesn't want the help and feels that Barry needs to leave it alone. Especially when he hears the name "Thawne". That is part of the mystery that Van Jensen is giving us in this issue. Just how much of the past will be changed in regards to our knowledge of Professor Zoom? Plus, the art by Norm Rapmund is just amazing in this issue, as we see the colors and the smirks perfectly. Fans of the TV show will enjoy this issue, and fans of the comic should also. Plus, the addition of lesser characters from the Rogue Gallery helps this comic greatly, as we are again introduced to key members of the Flash's past. This comic set is just starting, and it is already shaping up to be just as great as "Flashpoint" and "Rebirth" were. I give this issue a 8 out of 10.Only thing missing was more action.