The Flash Annual #1 Review

Flash Annual #1 August 29, 2012 

STORY BY Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato

ART BY Marcus To, Scott Kolins, Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert,Marcio Takara, Wes Craig

COLORS BY Ian Herring, Mike Atiyeh, Hi-Fi

LETTERS BY Carlos M. Mangual, Dezi Sienty, Pat Brosseau, Wes Abbott

COVER BY Rafael Albuquerque

Review by Peter Winsky:


The tradition of Annuals in DC Comics stretches back to the 60’s, when republications of Batman and Superman adventures were collected in 80 page ‘Giant’ collections for 25 cents, and Giant Batman Annual #1: 1,001 Secrets of Batman and Robin has a special place in the heart of this reviewer in particular.  The Annual became, however, the home of some of the greatest, and occasionally most horrid, tales from the publisher, most of which occurred outside of normal storylines and occasionally out of continuity.  The Annual gave birth to Elseworlds and Bloodlines, notables that could be taken on either end of the spectrum of what one might call ‘extra continuity comics’ meaning the company could take a rather light approach to either including or dissolving characters or plot from continuity.

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