Six issues into Robert Venditti and Van Jensen’s run on The Flash, things are really starting to get interesting. In the wake of their first story arc, we’ve got a future version of Barry Allen trapped in the present, and our version off in some strange place that resembles the Savage Land (yes I know that's a Marvel reference).
But this future version of Barry is a cold-blooded murderer, who seeks to eliminate future criminals before they ever reach their bad guy potential. While our Barry is fighting for his life in the jungle, future Barry is jumping right into our Barry’s life with Patty, at the police station and with Iris and Wally.
There’s a ton of potential for this storyline, and this first issue of the new arc really sets things up well for both our Barry and future Barry.
On a sad note, one of two pencillers on this issue, Andre Coelho, passed away at the age of 35 back in October. I was not overly familiar with his work, but if this issue is any indication, he was extremely talented. His style meshed well with Brett Booth's, and inker Norm Rapmund pulled their work together very nicely in this issue.
Anytime there are changes to a creative team on an ongoing book, things could go either way. It’s great to see that The Flash is in good hands, and it continues to be one of the best books since the New 52 began.