Will The Flash race ahead of the other Futures End issues? Or will it be left in the dust? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC Comics:

It’s the final showdown between The Flash and his future self for control of the Speed Force – with Wally West’s life hanging in the balance!

The Flash Futures End #1 3DContinuing on from the current storyline, it’s easy to mistake why The Flash: Futures End #1 is a part of this event, with it appearing to have little connection to the weekly series. The time travel nature of the story on the other hand allows it to fit nicely into the Futures End timeline, and though Futures End readers may find this a bit of a cop out, as a Flash fan I find it more fitting that it connects to the current story.

Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have proven to be worthy successors to the great series that Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul built-up, having created a thoroughly gripping opening tale. Bringing things to a head, the duo manage to tie-up the alternating timelines into one another, with the Flash of the future meeting…. the Flash of the not so distant future. It is however the way the duo continue to show the mean streak of the Flash from the distant future that captivated me most, with the intensity being through the roof. I also loved seeing Wally introduced to the Speed Force, and though this was drowned out by other event, I’m sure this will calm Wally fans down.

Brett Booth is an artist who I’ve admired for a few years, having first discovered his art on Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures. His work on the The Flash however has been some of his best work yet (though I probably say this with every series he works on), being the kind of energetic art that the Flash deserves. Another great thing about Booth’s work is the team he works with, with Norm Rapmund‘s inks and Andrew Dalhouse‘s colours as ever giving a wonderful finish to Booth’s art.

The Flash: Futures End #1 may not appeal to readers of the Futures End weekly series, but fans of Venditti and Jensen’s opening arc will love this addition which comes highly recommended.

  • + Brett Booth's art never fails to astound.
  • + Two Flash's collide.
  • + Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have me excited for next months issue.
  • - Wally's Speed Force origin was slightly diluted due to events.

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