Connect with us
'The Flash' #793 has the heroes go from defense to offense
DC

Comic Books

‘The Flash’ #793 has the heroes go from defense to offense

‘The Flash’ #793 sees The Flash take the fight to the Fraction.

The Flash “One-Minute War” story arc continues this week, and while we’re two months away from the finale, things heat up quite a bit in this issue. The speedsters need to devise a plan now that they’re in hiding and low on options. The team works to make the dream work in part 4, but at what cost?

The Flash #793 opens with Barry and Wally talking to Superman, who can’t keep up with the slowed-down world. If you don’t know, the Fraction has arrived on Earth to steal the energies of superheroes, and for some reason, their being on Earth has slowed things way down. Slowed down so much, speedsters like Flash move only marginally fast, practically normal speeds, which gives them little advantage.

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly comics podcast!

Enter the plan, which takes up most of this issue. That means plotting, preparing, and finally enacting the plan. That makes this issue satisfying on its own, with a problem to resolve and execute outside of the larger story. It’s fun to see the characters work together as well as bond. You can see writer Jeremy Adams is setting up future bonds and connections, further cementing his layered approach to character work we’ve come to expect from the series.

The Flash

Speed it up, Superman!
Credit: DC Comics

On top of that, Jeremy Adams delivers some answers and rules for the Fraction, which helps establish stakes. It also lays the groundwork for how the heroes might find an edge later while reminding us this alien group is incredibly evil. The long and the short of it is superheroes are nothing but lifeless fuel to the Fraction, and their hunger for more seems unending. The rules and details in this issue further cement that the entire event is clever, making the Flash characters Earth’s only hope.

These rules make the first third of the issue a bit slow. It’s mostly details established via a character talking to a crowded room standing around. Once things pick up, it’s fun to see the team interact and enact their plan, but this issue can also feel like an extension of what could have been a few pages or half a comic, not an entire chapter.

The art continues to look sharp as heck by Roger Cruz. Again, it takes about half the issue to get some action into the book, but it looks good and kinetic all along the way. The standout visuals include a double-page layout montage of the plan being enacted and a cool-looking fast car used in the plan. Inks by Wellington Dias add a sharpness to the muscles of the characters, while Luis Guerrero’s colors are vibrant.

“One-Minute War,” part four, balances new information about the Fraction with a plan to stop them dead in their tracks. The only problem is that plan was always going to b a B-plot, making for an entertaining enough issue but one that slows down an otherwise clever and fast-moving story.

'The Flash' #793 has the heroes go from defense to offense
‘The Flash’ #793 has the heroes go from defense to offense
The Flash #793
"One-Minute War," part four, balances new information about the Fraction with a plan to stop them dead in their tracks. The only problem is that plan was always going to b a B-plot, making for an entertaining enough issue but one that slows down an otherwise clever and fast-moving story.
Reader Rating0 Votes
0
Sets up a plan and enacts it
Colorful and well-drawn issue
Some touching moments between characters that feel like their building towards the future
With so much of the issue devoted to a plot that you just know can't work out, it feels like a pit stop towards the finish
8
Good
Buy Now

Join the AIPT Patreon

Want to take our relationship to the next level? Become a patron today to gain access to exclusive perks, such as:

  • ❌ Remove all ads on the website
  • 💬 Join our Discord community, where we chat about the latest news and releases from everything we cover on AIPT
  • 📗 Access to our monthly book club
  • 📦 Get a physical trade paperback shipped to you every month
  • 💥 And more!
Sign up today
Comments

In Case You Missed It

Gotham by Gaslight: The Kryptonian Age #1's cover Gotham by Gaslight: The Kryptonian Age #1's cover

‘Gotham by Gaslight: The Kryptonian Age’ #1 veers away from Gotham

Comic Books

X-Men Monday #255 - The Jordan D. White X-It Interview X-Men Monday #255 - The Jordan D. White X-It Interview

X-Men Monday #255 – The Jordan D. White X-It Interview

Comic Books

X-Men Monday Call for Questions: Jed MacKay & Ryan Stegman for 'X-Men' #1 X-Men Monday Call for Questions: Jed MacKay & Ryan Stegman for 'X-Men' #1

X-Men Monday Call for Questions: Jed MacKay & Ryan Stegman for ‘X-Men’ #1

Comic Books

EXCLUSIVE: 'Epitaphs from the Abyss' #3 and 'Cruel Universe' #2 scares up impressive creatives EXCLUSIVE: 'Epitaphs from the Abyss' #3 and 'Cruel Universe' #2 scares up impressive creatives

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Epitaphs from the Abyss’ #3 and ‘Cruel Universe’ #2 scares up impressive creatives

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup