Review: Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash #1

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Justice League Darkseid War The FlashThe Flash is forced to take on the role of the Black Racer, harbinger of death! But can anyone escape this unlikely grim reaper?

Out of the various Justice League members, there’s one who really is associated with death, and that’s the Flash. His alter-ego Barry Allen was set upon his path after the death of his mother, eventually becoming the Flash.

All of the above, and more, is explained in Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash #1, which again takes on a weird This is Your Life/A Christmas Carol narrative like Batman’s focus last week. It’s so apparent that writer Rob Williams actually addresses it early on in the story.

But, Williams makes his take a lot more interesting to me. The issue really has Barry Allen/The Flash struggling with being death and the Black Racer. The issue lays out why this is all important. And it’s actually…

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