The Flash: Year One

The Flash: Year One

THE SCARLET SPEEDSTER'S ORIGIN STARTS HERE!

Barry Allen is stuck in place. As a forensic scientist for the Central City police, it's his job to catch criminals after they've committed their crimes. It's like he's lost the race before he even leaves the starting line.

Then one-night lightning strikes--and everything changes.

Electrocuted and doused in chemicals, Barry emerges from a coma with the force of incredible speed humming in his very atoms. He's faster than bullets, faster than sound, faster than anyone can imagine.

And he'd better be. Because even as Barry learns how to harness his incredible new powers, a new breed of criminal is stalking Central City. Some can slow him to a standstill. Others can freeze him in place. Still others run so hot and so fast he can't see them coming.

The race is on for one of the DC Universe's most iconic superheroes to become the legend he is destined to be.

Collects The Flash #70-75

Title:The Flash: Year One
ISBN:9781401299347
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    The Flash: Year One Reviews

  • Anne

    Eh.2.5 starsThe Flash origin is retold again and this time his nemesis is The Turtle. And once again, time travel plays a huge role in the overall plot. It was underwhelming. Not terrible. Not unreada...

  • Chad

    Williamson expands The Flash's first year. I will give Williamson kudos for making Barry's foe in this, The Turtle, since that's who Barry first fought back in Showcase #4. Of course back then, he was...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.Every hero’s journey begins somewhere. Whether it’s in a dark alley or in a spacecraft, these individuals are launched on an endeavour that is be...

  • James DeSantis

    Flash Year one is Barry's first year as flash. While some parts are amazing, mostly him learning his powers and going through a rough time in some spots, the second half of this is him going into the ...

  • Chris Lemmerman

    Every now and then a DC character gets an origin overhaul. This time around, it's Barry Allen's. Not a lot's changing however - it's mostly just an excuse to take a look back at Barry's first adventur...

  • Georgie

    We get another year one story and this time it’s Flash’s turn and it’s pretty good, but it’s bigger purpose is to tie in the turtle with Joshua Williamson’s bigger force story.The story is r...

  • Kat

    Basic Plot: A re-telling of how the Flash got his powers and came to be the hero we all know and love, then a connection to the Year of the Villain overstory.Solid art throughout, and a good story. I ...

  • Shannon Appelcline

    It feels somewhat weird to use Flash: Year One to tell a "Days of Future Past" story, but nonetheless it nicely dovetails, both into Flash's actual origin (because it focuses on the Turtle) and into t...

  • Iris Nevers

    [Read in single issues]...

  • Al Flores

    Another year one Volume means same old crap, I really still don’t get the reason of doing this. Same Barry Story, same origins, differen foe, The Turtle. Art is crap as always but after 75 issues yo...