Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Flash: Stop Motion by Mark Schultz

I found this book at my local library and had to pick it up.  Wally West is pretty much my favorite Flash and I couldn't pass up the chance to read about him in book form.  Here is the Goodreads blurb:

Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. The Flash. Green Lantern.

They are the world's greatest super heroes, fighting endlessly against corruption and injustice. Each of them is a formidable opponent of evil, but banded together their powers are unmatched. Ever ready, they stand united as the —


As the Flash, Wally West may be struggling to find his place within the ranks of the JLA, but he knows he has one great advantage over every trial he has ever faced: he is the Fastest Man Alive. Now, for the first time, he has met his match. A scientist has created something that can move even faster than Wally West — and it's killing people in Keystone City. Forced to battle the one foe who can truly stay one step ahead of him, the Flash soon learns that the consequences of the creature's actions reach far beyond Keystone and threaten the future itself with annihilation.

This book was well worth the time it took me to read it.  I loved getting to know more about Wally, his powers, his relationship with his Aunt Iris, his feelings about being in the Justice League, his relationship with his wife Linda and of course, the mysterious Speed Force.  The writing could be a bit hard to read in places because it was so ... dense.  There really isn't another word to describe it.  The book reads like Wally sees the world.  The action was pretty fast paced and the story was captivating.  You learn so much about Wally and all speedsters.  This is a must read for fans of The Flash, even if Wally isn't your Flash.  You can find the book on Goodreads by clicking here.

The Flash: Stop Motion by Mark Schultz earns 3 Fairies for being an insightful and gripping read for speedster fans.

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