“Writer Joshua Williamson makes [THE FLASH] as accessible as possible to new readers.” –Comic Book Resources
“… a promising start for the new series.”-IGN
“plenty of action, emotion, and twists”-Newsarama
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A great new jumping-on point is here in THE FLASH VOL. 1: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE, a part of the critically acclaimed, best-selling, all-new line of volume one graphic novels, DC Universe Rebirth!
His name is Barry Allen, and he’s the Fastest Man Alive. But he’s also so much more.
As he learns more about the Speed Force that fuels his incredible powers, the Flash is also discovering secrets about his past beyond anything he’d ever dreamed—how he created a Flashpoint that changed history and helped create a new world, watched over by forces unknown.
And when the same Speed Force that flows through him is unleashed all over Central City, striking cops, criminals and ordinary civilians alike, it’s up to the Flash to train this new wave of speedsters to use their amazing abilities wisely.
But while some may become his partners in crime-fighting—forming a true “Speed Force”—others will use their godlike powers for a more sinister purpose. And the Flash is about to learn that there’s some evil even he can’t outrun…
The race is on as writer Joshua Williamson (DEATHSTROKE) and artist Carmine di Giandomenico (All New X-Factor) present THE FLASH VOL. 1: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE—the starting line of a bold new era for the Scarlet Speedster, bursting from the blockbuster DC Universe Rebirth event! Collects THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1 and THE FLASH #1-8.
Joshua Williamson lives in Portland, Oregon. His career as a comics writer kicked off the ground in 2007, and since then he has done a number of books for Shadowline, Image, Desperado Publishing, Kick Start, and DC Comics. He has written the Uncharted limited series, based on the popular, best-selling video game series, Voodoo and Marvel's Illuminati and Red Skull. He is currently writing THE FLASH for DC Comics.
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