‘Flash’ 29 preview: Is Barry Allen closing in on his mother’s killer?

March 21, 2014 | 11:33 a.m.
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"The Flash" No. 29, by writer Brian Buccellato and artist Agustin Padilla with colorist Matt Hollingsworth, features a cover by Mikel Janin. (DC Entertainment)

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Flash and Deadman speak with Barry Allen's crime lab colleague David Singh on Page 2 of "The Flash" No. 29. (DC Entertainment)

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The Flash brings you up to speed on the saga of the Keystone Killer on Page 3 of "The Flash" No. 29. (DC Entertainment)

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The Flash is surprised to find his alter ego Barry Allen's crime lab colleague James Forrest. "The Flash" No. 29, Page 4. (DC Entertainment)

The Flash is the fastest man alive, but is that enough when chasing a ghost?

In “The Flash” No. 29, from writer Brian Buccellato and artist Agustin Padilla, Barry Allen is in hot pursuit of who he believes may have killed his mother, a crime for which his father has long languished in prison after being wrongly convicted.

But the serial killer in question is a spirit, one that possesses the living to do its bidding — and is now hunting down descendants of the man who founded Central City.

Luckily, the Scarlet Speedster has some help from Deadman, who also can possess the living.

Whether the spectral Keystone Killer was behind the death of Nora Allen isn’t the only mystery afoot. There’s also the question of the nature of the relationship that Capt. Darryl Frye, Barry’s superior at the Central City Police Department, had with Nora.

Hero Complex readers can get an early look at pages from the new issue in the gallery above or in larger versions via the links below.

“The Flash” 29: Cover | Variant | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5

The issue is also notable for being writer and frequent colorist Brian Buccellato’s last on the series. He got Barry Allen up and running for the 2011 launch of the New 52 with artist and co-writer Francis Manapul, whose last issue on their popular run was No. 25. (The longtime collaborators had also teamed on art duties for the Geoff Johns-written “Flash” series in 2010.)

Buccellato and Manapul are taking their collaboration from Central City to Gotham beginning with next month’s “Detective Comics” No. 30.

April also brings a new creative team to “The Flash”: writers Robert Venditti (“The Surrogates”) and  Van Jensen (“Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer”), who also teamed on DC’s “Green Lantern Corps,” and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, who have teamed on “Teen Titans” and “Nightwing.”

– Blake Hennon | @BlakeHennon | @LATHeroComplex

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2 Responses to ‘Flash’ 29 preview: Is Barry Allen closing in on his mother’s killer?

  1. Erica-Jane says:

    Who cares? Boring Barry Allen is Boring. Bring back Wally already!

    • blakehennon says:

      Hi, Eric-Jane! Wally West will make his New 52 debut in "The Flash" Annual 3, out late next month. It's by the new "Flash" creative team — Jensen, Venditti, Booth, Rapmund. Booth especially has been an advocate of using Wally. Of course, how and how much Wally will be used remains to be seen.

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