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I love a good time travel story, and this is one. In fact, it might be the best time travel story I’ve ever read in a comic. Eobard Thawne, the Reverse Flash is the focus, in a tale that fills in his background and upbringing, and like the story of Digger Harkness last issue, it’s a melancholy story about a person who doesn’t fit into his time and place, and tries desperately to create a new life and persona for himself. What makes it a time travel story is that, each time Eobard’s chosen path is blocked a figure from his future intervenes to change things, usually in a way that’s much the worse for those around him, and even leaving Eobard’s life the poorer. I’ll say no more, and let you read it for yourself if you’re so inclined. This is Geoff Johns at his very best, in my opinion.
The art is once again by Scott Kolins, and I still don’t care for it, but the story is so strong I hardly thought about that at all while reading it.
Very highly recommended!