Iris’ Allen’s The Life Story of the Flash

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With the ever controversial One More Day, and the blanket ban on New 52, it looks like marriage in comics is  thing of the past. It’s a shame too because then we miss out on trades like Iris Allen’s Life Story of the Flash, a delightful biography of Barry Allen’s tenure as the Flash told from the point of view of his wife. It’s basically a recap of Barry Allen’s life told in a very clever way. The narrative weaves in prose and comics in a way that makes it really easy and fun to read. I really liked how they drew the comics portions in the style of the late silver/bronze age of comics. This gives the reader a nice, subtle idea of when the original storyline took place. There were plenty of  other really nice touches that I really enjoyed, such as crediting Iris Allen as the author on…

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