The Flash #47 lays the groundwork for the Flash War while hitting the theme of family pretty hard, with meaningful moments for Iris, Barry and both Wallys.
The Flash #46 explores Wally’s fragmented memories and how their return affects his own emotions as well as Barry’s, while still setting the scene for Hunter Zolomon’s ultimate revenge.
The Flash #45 is a nice break between major story arcs, but it’s not lacking in either heart or hype. The long-awaited reunion between Iris and Wally brings not only tears of joy, but also important revelations that set up Flash War. nicely.
The Flash #44 concludes the “Perfect Storm” arc and ramps up the road to Flash War, all while delivering some touching moments between Barry, Iris and the Flash Family as a whole.
Barry must face down Grodd-controlled members of his family in The Flash #43, which brings back some of our speedster’s best qualities.
Barry Allen takes a turn for the worse in Flash #41, all according to Grodd’s plan, while both Wallys take pains to fix what their mentor can’t.
The Flash #40 dives deep into Barry Allen’s fears and insecurities, making the most of Gorilla Grodd as a villain and paving the way for the eventual Flash War arc.
The first Flash Annual of the post-Rebirth era plants the seeds for Flash War, first by peeking into Wally West’s life since his return and by exploring the tension between him and Barry.
The Flash #39 balances an honest conversation between Barry and Iris with a formidable contender coming for Flash’s Speed Force crown.
The Flash #38 is all about second chances, and it succeeds in showing that with Barry Allen and August Heart’s story while still having fun with the Rogues.