The Flash has long been one of my all-time favorite comic characters and if you’ve had the good fortune of reading Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier mini-series (and if you haven’t, please do so!) then perhaps you discovered, or were reminded, just why Barry Allen is such a great character. Be it his devotion to justice, his family, or his optimistic outlook of the world. Heck, the guy smiles all the time and is a hero through and through.
Anyhow, I mention it because a few weeks ago I finally received my New Frontier Flash (Series 2) pre-order and, simply put, it’s one of the most impressive action figures that I’ve ever owned. The sculpt captures the look and feel of Darwyn Cooke’s stylistic art style to a tee, the action is original, and by far it brings Barry Allen’s character to life more than any other Flash sculpt has, to me. Complete with the hopeful smile.
I try to keep things to a minimum as far as displaying these things around the house is concerned, but this one won a prominent spot on my bookshelf and for my money is the best sculpt in what is a VERY impressive line of New Frontier figures. Just thought it worth mentioning.