Flash #28

Flash #28

Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The Flash and Deadman team up to stop The Miner - by killing him?

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 27, 2014

    Patrick Zircher and Matthew Hollingsworth are, once again, absolute powerhouses on the art side. They bring a darkness to the story that hangs heavy over the normally bright Central City and it perfectly suits the nature of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 26, 2014

    The Flash #28 is a really good issue that has Barry teaming with Deadman in search of a serial killer. If that sounds cool it's because it is. Brian Buccellato gives us more CSI than Speedforce and it's a welcome change and great ending to his run. Patrick Zircher's art is great and really fits the story and the character. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 3, 2014

    Overall, another good issue of the series, and I am really looking forward to the conclusion next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Feb 26, 2014

    This story from a passing glance may seem like a odd fit for a Flash story, but when you take a hard look at the character you come to realize it is a perfect Flash story. Buccellato and Zirchers execution is driving that point home as the series continues to hold its momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Feb 27, 2014

    In the spirit, no pun intended, of the old serialized ghost stories, Buccellato and Zircher have actually combined the Flash with a dark and twisted story that somehow fits into the Sultan of Swoosh's overall feel. While suffering from some minor hitches and overly convenient clues; it is still a story to keep you on the edge of your seat, and to give you goosebumps along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Steve 'Wallboy' Tomei Feb 28, 2014

    Fans of Deadman, or The Flash should pick this one up. I enjoyed it. 'Nuff said! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alexander Cerola Feb 28, 2014

    It breaks some of the rules regarding Deadman's interaction with the DC universe but despite that hardcore detail and the slight 'sluggishness' of the book. It's a good read for Flash and starving Deadman man's alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Mar 6, 2014

    Now this ghost is REALLY hitting close to home for Barry. Any way him or his coworkers can get out of this one unscathed? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Mar 9, 2014

    The only point of contention I have otherwise is the surprisingly lack of Iris West in these past few issues, but it is off-set by the rather amazing use of her in the last couple of issues. Overall this is clearly a well thought out finale to one of the most warmly received runs on The Flash in quite a while. All Buccellato has to do is stick the landing, which includes wrapping up about three separate plot threads while also creating a sense of ongoing adventures mixed with finality. Should be easy enough, it's the kind of stuff that you just have to face when doing a cape comic for the Big Two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Mar 2, 2014

    Only one issue to go, and we're still full-steam-ahead with the plot twists, unexpected revelations about Barry's personal life, and a twisty, turny plot that brings the Flash and Deadman together in an organic way. The artwork from Zircher is unique and sets the tone for this story which is very different in tone to the rest of the series, and overall everything is working together seamlessly. It's a shame that we have an entirely new creative team coming on, since it seems this one is working just fine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Feb 27, 2014

    Buccellato's story adds some rather dark elements to to the history of the Gem Cities. This should come as no surprise to readers of Dynamite's The Black Bat, as the grim origin of Flash's hometown is fascinating while servicing the ongoing narrative in the present. Buccellato's character work continues to be strong, be it focused on the supporting cast in the Central City crime lab, or the main protagonists. The interactions between Flash and Deadman are, for the most part, entertaining. It may lack the fireworks of a confrontational pairing — such as Batman and Superman or Marvel's Wolverine and Cyclops — but Buccellato proves that putting a couple of "nice guy" characters together can work too. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 26, 2014

    The book also gets caught up in explanatory info-dumping via Barry's internal narration, which reads a bit like a laundry list of events. In turn, Zircher's art acts as a sort of visual backdrop to the telling of the story without being given the opportunity to bring out the flavor of the story in tandem with the text. There's enough rich, vivid detail in the book's art that it's a shame that there's a disconnect between it and the expository narrative. Overall, The Flash #28 seems like a good idea that didn't quite blossom into the beautiful flower it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 4, 2014

    The issue's backstory (without an ounce of subtlety) continues to suggest that the man Barry knows as his father isn't who he thinks he is (in more ways than one). Patrick Zircher's art is okay but doesn't do much to add any flair to the storyline. For fans. Read Full Review

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