Flash #42

Flash #42

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
6.1Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

Things go from bad to crazy bad when Barry is forced to deal with both Professor Zoom and his fathers unexpected escape from prison!

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 22, 2015

    This issue builds on Venditti and Jensen's story of family secrets and sins of the past.  They have set up Professor Zoom as a ruthless villain, but the mystery of his connection to the Allen family is what is driving this story forward.  While this issue is more setup, it sets up an intriguing story that I want to figure out right now, but am glad to see unfold a little with each issue.  The art is some of the best in the DC You and if you haven't been reading The Flash, I suggest you jump on with this arc.  I don't think you'll be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Sam Riedel Jul 26, 2015

    In fact, this issue's tone is all over the map, but not in a messy way–Venditti, Jensen, and Booth have a tight grip on the reins, even as they pick up speed with every scene. The Flash #42 ramps up the menace of the new Reverse Flash in anticipation of next week's Flash Annual, which will introduce the villain's "acolytes"–never a good word to hear in context with supervillainy. The encroaching darkness in this arc is greatly entertaining in a way most "mature" DC storylines usually aren't. Fans of GeoffJohns' Zoom stories are particularly going to want to check this book out, but even if you just like superpowered psychopaths in general–and in this fandom, who doesn't?–give The Flash a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Jul 25, 2015

    In the end the issue is okay. It doesn't do anything special. They have great ideas that border on great and mind blowing, but when I finished reading the issue I felt gross. I felt like I wasn't reading a real Flash comic. It felt like a Elseworld. Hopefully the next issue delivers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 27, 2015

    The series is enjoying some new attention thanks to the TV show - if only it was worthy of it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 22, 2015

    This is a by the numbers sort of story with some nice detective work to keep things semi interesting. If not for the spectacular art though this would be a skippable issue at best. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 23, 2015

    This is a book that feels like it's going in reverse. Rob Venditti and Van Jensen's narrative lacks the excitement and stakes of previous Flash stories so they go back to the well. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jul 23, 2015

    This issue marksthe low point for DC's resident speedster. A fundamental understanding of the book's corecharacters is clearly missing from the co-writers. Despite a strong effort from Brett Booth, his work suffers from both a poor script and his own inconsistencies. The restored faith and goodwill that this titlebuilt with the previous issue has been put to waste.The Flash #42 is nothing but disappointing. Read Full Review

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