Flash #11

Flash #11

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Davide Gianfelice Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 22
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"THE SPEED OF DARKNESS" part two! Lost in the infinite horror of the Shadowlands, The Flash and Kid Flash's new partnership is tested as they fight to uncover the dark secrets of the Shade and his mysterious plans for the speedster duo.

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 23, 2016

    It turns out that while the Shade really intended to live happily ever after with his new love, the thirst for the criminal life was too much for him to give up. The shadows that the Shade had controlled for so long began to take a life of their own, and took Hope away from him. The shadows also grab Iris West, and by the end of the issue Williamson has laid the groundwork for what looks to be an exciting battle in the following issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 23, 2016

    In conclusion I was personally expecting this arc to just bide time until the rogues, which is an arc I’m really looking forward to, but it’s been really good and Williamson’s run of the Flash shows what I and many really enjoy about the Flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 25, 2016

    The Flash #11 also takes the Barry + Iris relationship and flips it on its head at the end of the issue. It's certainly going to cause a headache for Barry and Wally, that's for sure. But at least her new role doesn't allow her character to get boring and stale. They've at least changed it up a little. Although she is in something of a damsel in distress role, which is a little disappointing. But hopefully the narrative will take this and play with it. Joshua Williamson is a brilliant writer, so there's no doubt in our mind that he has some tricks up his sleeve. Overall,The Flash #11 takes our heroes to new territories that prove to really shake things up in future issues – don't miss this. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 23, 2016

    ‘The Speed of Darkness' part 2 adds clarity to what this story arc was meant to become. Flash #11 put character development and plot progression above all else and that is what made this better than it could have been if Shade turned out to be just like any other villain they turn into on the streets. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Nov 23, 2016

    Some of the line work is a bit lazy this time. I always love the time taken for each character but everything seems almost sketched this issue. I know that Gianfelice is not the same artist as the last issue so I think maybe the continuation just didn't work for me. I definitely liked the last crew better. Hopefully the next group will take a little more time on the details. There are also a few Kid Flash statements that just seem repetitive, like someone has already said it but he has to give it the Wally West twist. Some of them just read as annoying. I mean it works for a teenager but it was almost obnoxious just reading them–but I absolutely love Williamson's writing so I'm looking over it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 25, 2016

    They even have a good handle on The Shade, which makes it easier to accept when other hands are all over a beloved concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 23, 2016

    This issue was all about the setup, but I still liked it more than most of what we've got since Rebirth started.  Maybe it was because of Wally or the villain twist, but I enjoyed myself and am looking froward to next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 23, 2016

    It's clear with this issue thatTheFlash is central to the Rebirth storyline. Not only do we get some hints at the possible return of the Justice Society, but the idea of Barry as a beacon of hope and optimism is reflective of his classic role in the DC Universe. Reaffirming this idea, brings the character back to his core, which is the stated mission of the Rebirth storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 23, 2016

    Despite a few wrinkles, The Flash #11is a solid, enjoyable comic. The artwork is largely excellent despite some small flaws. The story is a true ripping yarn. AndStarman fans will rejoice at the continuing adventures of The Shade, as he is written true to form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Nov 25, 2016

    Joshua Williamson just gets Barry Allen and The Flash. He knows what works, his knows his fears, hopes, dreams and aspirations. His emotion and fears jump out of every page and whether you're a fan of the current arc or not, you know you're getting a true to form Flash story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 24, 2016

    "The Speed of Darkness" got off to a solid though uninspiring start. Fortunately, this second installment ratchets things up considerably. The direction this story takes is pleasantly unexpected, it's one of the more fantasy-based arcs we've seen from Flash recently. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicsverse - Liam Nolan Nov 23, 2016

    Despite the high quality art and interesting characterizations, Williamson's exposition heavy plot results inFLASH #11 being fairly disappointing. The exposition dumps and story inconsistencies worry me for the future of "The Speed of Darkness" arc. If the writing can keep pace with the art, this might end up being a great run. However, I'm preparing for the possibility that Williamson can't outpace the encroaching dark spot forming on this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 23, 2016

    The Flash has the makings of a Top 5 title, but DC needs to shore up the art when Di Giandomenico is on a break. I'm looking forward to seeing where Williamson is going to go next with the title, but I'm equally anticipating Di Giandomenico's return to the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Nov 28, 2016

    While I never felt the art was “bad” or “took me out of the book”, I did feel a sketchy kind of vibe to it. I am not THROWING SHADE. I just did it again didn't I? I liked the looks for the Shadowlands, but on occasion found a peculiarity with Wally's proportions. Minor quibble aside, I enjoyed this issue and prefer seeing Barry and Wally and this arc over the prior Godspeed arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Nov 24, 2016

    I really enjoyed this issue, it wasn't crazy intense or anything but it did give us a good amount of information about what is going on in this story arc and I like that when it's done well. And it's done very well here. We learn about what has happened to The Shade, why the Shadows are here, what their end game is, and where Iris and Hope ended up. It will be interesting to see how The Flash, Kid Flash and The Shade figure out how to save Hope and Iris without having to fight them. I'm already looking forward to issue 12! The art was really well done, especially since there were so many dark to insanely bright panels and the shading fit that really well. The Shade's (the character) flashback panels almost looked hazy like a dream which i thought was great. That aspect really made it look like flashbacks. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Nov 28, 2016

    Some nice artwork makes up for the main character's conflict being less interesting than the supporting character of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    pocketmegar Nov 23, 2016

    There's way too much chit-chat in this issue. This arc is quite uninspired. Hopefully, there's just one more chapter until its end. The art is pretty great though, and it's quite shameful that the artist's name is incorrectly replaced by Felipe Watanabe on the cover.

  • 10
    Bosschill Nov 30, 2016

    The bad gay that is is't bad at all ;(((

  • 8.5
    Kitaru Nov 24, 2016

    I have really enjoyed this comic, but it can be odd at times. Whenever Wally messes something up, Barry is always seemingly put a blame for, despite their not be any real reason for him being at fault. I had a hard time seeing why Barry was at fault for making Wally take responsibility for his powers. Altogether the art was cool, with the story being interesting as well.

  • 8.0
    ArkhamJamie Nov 29, 2016

    [ART: 8.9 | STORY: 7.8 | WRITING: 8 | TOTAL: 8.2 (~8)] My thoughts on this arc thus far mixed. On one hand, the art seems to be getting better with each issue (at least for me), but on the other, the story is fairly bland. On one hand, the writing seems to be improving with characters starting to feel three-dimensional, but on the other, the narration and monologues still feel forced and unnatural. I really liked the Shade in this issue, but besides his strong performance and the good art, this book still appears to be struggling. An extra mention for the art as it appears that whoever wrote the artist's name on the cover didn't get the memo that Gianfelice was filling in for Watanabe.

  • 7.5
    Holyjiebus Nov 28, 2016

    Comic Book Review (7.5/10) "Good," The Flash #11 "The Speed of Darkness Part 2," Writer: Joshua Williamson, Penciller: David Gianfelice, Plot: Kid Flash is trapped in the Shadowlands. Now Flash and Iris must travel into the Shadowlands to save Iris' nephew. But is Shade an ally or a villain? One thing that's pretty jarring in this book was Iris running through the streets yelling "Flash". Does Iris secretly know who Barry Allen is and doing this because she knew that Barry would change into the Flash and show up or did she think that Flash will show up to anyone who calls out his name? Despite this strange scene, this issue was actually pretty fun to read - though a bit busy. Williamson tries to do alot in this issue: Iris gets lost, Flash travels through Shade's body (or a piece of Shade's body because Shade can no longer travel back and forth from Earth to the Shadowlands anymore), Shade tells the story of how he fell in love and lost his love to his shadows because they thought he was too happy, Shade was trying to get Flash to help him because Flash is a very optimistic hero, and the shadows are creating a "tower of darkness" to form a gateway into the regular world. Sounds busy? It's because this issue is really busy and rather than tell it in a natural story telling flow I felt like I was receiving all of this information like machine gun fire. I've never seen Gianfelice's artwork, but his jagged lines seem to fit the book. However, he seems to have a hard time drawing female characters as Iris looks like a young boy. Still his rendition of Shadowlands were great as well as the creatures.

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