Flash #20

Flash #20

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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The dangerous scientists of Black Hole have been stealing the bodies of dead speedsters, prompting Iris West and The Flash to go deep undercover among them! And in doing so, they discover a shocking secret: a traitor within The Flash's inner circle!
RATED T

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Apr 12, 2017

    In conclusion, although it doesn’t set up The Button I would say it definitely sets up Barry finally telling Iris who he really is, and can kinda set things to be a bit more in line with the pre-flashpoint universe, where the Flash family were a lot closer together. Having said this it was still a really great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 12, 2017

    Williamson revisits a slow-brewing development since the start of his run and I'm looking forward to seeing what develops. Next up is The Button crossover with Batman, but it's a testament to the quality of the title that the prospect of the ongoing story playing out is equally as exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Apr 17, 2017

    It turns out, Williamson set up future storylines while making Iris West come off as just as much as a hero as Barry Allen. This rating is based off of Williamson backing up my designation as this book being the Tim Duncan of comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 16, 2017

    It's a fun issue - what's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 12, 2017

    A good standalone story that focuses on Iris, but with just enough info in the narrative and conclusion to hint at bigger issues for Barry in the future, both physically and emotionally. A good story punctuated by good artwork and intriguing nods to the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopnComics - Tim Montoya Apr 12, 2017

    Largely in this issue, we get to see the relationship of Barry and Iris and how it is working out. Barry having just revealed his identity to Wally in the last issue, yet Iris still does not know. Williamson has built up the relationship of Iris and Barry in the past few issues, really showing how this secret is coming to a head. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 12, 2017

    This issue showcased Barry and Iris' relationship, and gave us a chance to see Iris shine as an investigative reporter. Although Barry may be headed for some dark days soon, he remains one of the brightest characters in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Apr 12, 2017

    As The Flash is on the precipice of entering a two-part crossover that's going to put everything on hold, Williamson has to make the the most of the narrative real estate here, and he does so pretty expertly, giving a relatively fresh angle on the current goings-on in Central City by way of Iris' journalistic perspective, as well as her budding relationship with Barry. It's not exactly going to give you any new insights into her character, but for a book that's been so burned into Barry's anguish related to the loss of his parents, the betrayal of one of his best friends, and his only just recent building of trust with Wally, any kind of perspective shift is a good one " especially for a generally well adjusted character like Iris. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 13, 2017

    There's a charming, Silver Age quality to this series that's reflected on this issue's cover - the old "hook readers with a melodramatic take on the evens within" trick. No, readers shouldn't expect a story about Iris West turning to the dark side, but they should look forward to an issue that puts the intrepid reporter in the spotlight for a change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Apr 14, 2017

    The primary weakness in the tale was it felt rushed. This was almost comic with shaky cut scenes but forgive me for muddying the review waters with a clumsy metaphor. Bottom line an enjoyable comic with intriguing hook at the end but overall not the strongest effort. The artist was serviceable but there were a couple panels that looked sloppy and rushed as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 17, 2017

    The Flash #20 is very much a fill-in issue in many respects, adhering to the formula of following a secondary character for ad adventure where all's well that (mostly) ends well. Yet with a reveal of new foe on the horizon, even if it disappointingly indicates another speedster villain, Williamson has put some new pieces on the board. However, it is all merely a chance to pause for breath before next issue's Batman tie-in and what is sure to be the most talked-about crossover of the year in "The Button." Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 12, 2017

    This issue is a little more than a placeholder until the big Button story and I mean a little more.  We get a forced story with Iris West investigating Black Hole, but it's all to set up the cliffhanger.  It's an awesome cliffhanger, but even that and Neil Googe's art can't save this from being just a minor bump in the road before the story everyone is waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Apr 12, 2017

    Didn't grab me like "Sins of the Father" but I'm still looking forward to what's coming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Apr 12, 2017

    Last issue we were finishing up with the whole Wally Westdiscovering his father arc. It felt like a clumsy jump from that story to thisone. Maybe they should've added a buffer issue to have a smoother transition?The only real part of this book I was intrigued by was that ‘Batman and theButton' teaser at the end. So now we know that the Flash book will start toaddress long standing Watchmen questions. What will that mean for this BlackHole dilemma? Read Full Review

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