Flash #7

Flash #7

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 26
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" part 7! Still reeling from Godspeed's devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central City's new citizen speedsters. There's only one problem: they don't want to give it back.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 28, 2016

    Pick this book up, there is nothing like it on the market and it really shouldn’t be missed. Thank you Joshua Williamson for now making me a Flash fan and even more a Godspeed fan! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 2, 2016

    In conclusion, Flash #7 is the penultimate issue to the Godspeed arc, an arc that I personally have really been enjoying and cannot wait to read the final issue and see how it will wrap up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Sep 28, 2016

    There is so much death; it gets emotional. I had a hard time reading some parts just due to the fact that it got a bit depressing. I have no problem with death and destruction but I got a pretty emotional attachment and if you have a hard time with feelings take your time with this one. Honestly, beside that I loved this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Sep 29, 2016

    I've praised Joshua Williamson's Speed Force mythos up the wall and back, but without Carmine Di Giandomenico, it would not hit as hard. That's not a knock on the writer, but just me singing the praises of the artist. This is a hard-hitting, depressing ride of an issue in what is shaping up to be one of the most enticing Barry Allen Flash arcs in some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Fabio Oct 2, 2016

    THE FLASH #7 continues strong even afterthe reveal of its main villain. It only seems to be raising the stakes now thatGodspeed is planning on murdering all of the Flash's enemies. If you haven't checked out this week's FLASH, be sure to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2016

    Not wrapping the arc by this issue was a risky move. Eight issues is a lengthy opening story, but if it ends as solid as this issue, it will justify one more run. This is much more of what I'm hoping to see going forward with the title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 4, 2016

    We also get a touching scene between Wally and Barry, as Barry teaches the younger speedster how to use his powers. In a similar way to how Meena did, and it's a touching moment. When Wally reveals how helpless he feels about the entire situation, it sparks a thought off in Barry's brain. It's that kind of teacher/brotherly relationship that is reignited from the classic comics that this series needed. It's not that it was lacking without it, but it makes it that much stronger.The Flash #7 is everything we could want from this series – and if you're not reading this, you're most definitely missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 29, 2016

    Some new elements are explored with the speed force. Godspeed has some horrifying notions on how it can be used to extract information, while the Flash understands more about how it got spread among so many people in Central City, and how it is trying to pull itself back together. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Sep 29, 2016

    It's nice to see the script on this book finally begin to live up to the level of its art as Carmine Di Giandomenico's kinetic and vibrant work remains the star of this show. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 28, 2016

    This series continues to impress, and admirably sets up the upcoming finale of this first arc. Godspeed has brought Barry to a pretty low point, but already Barry is recovering and ready to enter the final round against Godspeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 28, 2016

    Flash #6 is a really solid issue that opens the door for the rest of the arc. While the last issue had many readers with their jaws hitting the floor in shock, this issue moves forward rather than lingering on that moment. A few things are wrapped up nicely, but it may feel like the Wally West portion of the issue is a bit forced. Regardless, this is a solid issue building towards what could be a great next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Oct 6, 2016

    Carmine di Giandomenico's glorious artwork continues to the show the golden, etherealtexture of Godspeed against the pure red of the Flash, and helps enhance Williamson's panels as he skilfully continues constructing a story with stakes, emotions and consequences. We should be reaching an end soon to this story but the way the pithy cliffhanger sets things up, it's going to be quite the battle for The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - 13th Crusader Oct 3, 2016

    Unquestionably, Godspeed steals the show in this issue and perhaps even for the series thus far. Despite the Godspeed character appearing to be more of an anti-hero instead of a typical villain, he will certainly draw his fair share of comparisons with Flash's other speedster rivals, such as Eobard Thawne, and even Hunter Solomon during the Wally West Flash era. Speaking of Wally West, the younger Wally West that is, you'll get to see some great strides being made in this issue with the development of Kid Flash. Sooner or later, Kid Flash's role will be more defined, but in the meantime, it'll give readers yet another positive reason to continue picking up this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 28, 2016

    While I was hoping that the Godspeed reveal last issue would send this book up to another level, Joshua Williamson spends a good amount of time catching everyone up and then forces most of what pushes it forward.  I liked the art in this issue, but the story just didn't do it for me.  Godspeed has made it personal, but at the end of the day, I'm not sure I care. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 29, 2016

    Overall, this is a solid issue of The Flash but not a great one. The script is strong and it's good to see the Wally West subplot finally developing some momentum. Yet the artwork is oddly forced and looks unnatural at times, but it's nothing longtime fans of the character will find themselves unable to work through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    pocketmegar Sep 28, 2016

    As the story arc continues to stretch, repetitiveness grows and the plot weakens.

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  • 9.0
    Kitaru Sep 29, 2016

    Superman and Flash are my favorite comics of Rebirth, with this issue displaying the exact reason why. The art is perfect for anything related to the speed force and Godspeed is one the best new Flash characters to have existed for a long time. The captions and titles for the comic both on the covers and ending pages give an extra amount of enjoy.

  • 8.5
    TheMatteo0 Sep 30, 2016

    The art was incredible this issue, and the story still retains the excitement on the whole, as we progress towards the end of the first arc. I would have awarded a slightly higher score if not for the fact that this is effectively the 8th issue of this arc, which has really been dragging on for slightly too long now. Hopefully things will be tidied up shortly and we can start to see some new storylines progress from this.

  • 5.5
    Joe Sep 29, 2016

    Ok, so...this comic pisses me of. Like, whats break this down, for Rebirth, DC brings in a cool hook for Flash, a bunch of citizens of Central City get Speed Powers, you would think that would be used to bring in some new Heroes, maybe reintroduce some old ones that got pushed to the side, were killed, or haven't been heard from in awhile (Jesse Quick, Trajectory etc). BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, we get a stupid ass murder mystery were the killer was patently obvious almost from the beginning, and then, after 6 Issues every character is suddenly depowered, Meena is dead, and any development or interest anyone gained in any of them is completely wasted. I can't altogether give this comic a completely bad review, it was competent enough and the art was decent, but man, what a cowardly way to get rid of anything interesting that might come from this.

  • 10
    Harperious Sep 28, 2016

  • 10
    Moose Sep 29, 2016

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Oct 1, 2016

  • 9.0
    Rico Oct 12, 2016

  • 9.0
    BubbaGumpJedi Oct 15, 2016

  • 9.0
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Sep 28, 2016

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 28, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Sep 29, 2016

  • 8.5
    Gunnarthehuman Sep 30, 2016

  • 8.5
    Armbar Oct 13, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Sep 29, 2016

  • 8.0
    Nuckster77 Sep 29, 2016

  • 8.0
    LocoNasty Sep 29, 2016

  • 8.0
    ak94 Sep 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Sep 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    egon244 Nov 7, 2016

  • 7.5
    StanielK Oct 6, 2016

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Oct 30, 2016

  • 7.0
    Andrew Oct 23, 2016

  • 7.0
    Cristian Nov 9, 2016

  • 2.5
    EggMath Oct 7, 2016

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