Flash #9

Flash #9

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 30
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"KID FLASH OF TWO WORLDS!" In this single-issue tale, Wally West meets Wally West! The original Kid Flash meets his cousin for the very first time in this special issue, which continues The Flashes' investigation into the events that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1.

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 28, 2016

    An amazing issue that has delivered a lot of items that Ive been waiting for: the meeting of the former and current Kid Flashes, more Rebirth hints, and the promised return of the Golden Age Flash. I could hardly ask for anything more from a single regular issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Oct 26, 2016

    I miss Barry. I know it sounds silly but the last few issues have focused more on Wally and his new persona (which is awesome) but I want to know what's going on in Barry Allen's world. I mean, he just put one of his best friends in Iron Heights, his girlfriend was killed, and he even had a speed force melt down but we haven't really seen the effect on him. Hopefully we'll get a good look soon. Always ready for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 27, 2016

    The tale closes with a wonderful tease. Spoiler worthy, so I wont say anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 29, 2016

    But I can't totally slam this series because that final page, which presses all the right fanboys impulses, made me smile. Big time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Oct 26, 2016

    I did enjoy this issue, and it feels like it was made as a buffer for the next arc. This is very much about the two versions of Wally West, and them meeting and learning a bit about each other. It is obvious that Williamson is trying to stay faithful to the rich history of The Flash, while also trying to move the series forward. I am very optimistic with him on this book so far, and I look forward to seeing where we will be with the fastest man alive in a year from now. This book didn't feel like it was going as fast as the other issues, no pun intended. That is a good thing. Every now and then, it's good to get an issue that slows down everything a little, and yes that pun is intended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 26, 2016

    This was an okay issue of the Flash that was elevated by a couple huge reveals and a sense of Rebirth importance.  I wish we could get more of the three Flashes and also of Jorge Corona's art because it feels like the book is beginning to get better.  It's not there quite yet, but let's keep out fingers crossed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 9, 2016

    If The Flash #9 focused more on being it's own entity rather than an exuberant chess piece, it might have been a little more entertaining. Having said that, it was still great to finally see the two Kid Flashes interact and actually talk about their back grounds and emotions in an explorative way. Hopefully, the writers continue the Rebirth story a little further in the run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 27, 2016

    This standalone issue operates on a terrific premise, as the Wally Wests of the pre-Flashpoint and New 52 universes team up from the first time. Seeing the older Wally mentor his younger counterpart gives this issue a ton of heart, to the point where you have to wonder if Barry really should defer to his former sidekick in this area. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 26, 2016

    Overall, The Flash #9 is another issue that I had a lot of fun reading, but also couldn't help but feel that it's something I wouldn't recommend if I wasn't so attached to the property. There's just a lot of odd pacing issues, and some really clunky dialogue that doesn't feel like Williamson's usually skilled pen. I won't lie, I look forward to the title every month and find at least something to keep me entertained and coming back for more, especially as I feel it's building to something great with the Rebirth stuff, though I feel a lot of that is my personal bias for the franchise. There are certainly worse comics out there, and I still fall into the "liking it" camp, but I can't help but feel the book isn't reaching the full potential it could. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Nov 1, 2016

    This is just a middle of the road offering for DC fans. Read Full Review

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