Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash #1

Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash #1

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The Flash is forced to take on the role of the Black Racer, harbinger of death! But can anyone escape this unlikely grim reaper?

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Nov 4, 2015

    Justice League: The Darkseid War – Flash #1 highlights so many worthwhile strengths that I honestly want to sit down and read it again. So it should be clear at this point that this one-shot is more than what it should be as it earns praise and a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Nov 11, 2015

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  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Nov 17, 2015

    Out of all the one shots I recommend this one the most. Not only is it a good story but I feel the God of Death may have the most significant impact on the current Justice League arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Nov 4, 2015

    Fans of the Flash (due to the amazing TV show, who isnt at this point in his experience) should give this comic a read. Of course, those who are following Darkseid War would be wise to pick this up as well to gain some more insight and context. It is a self-contained story for the most part, so it isnt required reading for the storyline though. This one-shot is another good egg DC has put out, lets hope the track record continues! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 5, 2015

    This was a super fun story to read. The pacing was quick and derisive, which is fitting for a speedster, and the art direction maintained a level of greatness all the way through. At times, this book made me reminisce of the 80's glory days of heavy metal, and I swear I could feel my hair getting longer. These guys nailed it on a day that a book in the same story line fell short. An excellent way to keep The Darkseid Wars alive. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Nov 4, 2015

    The thing is, the Flash is no stranger"and maybe the biggest trafficker"of vaguely scientific-sounding ideas that ultimately make no sense. The Speed Force still makes me laugh every time I hear it, but the Flash is a lot of fun and it has noreal impact on what happens, so I let it slide. Unfortunately, though, this story doubles down on those ideas. What results is a conflict between Death and the Flash, the rules of which are aggressively unclear, and the resolution of which arrives so quickly that I was left scratching my head. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 4, 2015

    The issue isn't bad, and there's some nice things done with it all. I wish there was something more than just a new version of A Christmas Carol. I will say, Williams gives us actual reasons for the end of the issue that makes sense. For those really into “Darkseid War,” the issue gives us some more insight into the Black Racer and why the Flash must be death. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 5, 2015

    "Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash" #1 could have been a throwaway, instantly forgettable comic. Instead, Williams and Merino have taken the ideas posited in "Justice League" by Johns and turned them into something that definitely accentuates the overall storyline. A nice job by all involved. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 4, 2015

    Turns out that becoming the god ofdeath isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, you get a scythe made of lightningand a cool goth-style costume, but you have to work pretty muchtwenty-four/seven with no vacation or sick days. This comic details a verypersonal struggle of Barry Allen's, and if that seems like somethinginteresting then you should give it a look. But if you'd rather the Flashinteract with things outside of his grey matter, then you can probably justwait until the next issue of JusticeLeague. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 5, 2015

    Anyway, the issue is weak and it doesn't do anything at all to the ongoing Darkseid War. The art is solid, but it doesn't help with the lackluster storytelling. It doesn't feel like a proper issue at all, but more like a backup story instead. I was really hoping I could read a more proper Flash/Black Racer story instead. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 5, 2015

    While this issue does offer a deeper glimpse into Barry's present state of mind, it might have worked better as a short backup tale than a full-length comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 5, 2015

    Rob Williams' script might have some potential, but even his premise can't outrun some clunky artwork in Justice League: Darkseid War - The Flash #1. Read Full Review

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