The Flash: Season Zero #1

The Flash: Season Zero #1

Writer: Brooke Eikmeier, Andrew Kreisberg, Katherine Walczak Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

What happens when a new gang of metahumans shows up in town? And what happens when one of them is way, way stronger than Barry? And what about when Barry discovers that the love of his life is in a secret relationship with one of his co-workers?? All this and more in our stunning first chapter!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 1, 2014

    THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO #1 is a good time. It offers an animated look at the upcoming show's world and keeps us entertained with amusing interactions and seemingly silly villains. It's not compelling or thought-provoking stuff, but it is fun. So, if you're really excited for the new show, you'll likely have an entertaining time reading this comic. Will it be enough to make you count down the days until the next chapter? Probably not, but when it does come out, you'll likely be interested enough to check it out and hope it's just as enjoyable! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - David Hestand III Oct 2, 2014

    Flash Season 0 #1, while a quick read, is great fun. Its definitely an excellent primer for the series to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 13, 2014

    Although the hero is far from victorious, the first issue does a solid job in reintroducing the characters and events of the “Pilot” while expanding this version of the Flash's Rogues gallery with some colorful new villains. I haven't been picking up the Arrow comic, but this one has a definite chance to remain on my pull-list as long as it keeps it's $3 price-tag. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 2, 2014

    A fun interstitial that allows for deeper, more expansive effects and more bizarre concepts, "The Flash: Season Zero" #1 is a solid read that introduces the reader to the world of the Flash in a quick (no pun intended) manner. As comic book fans and Flash fans ratchet up their anticipation of the new television series, this comic book series is there to serve as a guide and supplement, giving readers a chance to explore Central City while they wait for new television series episodes. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 9, 2014

    The Flash Season Zero #1 is an okay book that unfortunately will feel redundant by those who've seen the source material.  Since it's targeted at the television audience, I'm surprised with the story they picked to tell.  It's pretty much the pilot episode of the flash until the introduction of the villain.  I would tell fans of the show and/or the comic are probably best to have a wait-and-see attitude with this one because as it stands, I can't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 11, 2014

    Overall The Flash Season Zero isn't a terrible comic, it's just not a very good one, it's thoroughly passable, situated squarely in the zone of okay if not downright mediocre. There seems to be this thinking that runs through it that because it's connected to the TV show it doesn't have try as hard for characterization or tone but that's a really counter intuitive and backwards way of thinking and it shows in just how unmemorable the end result is, especially when there are far better Flash stories to buy for new fans looking for a place to start (I recommend tracking down a lot of the Geoff Johns Flash graphic novels) this comic is not recommended. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2014

    Some of DC's TV and video game tie-ins are a great addition to the larger mythology (i.e., Injustice). But so far The Flash: Season Zero isn't. This debut issue doesn't do much to capture the tone or the charm of the TV series. Nor does it serve as a great introduction to this universe for those who haven't seen the first episode. Read Full Review

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