Blackest Night: The Flash #1
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Blackest Night: The Flash #1

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 2, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The Flashes of Two Cities--Barry Allen and Wally West--battle the undead Rogues. Will the legendary speedsters be able to handle the Black Lantern Rogues' revenge? Plus, witness the resurrection of Barry's greatest enemy, the Reverse Flash in this hyper-speed miniseries event reuniting the fan-favorite FLASH creative team of Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins!

  • 10
    Comix 411 - David Torres Dec 4, 2009

    I love the Flash world and although there are too many speedsters running around (Jay, Barry, Wally, Bart, Jesse, Max, and Iris) it's still lots of fun. I hope the new series is geared to be more of a team book than a solo series for Barry. I think there are too many interesting characters to let them be pushed out into the background - especially Wally. Wally has been the Flash for me for many years. Although, I'm enjoying Barry's return, I still love the character of Wally West and hope he gets a lot of face time in the DC Universe. Whether you're a Flash fan or not, this is a great issue and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Dec 2, 2009

    The story makes this issue worth picking up, especially at $2.99. The art held the book back, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 3, 2009

    With the Flash, it is only appropriate to add a story that takes place between the panels of another story, and in this case, the tale under the cover adds depth to the titular character and the event this series ties into. Of the "Blackest Night" tie-ins to this point, this single issue adds more to the story, the possible results of the story, and the effects on the DC Universe as a whole. Speculation is posited here regarding the resurrection of the Black Lanterns, and even what might wait for those characters beyond the "Blackest Night." From the first page to the last, this story -" due in no small part to Johns' double-duty as writer of both "- feels like a fold-out extension of the main "Blackest Night" series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Dec 13, 2009

    Maybe this will change by next issue as we learn more about the threat against the Flash family but if DC Comics isn't careful, the bad guys will end up upstaging the heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Dec 3, 2009

    I liked the character work Johns did with Barry Allen here. Much better than the work I've seen in Flash Rebirth. I could see myself reading a book about this Barry Allen. However, that's not enough to warrant the same, repetitive Blackest Night formula for this story that every other tiein has been based around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 2, 2010

    MyNew Year's Resolution for The Flash is more moments that SHOW his awesome and fewer characters just talking about it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Dec 4, 2009

    Barry Allen may be sharing top billing in Blackest Night with Hal Jordan, but dont confuse this series with the companion piece found over in Green Lantern. Blackest Night: The Flash neither significantly contributes to the larger saga nor ventures far enough away from it to find an identity of its own. Read Full Review

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