Convergence: Speed Force #1
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Convergence: Speed Force #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Sean Parsons, Tom Grummett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! The fastest family alive loses its powers as Wally West and his kids face an uncertain future while trapped away from home. Will they be able to outrun the chaos that follows the arrival of Flashpoint Wonder Woman? Plus, dont miss the most unexpected Zoo Crew character of all!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Apr 14, 2015

    Why do all speedsters come from the Midwest? Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West, and Fastback the Turtle all hail from the great middle of the country. It's one of life's mysteries, as great speed is not what one associates with the stereotypical way of life of that portion of the continent. Associating the Bats with a decaying East Coast city is much less of a stretch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Apr 12, 2015

    This issue was a great way to give quick glimpses at the various cities Telos has taken. Anyone reading Convergence needs to read this issue, it definitely gives the clearest explanation of everything that is going on here. I also thought the relationship between Wally and the twins was real well done here. My only gripe with this issue is that it seemed to have a strange continuity glitch. The narration at the end says Jai lost his powers and Iris had become Impulse...but neither of those things happened here. They both have powers and generic costumes, no heroic identities. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 11, 2015

    This is a really  good Convergence and Flash issue.  I will leave it to the "experts" as to whether it is a good Wally West story, but this dummy liked it.  The story sets up some big fun and as an added bonus, gives the reader a look at some great Convergence Cities.  Tom Grummett and the entire art team give the whole thing an awesome cartoony look that is appropriate and just fun.  That sums up most of the  I can't wait for the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 13, 2015

    This issue is great for a look at what is going on in the world of Telos, and the art is wonderful, which makes this a book worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 13, 2015

    "Convergence: Speed Force" #1 is the most complete single issue of this event so far, using the twenty pages provided to explain the predicament, introduce the character, tie in the other pieces and set up the conflict. As a bonus, Bedard, Grummett, Parsons, Beredo and Sharpe check in on the Justice Riders, Follywood, Califurnia, Bizarroworld and a number of other franchises, using Wally's powers to provide a quick glimpse of the potential couched in this event. This issue does readers a magnificent service by bringing Wally West back to comic book shelves. Adding in Fastback is an inspired choice, teaming up two of the more optimistic, brighter lights of DC Comics' history as they face the forces of "Flashpoint" Wonder Woman. Bedard makes it easy to choose sides in this battle and gives readers a fun story to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 9, 2015

    Tony Bedard crafts a tale that has some fun moments, but it's one that also shows the loops that Convergence creators must jump through in order to make these characters fit within the confines of the event's premise. It's a little distracting, but Bedard manages to make it work well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Apr 13, 2015

    Convergence: Speed Force is not without its problems. Why so many “heroes” are rushing to fight first without asking any questions is perplexing. The same could be said as to why so manypre-Flashpointcharacters ended up inside Gotham City before being taken by Brainiac.Convergence is a glum, polarizing event that is nearly impenetrable for new readers. However,thisSpeed Forcetie-in is a reminder that there is always light within the darkness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 13, 2015

    In some ways, these mini-series are aiming for classicism, but falling short in execution that is hampered by the "rules" of the event. While the scope of Convergence: Speed Force is much bigger than some of its contemporaries, it is still difficult to get too invested in sets of characters that by necessity may be wiped out by the end of this run. However, what Beddard has achieved is balancing these small inevitable stories up against something much bigger than any individual character. It will remain to be seen whether this particular Flash will prove to be more significant in the wider Convergence, but if history is a guide, there will be at least one Flash disappearing in a Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Brad Bell Apr 8, 2015

    In Speed Force #1 Tony Bedard manages to craft so much more than simply a fun big event spin-off . He touches at the emotional core of a generally entertaining, but shallow character. Regardless of what happens to this version of Wally West post Convergence the character has been given a much needed boost inhumility. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 11, 2015

    The version in this story isn't likely to satisfy those fans. It's mighty thin compared to the original. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Apr 8, 2015

    Overall, these stories will all be quick which makes it hard to get invested. It was nice to see Wally take the lead in this issue and hopefully the battle against Wonder Woman is exciting. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 14, 2015

    Although I'm not sure I'm ready to see the Flash take on the Flashpoint version of Wonder Woman next issue, I am excited to see Wally and Fastback team-up. Unlike Convergence: Batgirl #1 this issue gets the feel of its characters right. (Plus I'm all in favor of throwing the Zoo Crew as much love as possible.) Worth a look. Read Full Review

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