Convergence: The Flash #1
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Convergence: The Flash #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Federico Dallocchio Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Trapped in Gotham City, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city, but he faces a Tangent Universe foe who thinks faster than even The Flash can run!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Apr 23, 2015

    If there was one issue of Convergence tie-ins so far that captures how to tell a great, self-contained story within an event like Convergence, this would be it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Apr 24, 2015

    Strong on characterization, this book is a great read. It doesn't matter if one is a fan of pre-Crisis Barry Allen or not. The issue is about the character and the growth of the lead character under desperate circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 22, 2015

    If you love the Barry Allen, you will want to get this issue.  Sure, it's setup for next month's finale, but if you've been following the Event, you know the routine.  Dan Abnett gives us a day in the life of Barry Allen and I wish I could see more.  This is a very personal issue and I applaud Dan Abnett for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Apr 23, 2015

    Convergence: The Flash is, at this point, definitely standing as one of the events' finer moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Apr 24, 2015

    Despite its flaws and formulaic structure,Convergence: The Flash #1 is a solid examination of who Barry Allen is. For those that are relatively new readers, it should serve as an eye-opener to see how different, and yet how similar, this character is to the one running around the modern DC Universe. With the domes down, it should be interesting to see what becomes of the Fastest Man Alive. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 26, 2015

    Feels more like CW Flash than Pre-Crisis, but still not a bad issue, with the promise of an interesting clash next time… Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Apr 23, 2015

    While I wasnt grooving on the Convergence shoehorning, and a chunk of the issue was a little slow, the cliffhanger picked me up. Id love to hear how a fan of classic Flash felt about this story. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    The Latest Pull - Joel Smith Apr 26, 2015

    This comic bugged the hell out of me. It had the potential to be really interesting, or at least to be remotely interesting, but it was a total bore. It's not until, spoiler alert, Barry regains his super speed towards the end of the issue that we see a character exhibit any type of enthusiasm. I find it very hard to be entertained by characters with nothing going on. This isn't the Flash of any world I'd like to read about, and I can't recommend anybody else read it either. I can only hope that the next issue is enthralling enough to make up for this one, but that'd be a difficult book to write. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 24, 2015

    "Convergence: The Flash" #1 ultimately illustrates the weakest point of the "Convergence" event: the repetitive nature. The more you see the same sequence and setup, the easier it is to spot when things aren't working. In the case of "Convergence: The Flash" #1, it becomes hard to ignore that Abnett and Dallocchio's comic has a dud of a protagonist. That's a shame. Read Full Review

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