Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1
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Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Matthew Sturges Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 6, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Human Flame is a dead man. Literally just waking up after the events of FINAL CRISIS, he realizes all the heroes in the DC Universe target him as the lowlife who taped the murder of the Martian Manhunter with his cell phone. On top of that, all the villains in the world want to kill him for selling them out to Libra. He's powerless and penniless, and his only chance for survival is to run! This six-issue miniseries examines the underbelly of the DCU and what happens when the wrong choices catch up with you. Nothing can prepare you for this chase.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad May 10, 2009

    There are a few glitches like Firestorm being depicted with light skin. The cover is also rather unimaginative and fails to convey any sense of the action or desperation inside the book. It looks like a bad 1960s ad for Chesterfields. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 6, 2009

    I will admit that there is a certain amount of fun to be had in watching a character as inept as the Human Flame stumble from one horrible mess to the next. I just don't think there's enough potential there to warrant an entire six-issue miniseries. Hopefully Sturges will prove me wrong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen May 7, 2009

    I dont know whether or not there was that much of a demand for a Human Flame series, but I can tell you this: We are going to see some awesome stuff! This might turn out to be something that no one saw coming, a great non-stop action packed thriller--almost like a movie. Pick this one up or flip through it, but stay tuned for the next issue when Im sure things will heat up (pun intended). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 18, 2009

    If the main character doesn't get his just desserts by the time we're done, however, I'm going to have little use for this series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 6, 2009

    Since nobody cares about Mike Miller, one might think that the creators could do anything with him, completely free from the burdens of corporate fealty. But no, it's just another comic that's exactly what you'd expect from something called "Final Crisis Aftermath" and distributed five months after the main series concluded. That is, it's what you'd expect assuming you didn't expect much at all. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 7, 2009

    Of course, none of that is sufficient to hold my interest or win me over. To be honest, I don't have a problem with a character - especially a villain - being depicted as a user. I can accept a protagonist with deep flaws and a poor track record in life. I don't even need him to be striving to do good or to leave his corrupt ways behind him. But I need something that humanizes him. Sturges had a lot of potential to work with here, but there's not even a glimmer of humanity to the Human Flame. There's no remorse, no regret, no self-hatred. At the same time, he's clearly not a psychopath, just a greedy, small-minded man who never thinks beyond himself. Read Full Review

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