Flash #12
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Flash #12

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
6.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"The Road to FLASHPOINT" comes to an end--but is it a dead end for Barry Allen and the DC Universe? Everything comes to a startling climax in this issue: the impossibly aged deaths, the mysterious child witness and the ultimate fate of Hot Pursuit! And it all leads right into the DC world-changing event FLASHPOINT!

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson May 11, 2011

    Overall, this story didn't reveal much about Flashpoint that we didn't already know. It's coming. And Zoom is responsible. That's about it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Erik Norris May 11, 2011

    It's a shame that the final issue is so lackluster. The Flash series has been absolutely stellar as of late, but I guess that trend had to end sometime. It's just a shame that it happened now, right before the Flash gets his big spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 11, 2011

    Not the greatest way to finish, but Johns gets the job done acceptably. Can we skip over to Flashpoint now? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 11, 2011

    As for the final two pages of the comic, the direct lead-in to "Flashpoint" #1? Well, if you didn't read this comic before the big comic of the week, you haven't missed a darn thing. It feels hastily tacked on; as a prologue, it doesn't quite pan out. Still, even with this weaker final issue, I've enjoyed "The Flash" from Johns, Manapul, and Kolins. I'd love to see some or all of them connected to whatever series will follow on later this year. Until then, "The Flash," adieu. Your latest series ended with a whimper rather than a bang, but we had enough fun up until now that I'm willing to forgive and forget. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 11, 2011

    The problem with Johns' story is that it's completely inconsequential. Hot Pursuit, the de-aged murder victims" none of it matters. The so-called "Road to Flashpoint" begins in the final two pages of this issue, as the Reverse-Flash makes his next move against his old enemy. Really, those two pages could've occurred right after Flash: Rebirth. I'm at a complete loss as to why Johns introduced Hot Pursuit in this story arc. It feels like I invested in the four-issue arc for little or no return. Read Full Review

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