Flash #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 12, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

BRIGHTEST DAY shines its light on the continuing saga of Barry Allen--The Fastest Man Alive! The Flash continues his investigation into the "Dastardly Death of the Rogues" as the case takes a dramatic turn and Barry corners a suspect...and can't believe who it is!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - inferiorego May 12, 2010

    Barry Allen is one of my favorite characters, and he's a lot more relevant than a lot of people realize. What are the most popular shows on TV, other than reality shows? Those crime scene investigation shows, and that's the job that Barry has, with a super-hero twist. Whether or not you like those shows, this book ties that job in incredibly well, and maybe I'm a Geoff Johns zombie and I praise his work a little too much (I don't actually think that though), but the writing and storytelling are fun, and I want to have fun reading a comic, don't you? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 13, 2010

    I really did not expect much out of a series focusing on Barry Allen as the Flash (lifelong fan of Wally as the character), but Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul are making a fan out of me with high quality issues like this one. The strong pacing, interesting characterbased twists, and fantastic art are enough to win over just about any cynic. I know I can't be the only naysayer about Barry Allen's return and I urge my brethren to give this series a shot as issues like this are likely to change their minds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 22, 2010

    Almost every Blackest Night tie-in has been forgettable - but this series, thankfully, is the exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Brandon May 18, 2010

    ">Written by Brandon The Flash. This is one superhero I never thought I would enjoy. Then came Final Crisis, and I really dug this Barry Allen guy, even though I had only seen him in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Unfortunately, that was the last time anybody had seen him. Next was Rebirth, and again, I didn't see a whole lot to like. But once I picked up Secret Files and Origins, I knew I was hooked. I am now giving Flash a chance every month. This is the second issue of Barry Allen's new ongoing. How does it stack up against the competition? Read on to find out.Creative Team:Writer: Geoff JohnsArtist: Francis Manapul and Joel GomezColorist: Brian BuccellatoStory Rating: 8 Rogues out of 10Art Rating: 9 Rogues out of 10Overall Between Johns' lighthearted take on the story, and Manapul's colorful, almost playful art, this book is the brightest spot in the Brightest Day. Here's hoping the book keeps the momentum the first two issues have established. I would recommend this book to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 12, 2010

    In all fairness, the main plot of Flash #2, and "Dastardly Death of the Rogues", isn't poorly told; it's just dull and familiar. I'm sure Johns has plenty suprises up his sleeves when it comes to this story, and you can already sense him making Barry's unique perspective as a forensics scientist inform the style of storytelling. For now, though, I'm more entertained by all the juicy stuff he and Manipul are piling on top of the main story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 14, 2010

    Still a definite recommend for anyone's pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Eric Ridgeway May 20, 2010

    Overall this was a good comic book but my biggest problem is that I hoped to see more of the Renegades. Even just one panel at their home base would have satisified my curiousity. As it stands right now we really don’t know if they have a hidden agenda and the suspense is killing me! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Brian May 16, 2010

    I'm very much interested in becoming a Flash fan so I plan to stick with this title for a little longer. However, I'm not a fan yet. So far the first two issues have been rather fair. I really hope the story picks up more momentum (pun intended) but have to give this issue 3 out of 5 stars. It's visual appeal is the only thing that makes it slightly above average. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 12, 2010

    The highs are high in "Flash" #2, even as the lows are low. Overall, it averages out to a perfect middle grade. I have to admit, though, I've never been interested in Barry Allen as a character before, and Johns and Manapul have me already planning to keep reading. That's certainly a good sign. Read Full Review

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