Flash #3

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 30, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

It may be BRIGHTEST DAY, but when a mysterious group of so-called heroes turns up, another Rogue ends up dead. Plus, the mystery deepens as The Flash witness another murder--his own!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 2, 2010

    Another issue, another big win for The Flash. Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul are working perfectly in synch to build an exciting story here with a slew of twists and turns while remaining extremely character focused. This series is a ton fun and this issue really should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 4, 2010

    And I must say, it's great to see this comic back at the top of my reading list where it belongs! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 30, 2010

    The main story is a mere twenty pages, but Johns teams up with his old pal Scott Kolins to provide a two-page "FlashFacts" bit at the end of the book. That segment makes a nice enhancement to the story that precedes it, and I'm interested to see if this proves to be a regular bit. This series has gotten off to a good start and it appears as though its just hitting its stride now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 30, 2010

    I'm sure Johns has an epic scheme already plotted out for this title and it's intriguing to see the beginnings of what promise to be some major updates and revisions to the Flash mythos. Manupal's art also gives this the feeling of a good episode of a Flash cartoon. That is, something that's representative of all eras of the Flash while still injecting it with some current zest from outside schools of style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - James Leask Jul 1, 2010

    A special note of appreciation to colorist Brian Buccellato, whose vivid colors make the issue come to life. He brings out the best in Manapuls art. Between this series and their brief run on Adventure Comics, the trio comprise one of the best teams in comics today. Theyve made a fun, gorgeous, accessible comic where it would have been exceptionally easy to fail. Theyve made the Flash a series that longtime fans can enjoy but that can also be handed to new fans, adults and kids alike, without sacrificing any of the pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jul 3, 2010

    However, that two-panel sequence is my only real complaint with either the illustration or writing in this issue, so its clear that Im enjoying this series. I just hope that the death of Nora Allen is the only death that Johns is planning to add to Barrys personal life. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jun 30, 2010

    Aside from continuing to put out some of the most gorgeous artwork in comics today, Francis Manapul also takes the time to add small touches that make Central City truly feel like a bustling city with citizens constantly on the move. I'll give Johns the benefit of the doubt because his track record shows he's more of a long distance runner than a sprinter. I just wish this issue had more of a payoff to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 30, 2010

    Its a mixed bag. This seems like an odd arc to start things off with, and Im unclear whether the previously-married Barry and Iris are still married, and I still dont know what the Brightest Day banner is supposed to mean for a title. (Based on this book, Birds of Prey, and Green Lantern, it seems to mean that the main characters will be metaphorically kicked in the butt and abused?) Its a likable enough book, though, with nothing overtly horrific going on, and as such Flash #3 earns a straight down the middle 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. Maybe its just me, but a major return like this might be worth a story with higher stakes and more substance? Read Full Review

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