Flash #4

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The original Captain Boomerang returns as BRIGHTEST DAY continues. Meanwhile, Barry must prove his innocence to the Renegades, cops from the 25th century. Discover what connection they have to the Rogues and what travesties have occurred in the future.

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Aug 2, 2010

    All-in-all, if you like superhero stories, they don’t come much better than the Flash. Four issues deep and the title is rising up to the point where it is ready to sit up on the higher shelf with Green Lantern as two of the best straightforward tights n’ flights comics on the shelves. I’m diggin’ the future-crime timeline, the renewed threat of Captain Boomerang and the Rogues and the subplots Johns has been laying down throughout. Another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 2, 2010

    Since returning in Final Crisis, Barry (Flash) Allen has appeared in two mini-series and now an ongoing series - and just four issues in, this story is the best of the three. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 29, 2010

    This issue is practically exploding with awesomeness as there are a ton of cool concepts going on and another amazing effort from artist Francis Manapul. I wasn't quite as thrilled with the short backup on the Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 28, 2010

    Francis Manapul's art continues to be the book's biggest strength, and once again the artist has a lot of fun depicting the title character in super-fast motion. One sequence in particular, in which the Flash raises along the twirling blades of a crashing helicopter to save its pilots, is beautifully staged and rendered. Thanks to Manapul's gorgeous, kinetic art and a script from Johns that finally kicks this story into gear, Flash #4 is undoubtedly a winner and the strongest issue of the series to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 28, 2010

    It's hard to believe that just a few years ago, "The Flash" was a struggling comic that kept rotating through protagonists. I think this more than anything else goes to show that with the right creators assembled, any comic can be fun. You just need to find the right match of talent. And with that idea in mind? Johns and Manapul are "The Flash" dream team. Bring it on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 1, 2010

    Flash #4 was a wonderful read. At this point, Flash and Legion of Super Heroes are the two DC titles that I am enjoying the most. I strongly recommend giving Flash a try. This is a well crafted super hero story that offers the reader some enjoyable escapist entertainment. Flash #4 is more than worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jul 29, 2010

    Overall, this is still a fairly enjoyable read, it's just not quite the home run I was expecting, in either the writing or artwork departments. It's still got some promise and some potential, and it has a high-quality creative team, it's just not yet managing to fire on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 1, 2010

    A good issue, but not quite of the same level as last month's issue. Apparently even the fastest man alive can suffer from “middle-of-the-arc” syndrome. Read Full Review

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