Flash #5

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

BRIGHTEST DAY continues with a shocking connection to the White Light as Captain Boomerang and the Reverse-Flash experience a bizarre event that ties them together. Meanwhile, it's the Rogues vs. the Renegades with The Flash caught in the middle!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 24, 2010

    Hopefully the creative team can keep this title up to speed and on schedule - there's a lot of good here, and I'm certainly anxious to see where all this is going. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Sep 22, 2010

    I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Flash book, or any comic for that matter, this much. It's not a thought-provoking story that's going to reshape the world, but does it need to be? This story does what many Flash stories, over the past 5 years, have failed to do: Entertain the reader. I highly recommend this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Sep 22, 2010

    No matter how you feel about who is operating as the Flash or how simple and/or confusing you find the story, you should be reading this series. The Flash is probably in the top five books DC Comics puts out each month and always finds its place at the top of my read list. Nobody that enjoys superhero comic books should be missing this series. Even if you dont care for the story, everyone should be able to at least appreciate the sheer, illustrative genius of Francis Manapul. Go out now and get this issue and all four of the previous ones. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2010

    It isn't often that I can say this, but I really feel like there is too much of Geoff Johns in this issue. Francis Manapul does a superb job of carrying this issue and telling the story, but Johns has a tendency to overwrite here and that hijacks a lot of what Manapul is accomplishing. There are some major issues that would keep this from being a Must Read comic, but with a minimal approach to dialogue, Manapul could have run this one a few more spots up the Rankings! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 22, 2010

    At the end of the day, though, it was worth the extra wait for a new issue, and now that we're back Johns and Manapul have whetted our appetite for next month's conclusion. So far, I'd say that "The Flash" is right on track for a strong finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex EvansShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Sep 24, 2010

    Brightest Day crap aside, this was a fast, fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Sep 28, 2010

    I’m going to go ahead and grade this issue as a B and recommend to anyone who hasn’t given this book a try that you at least check it out for a few. I’m well aware of the anti-Barry Allen Flash sentiment out there as well as the “this is just the Silver Age” blanket statements. I think that both of those outlooks are lazy, untrue and useless things to use as criticisms. This book doesn’t feel like anything other than a superhero book to me; good guys, bad guys, powers, gimmicks and a large amount of heroism at the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 22, 2010

    But man, do I wish Brightest Day hadn't unnecessarily reared its ugly head just as this story was getting good. Read Full Review

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