Flash #8

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 29, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A prelude to the world-changing DC Comics event FLASHPOINT! Travel through time and space to witness the re-telling of the origins to one of Barry Allen's greatest foes: Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 2, 2011

    So far, I'm really enjoying the new adventures of The Flash - but I look forward to future issues that will actually feature the title character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Dec 30, 2010

    A small concern about a great issue. Bring on the road to Flashpoint! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 31, 2010

    An absolutely outstanding issue. I wish all filler issues between major story-arcs could be this good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 2, 2011

    The Flash #8 is where the book really, finally hits its stride, and the only thing that keeps it from being a perfectly scored issue is the fact that the main character doesnt appear anywhere but in flashback, but its still good for an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 29, 2010

    "My name is Eobard Thawne," the Reverse-Flash states at the start of this issue. "And I didn't always look forward to the future." Based on this issue, I suspect a lot of characters won't be looking forward to the future, either, but we're in for one hell of a ride just ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jan 22, 2011

    The art is imaginative but certain panels clearly look rushed so the fine details are not clear. Kolins sometimes overuses his thick, black lines which makes many scenes-- even those set in the nice, shiney future, look rather dirty. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 2, 2011

    Clearly the Reverse Flash has a major role to play in the upcoming Flashpoint storyline and this issue is an entertaining way of bringing readers up to speed on the character's history. I really dig seeing Geoff Johns be playful with how he unfolds this story, even if the ending does seem to miss the mark. The biggest downfall for me, though, is the art of Scott Kolins, which simpy isn't up to par on his previous work. A stronger outing from Kolins and this issue would be much higher up on the Rankings. Read Full Review

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