Flash #9

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"The Road to FLASHPOINT" Part 1! Meet Hot Pursuit, the latest speedster to run the streets of Central City! But what does his arrival mean for the future of the Flashes, and who exactly hides behind the helmet? The answers to these questions may only arise more riddles for Barry Allen to solve before time runs out!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 10, 2011

    Really fun with both the Barry Allen and Flash portions delivering the goods, albeit very different goods. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Feb 10, 2011

    I'll admit, the last few months have been a little slow for The Flash series, spinning its wheels with the ongoing plot to instead focus on interesting character studies while waiting for Flashpoint to really kick into gear. But Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul have once again revved the engine and The Flash is back on track, pedal to the medal. If you're interested in checking out Flashpoint when it starts in May, here's the book to get you started. Just don't be surprised if you're feverishly anticipating next month's issue after the cliffhanger found in this week's issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 11, 2011

    It's too early to judge this story - it's just out of the blocks - but so far, it's off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Feb 13, 2011

    Overall, this issue is exceptional on all levels; its even free from the odd dialog choices that Johns often makes in his stories. Whats more, this issue has some character who called himself Elongated Kid (hes dead in this story) wearing Ralpy Dibneys original Elongated Man costume from the early 1960s. I always loved that old Carmine Infantino costume; it would be great if a character who isnt dead could wear it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 13, 2011

    Johns takes a lot of shit these days, but the guy knows how to give each of his books a markedly different feel--which is especially true of The Flash, one of the books where Johns originally made a name for himself. Theres a comfort and a familiarity to the story that shows the writers handle on the world of the series and the characters in it. So far, The Flash is what I want a Flash book to be. Hopefully it doesnt get muddled by the Flashpoint crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 9, 2011

    Unfortunately, it doesn't move any too quickly, but it does pick up as it goes along. As much as I want to like "The Flash," this book just hasn't found a way to hook me yet. Manapul's art is the big draw for me in this series so far, but maybe as the event draws nearer, my interest will increase. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Feb 13, 2011

    Comics readers should be used to entire spans of their favorite series being employed as long term plot build-up, but it honestly feels like thats all The Flash has been so far. Johns may indeed make it worth our while in the end, but sooner or later some of us are going to tire out from chasing his dangling carrot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 16, 2011

    Technically, other than some issues with the coloring, there isn't a lot wrong with the craftsmanship of this issue. Manapul's art is impressive and Johns has a good take on the characters. The biggest problem that I'm having is that the issue is that it's simply too much like the first issue of this relaunched series and it really wasn't the most entertaining book. Sometimes it just comes down to how much fun you have reading a book and this one felt a bit flat. Read Full Review

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