Flash #26

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
7.2Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

In this special standalone story, The Flash loses someone important to him. To catch the villain responsible, The Flash must figure out how to use his powers in the one place where they do him little good: the sky!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Jan 1, 2014

    What a strong showing for the new duo taking on Flash and I couldn't have been more pleased. While it is a stand alone story and did not have any leads as to where they might go with the character, this issue clearly shows Barry is in some good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jan 3, 2014

    Overall, it was an adorable adventure. That's what we'll refer to it as. See? Barry proves you don't need to be an alien to be able to fly and do all the cool stuff, too! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 4, 2014

    So, all the little things aside, The Flash #26 ends up being a really good read and as long as the art issues are worked out, I'd love to see this creative team again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 6, 2014

    It's not a perfect issue - what does the comics industry have against the Chicago Bears? - but it's an improvement, and I'm all for that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Jan 2, 2014

    New readers will have a good issue to jump into the Flash with, while regular readers will have a good story to add to their collection. Their doesn't seem to be any ramifications that will arise from this issue, which isn't a necessarily a bad thing, so it can feel like filler at times. The art is good, with the cover standing out as something that belonged on a much more important issue of The Flash. If you like the Flash or just want to see what the world's fastest man is up to, then I suggest picking this one up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 6, 2014

    Ultimately, we'll have to wait a little longer to see who the new team on "The Flash" will be. But in the meantime, if Gage and Googe decide to work together on another comic, based on "The Flash" #26, I'll definitely seek it out. This was a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 7, 2014

    That's quite a bit for a one-shot to do, but the comic moves at a good pace and focuses on the more cerebral nature of our hero as well as bringing back “Flash Facts” to showcase different ways the hero is able to use his powers. There's a lot here to sell me on the comic's new direction, even if I still want Manupaul's art back, but the consistent highlighting of that horrific yellow piping that makes it impossible for me to take the hero seriously has to go. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hero Nuggets - Steve 'Wallboy' Tomei Jan 2, 2014

    Christos Gage and Neil Googe start things off right with their introductory issue of The Flash. Issue #26 is the perfect jump-on point for new readers. While the story is a little bland, Flash's unique skills are explored andthe action is top notch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 3, 2014

    The Flash #26 was a nice little one-shot story that unfortunately may be overlooked as an unnecessary diversion from the main title.  Christos Gage gives the reader a fun villain and situation for The Flash to deal with, however the inconsistent art brought some of the fun crashing to the ground. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Jan 6, 2014

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  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Jan 2, 2014

    The Flash #26 is a solid, if unspectacular, chapter in the Barry Allen saga. Christos Gage and Neil Googe do a formidable job, and have potential to be the full-time creative team. Unfortunately, this issue suffers from filleritis, but overall, it was enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 2, 2014

    With some surprisingly strong art for a fill-in, The Flash #26 isn't a bad book, just one that doesn't really add much to the mix. Longtime readers of the Fastest Man Alive have already seen him handle falling out of the sky, but new Flash fans will find this done-in-one comic to be an entertaining respite. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 31, 2013

    What can the Flash do when a villain gets away and takes to the skies? Christos Gage puts Barry Allen in a situation we don't often see where running fast isn't always the answer. Gage and Neil Googe give us a self-contained story that can be enjoyed without needing to worry about any previous baggage from any New 52 stories. Unfortunately, at the same time, it feels like if you skipped this issue, you wouldn't miss any major developments in Barry Allen's life. Not all issues need to be huge game-changers and Gage shows us there isn't a case or battle too small for the Flash as a hero. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jan 3, 2014

    Following up a fan favorite run on a series is always a challenge, and unfortunately it seems like the issue fell short of expectations.The story is formulaic, and comes across as a little more than a primer for those unfamiliar with Barry Allen, but will be boring to anyone who does. The art is inconsistent, and while some moments are nicely rendered, the differences are too great to ignore. Both creators have proven themselves capable of telling compelling and entertaining stories, but it feels like it just wasn't the right fit for "The Flash". Read Full Review

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