Flash #29

Flash #29

Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Agustin Padilla Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Flash faces the final battle against the Central City killer! But will we learn the truth behind the murder of Barry Allens mother? Only Deadman can help solve this mystery!

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 28, 2014

    Overall, I was expecting this issue to be much better, and Buccellato didn't quite meet my expectations, but he still ended his run on a high note, and that's enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Apr 3, 2014

    This was Brian Buccellato's last issue on his legendary Flash run, and I don't think it could have been done any better. While I'll personally miss Buccellato on this title a bunch, I eagerly await the new writer's ideas! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 26, 2014

    Padilla and colorist Matt Hollingsworth go for a classic superhero aesthetic in issue #29, but clean lines and carefully considered color choices keep the book's visuals from reading as cliche. Particularly well-executed are the character's expressions, which at times speak even louder than the text. While it isn't the best issue the title has seen, it does lay the groundwork for a potentiallyfascinating story arc in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 3, 2014

    Using his speed to shake off the killer as he had done with Deadman in the previous issue, the Flash wins the day but the issue does offer a final scene between Frye and Barry's father suggesting the truth behind the murder of Barry's mother is far more complicated than anyone knows. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Mar 27, 2014

    As mentioned before, the main theme presented by Buccellato is closure. This story's biggest mystery — the truth behind the relationship between Captain Frye and Barry Allen — is resolved leaving much of the previously established status quo intact. That said, new wrinkles are added to this character dynamic which the upcoming creative team should be able to play with. This includes a tantalizing nugget in the issue's closing pages, which should drive Barry Allen's story well into the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Mar 27, 2014

    A new creative team will be taking over "The Flash" next month, and it's hard not to feel like this issue is just treading water story wise. Brian Buccellato had worked with co-writer and artist Francis Manapul to produce over two dozen issue of "The Flash" that received critical and fan acclaim, but with the duo preparing to take over "Detective Comics", it almost seems like Buccellato was drafted to fill time until the new creative time was ready. Artist Agustin Padilla does some great work, it's just a shame that his exciting images had to be covered up with so much unnecessary exposition. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 27, 2014

    Buccellato's lackluster finale robs a good story of a worthwhile conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Apr 2, 2014

    It's a pity that Flash has had such a good run and it has to end on this bum note. The storyline has too much going on, and not enough time to sort everything out as we'd like. The issue itself isn't actively bad, it just feels like it could be so much better, and there's a lingering feeling of unfulfilled potential in this final storyline. Instead, go and read Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion to give writer Brian Buccellato the send-off he deserves, then meet me back here for next month's new creative team, and the return of Wally West! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 28, 2014

    I love Brian Buccellato's Flash.  However, I was expecting a better sendoff than this issue gave fans.  The story and art are average and that just isn't what this series has been.  This was my least favorite issue so far and it's a real shame it came at the end of such a wonderful run.  A blackeye on an otherwise picture perfect face. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Mar 26, 2014

    Overall, The Flash #29 was another disappointment story wise, but continues to amaze with the art. A new creative team comes in next issue that has me very excited and I hope they are able to turn this series around and give the readers some interesting stories, while also keeping the art top notch. Read Full Review

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