Flash #31

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Continued from THE FLASH ANNUAL #3! Guest starring Future Flash, Future Mirror Master andWally West! The future is invading Central City and the fates of Wally West and his Aunt Iris hang in the balance!

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 28, 2014

    Flash #31 was a great combination of everything I already love about Venditti and Jensen's Flash.  The CSI work, the intriguing future mystery, Wally West and a mix of action and humor.  Brett Booth's art is icing on the cake, but it's a hell of a tasty icing.  I am really enjoying this book and can't wait for next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 29, 2014

    It's exciting to see a big story arc heating up on the Flash book, and if it continues as it has begun, we'll be seeing a very good story unfold over the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 28, 2014

    Venditti and Jensen are cranking up the action for the Flash and Barry Allen. It's great to continue to see the story develop for both aspects of his life. The story is building as we see more on the murders after Forever Evil as well as more of the 'new' Wally West. I'm always happy to see Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund's art. Andrew Dalhouse's colors makes the art look even better. I'm ready for Wally to lose all his angst but it's just a matter of letting the story develop. Seeing more of the future Flash is interesting and there's no telling where this is going to go. With the way things are building, you won't want to fall behind on this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jun 7, 2014

    When is Barry going to catch a break? Or make it to anything on time? What does it all have to do with Wally? Answers are coming, hopefully soon! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Joey Garces May 29, 2014

    Vendetti/Jensen and Booth are cranking up the drama with their latest issue, setting up a great future for all FLASH characters. The story continues to get more complex as we deal with the connecting murders surrounding the FOREVER EVIL fallout. The Future Flash arc is very interesting but with so many questions left unanswered who knows where the story will go. As the action picks up this is for sure not the series to fall behind on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen May 29, 2014

    The Future Flash shows up once again, working his way back in time. His travels bring him four years into his past, which is 16 years from the present. This leads to a showdown between Future Flash and Mirror Master, which is the issue's highlight. The writing is comic-booky in the best way possible, with Future Flash finding a clever, but morally questionable foil to Scudder's scheme. Seeing Future Flash continue to compromise his morals throughout the arc has some fantastic potential for the creative team to explore, especially given his choices here. From start to finish, The Flash #31 is a dose of classic superhero fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 28, 2014

    Brett Booth utilizes some interesting layouts that work well during a particular future conflict, but there's just something unnatural about the way these characters are depicted as walking. There are pages of awkward running and improbable physics, and in a comic featuring a superpowered runner, it's more than noticeable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jun 13, 2014

    New creative teams are always a worry, but this one seems to be making its mark on the Flash well enough already. They have good ideas, and seem to be very good at balancing the multiple plotlines that they're running with in a single issue to turn out a very rewarding experience that feels well worth the price of admission. Brett Booth's art continues to be easy on the eye and versatile enough to cope with everything Vendetti and Jensen are throwing his way, so it seems that Barry is in good hands for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 30, 2014

    This is the third issue (counting the Annual) of this creative team's run on the book, and while it isn't instantly grabbing, there are some really interesting ideas present. Booth's art, usually something that is undoubtedly rooted in the 90s, feels slightly more contemporary here, and complements the book's kinetic energy decently. Personally, Booth's style doesn't do too much for me, but this is the best it has looked in the New 52, and hints at some potential growth in his work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 31, 2014

    Sadly the current storyline, other than Barry discovering the theft of the weapons, leaves much to be desired. Brett Booth's choice to feature that awful yellow piping of the Flash's costume in every frame goes from distracting to downright infuriating before long. And the continuing B-story does nothing to sell me on the New 52 Wally West who continues to share far too many bad traits with the rebooted schmuck version of Billy Batson. The cover is also one of the weakest of the series, however if you want to spend some extra cash you can shell out for Mike Allred‘s fun classic-style variant. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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