Flash #34

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
6.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Time is getting closer as Future Flash reaches the point that broke his spirit Wally Wests death while Wally meets his uncle Daniel, the Reverse Flash, and Barry Allen is trapped in the middle!

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 2, 2014

    Flash #34 brings a lot of things into the limelight. The first half is great and if you are a "Futures End" fan, the second half is even better. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Aug 28, 2014

    The newest issue of The Flash by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen benefits greatly by eschewing the framework that they've been using since the introduction of Future Flash. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 27, 2014

    The Flash #34 is an issue that moves at a rapid pace (ha!) diving through storylines at a good clip and accomplishing a fair amount. The first half of the issue is eclipsed by the latter half, but the end goal of preparing for Futures End is certainly achieved. The Flash is in good hands and I look forward to seeing more of what this crew has in store for Barry, and maybe even more so, Wally West. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 3, 2014

    This first arc comes to a satisfying conclusion as a civilian gives the Flash the run-around, whilst opening the door for the conflict in next month's Futures End storyline. As the Future Flash heads towards the present, he has one more opponent in his way " the Reverse Flash! So I'll see everyone back here in a month for that, but in the meantime, I officially give Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, and his artistic compatriots the Seal of Approval. I'm on board guys, don't let me down now. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 28, 2014

    Unfortunately, we get more scenes with the Future Flash. I liked the first few scenes, a few issues back, showing him moving backwards through time, correcting “mistakes.” But by now I get what he's doing, and every scene with him just makes me want him to get back to Barry and start this conflict between them, already. There's a difference between setting the stage and spinning your wheels, and the Future Flash stuff is feeling more and more like wheel-spinning to me. At this point, it's time to bring this plot point centre stage. By all accounts that's what going to happen very soon, and I say it's about time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 27, 2014

    This issue is a mixed bag of the drawn out and boring Mash-up Killer story and the awesome Future Flash.  We also get a better Wally West story, but in the end, this issue stalls a bit.  Brett Booth's art makes everything look great, but overall this issue was just "Meh" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Aug 28, 2014

    I really am not digging the tone of this version of The Flash, but I can't deny that compared to other books this is still an okay product that will still most likely satisfy the casual comic book reader. I'm just looking for fresher ideas, and you'd think the book with the guy who can run so fast he can hop through time could deliver those with ease. But it's not currently there (something Barry apparently has a problem with, so maybe this fits more than I think.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Aug 29, 2014

    Despite fleeting moments of greatness and dynamic artwork, The Flash #34 ultimately disappoints. Though by no means a terrible comic, the story fails to live up to the standard of prior issues. If there is a glimmer of hope, it's the promise of Flash vs. Flash when the series resumes in October following September's Futures End tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 27, 2014

    While there's a lot to like with this issue, there's also a lot of things that rubbed me the wrong way. The overall story with future Flash is phenomenal, but the Wally West scenes here were a tad aggravating and make it seem like Wally is a bit of a idiot. This book is still worth reading though. The art is great and Van Jansen and Robert Venditti are both great writers, especially in the long-term sense, so overall, I'd give this a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

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