Flash #38

Flash #38

Writer: Robert Venditti, Van Jensen Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
6.7Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The all-new, all-murderous Flash is posing as Barry Allen while the real Scarlet Speedster is trapped in the Speed Force!

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 28, 2015

    I have really enjoyed this time traveling Flash story and even with this setup heavy issue, the trend continues.  Venditti and Jensen expand the Speedster mythos even as Future Flash drags his good name through the mud.  There's a chance that Barry is going to get out of the Savage Lands soon (can it be that easy?) and I can't wait to see what happens when two Flashes collide...again. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jan 28, 2015

    The series continues here to show that it should not be as disregarded as it on the company level, or even by the entire medium. As the only speedster that can continuously hold down a monthly series, there has always been something special about the Flash, and while the science is often not that hard, there is at least something to it when philosophy is mixed with science. This series deserves a look by anyone looking for something a little bit outside the box when it comes to their superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 30, 2015

    Brett Booth's art continues to be the strongest facet of The Flash. Each issue is flush with energy and attention to detail that is fueled by his passion for the titular character. With a few exceptions, his work continues to be stellar inThe Flash #38. There is a thrilling battle between the Future Flash and the duo of Mirror Master and Napalm – a replacement for the presumed-dead Heatwave. Brimming with a sense of fluidity and motion, Booth does an excellent job in conveying speed – a necessary quality for a book featuring speedsters. Unfortunately, there is a slip in quality during a scene between Barry, Patty, and Iris. In one panel, Barry's face appears smushed into the page. Likewise, as Iris leaves the scene in a rush, her face is indiscernible from some of the males Booth has drawn. Luckily, these are the only negative instances of note. Plus, it's difficult to hold that against him when he sneaks in a few of Marvelous mutants for the fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 28, 2015

    Venditti, Jensen and Booth are crafting a quality Flash run here, and issue #38 is another good comic. The trio have a solid voice for Barry (both of ‘em) and the looks within the Speed Force intrigue me. I'll certainly be back for #39. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 28, 2015

    The Flash #38 is filled with moments of great excitement bogged down by some characterization that is hard to believe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jan 28, 2015

    All in all, the issue wasnt my favorite, but by no means was it horrible. This is probably just a filler issue for the story, so its definitely worth another look next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 29, 2015

    Filled with great ideas, but there isn't enough room to properly develop one Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Jan 30, 2015

    I really want to like this book. The core of the story being told is really interesting, but unfortunately The Flash is moving way too fast for its own good and things are getting lost in the shuffle. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 30, 2015

    Pass on this. I now dont care if Barry gets out of the Speed Force. I dont frankly care about anything going on in the book. If youve got to know what happens it might be more satisfying to read a recap after the story arc ends. Read Full Review

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