Flash #40

Flash #40

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
7.7Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Barry Allen finds a way to escape the Speed Force but can the Fastest Man Alive return home and stop Future Flashs murderous plans?

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 28, 2015

    An epic ending to an epic saga that concludes with a stunning cliffhanger. This is the hero book everyone should be reading. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 25, 2015

    I have been a fan of this entire arc and this finale only strengthens my opinion of it.  Venditti and Jensen wrap everything up and while Barry's life is a complete mess, I wouldn't want it any other way.  The action packed story is only topped by Brett Booth's great art and the book ends with a cliffhanger that will have Flash fans salivation until it picks up again in June.  That's a lot of saliva...I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 25, 2015

    I was incredibly surprised with how well this final issue turned out, considering so many stories feel a bit rushed this month because of CONVERGENCE. The art is downright stunning here and while the speed force world story wasn't my favorite thing to come out of this book, the impact it had on the overall arc and the finale was wonderful. The creative team on this book is doing some awesome things and I cannot wait to see what they have planned after the upcoming DC event. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Mar 25, 2015

    If that seems like a bit much for one issue, its because it kind of is. The series is not really well done by with this wrap-up, especially as this story arc started off with such an interesting concept, even if that concept was an abandonment of the focus put on science throughout the first three years of this series. This is a wrap up but it leaves the character a bit too contained, with no stories to directly follow. Two months of Convergence will dominate and it is likely that the Flash will figure in prominently, but for now this is left on a bit of a mediocre low. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Latest Pull - Joel Smith Mar 27, 2015

    I'm rather disappointed by this issue. I was really hoping that, as the conclusion, it would be more entertaining than the rest of the arc (especially considering there won't be another issue for three months). It wasn't. It just felt like more of the same mediocre writing and art. All of that said, I was pleasantly surprised by the final page, which showed the return of a personal favorite character of mine, one whom I can only hope will be used to revamp this comic, post Convergence. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Mar 25, 2015

    Overall, The Flash #40 was a fitting end to this story. A lot happened, which at times felt a bit overwhelming, and there was a big shock at the end. Fans of the series will be eager for the next issue, but we will have to wait two months for that to happen. If you have been following this series it is a must read, but if you haven't the issue will be out of place for you. The future for the Flash looks to be very interesting, if the DC Universe stays intact. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Mar 27, 2015

    Flash's second arc under the new creative team ends with a bang, but the rest of the issue is a hyper-speed whimper as plot threads get rushed to their conclusion too quickly, especially after a long winded few issues that now seem to serve no purpose. There's a lot of anticipation for issue 41, but there's also the potential for the writers to mess this one up, as they take on one of the Flash's greatest foes, and the first of the iconic villains that they have written. Fingers crossed, everyone, and we'll see how well they do in three months' time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 27, 2015

    All in all, "The Flash" #40 isn't a bad comic, but the resolution to this many months of comics feels a little underwhelming. With this much of a lead-up, one would expect a great conclusion. I'm hoping that post-"Convergence" issues give "The Flash" the speed and energy that it deserves. Read Full Review

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