Flash #43

Flash #43

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
6.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Barry Allen is a man divided, forced to either help his father remain on the run from the law, or bring him to justice. As Barry grapples with that impossible choice, The Flash becomes a target of the Folded Man, a mysterious deadly new villain to Central City whos hell-bent on tearing The Flash apartliterally!

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Aug 26, 2015

    In so doing this issue shows that the story line is still in its early stages, with Thawne's group of villains playing a larger role here than Thawne himself. What is supposed to be a big story is therefore somewhat diluted by the slower rollout as well as not really changing much from the regular script of this series. It is fun and does well for the hero, but the the dramatic payoff still seems to be far enough away as Barry deals with the mundane (mundane for a superhero that is) before the bigger fireworks start. This issue will probably become necessary reading after we see whatever finale is ahead for hero and villain, but for now stays true to the performance of the series, good but not great, with a decent amount of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 26, 2015

    THE FLASH is headed in a very interesting direction and building on the Annual issue and even the story arc prior to it. It all really works and steps forward towards the inevitable final battle between Flash and Zoom's Acolytes. Although there were some minor problems with the figures for the characters, this book is still a lot of fun and shows promise towards an epic finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 26, 2015

    While I wanted more of the New Rogues, this month's issue of The Flash lines everything up and gets it all ready for the big battle.  If it is anywhere near as cool as the initial fight, Barry is in big trouble and I can't wait to see it all go down. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Aug 28, 2015

    The Flashis a pretty hit and miss comic for most of its new 52 run. This week is mostly a hit, it can be a bit dull in places, what with all the angst talking between Barry and his Dad that goes on but the villains are interesting and Barry remains endearing as ever. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 27, 2015

    The heart is in the right place here, the execution is just off Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Sam Riedel Aug 29, 2015

    Still, the "oh cool" moments this month manage to outweigh the "wait what" head-scratchers. The Folded Man only shows up in the last couple pages, but his power will clearly pose a huge threat for Flash right out of the gate. (In fact, this issue's wordless cliffhanger and accompanying dig at Aquaman ranks among this team's finest dramatic moments.) And the Human Block gets a proper display of her power in her first regular-series appearance, walking out like a badass into oncoming traffic and straight demolishing an oncoming truck. The action has finally kicked back into high gear, it seems, and Flash's life is legitimately in danger again! That's always a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 28, 2015

    With Barry trying so desperately to help his dad, "The Flash" #43 seems caught between trying to follow in the footsteps of the television show and forging new ground but doesn't really do either. There is a lot of minor movement in this issue, nudging pieces forward for a big conflagration to come, but it never quite delivers. There's enough in "Flash" #43 to keep the reader's attention, but -- once the back cover is closed -- there really isn't a whole lot that is going to keep the readership locked in until they open "The Flash" #44. Yes, there is a cliffhanger, but the cliff doesn't feel that high. Read Full Review

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