Flash #44

Flash #44

Writer: Van Jensen, Robert Venditti Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Flash escalates as Zooms team launches an attack that Central City will never forget. With Wally West in the line of fire, The Flash is racing against the clock to save his cityand his friend.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 29, 2015

    This issue moves at a pace that is the equal of its hero and it's tremendous fun. A horde of villains versus one hero with the stakes massive. Isn't what a super hero book should be? Excellent story and art that you'll speed through. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 24, 2015

    While this issue is mostly setup, we get to see the beginnings of how Professor Zoom plans on taking down the Flash. He's using Barry's own powers against himself and Central City and it looked awesomely frightening.  Everything else just looked awesome and while this wasn't the greatest issue of the Flash I've read, I enjoyed every moment of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 30, 2015

    This arc is turning out to be one heck of a ride. Barry is up against something that seems unstoppable and by the end of the issue, he seems trapped and Central City seems doomed. The creative team on this book is doing a fabulous job and the pacing here is wonderful. There are a couple of moments that don't work here, mainly the dialogue between Wally and Barry, but overall, this was a very solid issue and you should check it out this week when you pick up your books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Sam Riedel Oct 3, 2015

    The Flash #44 isn't perfect; the latent science pedant in me cringed every time the colloquial word "centrifugal" was used in place of "centripetal," and I'm still not sure why Thawne's crew has remained loyal for all these years without asking exactly why the Flash needs to be so thoroughly destroyed. But now that Wally's on his way to claiming his birthright as Kid Flash and good representation seems to be an ever-growing part of this series, I'm in a position where I can enthusiastically recommend The Flash to my cape-loving friends who want an action-oriented book that's as good as it is weird. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - KennyCoburn Sep 23, 2015

    Overall, this is a fine buildup issue that has enough interesting parts to make the coming finale a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 24, 2015

    What's good about this issue is that a lot happens here, from Wally West finally having his superheroic origin to a touching scene between Singh and Piper. Definitely an improvement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Sep 23, 2015

    Writers Robert Venditti and Van Jensen are telling a family story in The Flash. Barry and Henry Allen, Nora Allen's killer Professor Zoom and his complicated family life. With the numbers not in Flash's corner, let's hope for a Wally West Kid Flash/Impulse to even the odds. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 24, 2015

    Remember Spider-Totems from Amazing Spider-Man? If you liked those, you're going to love this storyline of The Flash! Ok, it's not that bad yet, but it's disappointing that just as this series was finally making a few minor strides forward, it takes one giant leap back with "the lightning chose us". Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 23, 2015

    The Flash #44 was an average read. There are some nice aspects to this issue, but I cannot recommend spending $4.00 for this title. This is a great example of how the rising cost of comics can turn away readers. At $2.00, I would be more likely to recommend giving The Flash #44 a try. But at $4.00? No. I expect a higher quality of writing and a better reading experience once I start shelling out $4.00 for a comic book. On top of that, I am not sure any other readers other than loyal Flash fans would find the story in Flash #44 all that interesting. Read Full Review

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