Flash #52

Flash #52

Writer: Van Jensen Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 25, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
6.5Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

The Riddler has seized control of Central City. If The Flash moves, he'll put everyone he loves in mortal danger. To save the city-and himself-he'll need help from the unlikeliest of allies.

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 1, 2016

    A typical super hero yarn closes out this series. It's good, but I expected something bigger for the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Robert Franco May 25, 2016

    This issue may not stand the test of time, but it's pleasant. DC Rebirth is casting an awfully large shadow on The Flash's New 52 exit, so it's a fair conclusion with this in mind. The series, as a whole, delivers plenty of well-rounded stories, but it never quite reaches the heights of The Flashpoint Paradox or the previous canon of Wally West's tenure. It's trapped in an awkward time for DC, but hopefully, the future is bright. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 27, 2016

    While not perfect or making the best use of Riddler, this was a pretty decent celebration of all things Flash. It definitively capped off The New 52 era for the character and didn't leave any threads hanging. The incoming Rebirth team truly has a clean slate. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt May 26, 2016

    The problem with this issue, just as with the last issue, is that Van Jensen simply doesn't write a clever or cunning enough plan for The Riddler. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 25, 2016

    Flash #52 manages to ameliorate the last issue's gaffes with some exciting hero-villain team up action. I can't say Flash or the Riddler come off as very strong or interesting though, but if you like classic superhero stories you'll dig this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 26, 2016

    Van Jensen closes the book on the New 52 Flash and while I've been a fan of his and Robert Venditti's run, this final story is pretty forgettable.  The ingredients are there for something special (The Flash teaming up with the Rogues especially), but it all came to a quick and convenient end that let's Barry Allen run right into his next big adventure, but had me scratching my head as well.  Jesus Merino's art was the best he's done since joining this book, but that couldn't turn the so-so story into anything except what it was...a placeholder to get us to Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo May 26, 2016

    I know I was pretty harsh in this review, but it's really hard to know what they were thinking in terms of the story and writing for this one. There were stakes, but they weren't exploited to any effective potential. There was action, but it was pretty unremarkable and predictable. And there was the Riddler in one of his dumber incarnations in the DCU. Ironically, if this had been a Saturday morning cartoon, I'd've been gentler with is assuming it's for a young audience and reading into it more broad characterizations and forgiving it its myriad sillinesses. But if Batman: the Animated Series taught us anything, it taught us that even children's series can be sophisticated, and this is Flash's signature title. It's just too bad it ended on this dud of a tale. Go read Rebirth if you haven't already. You'll feel better. Read Full Review

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