Flash #10

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Felipe Watanabe, Kirk Albert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 28
8.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"THE SPEED OF DARKNESS" part one! A villain from The Flash's history returns for the first time in years when The Shade visits Central City. But what does Opal City's master of shadow want with Barry Allen and the newly christened Kid Flash?

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alexis Simonetta Nov 9, 2016

    Besides a few minor details, I'm actually really excited to see the next part to this story. I'm getting pulled into the universe! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 13, 2016

    And it is that question of hope that makes me think this is part of the bigger picture, part of Rebirth. The Shade has lost something, and I think part of what he lost was Jay Garrick. And after all, whose helmet was seen at the end of the previous issue? Is the return of the classic JSA imminent? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 9, 2016

    In conclusion, this is a solid start to the new arc of the Flash, and I really cannot wait to see where all of this goes, and to see the Kid Flash, Flash relationship grow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 9, 2016

    The return of a classic Flash and DC villain also helps add to the excitement. The Speed of Darkness gets off to a great start here and this is a strong jumping-on point for readers who missed the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 9, 2016

    ‘The Speed of Darkness' part one is a great start to a new story rich with giving us the best of both worlds between Wally and Barry. If there is any book from DC on shelves that will remind you of what it means to be a superhero at the core, that will be The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 9, 2016

    Joshua Williamson starts his new arc by giving us an old villain with some new problems and a lot of pretty cool hints at what's to come.  In the here and now, I love seeing Barry and Wally together and this issue shows that Wally has a bit to go before he can be considered a hero.  Felipe Watanabe's art is good and while this issue won't make non fans go gaga, those who've stuck with this book should be pleased. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Nov 10, 2016

    The issue concludes with Wally finding himself in the clutches of the Shade, which, despite being calculated from the start of the issue, still hits its mark, and leaves you in suspense as you eagerly await the next chapter in this tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Nov 11, 2016

    A warm, character-centric beginning to a new arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 10, 2016

    This issue balances set-up and forward momentum pretty well, though the way Wally finds himself in trouble by the end is fairly predictable. Hopefully there are a few surprises ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Spfcderon Dec 14, 2016

    The Flash #12 hasa satisfying conclusion to the story with the hint of things to come. The artwork is good in moments, but can be a little flat in others. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 9, 2016

    The story and villain itself definitely deals with something mysterious and otherworldly – and he's supposedly an old foe that has come back in a similar way that the original Wally has. Which is an interesting take on the mythos of the series, if heroes can return from a lost history – why not villains? The Shade stalks Central City, and he certainly looks creepy and intimidating. By the end of The Flash #10it's clear what kind of direction the plot is going, as Wally's been set up in a damsel in distress role. Likely for Barry or the original Wally to save. Hopefully, that will be the course correct that the series needs. Read Full Review

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