Flash #18

Flash #18

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"SINS OF THE FATHER" part one! With his superhero career finally underway, Wally West must learn the truth about his father, Daniel West, the long-lost villain known as Reverse-Flash. To retrace his steps, Kid Flash and The Flash must travel to the most dangerous place in the DC Universe: Belle Reve Prison!

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 8, 2017

    Flash stays a consistently entertaining Rebirth title. This new arc looks like it has some legs thanks to Williamson keeping Team Flash and the readers on their toes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 11, 2017

    This is another sound issue in Flashs rebirth. Even though this issue and the next could be considered filler issues, the creative team makes sure to deliver a worthwhile read and continue to develop the characters in meaningful ways. It is possible to read this issue cold turkey, but, of course, having read previous ones is recommended. Making the book easily accessible to all readers is another welcome highlight. Perhaps most importantly, though, the comic continues to be entertaining. If youre already reading, keep moving forward with this series. New readers, do yourselves a favor and hop on for the ride because some major developments in the mysteries of DCs Rebirth are about to unfold! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Mar 8, 2017

    This was a great issue. I love what's going on with Wally and finding out Reverse Flash is his father. I'm thinking Reverse Flash will return and I have no problem with that! The art once again was really well done. Jesus Merino draws the characters perfectly and Reverse Flash in the opening panels was my favorite. The lightning surrounding him and the detail on his suit was perfect. Please bring him back! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Mar 8, 2017

    There is a lot of excitement and family drama crammed into the 21 pages of this comic, and as one has come to expect from a Flash title the artwork is kinetic without being too busy or messy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 8, 2017

    The inclusion of Captain Boomerang hearkens back to the classic silver age stories where Barry battled him. But Boomerang's status as a member of the Suicide Squad is being built upon, instead of being retconned away. This is keeping in line with the DC Rebirth ethos of recapturing the classic feel, but keeping the story moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 9, 2017

    In short, there's a nice blend of character drama and Flash Rogue banter on display here. However, Jesus Merino isn't very successful when it comes to capturing the book's dynamic, angular aesthetic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Mar 8, 2017

    The Flash #18 is a solid entry. It has a number of things going for it such as the father-son explorations, Barry and Kid Flash's detective skills, and Williamson's fantastic dialogue. However, there are a number of flaws including some sloppy panels, a little heavy shading, and some coloring which can derail an entire action scene. It's definitely worth a purchase, but there are some technical issues that definitely could be cleaned up. The story is definitely good with a number of interesting characters to whet your appetite! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 8, 2017

    The issue had a little too much exposition, but it was a solid story. Would have liked to see the story let the artist break through a little more and deliver some quality action beats. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 8, 2017

    Joshua Williamson starts his sins of the Father arc by getting everyone up to speed and then slowly going forward.  Not a whole lot happens in the form of answers, but we do get Boomerang and the closest we will probably ever get to Crocodile Dundee in a Flash book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Mar 9, 2017

    Although I was never a fan of the character, The Flash #18 has caught my attention and the rest of this arc could be the deciding factor on whether or not I become a fan. There was a bit too much dialogue for me, and at times the artwork was choppy. Read Full Review

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