Flash #19

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 22
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"SINS OF THE FATHER" finale! Wally's quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash's oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally's father, Reverse-Flash, alive.

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 22, 2017

    This is a well told story that continues to draw you in emotionally as well as treat you visually with the action. The last page of the this issue is amazing and calls back to another seminal moment in the Flash's history that could have broader repercussions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kara Leavitt Mar 22, 2017

    The Flash #19 delivers on the emotional identity reveal thats been a long time coming, and finally gives Wally some closure about what happened to his father. The issue balances between solving the villain issue and the emotional payoff, showing how close Barry and Wally have become in such a short time, and the respect Digger, one of his villains, has for him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 22, 2017

    Despite a limited page count this issue, Carmine Di Giandomenico shows why he's such a fantastic artist for this book. Di Giandomenico's characters never seem static and they've got a constant sense of movement. Under his pencils, the Speed Force looks more like something Barry and Wally tap in to not just use to go faster. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Mar 22, 2017

    Williamson continues to build up The Flash and Kid Flash relationship here, with it taking major steps forward. With Flash finally opening up to Kid Flash and letting him in on a lot, plus some pretty touching moments. This seems to be the theme of DC Rebirth, it's really nice to see hope back in these characters, the families are coming back to DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Mar 22, 2017

    A great story is a great story, whether you're a long time fan or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 22, 2017

    Joshua Williamson gives fans a heart warming and breaking issue that gives Wally some closure and opens up some strange possibilities in the near future.  The art was strong and the issue moved fast and while we got some nice reveals, some parts felt a bit empty.  Still, it was a good issue that fans of the book should enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 22, 2017

    A great issue with an important turning point in the relationship between the Flash and his protg. Add to this a classic Flash villain and the setup for the upcoming Flash/Batman crossover, and you have the recipe for a truly memorable Flash story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 27, 2017

    Chaotic story that makes even a relatively minor threat seem significant. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 23, 2017

    While entertaining, for most of this issue the team-up doesn't give the impression it's going anywhere particularly noteworthy. It doesn't help that Jesus Merino's art in these pages feels plain and lacks the dynamic quality of most Flash issues. But the issue makes a hard swerve in its final few pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Mar 22, 2017

    The plot wasnt advanced too far in this issue , but a key revelation comes to light imbuing it with the emotional impact one has come to expect from a Flash comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Mar 22, 2017

    The Flash #19 overall is a solid book. It has a very strong emotional anchor that's frankly been a long time coming. There is a pretty huge reveal that will definitely have a pretty large impact on the upcoming "The Button" arc. The artwork is absolutely superb whether it's facial expressions, using a boomerang to guide you through the panels, or the swirl of the desert sand. However, there were some low points with the Weaver Clan's weak characterization and a transparent plot. It's still a fun tale and one that has emotional payoffs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Mar 22, 2017

    This wasn't a bad issue but it wasn't anything overly exciting. We didn't learn a whole lot since it was already known that Daniel West was dead. But the most interesting part, like I mentioned before, is the return of Flashpoint Reverse Flash. I'm insanely intrigued by this turn of events. Read Full Review

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