Flash #25

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 26
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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"RUNNING SCARED" part one! When Eobard Thawne murdered Barry Allen's mother, he killed a piece of The Flash's past. Now, Reverse-Flash is back to kill Barry's future! The Flash's biggest storyline yet begins as he is pushed to his limits and his secrets are laid bare in a chase through time itself! Don't miss the extra-sized anniversary issue!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jun 28, 2017

    If you're reading The Flash for the CW Show, because you love Speedsters, or you've been following the adventures of Barry Allen for a long time now… you need to have this issue in your possession because it's a victory for everyone involved and it has one of the most hard boiling rivalries in comics you can't help but keep up with. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Carlos Melendez Jul 30, 2017

    Theres not really a lot of action here for a 29 page book surprisingly but again its mostly used to flesh out Thawne and it makes him all the more real and unsettling for it. There are some fistacuffs thrown between Barry and Thawne. But it doesnt last long and this issue does end on a pretty satisfying cliffhanger that will have you smiling but in anticipation wanting more so I wont spoil that. This was one of those issues that while not a lot happens its integral you read it for the plot and so you can get a better understanding of your villain. I may be a little biased with my rating here considering my love for the character but with that being said there was never a moment I wasnt invested in Thawnes story and for that I gotta give this issue a 10/10 the storytelling is incredible here and honestly at some of its finest as well as the artwork which is equally as amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Jun 28, 2017

    I really am loving what the team of Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico have been doing with Reverse-Flash. They have slowly been building him as a very unstable psychopath, but with this issue, they somehow find a way to not only humanize him a bit but also escalate him as a threat even more. Its an issue in the tradition of the classic Rogue-centric stories Geoff Johns was known for (and that made me LOVE Flashs villains) yet still feels different enough to run on its own. Read on for 11 reasons Flash #25 is one of this weeks must-read comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Javier Martinez Jun 28, 2017

    Joshua Williamson makes this extra-sized anniversary issue extra special by going through some Flash history with an amazing in-depth character analysis that makes this issue something unforgettable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Jun 29, 2017

    This week's issue is really solid, finding out about Reverse-Flash's origin was entertaining and well written. The art is pretty engaging, switching between plot points and point-of-views off characters. The concept was very interesting and ambitious, but it didn't work for me all of the time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 28, 2017

    Still, for an extra sized issue I was hoping for a little more substance. Williamson didn't seem to take full advantage of the extra pages giving it a somewhat stretched out feel. I got the sense Williamson was eager to get to the final few pages for that sucker punch cliffhanger. That fallout solidly has me hooked for next issue, even if I wanted more from this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 28, 2017

    The art in this issue is great across the board. I loved the contrasts in the moments between the past and the present and the softer tone to those panels were a welcome break in the tension of the present action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 29, 2017

    The Flash remains one of my favourite Rebirth titles. It also is one of the core titles to watch for hints at the overarching Rebirth story. I eagerly await each new issue so I can dive right into Barry's adventures as the Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Jun 28, 2017

    A good superhero comic making great use of a team of artists in ways that make sense. Something that's actually more rare than I'd like to admit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jul 2, 2017

    The first part of the "Running Scared" arc... sets Barry against his greatest nemesis, The Reverse Flash, in a spectacular fashion that cements it as a major game changer for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 28, 2017

    The 25th anniversary pays off with enlightening flashbacks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 29, 2017

    Joshua Williamson's story is enjoyable and unloads a lot of exposition without getting flat. And the artwork is fine throughout, though one wishes for a little more consistency. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Jun 28, 2017

    A fast, fun, oversized Flash book without Barry going back in time to fix things for once! Learning the history of Eobard Thawne and his evolution to the Reverse Flash was the most compelling part of the story. Splashy art and creative panel layouts add to experience. A must read for any Flash/Reverse Flash fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 28, 2017

    Joshua Williamson gives readers a crash course in Reverse Flash and while it did feel like filler at points, the overall issue was an action packed and enjoyable read.  It all ended in a cliffhanger that was a long time coming and while that didn't fire me up much, I am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 2, 2017

    Many artists contribute to this issue and do make it good. I like that each artist was given the right section to illustrate. Carmine di Giandomenico is violent in his expression of emotions such as Barry Allens pain and the Reverse-Flashs evil. Neil Googe gives the Flash and Thawne innocence and naivety. Its lovely. Ryan Sook adds grounding and the weight of a body to the few pages that he draws. If the colourist had toned these pages with sepia or another filter it would have added to the historical feel the artist conveyed. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 29, 2017

    Compared to the other recently released milestone issues for DC Universe Rebirth, The Flash finishes up far behind in this race. Not even The Flash can outrun a mediocre story. Read Full Review

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