Flash #26

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 25
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"RUNNING SCARED" part two! Barry Allen and Iris West witness a chilling vision of the future courtesy of the Reverse-Flash, who reveals the couple's legendary romance will yield only darkness for the world of tomorrow. Now, Thawne forces The Flash to make a choice: spend forever alone or doom the future?

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2017

    With this issue's cliffhanger, Williamson continues to find new ways to keep readers guessing. I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 12, 2017

    While this issue takes a bit to ease into, it feels so fresh and fun.  Watching Thawne use the Flash against Barry was so awesome and Howard Porter's art made it all look fantastic.  This is easily one of my favorite issues of Rebirth Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 18, 2017

    To some extent, I feel that now Flash suffers from the Daredevil problem where since Frank Miller every writer wants to rewrite the classic stories that elevated the character. So just like Daredevil, with Flash, every writer since Mark Waid has been trying to write the ultimate epic with the speed force and the Reverse Flash. When Geoff Johns did it, he added layers by beefing up the Rogues gallery. But Im not too sure what Williamsons contribution will be at this point other than playing with other writers toys and retelling their greatest stories his way. Why wont writers of characters with defining stories like Daredevil and Flash just not forge their own paths? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jul 12, 2017

    Flash faces an old enemy who threatens his relationship with Iris, his role as a father, and his future as the Flash Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 12, 2017

    Flash #26 created the most challenging question for Barry that he has had to make up to this point. To spend forever alone or doom the future, that is one heck of a choice to give a broken man. Luckily ‘Running Scared' revealed another kind of hero that you should never overlook. One who Barry and The Flash should never overlook. Especially with the sacrifice Barry makes to understand this as it seems Reverse-Flash will figure this out the hard way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 12, 2017

    The Flash is really starting to feel like the Flash comics I read as a kid in the 70s. This really reminds me of the fun and excitement that comics used to have. The DC Rebirth ethos is really paying off for longtime fans of Barry Allen's Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 12, 2017

    A good issue that utilizes time travel well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Jul 15, 2017

    The art is once again on point, with the very beginning and end being the highlights for me. Inconsistent in some areas, but solid as a whole. It had some problems, but overall this issue is still solid. The dialogue was once again natural and well written by Williamson. Definitely worth checking out if you're a Flash fan or DC Comics fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jul 17, 2017

    Despite Barry Allen being, well, Barry Allen, this was an interesting time travel tale, with a fun cliffhanger Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jul 12, 2017

    If you can get past the comic book redundancy of the secret identify reveal, this book was very pretty good. I'd say the ending was the saving grace for this particular issue. I loved the art and found the panel layouts very clever. As predictable as some of these issues can be, Williamson got me on this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 12, 2017

    Still a great overall story with a less than compelling villain. The writing continues to be impressive and the art work is amazing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jul 13, 2017

    Despite some dragging issues and the occasionally oddly drawn face, this comic ends with the promise of an impressive confrontation in the next issue. It might make the arc stronger overall, but it hurts the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 13, 2017

    This just isn't a very enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

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