Flash #27

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 25
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"RUNNING SCARED" finale! Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Legendary enemies separated by centuries pulled through time itself to battle again and again. Until now. For one year THE FLASH has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Carlos Melendez Sep 12, 2017

    Joshua manages to explore the character in ways I've never seen before which transcend him far beyond being just a textbook sociopath and feel right and fit with the character never feeling like he's betraying him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 28, 2017

    This was a really cool issue. The fighting is great, there is emotional weight to the battle, and its a lot of fun. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 26, 2017

    Barry's life is really in turmoil right now, but it makes for great reading. The Flash is easily one of the best books of the Rebirth line right now, and is always the book I read first on any week a new issue comes out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Andrew Wheeler Jul 26, 2017

    The Flash #27 is a must-read issue. An entire issue of pure action action and suspense. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jul 26, 2017

    The Flash and Thawne are locked in a fight to the death, spanning across both time and space with Flash intent on killing the Reverse Flash Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jul 26, 2017

    THE FLASH #27 is a bold new chapter in the life of Barry Allen. Writer Joshua Williamson and artists Paul Pelletier & Howard Porter create a must-read story for all Flash fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 26, 2017

    I really liked this issue and this and the last one have me excited about where the book is going.  Barry is finding out that some of his past decisions are coming back to bite him in the ass even while he seems to be winning the day and if you have been thinking of jumping on this book, now is a good time.  Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Jul 26, 2017

    SPOILERS! Joshua Williamson brings this action packed story to a close, ending it on a quiet and sad moment. And although this issue lacked a bit of the narrative drive this arc started with, it was still an important story and one that will seemingly affect the dynamic of the Flash and his extended family for some time to come and also leaves Barry with some new powers and abilities. Read on for 11 reasons The Flash #27 changes lanes and leaves the road open for some great upcoming tales. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 26, 2017

    This was a great conclusion to a storyline that I was on the fence about. It was satisfying to see how it ended and both the story and art were top notch. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 26, 2017

    After the events of The Flash #27 there's no way you can see things going back to normal. The life of a hero is hard when keeping secrets to protect those closest to you can easily become your downfall when they can also feel betrayed upon learning the truth. Patterns are the weakness of any superhero story and luckily this creative team addresses how this will always come back to bite someone like Barry. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jul 26, 2017

    Flash was an enjoyable read though the reasoning for Reverse Flash throws off the issue. After this issue, Flash seems to be changing as a series with the repercussions as the conclusion of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 4, 2017

    Im glad that this story is over even though the Reverse-Flash seems to be gone for a while. I suspect that he will be revived yet again. Im tired of seeing him. Hes like Sinestro for Green Lantern Hal Jordan. You can always count on a writer to bring him back no matter how often he dies. Because the death of the Reverse-Flash does not appear to be permanent, the story loses all emotional connection and strength. He had been killed in the Button crossover with Batman, and revived the very next issue in Flash. Writer Joshua Williamson has sabotaged his own efforts here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 26, 2017

    The next arc suggests changes are coming for Flash. Thats a good thing as Williamson needs to shake things up a bit even if only temporarily. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jul 26, 2017

    Visually the book was fun, but the plot was a mess. For howsimple it was, there was way too many shortcuts put in place to get the end.The fight ended up being lackluster. I like Williamson, but this issue feltvery not genuine, and almost more of a time filler than a good storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 27, 2017

    Williamson's take on Barry Allen doesn't even live up to his own ideals, and it's impossible to forget what a moron Barry has been in this story. Aside from Pelletier's art, this was very unsatisfying. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jul 28, 2017

    An important showdown is undermined by many inconsistencies. Read Full Review

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