Flash #28

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 21
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"NEGATIVE" part one! It's a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He's got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you'd want The Flash to put behind bars. There's just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under control before they kill him?

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Aug 15, 2017

    First time readers shouldnt have any problems picking this up thanks to a quick recap at the start of the book, but obviously those who have been reading for a long time will get more from it. Whether you are a veteran of the series, someone who has only watched the TV Show or a completely new reader, this comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Leo Marques Aug 11, 2017

    Joshua Williamson who wrote this comic and art by Carmine Di Giandomenico did a great job here and interested to see how they play off this negative speed force scenario. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 9, 2017

    Very cool story that has forced Flash into a lot of question marks for him, and readers, to figure out. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 10, 2017

    The Flash is one of the best DC comic books right now, perhaps second only to Tom King's Batman. That said, this is not the first issue you should pick up. Not that it's not a great introductory issue, because it is but because it's quite clearly a sequel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 9, 2017

    That's a sentiment that holds true for the title as well. Two back to back Reverse Flash stories took away somewhat from Williamson's abilities to create fresh challenges for Flash. Negative gets off to a great start with some fun possibilities of what's ahead for The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 8, 2017

    An enjoyable read that is as interesting for what it doesn't give away as it is for what it presents on the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 10, 2017

    That being said, a good portion of the art, especially the action scenes, still look good. The story itself is very well-constructed, and it is an engaging comic book to read. This one gets a strong recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 10, 2017

    Ignoring the disunity between the tone of the story and the aesthetics of the artwork, all of the creators at work on this book are at the top of their respective games. Unfortunately, the final effect of their working together is like trying to play chess with a checkers set. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Aug 10, 2017

    Overall, The Flash #28 was a fun and action packed read. It's definitely a setup issue but that's to be expected at the start of an arc so it can ease you in. It leaves me very curious how Barry is going to handle the negative powers and what it'll do to him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 9, 2017

    Although Barry has it tough right now, the added drama makes for great reading. The Flash is one of the titles I tear into first as soon as I get ahold of it because I have to find out the latest development in Barry's chaotic life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 11, 2017

    The start of a new arc, "Negative," serves as a good jumping on point for fans curious as to what Barry Allen's been up to lately and does a solid job of priming readers for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Aug 9, 2017

    This issue is about Barry facing the consequences of prioritizing The Flash over his family and his career. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Aug 9, 2017

    Barring what I said in the first paragraph, the issue shows potential to be the launch of a very unique and interesting arc, perhaps taking the Flash to levels he hasn’t reached before. And the artwork is spot on, capturing the emotions and anguish of the character, making a very beautiful book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Aug 11, 2017

    The art is pretty great and it's a return to the style form earlier issues. I like it and it suits the Flash. It's more consistent than #27, makes me think it the last one was made in a shorter time span but that's just me speculating. Overall, I'm still disappointed on how the last story turned out at the very end, specially since it started out great. I'll remain hope still that this new one get things back into shape. I still like the dialogue annd characters, the narrative needs a little shifting. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 9, 2017

    While I was hoping for the start of a big arc here, this issue fell flat. If you are new to the book, you may appreciate the recap, but longtime readers can probably skip this and catch up next issue. Read Full Review

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