Flash #30

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 15
7.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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"BLOODWORK" part one! Barry Allen's personal life is in shambles, his new Negative-Flash powers aren't working properly, and someone has been tampering with evidence at the Central City Police Department. The Flash is not having a good day, and it's going to get worse when he comes face to face with Bloodwork, a terrifying new villain with secret ties to Barry Allen.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 13, 2017

    I'm really enjoying this current direction of The Flash. This has been a daring departure for the norm from what readers have come to expect from this book and it's truly delivered. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 13, 2017

    An excellent issue that mixes the detective work, superhero stuff, and new villain origin well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Sep 15, 2017

    : The focus between Barry Allen's confusion, Flash's inability to control himself and the introduction of a new work is led by Williamson's precise direction and Googe's badass creations.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 13, 2017

    The art is gorgeous and the story is emotionally meaningful. The story expresses themes of loss, grief, and recovery throughout. Kristens recovery from the loss of her family, her sharing her story with Barry seemed to empower him and give meaning to the story. Similarly, Ramseys story of overcoming a significant health diagnosis to let Flash know that hes aware of the Flashs most recent damaging effects on Central City is equally impactful. The book ends with a cliffhanger as Flash faces off against Bloodwork in Central City. I am excited to see how Flash overcomes his guilt and learns how to use his new power set to defeat Bloodwork! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Sep 16, 2017

    This week's issue was very solid, had one or two problems with it but I really can't complain that much. After the disappointing finale to the Reverse-Flash story arc I think the series is back to form. The art is fun yet exciting, and it captures the feel of the narrative very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 14, 2017

    As much as I hate to see the crap Barry is having to put up with, I can't deny that it makes for compelling reading, and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 6, 2017

    Neil Googe was a welcomed change from previous artists who deformed the shapes and the forms of characters so much. But Googes characters are anorexic! They are very skinny and in the case of the Flash, does not show the heroic stance and body that would make us believe that he is not just a runner, but a supper hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 13, 2017

    The Flash #30 is a solid start to this arc and Ill definitely be reading more. When Googe is on, the book is great and I hope to see more of that in the The Flash #31. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2017

    This new villain doesn't leave a strong impression in terms of look, powers or motivation. His tendency to monologue doesn't exactly endear him to the reader, either. But at least Barry's own personal drama carries more weight as the ramifications of Barry's Negative Speed Force exposure continue to play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2017

    Entertaining and well plotted with good art, but a little flat story wise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Sep 16, 2017

    I wouldn't be disappointed to not have The Flash #30 in my library. There isn't anything about the issue that puts it on a must buy list. Unless of course, you think the first appearance of Bloodwork will be a collector's item in the future. Personally, I don't think we're looking at a Batman #1 but what do I know. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 13, 2017

    This is not a good start to the Blood Work arc.  The villain comes off as boring with little explanation of how he got his powers and no real motivation for becoming a bad guy.That and underwhelming art lead to an issue I can't recommend. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Sep 13, 2017

    The first half of the book has some great story beats. Too bad the second half of the story is not very interesting. The second issue in the arc could really pick up and make this villain feel like a real threat to Barry. If I do pick up the next issue it will be to see how Barry handles his personal life, not to see what Bloodwork might do next. Read Full Review

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