Flash #31

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"BLOODWORK" part two! Central City is the battleground for one of the most brutal fights of Barry Allen's life as he squares off against the monstrous Bloodwork, whose powers are so gruesome we can't tell you more about them here! Making things worse for The Flash as he confronts this unstoppable new threat is the fact that it's all his fault! Witness the penultimate act of the Negative-Flash story and the beginning of an unforgettable new chapter in Barry Allen's life...

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 27, 2017

    Williamson ends the issue on a welcome hopeful note with a long-awaited reconciliation and twist on a familiar theme. Flashs new status quo has kept this title from getting predictable and next issue seems poised to continue the fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 28, 2017

    The Flash is the heart of the DCU, and over the past few issues, that heart has been hurting. It's great to see that he is finally taking steps to get his life in order. Rebirth is about hope and optimism, which can't properly succeed if the DCU's heart loses touch with that optimism. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 26, 2017

    The conclusion of this story was a little fast (no pun intended) but the new world that it opens for Flash is an intriguing one I want to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 27, 2017

    Im not sure how I feel about The Flash continuing the connection he has to the negative speed force. However, this story sets up some interesting storylines moving forward. I like that Wally is set to mentor Barry and that they repaired their relationship. It will be interesting to see how Kid Flash helps The Flash with his connection to the negative speed force. It might take Barry a while to restore his relationship with Iris. And, his CCPD partner, Kristen, could remain upset with Barry, which would make for an interesting work environment. I can hardly wait for the next story arc to see some of these storylines develop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Sep 27, 2017

    An interesting end to the introduction of a new villain that changes the status quo of the book for a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Oct 1, 2017

    While Flash #31 does have its flaws, they are minute compared to what the comic does right. It features an epic battle, and plenty of grounded character moments. Its a good continuation to the Flashs saga, and writer Joshua Williamson should be proud of his work here. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 22, 2018

    Neil Googes section which covers the fight between Flash and Bloodworks looked good and that was the point of his contribution, regardless of logic. Gus Vasquezs took care of the police procedural after the fight which was cleaning up Bloodworks mess. It wasnt as spectacular but was the appropriate part to hand to the second artist. Googe was great at drawing blood-based constructs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Sep 27, 2017

    I haven't been completely sold on the rebirth Flash, and I only just jumped on with these two books, but in just two books I want to know more about how Barry is going to have to train himself. I need to get a few back issues, too. Of course, I have to get caught up. Hopefully, I'll find that there is a better balance between villains and character drama as my Flash reading continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 28, 2017

    Man, I was so excited when the Flash got new negative powers, but all it's seemed to do is turn him emo. It's almost Spider-Man 3-esque. I'm waiting for him to do a dance, kiss a girl, and glare at Iris with a cruel smile. But that is too much action for the Flash. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 27, 2017

    The Bloodwork story is over and I'm happy to move on because we might get a better Barry out of it, but also because it just wasn't that good.  This series continues it's bumpy ride and I can't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Sep 27, 2017

    The ending of the book was the strongest part of the book as we find out that both Barry and his colleague are being transferred to Iron Heights Prison. Williamson has been strong on interactions so far so seeing them work together after being transferred should be interested. Also the fact that Wally will be training Barry should be really interesting to read. Read Full Review

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