Flash #34

Writer: Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci Artist: Pop Mhan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"Black Hole" part one! When a shocking reunion leads to an even more dire discovery about The Flash's new powers, Barry and Wally will have to confront their rocky past if they both hope to get out alive!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Nov 8, 2017

    What excites me is that the story has removed the Negative Speed Force from The Flash. How did she do this? Not sure. However, the relief gained by Meenas separating The Flash from his connection to the Negative Speed Force far out ways the skepticism surrounding how she tricked Barry so easily. While this is far-fetched, I dont care. Thank you for returning The Flash to his original power set! It interests me to see The Flash moving forward with a connection to only the Speed Force and how he breaks free from Meenas control! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Nov 8, 2017

    This issue does a lot to fix some of my problems with the negative speed Barry problem, and I'm really happy it did. Although it still has a few issues, I think it still put the story on the right track. The art is a bit inconsistent at times, and some of the running look weird. Overall, I think this was a solid entry in the series and it sets up a new storyline that will sure shake Barry to his core. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Nov 8, 2017

    A good issue that removes some long overdue problems with the book, and in doing so, returns earlier plots to the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 8, 2017

    Ha, you think the craziness has ended, but there seems to be no sign of sanity in the life of Barry and Wally anytime too soon. Friends and trust are in short supply for these two which they continue to learn the hard way. This was a touching issue for the most part as they almost lead us into a false sense of security. Well that is if you were like me and ignored the words on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 11, 2017

    This issue raises several questions, but it suitably sets up the action for next issue's battle against Barry's newly minted foe, Negative Flash. It promises to be an epic battle that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Nov 9, 2017

    This is hopefully far from the end of Williamson's run, but by returning to one of the earlier stories he did in one of the Flash's weaker moments, we really get to see some fun things come back and play off each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 8, 2017

    I like where Williamson and Moreci are going with this storyline. Its not the most shocking, but its another solid arc that makes effective use of The Flashs recent history. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Nov 8, 2017

    So, it's the start of a new story, that is a continuation of a recent story and is worth buying? Sure, but because it's the start of Barry becoming "normal" again, and that means things could start getting better for our hero.  Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Nov 14, 2017

    Williamson tells smart Flash stories that manage to include the entire supporting cast. EveryoneKid Flash, Iris, Kristen, the Roguescontributes to each chapter and isnt left out. But many chapters have panels and panels of characters repeating things over & over to the point that the climax has a lot less power when it arrives. Flash is a good, decent comic book, but it could really be tightened up quite a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 3, 2018

    Pop Mhan is competent, but I dislike his Barry Allen. Too many artists are assigned to these series and the art becomes inconsistent. I understand that the two-week production schedule means that no single artist can keep up with producing a series, but it should not feel like every second issue is a B-issue and not as important because a filler artist was hired. How about assigning artists to complete storyarcs so that solid artists like Mhan dont feel like B creators when they are not. I just dont like his Barry Allen, but the rest of his work is fine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 8, 2017

    This was a promising issue of the Flash and I'll take it!  While I still want some explanation of what the Negative Speed Force is, at least it's now a problem Barry can fight.  I love Pop Mhan's art and this looks like it could be a springboard to some better stories coming up.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 15, 2017

    Overall: The Flash #34 was an average read. There is not much in this issue that would make me recommend that readers run out to their local comic shop and purchase this issue. I would only recommend The Flash #34 to die-hard Flash fans. For everyone, there are plenty of DC mainstream super hero titles that are on the market that offer a far superior bang for your buck. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 9, 2017

    Come to that, most of the dialogue in this issue seems a bit off, perhaps due to Michael Moreci being involved in the writing? At least the artwork by Pop Mhan looks good but that's cold comfort when this book is usually great. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 11, 2017

    At its best, this comic was a fairly dull reestablishment of a character with great art. At its worstwell, its another anti-Flash. I cant really recommend it unfortunately; hopefully this series can return to the levels of quality it attained during the Bloodwork arc and most recent Reverse-Flash arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Nov 8, 2017

    I’m really happy that now Barry no longer has the speedforce and can return to the normal Flash that we are used to. The issue does have some problems but also has some strong moments. Hopefully now we can get back to really fun Flash comics again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comicosity - Jay Barrett Nov 8, 2017

    The Flash #34 feels like the start of a mediocre and meandering chapter in the life of Barry Allen. I'm sorry for being so blunt, but I have to be honest. This issue is boring. Read Full Review

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