Flash #36

Writer: Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 21
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"A Cold Day in Hell" part one! When one of The Flash's Rogues is murdered inside Iron Heights prison, Barry Allen throws himself deep into the case, still reeling from the turmoil of his personal life! But when the clues begin to reveal an even greater conspiracy at work, The Flash soon discovers Iron Heights' deadliest secret...  

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 13, 2017

    This is a strong kickoff to a new Flash arc and an ideal jumping on point for new readers ready to run a lap with this consistently strong title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 18, 2017

    This issue a fine example of why this is consistently one of the best titles DC is publishing currently Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    On Comics Ground - Carlos Melendez Dec 26, 2017

    Flash continues to excel and strive where others fall short in one simple regard. Being true to itself while Marvel is constantly changing their slate or characters to match the ever growing and expanding MCU. Or other series may cater to other forms of media like film or tv. One thing that is constant about Flash is that Flash will continue to be Flash. Keeping true to it's always present light but fun tone Flash has heart in spades and that is ultimately it's greatest strength among impressive art and excellent writing as well. That is what truly makes it a cut above the rest when in comparison to other Rebirth titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Dec 12, 2017

    As Flash stories go, this one is by the numbers, which isn't a bad thing if you love the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 13, 2017

    This was a good issue of the Flash, mixing the light with the dark and setting up a good story going forward.  I loved Howard Porter's art and hope this is where I get fully behind Williamson's Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Dec 12, 2017

    Williamson has done a great job of expanding on and compounding the difficulties that Barry is going to face in his new role. As more of his life as Barry Allen becomes complicated, his retreating into The Flash becomes not only easier but more complicated in and of itself. Porter's art is dynamic in this issue and he continues to use great panel angles to denote movement, especially the kinetic nature of Barry's new life. Worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 13, 2017

    A great issue of a great series. Williamson and Porter have managed to recapture the same magic I remember from reading the adventures of the Flash when I was a kid. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2017

    I'm not sure about the direction Williamson has been taking Barry, tearing his life down, but there's no question his villains are top-notch. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Dec 14, 2017

    But even bridging to a new arc he refers back to August Godspeed and references Black hole as if he cant let go of the previous storylines and move forward. As stated though the art is top notch. Speedsters as drawn as they should be in costume dynamically. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 14, 2017

    This series has been through a few rough patches of late, but this new arc feels like the fresh start Barry Allen and friends needed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Dec 19, 2017

    Josh Williamson's run on Flash is equal or superior to William Messner-Loeb's early 90s run. But more than that, there are moments where it reminds me of David Michelinie's late 70s/early 80s run of Iron Man. Plots, characterization, and humor all evolve naturally and no events feel forced. Couple this smart, economical and clear-eyed writing with a sturdy bullpen of talented artists and you have an always good to at times great series. Flash #36 is good, old-fashioned superhero comics of the kind we sure could use more of now. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Dec 14, 2017

    The potential for a great mystery is there, but I feel the opportunity was sort of wasted here. Within the same issue they introduce it, it's seemingly pushed aside. Barry Allen had a nice monologue throughout, especially the beginning but I really didn't get the sense he was actually investigating. The art is slightly weird at times, but the colors shine through to create an immersive feel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 16, 2017

    The Flash #36 isn't a bad book and it's a good jumping-on point for new readers. This issue is still far rougher than usual, however, and not representative of the usual level of quality from this creative team. It is good, not great, but well worth fighting through the rough-spots to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 15, 2017

    I feel like its worth mentioning that Barry Allen is my favorite DC hero. I say that, because I keep finding myself beating up current Flash comic. It hasnt hit my sweet spot since the most recent arc with the Reverse-Flash, though the Bloodwork arc was pretty good too. Thats not to say that this issue was awful; it was merely mediocre. As such, I cant quite recommend it. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

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