Flash #38

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
8.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"A Cold Day in Hell" finale! The Flash and an unlikely ally must discover who is behind the death of one of the Rogues before the murderer strikes again! But Flash is trapped inside of Iron Heights with one person blocking his exit: Captain Cold!

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    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 10, 2018

    It's unlikely that Barry's life will be smooth sailing from here on, but Barry has finally taken the first concrete steps towards becoming once again the shining exemplar of hope and optimism in the DCU. It's issues like this that make The Flash one of the best titles of DC's lineup. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 10, 2018

    This week Joshua Williamson said that Flash War was the culmination of his run, however I feel that Flash #38 really draws on everything that he has done since the first issue of his run and gives a satisfying end. This issue also sets up plenty of interesting stuff, which gets me excited for the future of the flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 10, 2018

    I really liked this issue from Williamsons approach, Kollins art and the potential for upcoming subplots. The Flash has rarely gone off track during this run, but it seems poised to be even better in the next few issues. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 11, 2018

    This book's got its groove back in a big way. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 16, 2018

    In all of his various forms, Barry Allen has a penchant for turning his feelings inward, so it's with some degree of cheer that Williamson manages to round out this particular tale on a note of hope. That's a pretty nice anniversary gift for the character and readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Jan 11, 2018

    The Rogues shine, but Godspeed dazzles as a character-driven arc gives the Flash solid footing to keep on running. Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Jan 10, 2018

    Joshua Williamson writes a great story as usual and does a great job setting up for the annual and the arc leading up to Flash War and is complimented by Scott Kolins on art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 10, 2018

    This was a really fun issue of the Flash that ties up some loose ends, but more importantly, makes me look forward to everything it sets up.  Joshua Williamson gives long time readers some nice character moments that culminates with the promise of something most have been waiting a while to see.  Scot Kolins art has a nice, old school appeal that fits the story nicely and while it may not be a great jumping on point for new readers, I can easily recommend it to those who have stucked with the series or recently droped off. Read Full Review

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    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 11, 2018

    This isn't necessarily Kolins' strongest Flash work. His figure work is fairly loose, particularly late in this issue. But even so, there's nothing like the dynamic, animated quality Kolins brings to Flash's adventures. Read Full Review

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    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 10, 2018

    Time has not slowed Kolins's stride and his work here is the best this series has seen in some time. Williamson's script is equally strong, though it does set up a plot beat at the end regarding an undercover operation at the GCPD that makes little sense logically. Read Full Review

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    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Jan 17, 2018

    Joshua Williamson is building to big things on The Flash. His plot twists are unexpected keeping you on your toes. His characterization is smart, heartfelt and embraces the family at the heart of the Fastest Man Alive's franchise. The team of artists on this series is reliable with a nice balance between classic veteran storytellers and rising superstars. With the eagerly-awaited "Flash War" coming up next, I strongly encourage anyone on the fence to jump on the bandwagon now. Williamson's Flash is on a hot streak and this book is only getting hotter. Don't miss it! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Jan 13, 2018

    The finale to a "Cold day in hell" is by far the strongest one, giving a satisfying finale to the story. Captain Cold is the standout here, having some of the best dialogue. I'm excited to see where the story goes from here as some plot lines are being set up, and how they may lead up to this year's "Flash War." Read Full Review

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