Flash #39

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"The Perfect Storm" part one! In the 700th tale of THE FLASH, Barry Allen wants to make amends to the people he's hurt, but Gorilla Grodd has other plans! If Grodd's shocking attack on Central City wasn't enough, the reason why-and how it connects to everything The Flash has faced since the Speed Force Storm-will rock our hero to his core...and change everything he thought he knew!

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jan 24, 2018

    This was the most enjoyable Flash book since Rebirth started. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Jan 26, 2018

    A fantastic issue in both story and art -- perfect for the 700th issue of The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jan 28, 2018

    Flash is one of those consistently great comics! Each time it comes out, I can't wait to read it! And this title still costs only $2.99! Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2018

    With this plot, and Flash War around the corner, it feels like this is becoming one of DC's premiere books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Jan 25, 2018

    The Flash delivers the goods this week as the story gets to an all-time high intensity here. It's one of the strongest issues yet in this run and it lives up to the 699 Flash stories that have come before it. This issue delivers on the entertainment and emotion, with the art complementing extremely well. The return of the fan-favorite villain was also very nice, Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 24, 2018

    The Perfect Storm starts off on a strong note with the creative team setting the stage for another memorable and exciting arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Jan 24, 2018

    Gorilla Grodd is terrifying, and this issue reminds you just why that is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 23, 2018

    I really enjoy the complicated character issues and external conflicts that are leading to something massive. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 25, 2018

    It would be nice if the cover didn't blatantly spoil the big reveal, but Di Giandomenico and Joshua Williamson still succeed in building to a major crescendo as they establish the latest threat to Barry and his world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Jan 24, 2018

    It's quite possible that this is the start of another truly great Flash epic, and one that doesn't involve mucking about with the timeline for a change. But with the Flash(es) so tied into the New 52/Rebirth saga that I'm constantly surprised that this issue – indeed the whole run – hasn't delved into this further. Regardless, if Perfect Storm lives up to the potential teased by this issue, then it could end up being one of the highlights of the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 28, 2018

    I have written this before; it is always a good thing to see someone named Carmine drawing a Flash comic. Di Giandomenico is the perfect foil for Carmine Infantino. Their styles with elongated muscular limbs is very similar. Di Giandomenico is of course a much more current and dynamic artist but he is equally suited for the Flash. One thing that he does not do as much as the other Carmine, are multiple drawings of Flash doing things at super speed I one panel. Instead of that or speedlines, he likes to populate his panels featuring Flash with thunderbolt contractions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 24, 2018

    The Flash Wars are coming so if you want to jump on the book and get up to speed before that happens, this issue is a good place for that.  You will get caught up with the major players and even get reacquainted with some old favorites.  All that and great art to boot! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Feb 21, 2018

    In the end, this was not the most exciting, or satisfying, 700th issue that could have been provided to the readers, but it does seem to be kicking off a story arc of epic proportions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 24, 2018

    The Flash (2016-) #39 is a beautifully illustrated energetic work that moves at a comfortable pace, and despite the lack of world-ending dramatics, manages to entertain while simultaneously setting the stage for what promises to be an interesting arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 25, 2018

    Barry may finally be getting his life back on track, but that doesn't mean that life will be easy for him. It appears that Barry is in for the fight of his life against Grodd and his allies in the upcoming battle. The Flash continues to be a standout title in DC's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 26, 2018

    If you haven't given The Flash a try, this is the perfect point to start the run. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 24, 2018

    The Flash #39 is a solid comic book, but it should have been so much more for the 700th issue (an oversized issue or something like Marvel is doing for Cap)! The new story arcs set up some nice plots and get the ball moving. The art, for the most part, looks good besides some minor coloring issues. I was really expecting a little bit more for a 700th issue, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jan 25, 2018

    If Grodd is truly needing to suck in the Speed Force for his own nefarious reasons, I'm hoping it results in a lot fewer speedsters. Part of what makes our superheroes interesting is their uniqueness. When the Earth was overrun with Kryptonians, Superman was boring. When the world is overrun with speedsters, The Flash is likewise. (The only one who gets a pass on this is Green Lantern because he's in an armed police force, rather than a metahuman.) Let's get Barry back to truly being "the fastest man alive" and have him face threats other than those from people who can run just as fast -- if not faster -- than he can. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jamin Pierson Jan 29, 2018

    The Flash's 700th issue is a good story,with terrific potential. There wasn't anything screaming at me, “THIS IS AWESOME!” but I found myself entertained. (The point of comics I think) This was largely a set-up issue, so it really is okay. It does it”s job of preparing us for the next issue, which looks brutal for the Flash. Now that we have build-up out-of-the-way give me some Grodd action in #40 Mister Williamson! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jan 26, 2018

    Overall, it's a solid comic that lays a lot of groundwork for the rest of its arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jan 25, 2018

    The Flash #39 comes quick out of the gate, but quickly forgets which way it's running. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 24, 2018

    In conclusion I do think that this is a fine issue, but not a strong issue. The last issue was so strong and this issue sets up a lot of cool and interesting ideas, but I feel Williamson needs to iron out these ideas so it doesn’t feel jumbled. Read Full Review

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