Flash #44

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 17
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"PERFECT STORM" part six! Grodd rains lightning down on Central City to burn it to the ground. The Flash is as fast as a bolt of lightning, but is he as fast as a thousand?

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    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 12, 2018

    Finally, after months of battling with negativity, Barry seems to be getting back to his normal optimistic self. But if the hints about the Flash War are true, it may be Wally that's about to have a crisis of faith. That promises a powerful story, as it hearkens back to how he grew into the role of the Flash in his own title. Read Full Review

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    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Apr 11, 2018

    Dense, heartfelt, and gorgeously illustrated, The Flash #44 from Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Ivan Placencia is the perfect end to "Perfect Storm," and sets up the next big story in Williamson's The Flash beautifully. Read Full Review

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 11, 2018

    The cliffhanger already has me amped up for where Williamson is taking the title next. Flash keeps rolling strong and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Apr 11, 2018

    In this issue, The Flash and his team of speedsters fight Gorilla Grodd to save Central City from the Negative Speed Force. Meanwhile, a new enemy from the 25th century is waiting in the wings to confront the already stressed speedsters. Read Full Review

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    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Apr 13, 2018

    This is not only a great issue for The Flash, but it may be the one yet in the new Rebirth line. The action and scale is nothing like we've seen before in a solo Flash comic for years, and the characters are more fleshed out than ever. Although is does set up Flash War, it's great to see Barry and Wally with the rest of the Flash fam working together. Read Full Review

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    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Apr 11, 2018

    THE FLASH #44 is a truly enjoyable book. Williamson ramps up the emotion this issue, which makes it very memorable. Barry's letter to Iris is especially touching. Di Giandomenico's art makes the action look just beautiful. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 12, 2018

    Heading into Flash War, Williamson has readers right where he wants them, and that's great news for Flash fans. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 11, 2018

    The final chapter of "Perfect Storm" in Flash #44 delivers some serious action and a redemption of sorts for Barry Allen (who set much of this arc's chaos in effect with his shortsighted actions), but it also delivers some serious emotional punch thanks to its framing device " which takes a dark turn in the cliffhanger. Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Apr 13, 2018

    The writing of the issue is fine, with emotional beats. However, the art and colors are what makes it stand out. Read Full Review

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    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 10, 2018

    It will be interesting to see where this story goes next and what this new direction for Barry and company means going forward. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Apr 11, 2018

    In the end, this was a satisfying, but rushed issue, that wraps the arc up in a nice, neat little bow. The answers given about Barrys odd behavior arent as detailed as they should be, and Grodd is swept off the page with little care, but the Flash is left in a nice place emotionally, surrounded by family, and the love of his life, so the weaknesses are excusable. Especially, when the last page promises an epic arc to come next month. Read Full Review

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    Multiversity Comics - Alan Buxbaum Apr 16, 2018

    While not necessarily a book-of-the-week contender, "The Flash" #44 is an excellent read and a strong end to the current arc. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Apr 23, 2018

    One remedy could be to stop wallowing in the speedforce drama and world of the Flashes and explore new grounds that does not include the Rogues or anything concocted by Mark Waid or Geoff Johns. Read Full Review

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    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 12, 2018

    Joshua Williamson adds in a few good character moments and the artwork by Carmine Di Giandomenico is good enough, but ultimately there's nothing here Flash fans haven't seen done before and done better. Read Full Review

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    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 11, 2018

    The Perfect Storm story ended in a not so perfect way.  After issue and issue of setup, Joshua Williamson rushes the reader to a quick and forced ending that left a bad taste in my mouth.  The art was good (it usually is in this book), but this ending made the whole arc feel like meaningless filler. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 13, 2018

    Great ending to this story with plenty of emotional moments. The new Flash family all had very good moments here. The last page only added to my excitement about the upcoming Flash war.

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    Br'er Lapin Apr 14, 2018

    That cliffhanger though.

  • 8.5
    Keola Kent Apr 15, 2018

    Some of those rating points are for Grodd, because I'm a Grodd fan. I would have preferred the Gorilla City contingent to get more to do.
    The letter to Iris was very well done, both for the text and for what it portends.
    I am hoping that some serious time will be given to an Iris and the Wallys arc.
    I'm too through with the 25th century. Reverse, Negative, or Upside Down Flash, they all need to take a nice long hiatus. For maybe 4 centuries.

  • 8.0
    egon244 Apr 13, 2018

    Finally a solid issue I have no complains about. Great art, great action and satisfying conclusion to otherwise uneven story arc.

    Grodd gets defeated and Barry finally regains his hopefull, positive spirit. Maybe all the moping and negativity where the result of Grodd's mind tricks? I choose to think so.
    Also the narration in this issue in form of a letter to Iris was a really good move on the writer's part.

    Looking forward to Iris and Wallace reunion.

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Apr 11, 2018

    I enjoyed this issue more than I expected to. Yes, it was a bit rushed. But I like having the Flashes work together (as cheesy as it was). And finally, things are somewhat back in order after that mostly bland Negative Flash arc.

  • 6.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 12, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Im sorry but this is what I’m talking about... why do we build up to these huge stories that seem epic and it just ends with the Flashes running really fast? What happened to Raijan? Multiplex? Black hole? We get the reveal that Grodd is the big bad, which was a pretty sweet reveal. Heck, he took Barry’s powers for this and Barry gets them back an issue later. Really? We get Godspeed and Meena back... the negative speed force even.... but this entire run built up to team Flash running fast and we’re done. Again really? Come on!!!!

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