Flash #45

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 23
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User 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?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 25, 2018

    If you haven't been keeping up with The Flash, this is the perfect time to catch-up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 25, 2018

    The big development was the latest twist with Wally. Williamson has big moves in store if this issues cliffhanger is any indication. And its one thats going to make The Flash one of the most important books in the upcoming months. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 25, 2018

    Williamson and Duce should be lauded for their fine work on this long-awaited story. I was originally concerned when I first heard about the Flash War, but this prelude makes me confident that we are in for one hell of a story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Apr 25, 2018

    Overall, this was one of the best issues of the Flash for the fact that it slowed down after an exciting arc and just let the characters breathe. That momentary rest doesnt last for long, though, because this book ends on a revelation that could not only have long-lasting effects on the Flashes, but the entire DC universe. This moment will not be spoiled here, but after you read it, you will be extremely frustrated that you have to wait for the next issue to see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Apr 25, 2018

    The Flash #45's second half is as great as the Annual with brilliant art by Christian Duce and colors by Luis Guerrero. The first half is pretty good, as well, but it serves mostly as setup for the future and a wrap-up of the previous arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Apr 25, 2018

    THE FLASH #45 by Joshua Williamson and Christian Duce is one of the best issues of the series. While it doesn't feature any action-packed Speed Force thrills, it does get to the core of many of the characters. The best part by far, though, is Barry Allen's lovely talk with Iris West. Duce's art makes that scene just beautiful. It's worth the $2.99 just for that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Apr 28, 2018

    The Road to Flash War begins with issue #46, so if youre late to the party, pick up this issue and The Flash Annual #1 and youll be in good shape. This issue marks an excellent jumping on point for new readers. And if there is one thing Ive learned in 30 or so years of reading comics, Flash Fact: you should always be reading Flash, because no major event in the DCU doesnt pass through these pages in some capacity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Apr 25, 2018

    This is an all-around beautiful issue and an easy jumping-on point that easily establishes who the characters are and why they work so well together. Get ready to FEEL. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 25, 2018

    Now, this is how you set up a hero vs. hero conflict, not registration acts or Inhuman MacGuffins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 26, 2018

    All in all, some very solid work that acts as a strong palate cleanser before "Flash War" begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Apr 25, 2018

    Joshua Williamson delivers a heartfelt script that propels Wally West's story and makes this issue feel like a direct follow-up to his triumphant story in DC Universe: Rebirth #1, and gives audiences a bit of a calm before the next inevitable speed force storm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 25, 2018

    Joshua Williamson gets us a step closer to Flash War, but mainly reunites Iris with a couple of the most important guys in her life and I couldn't be happier for that.  Yea, I wish we could have gotten more of that, but the rest does push the overall story forward so I can't really complain...much.  The art is great here and even if the big moments were a bit underwhelming, they were still big moments that needed to be resolved before the big story starts.  Only one more issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Apr 25, 2018

    In this issue, The Flash acknowledges his flaws but is willing to accept the support of his speedster family to overcome them. Iris West and Barry Allen have a heart to heart talk while Avery returns to the New Justice League Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alan Buxbaum Apr 30, 2018

    As per usual, "The Flash's" latest issue delivers with a great start to the new arc. You'll be sure to welcome Christian's Duce's spectatular art, as it puts a new spin on the series before heading into the highly-anticipated Flash War. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Apr 26, 2018

    This is comics, and there are several lead-ins to various other lead-ins. That's fine, but this is all this issue is. If it was a chessboard, it is just moving pawns up a spot or two. Luckily the later the issue goes we see a tiny bit more stuff happen, inevitable stuff, but still really glad for it too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jocka Apr 26, 2018

    I needed this so bad. Glad that it was able to deliver so well.

  • 9.5
    Fearless0610 Apr 25, 2018

    Emotional and heartwarming. Loved all the stuff with Barry, Iris and Wally. Cool art as well. Joshua Williamson keeps killing it on this title

  • 9.5
    Dispatchdcu Apr 27, 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.

    This issue felt very different then most of Josh’s run to this point. Maybe it was just the ton of the issue, or maybe it was a mix of the art by Christian Duce, but it seemed to have a different tone and I loved it.

    Let’s start with what happened in this issue. Nothing big honestly; just an aftermath issue. We see Central City get patched back together after the storm, Meena voluntarily went to prison for her actions, Godspeed is talking to some figure in the dark who can promise him the name of his brothers murderer, and the touch too much! more

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  • 9.5
    Keola Kent Apr 28, 2018

    Yes yes yes. This is the issue I've been waiting for. I knew that if I was patient and gave all these Flashes time to figure out who they are, how they fit with each other, and where they sit on the hero-villian continuum, I would get to be here for this step into the next stage of The Great DC Plot, the Doomsday Clock Revelation, the Creation Story of the New DC Reality. And how brilliantly it was done. We all had that question whether Iris would remember Wally in the way that Barry did. I certainly never expected that she would remember not only him but others as well, much less that her doing so would ignite Wally's recovery of "everything".

    This stalrted as a slow issue, which is appropriate after the adrenaline rush of rece more

  • 9.5
    GL Mike May 12, 2018

    Great story & beautiful art - 'nuff said!

  • 9.0
    Bloodraven Apr 25, 2018

    A Great issue with all the feels.

  • 9.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Apr 28, 2018

    Everything with Wally West hits me right in the feels. Flash V2 was *my* Flash run.

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas May 5, 2018

    Why is it that whenever Williamson writes Wally West the series immediately get a lot better? The last couple pages were the best this book had in a long time, and I want the next issue so bad.

  • 8.5
    Busterhasviews Apr 25, 2018

    Beautiful art this issue!

  • 8.5
    Herushalaim Apr 28, 2018

    I liked this a lot more than I expected I would. I wish this caliber of writing was present throughout this entire run.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Apr 25, 2018

    "You are such a nerd, Barry Allen"

    So with Grodd gone it is time to clean up the mess he left and set up some stories for the future.
    We see Meena in prison reflecting on her actions and thinking that mabye not all of them were Grodd's fault. Godspeed is talking with some mysterious person who apparently saved him from dying in the storm last issue. And Barry reconciles with Iris.

    But all that is not the most important. Because finally, after almost 50 issues, Iris meets original Wally West and it is nice. There are flowers, tears, old memories coming back. But then Iris asks: "Where is everyone else?" and Wally's head "explodes".

    Who she meant? Linda? Linda's and Wally's kids? Her's and Barry's kids? J more

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