Flash #46

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 22
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"THE ROAD TO FLASH WAR!" Wally West is overwhelmed by fragments from his past! With his protégé's psyche falling apart, Barry Allen races around the DCU calling in every favor possible to save his shattered family. Meanwhile, Hunter Zolomon's sinister machinations tip over the first domino in what might prove to be the end of everything for The Flash!

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    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 9, 2018

    DC fans who aren't reading The Flash right now are missing out. It's the perfect hybrid of old school pre-Flashpoint mythology and the freedom to shake up the status quo mindset of DC Rebirth. By the time this issue is over you'll be ready for Flash War to get started in a flash. Read Full Review

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    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 9, 2018

    DC has a summer chock full of major events: the Batman/Catwoman wedding, Man Of Steel, and Justice League: No Justice. But it seems that the main event will really take place in the pages of The Flash. Despite the hype for the other events, be sure to not to forget about the “Flash War.” Read Full Review

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    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez May 10, 2018

    This is the easily one of DC's best series right now, and that's saying a lot as they have plenty of success besides the Flash. Read Full Review

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    AIPT - Connor Willesden May 9, 2018

    A very good issue reintroducing Hunter with the character's designer on art. Read Full Review

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    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz May 9, 2018

    THE FLASH #46 tells a fascinating story about two refugees from a former timeline. It's a love letter to Geoff Johns' Hunter Zolomon issues. Fans of those books will be greatly pleased, but if you haven't read them, please do so before reading this issue. It'll make it less confusing and more enjoyable. Scott Kolins' art is the greatest part of this issue, since he's a pro at drawing The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White May 13, 2018

    I have truly enjoyed the past several issues of The Flash, and as a longtime fan, I am worried about what comes next for Barry and Wally, but I can't wait to see what Williamson and company have in store for us. This title has really hit its stride, banking on an emotional core and a nostalgic draw that Williamson executes extremely well. And how about that GORGEOUS variant cover from Mattina? Be still my beating heart! Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2018

    The fact that this has been set up so well, and that the writers have worked to make us care about both sides, means this upcoming event will likely be one to remember. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers May 9, 2018

    This issue may just be a prelude, and parts of it certainly seem like obvious stretching of story to fill a certain amount of space, but Williamson still manages to skillfully build tension for the coming arc, showing the madness of Zoom and the deteriorating, but still strong, relationship between Barry and Wally. The goal was to set up the coming arc, and if youre not dying to see what happens next after this issue, there just might be something wrong with you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 11, 2018

    For devoted DC Comics readers "The Flash" #46 is a delightfully dense continuity paradox centered around Wally West. Read Full Review

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    GWW - Deron Generally May 8, 2018

    As much as I continue to be on the fence about Zoom, the end of this issue makes me curious to see what he has planned for Flash War and how his plans affect the world of Barry and Wally. Williamson has crafted a story that is engaging and really helps prepare readers for something big coming over the horizon. Read Full Review

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    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick May 9, 2018

    Whatever Flash War brings, it seems to be bringing a lot of change for the title that seemed to have a huge culmination in the last arc. If you are a fan of The Flash, any era, then you need to jump on and read this (and all the other Road to Flash War issues). Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 9, 2018

    Overall I would recommend picking up this book. It provides a nice introduction to the coming Flash Wars and sets up the tension between the characters. Overall rating = 8/10 Read Full Review

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    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 9, 2018

    Scott Kolins, who drew much of Geoff Johns' run on The Flash that introduced Zoom, proves the perfect artistic partner to Williamson's script. The artwork suffers somewhat from the inks being a bit thin and the colors being a bit bright. Still, this is a solid issue that sets the stage for Flash War well enough. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - David Pepose May 10, 2018

    With so many winks and nods to the greater DC mythology, it's easy to find something to enjoy in The Flash #46. Read Full Review

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    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame May 9, 2018

    Writer Joshua Williamson channels Geoff Johns for an expository issue that manages to thrill longtime readers and get newer audiences caught up ahead of "Flash War," while Scott Kolins -- who has done some similar stories with this character before -- provides able art assistance. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 10, 2018

    Flash #46 is undoubtedly among the best issues of this comic to come out recently, and, hopefully, this bodes well for Flash War. It still has its flaws, but, with a more restrained tone and better dialogue, this one comes out ahead. Plus, Kolins and Guerrero put in some good work. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 9, 2018

    This was a fun prelude issue that has me interested in the Flash War arc in two weeks. I'm glad that DC is finally bringing Wally back to the forefront and the art was really nice. Pick this up in anticipation! Read Full Review

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    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 9, 2018

    The Flash War looms in the not-so-distant future, and while I'm eager to see how this event will affect the DCU, I can't say that this issue does much by generating excitement. At this point, what's happening with Wally West is working well, but that's about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 14, 2018

    Though it seems like the lead up to the war has been going on for ages, The Flash #46 finally finds the title gearing up to be more than just prologue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 9, 2018

    Next up is the Flash War and I can't wait.  I can't say this prelude pumped me up more, but it didn't ruin my enthusiasm.  Plus, we get some intriguing things going on with Wally that I can't wait for Williamson to develop more.  The art was up and down, but in the end, this is a decent issue of The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 9, 2018

    Scott Kolins on this book is enough to pick it up. Bring on the Flash War.

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY May 17, 2018

    A very good story about Wally ... Well so why Barry take all the spot in there. Yes it's his title. But I find it a little sad.
    Even Zoom take more place than Wally in all this. I would have loved seen more than one version of Cyborg old shape.

    Cover - I like it, it's in link. 2/2
    Writing - It was very quick for the "Remember who Hunter is" but that work fine. The wally havoc was hard to follow (But maybe I just jump in). 2/3
    Arts - I like Kollins (I would really love have is level), but I find it to distant ... His style didn't succeed to make me care. 2.5/3
    Feeling - It give me the need to find more about the Flash War. 2/2

  • 7.5
    Dispatchdcu May 9, 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.

    We open with an intro to Hunter Zolomon and we reintroduce one of Wally’s greatest foes. Zolomon was to Wally as Eobard was to Barry. Since we’ve started Rebirth, as well as New 52 (to my knowledge) Zolomon has not been in comics.

    We figure out that Eobard ripped Hunter from the time stream long ago and placed him in the 25th century where Eobard grew up so the two of them could plan and organize a way to make the Flash’s understand pain, which would make them better heroes. Turns out, everything we’ve seen with Eobard this past year (or more

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  • 7.5
    egon244 May 10, 2018

    Solid issue with good writing, that makes a really nice and interesting set-up for the upcoming Flash War.

    Josh Williamson makes Wally's struggle with conflicting memories believable and sad. And Barry just can't stand not being able to help.

    My only problem with this issue is the art. Characters and their facial expressions look really awkward in some panels and overall the art detracts from the story instead improving upon it.

    But nevertheless I can't wait for Flash War. Zoom is going to make a mess out off some speedsters lives.

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