Flash #47

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 29
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"FLASH WAR" part one! Barry Allen and Wally West... at war?! The long-rising tension between mentor and former sidekick is brought to a head when the Renegades of the 25th century come to claim Iris West for the murder of Eobard Thawne... but that's only the beginning of a plot that will change the future of The Flash forever! By the end, it will be Flash versus Flash in a mythology-shaking event!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White May 29, 2018

    If Ive said it once, Ive said it once, Ive said it a million timeseverybody should be reading The Flash. Doomsday Clock may be getting all of the hype, but the role of this series and the outstanding work being done by Williamson and the gang cannot be overstated. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 23, 2018

    The artwork by Howard Porter looks fantastic but is also filled with many clever touches, such as Porter referencing some of his older work in Wally West's "time seizure" flashbacks. Throw in some amazing colors from Hi-Fi and Steve Wands' stellar lettering and this is one fantastic book! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 23, 2018

    With all the various DC events taking place, “The Flash War” is proving to be one of the most exciting so far. It appears that much of what was teased in the DC Universe: Rebirth special is finally going to coming to fruition. This is the event to watch this summer! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 23, 2018

    DC is really on a roll right now with so many of their top titles hitting so strongly creatively. Few are at the same level as The Flash at this point. The only problem currently with The Flash is it's not coming out every week. Flash War lives up to the hype and if the rest of the arc is this good, DC is going to have one of its most memorable Flash arcs in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez May 24, 2018

    A fantastic start to a major comic event Flash fans will surely be mentioning for a long time, if all goes well of course. And if this issue is any indication, then there's no doubt it'll become a huge turning point for Barry, Wally, and the surrounding characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers May 23, 2018

    All in all, this was a solid start to this hugely-anticipated storyline, and if the last panel doesnt make you wring your hands in anticipation of the next issue, then this just isnt the book for you. This is the story long-time DC fans have been waiting for: Wally remembers everything, and he is not happy with all that he has lost. Couple that with the fact that Barry was seemingly responsible for all of the changes to the timeline in the first place (see Flashpoint), and its easy to see that this story could have long-lasting effects on the DC universe as a whole, not to mention the Flash Family itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona May 23, 2018

    The opening to the Flash War story arc is exciting and promises to be the best story for the scarlet speedsters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 23, 2018

    The Flash War has officially begun and it's fun, exciting and looks great.  This feels like the next step in the Rebirth puzzle and no matter who your Flash is, you should be enlisting immediately.  I can't see into the future, but if next issue lives up to the promise here, we will all be in for a hell of a ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2018

    "Flash War" is finally here, and only one issue in, starting with Flash #47, and it's already far more compelling and nuanced than any of Marvel's nonsense Civil War/Avengers vs. X-Men/X-Men vs. Inhumans events Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 23, 2018

    Conflicts and misunderstandings increase to a boiling point. The issue starts in the future with Barry and Wally in an angry confrontation? I am very interested in how this story gets to that point. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Connor Willesden May 24, 2018

    A solid start to the event with great artwork! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi May 24, 2018

    The beginning of an event done right, "The Flash" #47 builds on years of plots in a story held together by beautiful art and characters that ring true due to sharply written dialogue and nuanced facial expressions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 23, 2018

    If the first and last pages of this story are any indication, we’re going to get the most interesting Flash story in years. This feels like another piece of the Rebirth puzzle, and the art is fantastic to boot. I’d recommend this to new readers with access to the last few issues, however. The exposition can be a bit much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou May 23, 2018

    The Flash #47 has done a fantastic job in capitalising on Wally's presence and the array of interesting characters that line the Flash universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 23, 2018

    While it's easy to get distracted by some of DC's other headliners, The Flash is a series you should be checking out immediately. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones May 26, 2018

    Wally is all over the place emotionally, while Barry, Iris, and Kid Flash are trying to keep the family together. Things get a little complicated when The Renegades, Rogues who are I guess like future Rogues spliced with the Legends of Tomorrow, show up to arrest Iris for the murder of the Reverse Flash. The story is fast and there's a lot going on, so definitely start from the beginning and keep up if you want full understanding of what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Harry C. May 23, 2018

    This is a good jumping on point for those that have been lapsed Flash fans for years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 23, 2018

    Despite being a well-crafted issue, The Flash (2016-) #47 doesn't feel like it is the first part of an event that, we've been promised, has the potential to re-shape the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara May 23, 2018

    “Flash War” is so far a muddled story, but a muddled story with potential. As it stands it doesnt seem like it is going to be on level with some of the best Flash stories, but as the first of six issues, there's time to course correct. If you were invested in collecting The Flash since beginnings get it; if not, you may as well wait for a trade paperback once the story is fully done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller May 23, 2018

    The seeds for a great story are here, but only if the book takes some chances and switches up the formula. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 26, 2018

    Flash #47 is another misfire, especially given the build-up to Flash War. While its not among the worst issues of the series, it is a step-down in quality since last issue. The melodrama and frustrating dialogue isnt salvaged by the solid artwork of Porter and Hi-Fi. I cant say stay away from the comic, but its not recommended either. If youre a fan of the series and are hyped for Flash War, then I can tentatively say to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 23, 2018

    Finally, the Flash War is here. This issue perfectly sets everything up, with a lot teased about to make sure you're left excited for more. Pick it up, it's only getting better from here.

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY May 24, 2018

    Ok for now I don't like the start of the story when Wally & Barry seem to have (One more) a argument.
    I like the story about iris, even if I wonder why she's suspected for Eobard death (Barry can tell that she isn't in cause he die in the button). I'm not found of the renegade, even if at my surprise one of them is a sinister corps member (Good Surprise).
    But at the end, I dig a lot the museum with all the heroes of post flashpoint story. Damn Flashpoint (Hate it).

    Cover - Yeah a battle between Flashs we got that in the bad ForPlay. But this is a good one 2/2
    Writing - A story in tree time ... One in the past, one in the present with the heroes, and all of them in the future but Appart. 2.5/3
    Arts - Love Porte more

  • 8.5
    Fearless0610 May 26, 2018

    A solid start to what should hopefully be a great arc. Williamson has been killing it on this title since Rebirth started and I'm so pumped to see what he has in stored for us with this story. Should be a good one

  • 8.0
    egon244 May 24, 2018

    Flash War starts here and it's shaping to be an exciting ride.

    Frictions arise between Barry and Wally on the matter of how to Flash and because of Wally's reckless behaviour. In Wally's defense he's got a lot on his mind with all the conflicting memories piling up in his head.
    On top off that 25th century Rogues arrive and they want Iris to stand trial for murdering Eobard Thawne. Didn't Barry had a similar problem once? Being on trial for the murder of Reverse-Flash?

    This is a good issue. Nice art, good dialogue and some really good action. I was really surprised to see what Golden Guardian power was. More specifically where it comes form.

  • 7.5
    Dispatchdcu May 23, 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.

    The issue opens with Barry and Wally arguing in what “appears” to be the future. The vibe we get, is that Wally wants to go back in time and change something. We later find out at the end of the story, that Hunter Zolomon pulls Wally aside to offer him an opportunity to get his old life back with Linda and his kids. The end actually reminds me of the end of “Back to the Future” when Doc Brown comes back and says, “ it’s your kids Marty! Somethings got to be done about your kids!”

    We jump to 47 minutes and 18 seconds earlier, which ho more

  • 7.0
    VanillaCone Jun 19, 2018

    Chaotic issue but brings together an interesting plot. My least favorite part of this issue is the back and forth between Barry and Wally in the middle of action scenes. It just felt childish--the end of this issue is really what sold it for me in the end.

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