Flash #48

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 26
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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"FLASH WAR" part two! Barry Allen and Wally West are brought to the future to stand trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, but a terrible truth is uncovered when they reach the court - and Wally West is confronted with something he never even realized he lost.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 13, 2018

    Beyond Flashpoint, Williamson even throws in a nod to Crisis on Infinite Earths in shocking fashion. I really questioned how Flash War could work, but Williamson has made it so sensible it kind of had to happen. With the hype of Bendis on Superman, the Batman/Catwoman wedding and the revamped Justice League books, don't miss out on Flash War as it's delivering some of the best reads in DC right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 16, 2018

    The combination of Williamson and Porter is a force of nature. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jun 13, 2018

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves The Flash character and to those who want to know more about Rebirth, which this issue starts to address. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 13, 2018

    This is a huge summer for DC with weddings and relaunches, but in my opinion the real excitement is happening in the pages of The Flash as Wally and Barry fight that could save Wally's family or destroy the Speed Force and unravel time itself. “Flash War” is a story you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jun 13, 2018

    As long as the book can continue to hit the emotional notes without hamfisting it, there are few DC books we are looking forward to more than The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jun 13, 2018

    THE FLASH #48 shows us the inciting incident for the FLASH WAR. Both Barry's and Wally's ideological differences make sense for each character. This issue is a tragic one, but it makes me excited for what comes next. Howard Porter's superb art adds to my excitement. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Callum Riley Jun 15, 2018

    Flash War really begins in earnest here, and it's definitely worth the wait. This could be one of the best Flash stories in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 13, 2018

    I have no clue how this will end, except unhappily, but this is easily one of the stories I'm most excited by at DC right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Jun 14, 2018

    A fun little issue that continues the plot of Flash War with fantastic art by Howard Porter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Jun 15, 2018

    The Flash #48 is bold, colourful and well told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 13, 2018

    This was another good issue of Flash War that teases fans with visions of Flash Family stories going through their heads.  The problem is, Barry is trying to stop it and while he may be right, I can't see anyone rooting for him.  He's my Flash and I'm not!  Howard Porter's art is spot on and suddenly Flash is one of the only books that is putting a smile on my face nowadays.  And no matter what haters of our site and podcast may tell you, I like to smile! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 12, 2018

    “The Flash War” is starting to get good because there are some pretty big stakes involved for both Barry and Wally. Wally is willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of saving his children and Barry is trying to convince him that there has to be another way. Their back and forth is the product of some good writing from Williamson and the art from Porter is electric. Both characters have a valid argument to be made and their conflict looks like it is going to create something huge for all speedsters going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 18, 2018

    "The Flash" #48 is a heartfelt next chapter into the 'Flash War' storyline with a powerful finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 13, 2018

    I'm excited to find out where “Flash War” goes and after this issue I honestly have no idea. This may be limited to the Flash title but it feels like a story that'll have a big ramification on the entire DC Universe and answer some questions about the meta story that's been going on since Rebirth began. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jun 13, 2018

    The Flash War has kicked it up a notch, aiming to tug at readers' heartstrings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 18, 2018

    While very little ultimately happens in this issue, apart from setting up the scene from the very beginning of Flash War, Williamson's grasp of these characters is phenomenal and Howard Portrer's art puts an amazing amount of energy into every scene, even the ones that just involve the characters talking to one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 14, 2018

    "Flash War" continues and Joshua Williamson turns the melodrama up to 11 with an issue that's extremely well-paced. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Jun 18, 2018

    The Flash War continues in part 2 of this arc. Wally is still a mess and it does not help that Zoom is getting in his ear. The murder trial of Iris West comes to a halt. As usual we have some time for the Blame Barry show and we get more really intense moments between he and Wally. The saga continues and buckle up, I think we're in for a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Jun 17, 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.

    Is Zoom good or not? Is he playing Wally or not? Hunter Zolomon (Zoom) creates his own time Rogues for the future to stop time anomalies when he himself is also a time anomaly. I can’t put my finger on it but something seems off with Zoom. For those that don’t know, Zoom was basically Wally’s Reverse Flash in a way. He wanted Wally to go back in time and fix his issues but of course Wally wouldn’t.

    Hunter took it on himself to try to fix them by using the cosmic treadmill on his own. It blew up giving him speed-like abilities. He’s not more

  • 10
    SloboSOY Jun 14, 2018

    A very good issue. I'm all way in Wally side on this one. I want to see Max, the real Bart, Jessy, Jay Garrick & even his twin child back.
    It's interesting to see Hunter without power. I have trusted he in same way regain it in the last issue, but I'm reassured.
    I will not make a scene if the other wally disappear ^^

    Cover - I find it in link & nice 2/2
    Writing - At least somebody care about the old univers (Who was less dark than the DCU we see currently) 3/3
    Arts - Love Porter. Maybe, he isn't perfect, but he did a hell of a job. 3/3
    Feeling - I will be made if Barry stop Wally. 2/2

  • 9.5
    KFuqua Jun 15, 2018

    I'm enjoying this story a lot. I would have given this one a 10, but I honestly don't love the Howard Porter art, he makes Wally look too bulky.

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jun 14, 2018

    Flash War just keeps on delivering. There haven't been any "HOLY SHIT" moments yet, but the overall characterisation is so great that you don't really need any. This is what DC Rebirth was supposed to be about. Hell, I haven't been this excited about a storyline since the Rebirth started.

  • 9.0
    DarePool53 Jun 15, 2018

    Building tension and high stakes... when a comic leaves you desperate to get your hands on the next issue, it's doing its job and doing it well!

  • 9.0
    Fearless0610 Jun 17, 2018

    This is shaping up to be a pretty special arc. I'm loving everything with Wally, Barry and the Flash Team. Some really great character moments so far. Can't wait for more

  • 8.0
    egon244 Jun 14, 2018

    Through several past issues there were frictions and rising tensions between Barry and Wally. Now, with Zoom stoking the fires, the conflict transforms into a full blown war. War that may have far reaching consequences, not only for Flash family and speedsters but the DC Universe as a whole.

    I really like this arc so far. There is a good story in it with a feeling of a really high stakes.
    Josh Williamson moves the story forward with a nice, smooth pace, reader can understand Wally's motivation for the things he's doing and we get a cool version of Captain Cold, sorry, Commander Cold. All that served with a nice, mostly consistent, art from Howard Porter.

    Really good issue. For now I can't even predict where the more

  • 10
    Daizo_Amora Jun 13, 2018

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    Bruno Mael Jul 11, 2018

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    Breno Mailon Dec 13, 2018

  • 9.5
    RyanSmith28 Jun 13, 2018

  • 9.5
    Bloodraven Jun 14, 2018

  • 9.5
    Jocka Jun 16, 2018

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Jun 13, 2018

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin Jun 16, 2018

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jun 16, 2018

  • 8.5
    SnakeWilson Jun 13, 2018

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Jun 13, 2018

  • 8.5
    sovereignsfall18 Jun 15, 2018

  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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    StanielK Jul 1, 2018

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    YourGreenMuse Nov 6, 2018

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