Flash #5

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 47
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"Lightning Strikes Twice" part five! With Central City now protected by dozens of freshly trained Flashes, Barry Allen takes time out to explore a new relationship. Meanwhile, a serial killer targets citizen speedsters as Wally West takes his first steps toward becoming the new Kid Flash...

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Aug 25, 2016

    The art is so good that it hurts, writer Josh Williamson should write a textbook on the Speed Force and how to pace a story. Tell me what's wrong with this issue. I'm waiting. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alexis Simonetta Aug 24, 2016

    Overall I can say that it's a great read. It takes me a lot to find anything wrong with the issue, and if you're a Flash fan you'll enjoy every second. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 24, 2016

    Whilst we have no concrete proof that Godspeed is August, we'll slowly but surely learn his true identity over the course of the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 24, 2016

    Flash #5 was personal, it was fun, and yet it still knew when to pull the ripcord and remind you of the danger that has been lurking around the corner. No reason why this one shouldn't be on your pull-list right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 25, 2016

    Barry Allen's Day Off starts slowly, calmly, and almost tricks you into thinking this will be a filler issue. Instead, it (sorry) speeds up at the end to deliver a pretty shocking end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Aug 24, 2016

    If you're looking for a Flash comic that captures the spirit of the TV show, while maintaining its own feel, you're in for a treat here. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Aug 29, 2016

    The issue is not perfect but it has certainly grabbed my attention and left me with questions and pondering over my theories. This is more than enough to keep The Flash in my list of DC pulls! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Aug 26, 2016

    Fast Track and Wally form a charming friendship. I somewhat assumed the New 52 Wally would be forgotten with the original returning. Williams is finding a purpose to keep him around and was excited to see that continue. FastTrack and Wally had quite the fun friendship which made the ending of this issue all the more surprising. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 24, 2016

    This issue continues the good work that has been done in this title so far. The Flash is definitely one of the standout titles in DC's Rebirth line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 31, 2016

    ‘Barry Allen's Day Off' certainly seems like a feint, a calm before the storm by Joshua Williamson, lulling us into a false sense of security when The Flash still has a dark confrontation to come, but while not quite as impressive as some of the more action packed issues in the last couple of months, it's great fun and filled with interesting character moments – plus some gorgeous, lush and vivid panels from Felipe Watanabe, who draws the speed and intensity of the comic superbly. It also could well lead in to the darkest issue of this run yet, so roll on the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 24, 2016

    Joshua Williamson continues his slow burn Godspeed story, but the forced nature of relationships in this book is starting to bring me down.  The issue ends with a pretty emotional and heart wrenching cliffhanger, but after so many issues, I want to knwo what's going on and move forward with it.  Is that too much to ask?  I think not!!! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 24, 2016

    At this point that's Flash's biggest hook right now. Clearing the deck of the numerous speedsters and refocusing on Flash should become a priority for this title quickly. Read Full Review

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