Flash #50

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 32
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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The lightning-fueled finale of "Flash War"! Zoom adapts two new Speed Force powers into his arsenal against both Barry Allen and Wally West. What are these strange new powers? What can they do? And how will this haunt the Scarlet Speedster long after "Flash War" is over? It's the power of two Flashes pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Hunter Zolomon!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jul 19, 2018

    All in all, a much-hyped event that lived up to the hype, "Flash War" will go on to shape the DCU for the next few years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jul 11, 2018

    If you're going to celebrate the 50th issue, this is definitely the way to do it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 11, 2018

    The Flash continues to be one of my favorite reads each month. It always delivers and Williamson/Porter/Hi-Fi are making for a terrific creative team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Carter Hutchison Jul 11, 2018

    But the biggest strength of this book is giving everyone in the Flash family their own little time to shine. Wally finds it within himself to again become the fastest man alive. Personally, I am a kid of the 90s so Wally was my Flash growing up. Seeing Wally return to the fastest of the speedsters hit me in all the nostalgic feels. Kid Flash also grows in his powers and is able to get himself and his Aunt home safely. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 12, 2018

    The Flash War has lived up to the hype. Williamson has delivered an amazing story, answered a long-standing debate, and returned a long-missed member of the Flash family. I will be eagerly awaiting the next issue to see the fallout from this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jul 11, 2018

    THE FLASH #50 proves to be quite the memorable issue. Joshua Williamson delivers a fantastic finale to the FLASH WAR arc. It's sure to ignite excitement for what comes next in the series. Howard Porter's art is, as always, top notch. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jul 11, 2018

    A great oversized issue with only minor stumbles. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 11, 2018

    Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter's epic Flash showdown comes to a shocking close in Flash #50, shaking up virtually every element of the Flash-verse, removing some players while adding others, and containing at least one moment that left this reviewer cheering out loud. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jul 12, 2018

    I'm just as engaged as I have been since issue #1, and it's going to be quite an enjoyable ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 16, 2018

    In many ways, a story like this represents the best that modern DC has to offer - it not only plays with larger-than-life cosmic forces, but leverages character dynamics and continuity in a way where these superheroic icons keep growing and changing in a way that feels satisfying and internally consistent. Combine that with some superb artwork, and you can't go wrong with The Flash #50. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jul 11, 2018

    The story moves at a dizzying pace, with emotions flying high with multiple characters and a lot of time-travel in between. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Jul 13, 2018

    The finale of Flash 3 is upon us. The war is over for now. There are some major twists in this issue that have repercussions for issues to come and even potentially beyond the Flash family itself. Is any problem really resolved here? Not much but as usual Barry takes it all on his shoulders and plans for the next battle ahead, although he has no idea what monster is coming next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Fortress of Solitude - Jul 19, 2018

    The Flash series continues to impress. #50 is a must-read! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jul 13, 2018

    The Flash War has come to an excellent conclusion and the world will never be the same! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 12, 2018

    Flash #50 caught me off guard with how engaged it kept me throughout most of the comic. Ive had many a problem with Flash post-Rebirth, but this was a genuinely great issue. The pacing is solid, the emotional beats land, and the action is cool. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 11, 2018

    As the final chapter of Flash War, this isn't an ideal entry point into the series. For those who are already running alongside Barry Allen, however, this is a fantastic issue and worthy conclusion to the saga so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jul 16, 2018

    If readers don't come away at least a little choked up, they may need to be checked out by a physician. There's not a single page within this issue that doesn't scream of passion and appreciation for the legacy of the Flash. The fact that the audience can feel it immediately off the pages is a testament to the work of these creators. This is issue 50, so folks considering picking this up may want to do a little homework and pickup the past trades. Several past storylines do culminate in or hint at events that unfold within these pages. It may seem daunting, but it's well worth the trip through this Speed Force because what has defined this run, so far, is that it has never lost sight of being entertaining and maintained true heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 11, 2018

    As the latest arc in The Flash comes to an close, the past is very present in the narrative, but a wholly satisfying conclusion is achingly just out of reach. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 11, 2018

    Despite its flaws, The Flash #50 delivers an epic and emotionally rich conclusion to "Flash War." Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 11, 2018

    The Flash #50 shakes things up a lot really changing things for the world of the Flash. There's a lot that has me excited but the issue feels like it's just a bridge to the next thing as opposed to being a story on its own. It hints at something big to come when itself was billed as that something big. Fun, but some air has been let out of it all. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jul 17, 2018

    Flash #50 is a satisfying conclusion to the "Flash War" story arc and sets the stage for stories to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 11, 2018

    While the overall narrative of the War seemed to fall apart a bit by the end, the story ended up being a game changer for fans of the Flash and we even get a fan favorite return by the end.  The Flash War may not have hit on all cylinders, but it sets up a lot of interesting things going forward for the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 12, 2018

    Overall, the book is a reflection of its writing and artwork: a great, big-picture concept that needs refinement. Read Full Review

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