Flash #54

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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The Flash is now the strongest man alive thanks to a jolt from one of the new forces! Turning his jacked-up sights to Trickster, the two duke it out inside Iron Heights for utter supremacy. Will anyone stop these two behemoths from beating the hell out of each other...or is this just what Warden Wolfe wants?

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Sep 12, 2018

    THE FLASH #54 is a fun little book. It doesn't take itself too seriously most of the time, but when it does get serious, it's well earned. I totally recommend it to fans of the TV show and the character in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 12, 2018

    The last page does provide a great payoff for longtime Flash fans. Thankfully, Williamson has always recognized the importance of letting some cliffhangers develop instead of immediately addressing them in the next issue. This one will eventually lead to a very cool story. For now it's off to the next Force threat and another intriguing Rogue encounter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Sep 12, 2018

    This latest issue of the Flash is the best in this new storyline and gives us some great development for our main characters as well as some amazing action that is accented with phenomenal art. There are a couple things that are a bit convenient but I don't think they harm the story in the end. I am confident in recommending this book to new readers now because this latest storyline is pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 12, 2018

    This title continues to unravel a long-game mystery with lots of highs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 12, 2018

    Williamson continues to shine as he skillfully weaves emotional depth into each character and creates organic relationship dilemmas that feel earned. I highly recommend this book for fans of The Flash, however, the story has some work to do before it piques my interest in the newly introduced forces, which were first revealed in The Justice League story arc. Williamson will no doubt find a creative way to not only introduce The Sage Force in the next issue but how will it impact The Flash! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Sep 12, 2018

    Overall, this has been a low key arc that provided big answers to mysteries Williamson has been setting up since the end of the Flash War story. This issue brings the introduction to the Strength Force arc to a satisfying close, but leaves the door open to a lot bigger stories. Next issue promises to delve into the Sage Force in, surely, a similar way to this story, so if youve enjoyed what Williamson has done so far with the new Forces, you should definitely stick around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 13, 2018

    This is a respectful, if not fantastic, issue of The Flash with good artwork and a solid story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 12, 2018

    It started off awful but quickly got better. And sometimes, that's all that matters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 12, 2018

    A good conclusion that puts into focus how cool the Strength Force could be in the right hands. Williamson and Duce have delivered a fun superhero story well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 11, 2018

    The art by Christian Duce is well done. I liked the details in the fight scenes, but some of the character moments didn't really mesh with the tone of the scene and some of the facial expressions looked off in those moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 12, 2018

    It's hard for me to pick a favourite title out of DC's lineup considering all the great stuff they're putting out. But I would definitely place The Flash in my top two or three. Williamson has re-established Barry Allen as a linchpin of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 12, 2018

    This book has been really fun recently and the fun doesn't stop here. Hopefully Williamson can keep up the momentum and deliver more great stories down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Sep 12, 2018

    Overall, Williamson and company do an extremely solid job of making The Flash one of DC's most consistent on-going titles. The current arc continues to captivate and entertain as it rolls toward conclusion. As someone who has been reading The Flash since Mike Baron and Jackson Guice kicked off volume 2 way back in 1987, I have found Joshua Williamson to be one of the most exciting and imaginative writers to take on The Flash. If you haven't been reading The Flash I recommend jumping on and catching up with the Scarlet Speedster. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 19, 2018

    The idea of all the forces possibly being rooted in movement is intriguing and something to track moving forward, but the biggest question at hand currently is: Who is Commander Cold? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Sep 12, 2018

    The conclusion of the current arc of The Flash is full of action, emotion, and more. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Sep 12, 2018

    Barry absorbs the Strength Force and has to take on Commander Cold and Warden Wolfe's guards. The Strength Force is not to be fooled with. Barry learns the ropes quickly but that doesn't fix his larger issues with Commander Cold, Trickster, and Wolfe. Oh, and the "Grips of Strength" arc concludes not how you'd expect. Pick it up and you shall see. Plus, what lies ahead? None other than the Sage Force. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 20, 2018

    This is another issue where a fill-in artist is featured. Christian Duce gives some grit and nice textures to his characters. He is quite good at drawing exaggerated musculature. This is not a jab. This is needed for this issue. I wish the editors would retain one alternate artist for when Howard Porter is working on the other issues. Duce would be a good pick if he could commit. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Sep 12, 2018

    It gets really hard to root for Barry Allen, and The Flash #54 isn't making that proposition any easier. Read Full Review

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