Flash #55

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 18
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Barry Allen's CSI team gets called to the scene of an arson at Iron Heights, and the victim happens to be a well-known Flash Rogue. Barry's new partner thinks it's an inside job, the warden sending a message to the inmates about who's in charge. But the real culprit turns out to be the latest "Force" threat. Can the Flash and Commander Cold snuff this flaming mystery before it becomes an inferno?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 21, 2018

    Scott Kolins has drawn the Flash for so long that whenever he comes back to the series, it is a pleasure. It is as if he simply picks up from where he left the last time and continues. Although he was assigned with the Wally West version of the Flash, everyone, including Barry Allen look familiar. I like that he draws the warden of Iron Heights again. If Kolins wants to stay, and draw Flash more regularly, please sign him up! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 27, 2018

    I have always liked any Flash comics, but I always saw it as secondary to the Batman and Superman titles, but under Williamson's guidance, The Flash has moved to the forefront of the DC lineup, putting Barry up there with Clark and Bruce. I look forward to seeing where this current storyline is heading. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Sep 26, 2018

    THE FLASH #55 includes some absolutely stunning artwork by Scott Kolins. It's a feast for the eyes. On top of that, Joshua Williamson's writing is, once again, on point. It's a fantastic book all around! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Sep 26, 2018

    Flash is one of my favorite childhood Superheroes, for many years he was the best designed superhero, he also has in the Rogues the best team of villains comparable to Spider-Man's Sinister Six. With this comic, I feel the same emotion as before. Every Flash comic is special and unique and I must say that it really made a great impression on me this number. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 26, 2018

    Williamson might have been foreshadowing some events in Heroes in Crisis and a villain thats yet to be revealed. Im always a fan of teasing a future villain instead of rolling them out one at a time. The Flash continues its quick and steady run with another solid issue that raises several questions to set up the next arc along with some nice character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 26, 2018

    It's a great story and Williamson and Kolins are a fine team. The writing and art work well together. This is an intriguing start to the new storyline. I'm enjoying it thoroughly. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Sep 26, 2018

    Overall, this was maybe not the most exciting issue of The Flash, but as a first chapter that is setting up the rest of the arc, it gets the job done. There is still plenty to learn about the Sage Force, and Heat Wave hasnt had the spotlight in a while, so there is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming issues. As stated before, Williamson is building up the Flashs world, as well as a new lore, and many writers after him will benefit from it. Its worth sticking around to see all of the exciting new facets of the Flash mythology that are rising up from his run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 26, 2018

    This was a quick read and a good time. I'm glad to be enjoying this book again and it's coupled with some incredible art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    This issue feels a little scattered at times, combining a lot of plots and jumping back and forth. But it's setting up another strong central plot in a larger narrative. This book is always consistent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 26, 2018

    The only real weakness to The Flash #55 is that while a new reader could jump into the story with this issue, there's enough subplots here so that only the established fans can truly appreciate everything that is going on. Regardless, this is still a solid book with good art that will give fans of The Flash everything they could hope for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 25, 2018

    The art was good in the issue, but it didn't stand out as much as the art in previous arcs. It looks really good in the action portions of the book but looks flat when dealing with the more personal, character-driven scenes. A good start to an arc that looks like it's going to be more character driven. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dylan Surmonte Sep 26, 2018

    The Flash (2018-) #55 begins a new adventure while simultaneously drawing from important elements of Barry Allen's past. An incredible issue through and through, this story complements the end of Barry's last story while also evoking wild curiosity of what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Sep 29, 2018

    Barry is coming to terms with the weirdness of his city given the infusion of the many forces. It only gets weirder as the Sage Force wreaks a little bit of havoc. Barry is still not addressing his personal issues head on with Iris but he will have to partner with Detective Burns to face Heatwave. There's some fun, there's some fighting, and there's some flames. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 26, 2018

    The art in this issue does not make up for the number of incomplete story lines and overall cluttered feeling that this book provided. While I normally love the emotional and relational themes that Williamson includes - not even Iris' central involvement in this story could make up for the poor storytelling. Having said this, I'd recommend this book because it's the first appearance of The Sage Force, which stands to be a central part of this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Sep 26, 2018

    Unfortunately, this issue of Flash is a bit of a disappointment. Instead of learning anything new about all these mysterious forces affecting Central City, we got our hero chilling at a bar with her cop friends and Iris. It takes up so much of this issue and doesn't inform us about nearly anything. The art in this book is pretty good at least and I didn't hate the issue but this was a major let down from the previous issue and that's saying something. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Oct 7, 2018

    I am a long-time believer thatThe Flash is a must-read title if you are following any of the DCU titles, but at this moment in time, the series is clearly in a rut and struggling to find its way out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Sep 26, 2018

    While the other forces might be insanely powerful, they just aren't very compelling at the moment, and the book is losing momentum as a result. Read Full Review

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