Flash #56

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 20
7.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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Things are about to get hot-very hot!-when Flash has to battle fire monsters generated by his longtime nemesis, Heat Wave. Unfortunately, the pilot light blew out in Mick Rory's head, because he's comatose from the effects of the Sage Force! How can the Scarlet Speedster reach his old frenemy and get him to put out the fire monsters? Looks like Commander Cold takes a demotion...so he can pretend to be Captain Cold and talk Heat Wave down!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 11, 2018

    After the burst of optimism from Rebirth, it seems that the DCU is entering a dark phase. But this provides much fodder for Williamson to create great stories around Barry's struggle between hope and darkness.The Flash is a title that continues to maintain the high bar of quality that fans have come to expect of DC since Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Oct 10, 2018

    THE FLASH #56 proves to be one of my favorite Flash issues of the year. It includes fun action, scary horror, and beautiful character moments. Joshua Williamson, once again, outdoes himself this issue. Scott Kolins's art looks like something out of a nightmare, and I love every panel because of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 21, 2018

    Im really enjoying Scott Kolins here and I am glad that the editors have finally figured out that it is better to let one artist handle a complete storyline instead of bringing in many fill-in artists. This has hurt the series a lot in the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 10, 2018

    Faster Than Thought is another exciting chapter of a Flash run that keeps on delivering with no signs of letting up. It remains one of DCs most consistently enjoyable reads each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Oct 10, 2018

    This is an entertaining story with many twists and turns. Emotionally, this was less convoluted with fewer references made to Barry's longstanding regrets. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Oct 10, 2018

    Flash #56 is a slower take on DC's fastest, serving not only to develop this week's villain but also overlooked aspects of its title character. Filled with enjoyable side characters and enticing prospects for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 10, 2018

    This is a highly effective, suspenseful issue with a great take on a compelling Rogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Oct 10, 2018

    I was starting to lose a bit of faith in this series, but thankfully Flash #56 turned the corner at the perfect time. Read Full Review

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

    The writing is fun and it's all enjoyable. I am, however, ready for this "Sage Force" story to be over. It's run it's course and it's time to move on. Williamson does a capable job writing this issue and it's decent for sure. But I can't wait until the next storyline starts and we are running off to a new destination on this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Oct 15, 2018

    The Flash #56 is a much deeper exploration into Barry and Burns. Great writing and great art make this a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 10, 2018

    This was just a whole bunch of fun. The art was incredible and I had a blast with the story. When it comes to the Flash, that's all I need. Read Full Review

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

    Is Barry one step away from actually going on a Force Quest? Barry and Detective Burns are stuck in a fever dream onset by the Sage Force in Heatwave. Barry's learning about the Sage Force up, close, and personal, this time around he needs to figure out something soon or all of Central City is toast. Commander Cold and Iris are on deck but they're just as clueless about what to do next. How will they figure out how to counteract or deactivate the force? Flash #56 is on sale now. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Oct 12, 2018

    Complaints about the art aside, this new twist on Flash has got my attention and I'm curious to see how this all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 10, 2018

    This chapter of The Flash has highs and lows, leaving a mixed bag to pick from. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Oct 10, 2018

    If your idea of a great comic book is a lot of backstory and no legitimate story progression, this is the book for you. Honestly, so very little happens in this issue that I hesitate to say whether the casual fan could completely skip this issue and wouldn't miss a thing. Even bad comics can progress a story and get fans excited for the next issue. That just doesn't happen with this book and frankly, I'd rather read a bad book that is going somewhere, than a good book that is stagnant. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Comic Watch - Cody White Oct 20, 2018

    This issue marks the fourth in a row that I just have not found much to enjoy. Hopefully, after this short arc, we will see a return to the quality levels this team and this book are capable of. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Oct 17, 2018

    All-in-all, this chapter of Williamsons Sage Force arc doesnt have the same magic as most of his recent issues, but the potential for great storytelling is still there. The problem lies with the choice of villain for the arc, because there just isnt much left to explore in Mick Rory. Hopefully, Williamson will provide more answers on the Sage Force next issue, and then move on to Barry fully pushing the boundaries of his powers and his connection to these new Forces. Read Full Review

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