Flash #57

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The insidious secret that corrupted Heat Wave's mind is free and looking for a new host-one who doesn't run quite so hot! Unfortunately, it takes over Central City Detective Burns instead, and now she's the one rampaging across the city wrecking shop! Burns must lean on an unlikely source to help her with these new powers, while Flash and Iris West make a big decision about their next move.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Oct 24, 2018

    Flash's latest arc has been a bit up and down, but the crew hit the final issue of it out of the park" just about. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Oct 24, 2018

    THE FLASH #57 ends this story arc with a truly satisfying finale. Joshua Williamson, yet again, writes an on-point tale about the Flash and one of my favorite supervillain teams, the Rogues. The writing is just superb. Scott Kolins's art looks just stunning. You shouldn't miss this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Oct 24, 2018

    This issue was one of my favorites since the Gorilla Grodd stuff a couple months ago. I enjoyed that the story connected Barry back to what energizes him and gives him purpose: The Speed Force. In addition, it was emotionally satisfying to see Barry resolve conflicts with characters and focus his attention on a new mission with Iris going along as his partner. I can hardly wait to start this new story arc and to see what Barry learns about The Speed Force. I highly recommend this book for all fans of The Flash as it is emotionally satisfying and action-packed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 24, 2018

    As usual, I don't have much to complain about with The Flash. It's steady, consistent and as the epilogue reinforces, is always filled with shocking moments to leave me anxious for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Oct 25, 2018

    This issue still maintains the good rhythm that The Fastest Man Alive has in his career throughout the DC Rebirth, The Flashpoint is named again and it seems that will be another big event that will once again shake the foundations of the DC universe with Flash again as a protagonist, I hope that this new DC experiment will have the desired effect and balance the 52 worlds without losing the good moment they have been bringing with Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Oct 24, 2018

    A moving exploration of mental health and change, this issue juggled a lot whilst still becoming an exciting push towards something new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 25, 2018

    This is the third issue in a row with Scott Kolins drawing the comic. Of course, I am elated. But I really hope that he will not draw the next issue, so that he can prepare and draw an entire future storyline without interruptions. Im ready to see some good artwork by Howard Porter or whoever is lined up next. Scott Kolins on Flash is a joy. His work is messy and reminds me of Chas Truog and Greg Larocque mixed with a bit of Gil Kane. Kolins does not draw multiple Flashes in one frame as often as other artists, but it does not matter much. His work is still enticing and a good fit for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 24, 2018

    This has been a compelling arc with some great twists for the mythology, and it seems from the ending that Williamson is just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Oct 25, 2018

    "The Last Embers" is the finale to the Sage Force story line, "Faster than Thought." We get a taste of the power of empathy and the utility of teamwork all in one issue. Barry finally owns up to some things, he's need to for a while, since Wally and Wallace left. I'd say both Cold and Iris are essential to Flash's success. Open up this issue and figure out how. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 25, 2018

    Overall this title has been high quality, but this stands out as one of the better issues because it shows Barry once again finding the resolve to stop dallying and move his life forward. As a speedster Barry is much better served by moving forward than by running in place. I look forward to see where the Force Quest takes him and Iris in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 23, 2018

    Holins does a good job with the art and I really enjoyed many of the action panels. I especially enjoyed the last few pages and the details in the characters. Good conclusion with some interesting things coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Oct 24, 2018

    The Flash continues to be light and fast-paced storytelling, as it should be, but an underwhelming conclusion to the current story arc disappoints, while leaving some excitement for the upcoming Force Quest storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 25, 2018

    The story is all over the place but there's more good than bad so I'm in for the long haul. I am glad this particular storyline had ended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Oct 31, 2018

    This issue may not dazzle you or leave you with fond memories for years to come, but its solid, and ends on a couple strong notes. Granted, those notes are pretty much epilogues that have nothing to do with the main story, but they are powerful nonetheless, and they leave you wanting to come back for more. Theres plenty more exciting things to come in the Flash, so, even though this arc was less than stellar, it would be wise to stick around to see what Williamson has planned next. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 5, 2018

    Another month and another issue ofFlash.Hopefully, with these short Force arcs behind us and Force Quest ahead, we'll see Williamson and company return to form. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Oct 24, 2018

    This book goes the way you would expect it to. There aren't any big twists or turns and while the art is good, a lot of this book just feels dull. The book leads up to the conclusion that most of us were able to come to about 4 issues ago. This story wasn't new or exciting enough to warrant such a detour. The book wasn't bad but it wasn't really good either. Read Full Review

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