Flash #58

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Jordi Tarragona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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"FORCE QUEST" part one! Following "Flash War," Barry Allen remains the Flash, but he's no longer the Fastest Man Alive! With Hunter Zolomon on the run, and new forces such as the Strength, Sage and Still Forces unleashed on the Multiverse, Barry must leave Central City behind and travel the world to learn the secret history of the Speed Force.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 15, 2018

    The Force Quest is off to a brilliant start. Taking the Flash out of Central City and on a tour of the wider DCU is a refreshing change of pace for the title. And it's great to see Barry once again moving towards a goal rather than just reacting to the crises around him. Barry's quest looks to be a great new direction for the title. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Nov 14, 2018

    THE FLASH #58 is a superb issue. It changes the feel of the book by placing the Flash in a new setting with a new mission. It's the perfect jumping-on point for the series. Joshua Williamson writes some fantastic characterization as well as a truly interesting plot. Rafa Sandoval draws a beautiful looking book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 14, 2018

    Williamson goes a little old school in introducing another problem for The Flash before addressing the current one. I like that as not every villain should be so quickly handled. The Flash continues to be the model of consistency and remains a must-read every other week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 16, 2018

    This is the beginning of another great chapter in Barry Allen's story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Nov 14, 2018

    The Flash storyline has been resuscitated from a stupor caused by over-reliance on tropes and themes that have been overly-explored in his recent books. The storytelling of Joshua Williamson has always had deep emotional connections between characters that feel organic and earned. However, in this current arc, Williamson is putting The Flash in the position of being a student of The Speed Force and has included Iris as an equal partner in the venture. I'm excited to see what they learn together and how it will impact the character moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 19, 2018

    Barry Allen may be "out of step" butThe Flashis back on its feet after a rough couple of months. "Force Quest" has all the potential to put this series right back among the elite DC books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 14, 2018

    This first issue of "Force Quest" is an enjoyable status quo change that gives some much-needed focus to Barry and Iris. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Stefan Blitz Nov 19, 2018

    Hopefully he becomes the permanent artist. This is really a good start to a new storyline. I'm loving it. It's only getting a B+ though because it needed more gorillas. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Nov 16, 2018

    The Flash Quest begins with Barry and Iris being led to across the world to figure out these new forces. They run into various shenanigans only to be led to another city where there are more questions than answers. Join Barry and Iris as they try to understand the wacky new world we live in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Nov 14, 2018

    The Speed Quest has been interesting thus far. With some quirky art and great character interactions, it's really something fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2018

    Sandoval's art is amazing in this issue. Everything from Barry navigating through streets filled with people to the confrontation Barry has with Gemini is drawn beautifully and the panels are filled with movement as you read them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Nov 14, 2018

    The visuals keep the train moving full speed ahead, and despite not being extremely interested in some of the familiar locations, we're definitely giving this quest the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Nov 23, 2018

    In the end, if youre just picking up this book for the first time with this issue...apologies are in order. Its normally a much better read. Stick around to see what happens with that cliffhanger, because its pretty much guaranteed to be uphill from here on out. And, if youre a longtime reader of Williamsons Flash, you know he has been building to something big with Barry for a while now, so it will definitely be worth waiting to see that plan unfold. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Nov 16, 2018

    The Flash runs in place, despite the location change. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 14, 2018

    With this issue I'm officially reading this for the sake of reviewing it. I no longer care about anything happening here. The potential is there but Williamson is constantly shooting himself in the foot when it comes to getting me excited about this book. He has a great idea here but it's truly sad that he isn't doing it justice. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Nov 14, 2018

    Do you like to have a recap every issue for no reason? How about the Flash breaking up petty crime? How about covers that have nothing to do with the actual issue? If you said no to any of those, this isn't the issue for you and frankly, it's hard to think of someone that this issue is actually for. At least the art is great. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I haven’t cared for this comic in a long time and I still don’t.

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 31, 2019

    Whenever anyone asks who my Favorite DC Hero is The Flash is usually in my Top 3. I shuffle them sometimes but it's always been Superman, Batman, and Flash. So it's pretty ironic that I've never consistently followed the character or collected his series for any length of time. 

    I picked up this issue solely the strength of the Karl Kerschl variant cover. The last Flash book that I actually read was during "The Button" crossover with Batman over a year ago now. 

    Flash #58 is a solid comic that seems to be a reasonable jumping on point for the series. Barry Allen is on vacation with Iris. While there they run into a pair of super-powered criminal's calling themselves "The Gemini" The two manage to distract Flas more

  • 8.0

    Some decent banter between Iris and Barry, great art, and interesting villains.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Nov 18, 2018

    "I always try to stay polite"

    Finally! A good looking issue of The Flash. After couple last issues this one is a nice change of pace. The art is good, characters aren't looking funny or awkward and visuals for the speed and lightning are great.

    And Barry is smiling again. He's still full of self-doubt and uncertainty, but with a smile on his face and positive outlook on the future and mysteries surrounding him.
    The dialogue is pretty good, with some little humor here and there and the story starts to get interesting.

    I think that I might be getting excited about this book again.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Nov 13, 2018

    Never quite understood why they went to Badhinisia in the first place. The run in with Gemini and Santiago seemed a bit force. Really hope this story arc doesn’t bounce around, each issue is a different city. The art was ok but pretty bad in some of the panels.

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 16, 2018

    I really dread this series now.

  • 10
    Rocker97 Nov 17, 2018

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Jul 25, 2019

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Nov 28, 2019

  • 8.5
    hebele Nov 15, 2018

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Nov 15, 2018

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 15, 2018

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Nov 17, 2018

  • 7.0
    Nicetrylaoche Nov 14, 2018

  • 7.0
    ShabaTG Nov 16, 2018

  • 7.0
    StanielK Dec 1, 2018

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Apr 25, 2019

  • 7.0
    mikesbr42 Jun 9, 2020

  • 7.0
    Adsun22 Jul 16, 2020

  • 6.0
    batman_forever Jun 3, 2020

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