Flash #6

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 46
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE part 6! Youve seen glimpses of him. Youve witnessed the carnage hes unleashed on Central City. Now meet Godspeed, the super-speed serial killer who murders speedsters and steals their powers. Barry Allen is going to need help!

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 14, 2016

    Barry catches up to August after finding out that August's brother's killer was murdered by Godspeed. Putting two and two together and confronting August until he suits up as Godspeed. Oh dear. That's another friend of Barry's that has betrayed him becoming a villain. We're not sure how much more Barry can take at this point. We can't wait to see where the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Sep 14, 2016

    While the arc makes surprising reveals and twists to the ongoing story, the issue being a straightforward aftermath issue leading into the next phase is appreciated as it allows everyone to catch a breathe before the next huge moment of The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Alexis Simonetta Sep 14, 2016

    The issue is worth the read. The ending is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 14, 2016

    What is really shocking, and heart breaking, is the revelation of Godspeeds identity. I never do spoilers, and I am being careful not to reveal too much. But its a worthy revelation, one that Williamson spent time building up, so it pays off very effectively. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Sep 19, 2016

    While the issue's ultimate reveal was not surprising, it was still fascinating to see August's reasoning behind becoming Godspeed. Artwork is solid and effective in invoking an emotional response. Fans of the Flash definitely don't want to miss this issue, especially because it looks like big changes are coming the Flash's way! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Oct 4, 2016

    By the end, The Flash leaves us on a huge cliffhanger as Barry faces his first real battle against Godspeed, and it looks set to be very high stakes for him in more ways than one. With great panels from Carmine di Giandomenico, and superb writing from Williamson as we've come to expect, The Flash is speeding towards a triumphant conclusion to an excellent opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Sep 14, 2016

    The Flash remains the foundation of the DC Universe and that's just how we like it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Sep 15, 2016

    It's another strong issue for Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico with The Flash No. 6. Angry, secluded Barry is back and this issue screams with an identity crisis. Also, holy cliffhanger!  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 14, 2016

    This was a great issue. The revelation of Godspeed's identity is surprising, but fits the way the character has been portrayed since his introduction. I love that we get a few more hints about DC Rebirth. Keep them coming, DC! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 14, 2016

    That final cliffhanger is potentially something that avid readers will have seen coming a mile of, but the beauty of Williamson’s world-building is that it still feels kind of exciting to get to this point anyway. Even if the story pieces seem somewhat familiar, they are being put together with panache, and after three-quarters of a century that’s an impressive enough feat for a character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 14, 2016

    The wait is over and we do find out who Godspeed is.  My problem isn't with who it is or why they are doing what they are doing...no, my problem is that it all falls a bit flat and just feels like setup.  I really liked Carmine Di Giandomenico's art and have faith that Joshua Williamson will blow my mind eventually...I just wish it was now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 28, 2016

    Flash #6 is a really solid issue that opens the door for the rest of the arc. While the last issue had many readers with their jaws hitting the floor in shock, this issue moves forward rather than lingering on that moment. A few things are wrapped up nicely, but it may feel like the Wally West portion of the issue is a bit forced. Regardless, this is a solid issue building towards what could be a great next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 15, 2016

    Di Giandomenico's sleek figures, coupled with FCO Plascencia's vivid colors, result in one of the best-looking comics in the Rebirth lineup. It's equally pleasing to see Joshua Williamson's saga reach a major turning point in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 14, 2016

    This has been another Rebirth kickoff story arc that's dragged on way too long. Next issue promises the big showdown between Flash and Godspeed. This should have been an exciting confrontation, but at this point I'm just ready to move on from it and kickoff the next story arc. Read Full Review

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