Flash #61

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 17
7.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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Powerhouse looks to turn the Scarlet Speedster into  a scarlet skid mark! The two Force wielders find themselves at odds when Alexa wants to overthrow the criminal government of Corto Maltese that's crushing her people. (Remember that locale from THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS?) Barry must quash their beef and convince Powerhouse to join his Force Quest if he ever hopes to learn the secrets behind these new Force powers!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 3, 2019

    All in all, this is probably the most underrated title DC Comics is publishing today and one of its best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 3, 2019

    Williamson's run on The Flash remains one of the most solid book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 2, 2019

    The Forces has also allowed Williamson to add some more Rogues and the latest occupies a unique place in the power set. Itll be fun seeing how Flash deals with this latest threat in a location where hes a marked man. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Jan 5, 2019

    The Force Quest continues with a Flash and Fuerza battling demon manifestations onset by the Sage Force. Barry has got to figure how to extinguish the demons and beat Cauldron, while also learning more about these new forces. Things get complicated and Flash and Fuerza go toe-to-toe once more before he and Iris go on the next leg of their quest. It's exciting, it's got some surprises, and it holds some suspense for the continued quest. If you're hooked on the quest like I am, you'll want to pick up Flash #61. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 2, 2019

    Taking the Flash out of Central City and into this unpredictable world of new superpowers has been a breath of fresh air for the series, exactly what it needed after a series of plot-driven events. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 2, 2019

    The Flash has managed to pull itself up from mediocrity and now we are blessed with wonderful storytelling and beautiful art. The issue is a bit fast and that may turn some readers off but I think we did everything we needed to do with this story to this point and I'm more than ready to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 2, 2019

    The art by Christian Duce is great. There are some amazinglydetailed panels full of action and power. The tone of the story is reflectedwell in the art and the colors are really vibrant and alive, especially whenthe action moves to Zandia. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 2, 2019

    The conclusion to the Strength Force part of the Force Quest was an entertaining, action-packed ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 3, 2019

    The Flash has always been one of my favourite heroes, whether it was Barry or Wally wearing the costume, and it's good to see Barry working to reaffirm that the Flash is indeed the Fastest Man Alive. With this as the stated goal of his Force Quest, it should be fascinating to see if Barry succeeds in doing so as this storyline continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 2, 2019

    I really enjoyed this. Lapsed readers should pick this up and get back into this book, as I think Williamson is finally telling the story he's been wanting to tell, and it shows; the characters are working in sync with each other and the art is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jan 8, 2019

    Overall, this was a fun issue that does a lot for the new character of Fuerza, but very little for progressing Barrys story. In an arc about Barrys self-discovery, he hasnt really been learning much. Four issues in, it feels like Williamson didnt have enough story to stretch across the entire arc, and its really starting to hurt the impact of what could have been an instant classic. Keep your fingers crossed that he can pull out some epic twists and turns for the final issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jan 2, 2019

    THE FLASH #61 has some fun scenes throughout the book. However, much of the issue is focused on Fuerza and, unfortunately, her portrayal in this book did not -- in my opinion -- live up to her potential in the previous issue. Christian Duce and Luis Guerrero, though, deliver some stupendous art. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Jan 2, 2019

    Continuing to hit its stride, the Force Quest takes the Flash and re-evaluates his understanding of the new world he finds himself in. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jan 14, 2019

    The continued ebb and flow of Williamson's run onThe Flashmakes for an incredibly inconsistent title that I just can't seem to stop reading. I want to know where it goes but the journey is arduous at times. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jan 2, 2019

    THE FLASH #61 is a fast issue that gets the job done and ultimately leaves you waiting for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Jan 2, 2019

    "Force Quest" is not the best of Joshua Williamson's Flash stories, but what feels a little bit generic as a plot is elevated by strong art by Christian Duce and Williamson's typically sharp dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 7, 2019

    I'm interested to see where it goes but hopefully the next story has a little more time to breathe and let us experience what is happening rather than have us rush off everywhere. Read Full Review

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