Flash #65

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 33
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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"THE PRICE" finale! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable...by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League's past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash-the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case-are at each other's throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process...and neither the World's Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same more

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 28, 2019

    A crowning achievement in Fun! The Brave And The Bold Are Back! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 4, 2019

    I have been a fan of Williamson's run on The Flash, it has given us some powerful stories. Even though I hate the fact that DC has killed off Wally, it has led to some truly great stories as Barry, Iris, and other DC characters learn to cope with this tragedy. However, I do hope that Barry gets through this rough patch in his life and we get to see some happy stories as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Feb 27, 2019

    THE FLASH #65 is a must read if you're at all interested in Barry Allen. It sets the stage for future issues of this book. It ends "The Price" in a fantastic but grim finale. Joshua Williamson is at the top of his game with this book. Rafa Sandoval has some beautiful double-page spreads in this book, as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 28, 2019

    The finale to "The Price" crossover with Batman is full of surprises, but perhaps the biggest is the levels of introversion Joshua Williamson weaves into the majority of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    Rafa Sandoval's art is energetic, detailed and amazing. There are so many dramatic and beautiful panels throughout with the standouts being the fight to save Gotham Girl and the final confrontation between Barry and Bruce. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 27, 2019

    This years big focus seems like The Year of the Villain so thats not likely to change anytime soon. Williamson does some captivating teases for this event and how it could hopefully get the heroes back on the same page. For now Im just curious where Williamson is going to take The Flash going forward with this major change to the status quo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 27, 2019

    Rafa Sandoval is the perfect artist for this book. I hope he comes back. He works great with Williamson. This was a nice crossover between both of the books. The creative team really rocked it. I would like a lot more of the crossovers between books done just like this. It was a good time for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Feb 28, 2019

    I always enjoyed it when Batman and Superman got along together, so it took some time for me to adjust to the World's Finest duo fussing and fuming against each other. Now that this has taken hold, it's not much of a jump to buy into Batman and the Flash having their own troubles. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Feb 27, 2019

    The Price arc comes to a conclusion with The Flash and Batman at each other's throats. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 27, 2019

    Emotional and energetic, The Flash #65 provides a fitting conclusion to a well-crafted crossover arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Feb 27, 2019

    In the end, this issue was mostly able to make up for the first three issues of the story having severe pacing issues, if only because Williamson was able to stick his landing and tie everything together nicely. Yes, the arc as a whole does come off as just a tie-in to the Heroes In Crisis event, but its conclusion manages to majorly affect the status quo of Flashs life for the foreseeable future, and it hints at some exciting things to come in the near future for the DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Feb 27, 2019

    A bleak issue, a depressing end to the Batman crossover, and a profoundly dark chapter in The Flash's recent history, The Flash #65 can at least boast strong characterization by writer Joshua Williamson and beautiful art by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Tomeu Morey to get the reader through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Feb 27, 2019

    This crossover has been entertaining and imaginative without running the body count up any higher, something I know I appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Mar 1, 2019

    Williamson lands with a decent finish to this 4 parter. With gorgeous art and intense conflict, the second Flash/Batman crossover continues to prove to be a charm. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 1, 2019

    The Flash #65 was a major step up from recent issues of "The Price" crossover. It was disappointing how Gotham Girl turned out to be a plot device to push a major fallout between Batman and Flash. Luckily the confrontation between Batman and Flash in the Batcave and Iris West's role in this story made up for negatives involving Gotham Girl. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Feb 27, 2019

    The Price finale finally brings some weight to the issues that our heroes have been dealing with recently and that is exactly what has been missing from this crossover from the beginning. It's a shame it took so long to get here but thankfully, we did get here. This issue is emotionally charged with enough action to entertain the casual fan as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 27, 2019

    Great art and two big superhero fights makes this quite entertaining. There's also a heartfelt message worth a look delving into the solitary life of a superhero. Unfortunately, though there aren't many answers in a story arc that teased many questions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 27, 2019

    As I said before, this whole story is just exploitative. Pure and simple. An issue's worth of story has been accomplished in four, and I'm not even sure when we'll see the ramifications of this issue. The art was simply phenomenal, which certainly helped things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 27, 2019

    So far, I've been a bigger fan of the spin-off arc "The Price of Justice" than I have been of parent event Heroes in Crisis. That reverses with Flash #65, which brings the story home and doesn't feel like it accomplishes much beyond making the DCU a sadder place. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 27, 2019

    Overall, this issue is underwhelming and far weaker than the sum of its parts. The good parts, however, deserve consideration on their own merits. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 2, 2019

    "The Price" concludes with little more than a whisper inThe Flash #65.You'll now be returned to your regular scheduled programming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Feb 28, 2019

    Unfortunately, the conclusion to “The Price” is clunky and awkward. The main thrust ends way too soon and the latter half feels like it is loitering around. It also has no definitive conclusion. It is a disappointing ending to an overall fun crossover storyline. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 27, 2019

    Though it contains a few nice character interactions, The Price ends much as did The Button " without progressing much forward or saying anything particularly interesting about its characters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 27, 2019

    "The Price" is nothing more than wasted real estate. DC had a great opportunity to tell a gripping story and showcase two of the universe's best detectives working together to uncover a mystery while also coming to terms with the loss of loved ones. Instead, we got bickering and shallow drama in an inconsistent, incoherent story. Read Full Review

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