Flash #66

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 17
7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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James Jesse, the original Trickster and new crime lord of Central City, is taking over-and his plans for the city are his most diabolical ever. But how was he able to claim his throne, and where has he been for all these years? Learn all the answers in this issue that details each dastardly trick he's pulled to get to the top!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Mar 19, 2019

    Some people might not be looking forward to this one-and-done chapter, as it takes a break from Barrys story to focus on one of his least impressive rogues, but that would be a mistake. Williamson cracks the code on the Trickster and delivers a fun, compelling version of the character that sets up the upcoming arc perfectly. Give this one a try, and you wont regret it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 13, 2019

    As the featured villain of the next big arc, Trickster's backstory is important and Williamson and Kollins deliver a terrific spotlight on one of the classic Rogues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Mar 13, 2019

    This was one of my personal favorites when it comes to DC comic book stories in the past year. Joshua Williamson really excels at plumbing the emotional depths of characters as he does here when flushing out The Tricksters origins as an abused child. I highly recommend this story to anyone interested in The Flash and who appreciates stories that could be useful for children to read, as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Mar 13, 2019

    THE FLASH #65 focuses not on the titular character, but on an oft-overlooked one -- the original Trickster. Joshua Williamson fills the issue with moments that make you both pity and scorn the villain. Scott Kolins fills the issue with incredibly detailed art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 12, 2019

    Scott Kolins' art is fine, but the subject doesn't really allow for anything particularly interesting to see in the panels. That and Trickster is too clownish a character to depict as anything interesting or menacing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 15, 2019

    Williamson and Kolins actually make a great creative team. I hope we get more issues from the two of them. It's a solid comic book about a villain that you forgot about but who is absolutely viable. The creative team more than does him justice here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Mar 14, 2019

    A compelling Trickster origin that elevates a stale character to new heights. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 13, 2019

    I'm not sure this sold me entirely on Trickster 1.0 as a serious villain, especially as I grew up with the more sympathetic version. But I'm along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 14, 2019

    This issue's expansion on the Trickster's classic Silver Age origin, while building him into a major foe to challenge the Barry in the next story arc. Williamson has certainly got me wondering what shenanigans James Jesse has in store for the Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 13, 2019

    It's not perfect, but it's a great introduction to The Trickster and a wonderful one-shot to get your feet wet if you have yet to give the current The Flash series a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 13, 2019

    A fun and thought-provoking origin! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Mar 13, 2019

    Great art and a solid story sell some iffy dialogue really well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Mar 18, 2019

    Given the jumbled nature of his central high concept, there’s a reason why the Trickster probably isn’t anyone’s favorite Flash villain — but that doesn’t mean Joshua Williamson and Scott Kolins aren’t working hard to give the character an emotional core underneath all those weird accoutrements. While streamlining the character further might have resulted in a more straightforward and engaging read, Williamson is also leaving a lot of different avenues for himself to pick up later on by refusing to shy away from the inconsistencies in James Jesse’s life. And given that he’s teaming up with a seminal Flash artist, there are worse ways for this creative team to taken a crack at the trickiest of Barry Allen’s bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 14, 2019

    The Flashcontinues to plod along under Williamson's direction. What started out as a run full of promise and excitement has fallen to the depths of a truly forgettable experience, which is, I would say, better than being remembered for being terrible. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Mar 13, 2019

    While the character of James Jesse is intriguing, the origin presented here is rather dull. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Mar 13, 2019

    While this may set up the coming storyline surrounding Trickster, I personally found this issue to be a little dull. It wasn't horrible or anything and maybe some of this stuff will be relevant in the coming story but, until that happens, I kind of feel like we could have just started the storyline that we have waiting. Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    Multiversity Comics - David Craig Mar 18, 2019

    "The Flash" #66 feels like an assembly line production from a factory that manufactures generic origin stories. Read Full Review

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