Flash #69

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 14
8.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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Riot in Central City! Trickster has pulled out all the stops in his assault on Flash's hometown, and the Scarlet Speedster is powerless to crack Trickster's code! Our hero is faced with an impossible choice: save the people of Central City-or let the villain who caused it all escape to wreak havoc another day!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 24, 2019

    If you aren't a fan of The Trickster, you may well become one by the end of this issue. And if you are a fan of the Trickster" well, James is back in all his glory and the trick in this episode will also be a treat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 25, 2019

    This storyline has been a fantastic reintroduction to the classic Trickster. Williamson has clearly had fun bringing him back into DC canon. And the small peek we got of Flash: Year One looks amazing. I can't wait to see what this retelling of Barry's origin has in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Apr 24, 2019

    THE FLASH #69 finishes the Trickster arc in the most satisfying way possible. It's supremely well written by Joshua Williamson. His characterization, especially, is in peak form. Scott Kolins delivers another magnificent-looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 24, 2019

    Williamson ends this issue with a teaser and smart entry point to The Flash: Year One arc. It looks like it will be another fun ride for a title that continually delivers. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Apr 24, 2019

    The mystery surrounding the character in the final panel and their connection to The Still Force propels this story toward The Flash Year One story, which begins in the next issue. I highly recommend long-time fans of The Flash to jump on board this wonderful book! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Apr 24, 2019

    Williamson was able to bring this storyline to a satisfying end. This story turned out to be really fantastic and it makes me wonder where this quality of storytelling has been for the past few months. It just goes to show that Williamson can really shine when he wants to. Here's hoping that he continues with this quality instead of what we've been getting recently. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 26, 2019

    It then leads us into what's going to happen next issue. It appears the next storyline is called "The Flash: Year One." At this point, I was as excited as could be. This is a great issue with the promise of more great things to come. You really can't ask for more than that. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers May 7, 2019

    In the end, this was fun, but all-too-brief arc, that could have been milked for a lot more of an epic standoff between the Flash and his newly-revived enemy. Sure, its an excellent problem to have, wishing for more of an already-good thing, but one cant help but wonder how much better this story could have been if Williamson would have expanded the story a few more chapters and really shown the readers how much of a threat James Jesse can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers May 7, 2019

    In the end, this was fun, but all-too-brief arc, that could have been milked for a lot more of an epic standoff between the Flash and his newly-revived enemy. Sure, its an excellent problem to have, wishing for more of an already-good thing, but one cant help but wonder how much better this story could have been if Williamson would have expanded the story a few more chapters and really shown the readers how much of a threat James Jesse can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 24, 2019

    This is a fun wrap up with a promise for some exciting storytelling next issue. Good classic superhero'ing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Apr 24, 2019

    The story itself is serviceable; as with the rest of the Trickster story, it is not Williamson's most compelling work, but it he ably juggles character and plot moments, while giving both the breathing room they need. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Apr 24, 2019

    This issue is great, Williamson and Kolins has been constant providing very good Flash adventures, what has amazed me is that they have managed to keep that thing that lets you know that you are reading a Flash issue, and there is more! This number marks the beginning of the Flash Year One!!! I can't wait to read it. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Apr 24, 2019

    The Trickster's Greatest Trick comes to a fantastic close in this Flash arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Apr 26, 2019

    "The Flash" #69 reaches the finishing line in a strong note, but loses some points on execution that could have been easily prevented. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 24, 2019

    Scott Kolins art is great and there are some brilliant visual moments. I just wish the story were better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 24, 2019

    The ending of the issue just seems to be a way to set us up for the three-month Flash: Year One story, and promises a shocking secret from Barry's past that he forgot. That's a way to make it more relevant, but it really feels like this title has been spinning its wheels for too long. I'm hoping it comes back from the flashback story with more purpose. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 6, 2019

    Too by-the-numbers to be impressive, yet too tame to really run with what it's got working for it, writer Josh Williamson's latest Flash issue strives for greatness but winds up tripping at the finish line. Read Full Review

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