Flash #71

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 18
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"The Flash Year One" continues! Barry Allen struggles to control his powers as he experiments with his newfound abilities. When one of his tests lands him in a mess, he'll come face to face with his first villains!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 24, 2019

    For a while now, there has been a war going on in the DCU of light against dark. In Justice League, the conflict is Justice vs. Doom, but in The Flash, the battle is one of pessimism vs. optimism, and pessimism has held the upper hand for quite a while now. I've always felt that Barry Allen represented the optimistic soul of the DCU, and we seem to be reaching a turning point in the battle. The Flash is a title that every DC fan should be reading right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto May 22, 2019

    The creative team has done a phenomenal job carrying the same essence that was established during the first chapter of this fresh take on The Flash's origin. With the story not fully revealing too much, it's still a perfect time for new readers to jump in and get a fantastic story of Barry's early days of being a superhero. It's hard to think of where this story can go, but there's little doubt that this has been one of the most innovativeFlash stories told in recent history. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 22, 2019

    If you haven't been reading The Flash, now is the time to see what you've been missing! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz May 22, 2019

    THE FLASH #71 continues the "Year One" arc with another stellar issue. Joshua Williamson continues to bring amazing characterization to the table. Howard Porter also continues to stun me with his fabulous art. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 24, 2019

    What more can I say about Williamson's writing? It's perfect and he hits the tone of this story flawlessly. And Howard Porter does his best work here. This storyline is something really great. I'll be racing to pick up the next issue for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 22, 2019

    Im impressed how consistently entertaining this book is and its not slowing down anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 22, 2019

    This is a fun story that sets up some interesting coming of age dilemmas for young Barry Allen. Will he make different choices in his relationship with Iris and his use of The Speed Force now that he's been mentored by his future self? Only time will tell. I can hardly wait to see how Barry Allen's life will change moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 22, 2019

    I'm enjoying this origin story and the wild adventure Barry is on. The guy just learned how to run fast and now he's time traveling? Heavy, dude. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 22, 2019

    This run could have so easily been a bland retelling of a story we already know, but Williamson keeps packing surprises into it. It looks like it's going to be an essential read before the next big storyline " "The Death of the Speed Force", beginning in August. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti May 22, 2019

    The Flash #71 continues its "Year One" storyline in an exciting step forward! This issue enjoys the high-speed perils of the future and continues to deliver a fresh and enjoyable take on the hero's expanded origin story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 22, 2019

    I was skeptical, I'll admit it. Two issues, and that skepticism is gone. The Flash has been a consistently entertaining comic and this new story arc is exactly that. Joshua Williamson's run on The Flash has been amazing so far and this latest arc is an example of what he's been bringing to the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 24, 2019

    I've been a fan of The Flash for a long time, and The Flash #71 is solid take on his origin and becoming a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame May 22, 2019

    Without a ton of action in the issue, this is likely to be one of those stories that fans either love forever or forget about. I'm leaning toward loving it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 28, 2019

    Balancing high concept and characterization well, this may very well be this creative team's best arc on The Flash yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally May 22, 2019

    Howard Porter brings some beautifully detailed and amazing art to this issue. Every page is filled with energy and movement that culminates in some great action-filled panels. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona May 22, 2019

    The first year of the Flash is pretty but doesn't provide anything fresh. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 27, 2019

    Though gorgeous to look at, "Flash: Year One" continues to veer off-course in ways that, at only two issues in, provide a roadmap for looming storytelling disaster. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Alex Marks May 27, 2019

    The Flash: Year One's second chapter isn't anything that'll blow your mind, but it is an enjoyable read and probably the easiest time traveling story to digest. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 22, 2019

    The art and colors by Hifi are absolutely awesome . The action runs of the panels giving the appearance of fast and fluid motion. The look of the future Flash Barry Allen and the Turtle look awesome. Just a little perplexed"since when did bad guys start wearing sandals? Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff May 22, 2019

    I honestly don't know where this story is going but what I was most excited for in this book has proven to be an afterthought and that is so disappointing. It's bad that I'm already looking forward to this story ending. Read Full Review

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