Flash #72

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 12, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 27
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"The Flash Year One" continues! Things are not looking pretty for the Flash, who just got his scarlet butt handed to him by the Turtle. If Barry Allen thought being a hero was going to be easy, he'd better think again after this beating--but will it be enough to detour his destiny?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 12, 2019

    This new retelling of Barry Allen's origins is shockingly fresh and exciting. A must read for any fan of the Scarlet Speedster. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 17, 2019

    VerdictWith Barry's continuing struggle with pessimism, The Flash can be a bit of a depressing read at times, but “Year One” delivers the fun, enjoyable experience that one should expect from a Flash comic. Hopefully, this is an indication of how things are going to be once Barry finally rediscovers his optimistic side. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Jun 12, 2019

    Overall The Flash #72 is sequential art perfection, visual poetry and perhaps more than anything else it's fun as hell. The synergy that exists between Howard Porter's images and Joshua Williamson's narrative is a viable force. There's a chemistry that enhances the work beyond the page and that magic is present throughout Williamson's Flash run. If you haven't been reading The Flash, I suggest jumping on with the first issue of Williamson's “Year One”. 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jun 12, 2019

    The creative team has delivered yet another phenomenal chapter to this Year One story arc. Barry found the necessary confidence to face off against his first major villain. He's also able to spend time with those he cares for and balance his life. But the way this issue ended will surely make Barry realize that not everything about being a hero is simple. It'll be interesting to see both what sort of lessons Barry learns from this and what sort of difficulties will arise from the introduction of another major Flash rouge. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 14, 2019

    I love this. The writing and the art are of the highest level. I don't know how they will be wrapping this up but I can't wait to find out. This may be the best storyline of Williamson's entire run. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 12, 2019

    I'm very curious how Williamson will clean up the mess done to one of The Flash's important supporting characters in the wake of Heroes in Crisis, but for now this new stroll down memory lane with Year One has been an enjoyable run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 12, 2019

    So far, even though this is a flashback story where a lot is preordained, it has zero problem maintaining a compelling narrative. And the Barry/Iris relationship is a bright spot that I hope informs the current-day relationship for the rest of the run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jun 12, 2019

    Year One continues to show how a Young Barry and a Young Iris come together as the power couple they must be. Porter's art is sublime. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jun 17, 2019

    With its focus shifting to a rookie hero learning the ropes, "Flash: Year One" finally shows some promise toward giving fans what they want. The chemistry between Barry and Iris is worth the price of admission alone, showing that Josh Williamson hasn't completely shot himself in the foot as far as hisFlash tenure is concerned. More, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 14, 2019

    Piece by piece, Barry Allen's world is falling into place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 12, 2019

    The art by Howard Porter is beautiful. The action scenes are amazingly detailed and Porter captures the speed force and movement in the character perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Alex Marks Jun 14, 2019

    The Flash #72 is a solid issue, despite some of its pacing and pieces of dialogue. Pick it up if you've been following the Year One arc, as I think the next issue will be a pretty good one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Adrian Care Jun 12, 2019

    Luckily for readers and the big picture, The Flash #72 is simply stunning to look at thanks to Howard Porter's show-stopping visuals, and despite its flaws keeps racing onward in an entertaining fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jun 12, 2019

    The Flash Year One story has tripped up, despite beautiful artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Jun 14, 2019

    Back to my rant. The idea of each force getting their own little storyline is fine, but now that has been going on since issue 50 (if Im not mistaken.) Barry is simply not progressing (yes, I know its comics and even if he does progress, a reboot will kick in and hell start all over). For years Barry Allen was a shining example of making good choices and even when he made bad ones, he tried his best to fix them. All Barry keeps doing is pushing Iris and Wallace (new Wally) away, apologizing for it, and then doing it again. Add to the fact that now we are having a 5- issue flashback just slows the story down more. Now, I know Barry has to remember something important and that some guy in a cloak made him go on this little journey, but we need some closure to all of this and soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jun 12, 2019

    While this issue is much more fun than the previous two issues in this storyline, it is still flawed. We aren't really getting a new story at all with this book. Instead we are playing the Greatest Hits of Barry's past. When it comes to comics though, I can always just go back and read the previous stories. I don't need a whole storyline to remind me about who our main character was when he started his journey. But still, a lot of great art and fun moments are in this book. So despite the problems with this issue, it's still a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Jun 17, 2019

    Please flash forward to something new... Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 12, 2019

    While it might feel like a nice slap on the back for liking The Flash, it really just reads as a bore. Read Full Review

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