Flash #74

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 28
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"The Flash Year One" continues! The Turtle has made his grand entrance, and it's about to bring down the house! As an untested hero with the mastery of his abilities still in its infancy, Barry Allen will face the toughest challenge of his life to defend Central City from the invading forces of those who seek its destruction. Our hero is faced with the fateful choice to either become a superhero or die trying!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jul 10, 2019

    The Flash #74 finds a way to balance emotion, fight scenes, and moments of doubt in such a unique way that hasn't been done in a long time. The ending perfectly sets up what will surely be an eventful conclusion to this incredible arc.It's a bittersweet moment knowing that the next issue will be the conclusion of the “Year One” arc. But I for one am very grateful to have read each installment in the arc as it progressed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 16, 2019

    I have been a fan of Williamson's run on The Flash since the Rebirth special, but with Year One, he has managed to reach a whole new level. Between Williamson's fantastic story and Porters superb art, it is no exaggeration to say that this is a must-read story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 12, 2019

    This book is only getting better. I'm loving every part of it. This is the way I like the Flash. Williamson has consistently written some amazing stories here and this issue continues that trend. This storyline is becoming a classic quick. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 10, 2019

    It's late in the run, but if you've missed out, I highly recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jul 10, 2019

    Williamson and Porter land an amazing issue that not only is great on its own but raises the quality of the issue that came before. It delivers on things that we've been setting up for the past two months and does it in a beautiful and creative way. The art compliments the story and I was hooked from beginning to end. It's been a while since I've really got to sing the praises of this book and I'm happy to do so after an issue like that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 10, 2019

    Josh Williamson's Flash origin arc may be his finest hour on what's looking like a 100-issue run, and Flash #74, a big-scale issue, delivers the biggest thrills of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Jul 10, 2019

    This issue is emotionally hard-hitting and satisfying because The Flash follows his mother's words of encouragement. He is courageous and runs toward the battle but will he succeed? I can hardly wait to see how The Flash out-duels King Turtle and his minions in the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 10, 2019

    This is a good penultimate issue because it's all about the hero finding an inner strength before they enter the climactic battle. As a "Year One" story it is building towards a finish that's not just a fight, but a hero's journey to becoming who he was meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 18, 2019

    Flash #74 brings the penultimate chapter to Barry Allen's inaugural run as eponymous character, and it doesn't disappoint, despite Williamson not quite sticking the landing for Barry's big coming-out party as a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 10, 2019

    Howard Porter's art is fantastic. The characters look great and the art has some beautiful features that showcase speed and movement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jul 23, 2019

    Overall, this storys conception is flawed because the fans werent clamoring for an update on Barry Allens origin. But the added bonus of Williamson reinventing the Turtle makes it more than worth a read. Hopefully, the newly-revamped villain will be carried forward to future stories in this book. It would be an awful waste to throw him away after Year One. Especially as he seems to tie into the four Forces Williamson has been building up lately. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 10, 2019

    This story is very familiar with all of the most common tropes in Flash comics and seems to think that repeating every single one of them is the best possible way to tell a new story. Read Full Review

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