Flash #75

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 28
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"The Flash Year One" finale! This oversize anniversary issue marks the end of Barry Allen's journey to become the Flash-but at what cost? The Turtle's final play will challenge our hero in every way possible, and by the end of the battle, a Flash will be born-and a Flash will die! Also in this issue, witness Lex Luthor's offer to Captain Cold, whose icy vengeance waits for the Flash just around the corner...

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 27, 2019

    I have been a fan of Williamson's Flash since issue #1, so I would have been happy if he had only put forth his usual effort. But with this issue, he has totally out of the park. I have a feeling that this issue will eventually be marked as a landmark issue for the character and a watershed moment in DC history. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 24, 2019

    The Flash #75 was a great milestone issue that shows theres plenty of mileage left yet in Williamsons run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jul 24, 2019

    I could not have imagined a better way for this Year One arc to have ended. It not only retold the story of Barry Allen from a different perspective but it helps embody who he is as The Flash. The ending of the arc sets up the future dangers that Barry will have to deal with. From the looks of things, he'll be in for quite a challenge as many sinister forces will be coming after him. The short snippet at the end teases a deadly alliance that will prove to be quite challenging for Barry. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 26, 2019

    It's another great bridge to upcoming issues and I'm excited to see where it goes. This is just getting more and more thrilling with each and every issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Jul 24, 2019

    This is an amazing short story and a wonderful sendoff to The Year of the Villain. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 24, 2019

    A great extra-sized issue with a big idea, great sci-fi sensibilities, and one hell of a promise for some great stories to come.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 24, 2019

    It's a strong oversized package that celebrates the best this run has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 24, 2019

    Howard Porter, Christian Duce, and Scott Kolins deliver some great artwork in this issue. Porter's work is the standout because he encompasses the action and movement of the character to great effect in his part of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 29, 2019

    A celebration of what makes the Flash great,Flash #75 breathes new life into a title that had been stagnant for the last year or so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jul 24, 2019

    The Flash Year One concludes in spectacular fashion! Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 30, 2019

    The concluding chapter of "Year One" sticks the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Aug 1, 2019

    While it will be easy to wait for his to be collected and read it in one swoop, this is a nice issue to pick up if you've been away for a while and need to be reminded how cool the Flash can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Jul 29, 2019

    Oh and the guy who blasted Barry into his memory reviving coma is named Steadfast, who is the avatar of the Still Force who was stuck in it until Barry broke the barrier. Thats all we get at least for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jul 24, 2019

    This Year One storyline comes to a close with this extra-sized issue and while it has a satisfying end, it all ends in typical fashion. Nothing new or exciting happens and this plays out like any typical third act in a superhero story. Lots of great art and cool scenes really pull this issue together and I still found myself enjoying it. Perhaps I would have liked more, but I'm satisfied with what I got. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Jul 24, 2019

    A somewhat inadequate ending for a story-line that has been good so far. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 24, 2019

    All of "Year One" has been a slog and the final chapter serves as a summary of its substantial flaws. Keep it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 28, 2019

    The first two chapters of this issue were the usual Barry Allen fare. Just really boring. The third chapter with Captain Cold was pretty interesting though. I liked seeing a Suicide Squad that wasn't just the garbage movie version. And Captain Cold is just plainly more interesting than Barry Allen could ever be.

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 3, 2019

    I demand more Rogues.

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    Mohammad robin Jul 24, 2019


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    DSMister Jul 24, 2019

    Great ending to Year One of the Flash, and what a cool story! They finally found a good, if brief, way to connect Wally and Wallace together, and honestly, I love it! Chapter one was great, overall, and I enjoyed pretty much every second of it. The art overall was great, too, though there were moments where Wally and Wallace looked a bit weird. Maybe Porter should stick to older people, I don't think he does kids too well. A minor thing.

    Chapter two was interesting. We go back to the present, and Barry remembers his past. But more importantly, Barry is optimistic again! He's still going to have hardships, and Wally's "death" is still an open wound to him. But he remembers hope and the future, and he pushes forward. That is defini more

  • 9.5
    Nickweiser Jul 24, 2019

    Many great character moments. Closes up nicely while setting up the future nicely. Happy go have stuck with this book since the Rebirth one shot in 2016 up to now. Take a bow folks!

  • 9.5
    EDiakota Jul 25, 2019

    "I would move time and spaces itself for her."

  • 8.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Jul 31, 2019

    I really liked this. Especially the update on Captain Cold.

  • 8.5
    egon244 Aug 25, 2019

    "Not bad, kid..."

    Somewhere along the way both The Flash and this book lost the feeling of hope and essentially stopped being fun.

    Now, after incredibly fun Year One, Barry remembers how to be hopeful and runs toward the future with a smile.

    And now I'm hopeful too because it seems this book will become fun again.

  • 7.0
    Batman Jones Jul 24, 2019

    It was fine. Nothing special. At all.

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  • 7.0
    nec Jul 25, 2019

    The problem with this entire run is that it’s always ok. Never great, never bad just ok. That’s how I describe this issue just ok

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  • 5.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Aug 2, 2019

    One would hope that the closing stanza of a "Year One" story would result in an epic moment. Spoiler: We didn't get it.

    Flash takes on Turtle for the last time (for a while, I presume). Turtle was one of the real interesting elements of the Year One arc, and I was hoping that this issue would firmly position him as Flash's new arch-nemesis in the same vein that Joker is to Batman or Luthor is to Superman. No so. Flash wins, Turtle is reduced to a whining little man and that is that.

    (Special mention goes to the "HOPE!" splash page. Flash has often been driven by his internal monologue, and this is Josh Williamson's attempt at a breakthrough for Barry Allen. But "hope"? Eeesh. I cringed. And chuckled. Not more

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