Flash #753

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Brandon Peterson, Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2020 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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In this “Flash Age” interlude, the Fastest Man Alive must find the Reverse-Flash to stop Paradox’s annihilation of the Flash legacy. But catching a time-traveler is extremely difficult, and the Flash’s quest to find Eobard Thawne takes him to tragic moments in time he never thought he’d have to revisit.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 5, 2020

    It appears that Barry will have to make a truce with his worst enemy to defeat Paradox. But can Barry actually trust Thawne to keep the truce? I can hardly wait to see how this unlikely team fares against Paradox in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 5, 2020

    The Flash continues to just be a strong read thanks to the creative team's consistency and another engaging, unpredictable arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Nemesis May 13, 2020

    All in all this was a wonderful issue of The Flash promising more to come in future issues as Eobard Thawne and Barry Allen briefly walk together during the paths of their lives. If you are a fan of Flash this is certainly an issue and story arc you will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 5, 2020

    At the end of the day, this issue is a reminder specific heroes can go on unique adventures when done right. Porter, Peterson, and Williamson transport you in the middle of a time travel adventure that connects well to Barry Allen's past as well as deep emotions only a superhero could control. As many of us hunger for new comics with most publishers holding off till later this month, this is a fun superhero story with frenzied action to tide you over. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 6, 2020

    Flash #753 ups the stakes considerably, and doesn't let off the throttle as it speeds toward "Flash Age's" conclusion. Been let down by the current lackluster season of the CW's Flash? The real deal in comics form is the antidote! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 6, 2020

    One of the most popular DC books and the only one to keep its creative team consistently since Rebirth, The Flash #753 is the biggest book to return since the shutdown and it wastes no time jumping right back into the fray with a chaotic issue with three different speedsters traveling through time. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona May 7, 2020

    While the story has slowed down, the powerful, well-drawn scenes save this issue of The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill May 6, 2020

    This issue was a great interlude while also being a good primer and opener for the next part of this arc. The way this story is being set-up is feeling like a “quintessential” chapter is about to be told. The personal elements in the narrative and the ones that are so woven into the makeup of the character leaves room for this to go very engrossing places. Like the way Paradox is changing the Flash’s history, this issue changes things between Barry and his bitterest rival. The art team made this interesting read as interesting to look at and both elements fit perfectly to produce a very strong issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff May 5, 2020

    This issue is basically split into two halves. The first half is incredibly boring and feels like a complete waste of time as the writer has already told us in the previous issue that this is simply a pit stop for our character. This section feels like padding and might be one of the worst offenses in this long storytelling medium. That said, the second half of this book borders upon brilliance as we see one of the most striking and powerful scenes in this book's recent history. The second half of this book is so incredibly good but it also shows the flaws in this book so clearly. Going forward, this makes me incredibly worried about the book going forward, but as for this issue itself, that second half does some serious legwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 5, 2020

    Readers who have been firmly entrenched in this run from the beginning are going to feel a little bit like this issue is going through the motions. But thanks to the pace set by the art, this chapter will probably read great in trade, especially as that moment for Barry will stop the narrative dead in its tracks for a moment. It doesn’t feel like this story needed this issue so much as it needed that moment. Porter and Peterson put Williamson on their back a little bit in this issue but that’s what a collaborative medium is for. Williamson has proven he can deliver great Flash stories, and it’ll be a treat to see him wrap up this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse May 5, 2020

    This was fine. Just another Flash issue to go along with all the others. I really don't understand how people are still invested with the amount of recycling this run has.

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  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine May 11, 2020

    This is just so boring. Nothing new or exciting.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota May 5, 2020

    " I expérience them all at the same time... But it doesn't matter because i am always... Reborn. It's a mystery why i am forever locked in this never-ending loop. A running dead man. But every life is dedicated to one purpose. To be just like my idol... Barry Allen. The Flash the fastest man alive. "
    - REVERSE FLASH

  • 5.0
    DC Stuff May 6, 2020

    I think this entire run has gone 40+ issues too long. Each new issue and arc feels like a repeat of what we got before with only minor differences thrown in to fool the people who keep saying this whole thing is great. In my opinion, it's not great at all, but just middle of the road storytelling at best. This issue we get Reverse Flash and Barry and though Williamson seems to think this will be a big WOW moment, there isn't much going on to progress the story and feels ho-hum overall. The art is great, though, but that can't carry it alone and in the end, this is just another mediocre installment to a mediocre run. Sales have been dipping in the months prior to the shutdown and it's obvious why.

  • 9.0
    Maker May 5, 2020

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray May 6, 2020

  • 7.5
    Rascal4Hire May 8, 2020

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