Flash #763

Writer: Kevin Shinick Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
6.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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The secret history of Barry Allen’s Flash ring is revealed as the Scarlet Speedster tangles with the Trickster in a tale that starts out as fun and games but ends with a last-page cliffhanger no reader will see coming. Don’t skip to the end! Don’t spoil it for friends! Don’t miss this inaugural issue of The Flash by the new series team of writer Kevin Shinick and rising-star artist Clayton Henry.

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 13, 2020

    This wasnt a groundbreaking issue nor was it intended to be. Its a surprisingly reassuring read to let Flash readers know the book is still in good hands with this new creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 13, 2020

    Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say that Shinick has proven himself as steward of the Flash mythos. But he has made a good start. This was a serviceable first outing, providing an entertaining tale. Most importantly, Shinick has shown that he has the potential to provide some great stories. I'm sure that as he settles into his role, he'll prove he's up to the job. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 1, 1970

    This was just a teaser for what Shinick has planned for his run and the main plot kicks off next issue, but it's a promising start. I'm just not sure if more is planned beyond the four issues we have announced before Endless Winter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 13, 2020

    Clayton Henry does an excellent job with the art in this issue The style of the imagery is lighter and matches the tone of the plot well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Ben Morin Oct 13, 2020

    Altogether, 'The Flash' #763 delivers a solid start for the new team of Shinick and Henry. While largely a skippable issue, the art team, cohesive narrative, and fresh voice make it worthwhile for Flash fans both old and new. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 13, 2020

    Kevin Shinicks first relay with THE FLASH wasn't exactly what I expected. After desiring something different for so long, I wonder if this creative team might not have been the best move for something long term. Now, I understand this was only one issue AND I understand we dont know if this team is going to be on for an extended period of time. However, this issue felt like the perfect tale for a kid's story or even an animated series on Saturday morning. It lacked the depth and maturity that I feel THE FLASH ongoing should possess, which was only advanced by the artistic choice and heavy, almost marker outlines, from Clayton Henry and Marcelo Maiolo giving it a more cartoonish feel. Look, this is one issue. I get it. But as an opener to a potential ongoing series, this is not what I was looking for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Oct 13, 2020

    This first issue with the new creative team gets off to a bit of a slow start. It isn't bad or anything but if you want something to really sink your teeth into and think about where it's going to go, there isn't anything like that. But frankly, I don't think it needs to have that. It's a silly and fun issue of Flash that gives me a really old school comic feel. I like it plenty. The art is odd in some places but overall, it's nice to just goof around every once and a while. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Oct 14, 2020

    This first entry is fine, but it could have used a stronger start for the scarlet speedster. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 13, 2020

    The final page suggests that big things are coming with a revamp of a classic Flash villain. I think it would have been better had Shinick and Henry decided to open with that story instead of this frankly lackluster one. The Flash #763 isn't a bad comic but it's a painfully ordinary opening for a new run following after the Legion of Zoom. Still, there is potential here and a hope that something better is building. Read Full Review

  • 3.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 13, 2020

    Flash #763 is a hollow, forgettable reading experience. From a paper-thin plot to hackneyed emotional beats to art that just doesn't work, this is one to skip from start to finish. Read Full Review

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