Flash #768

Writer: Jeremy Adams Artist: Darko Lafuente, Brandon Peterson, Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 56
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The retirement of Wally West begins! After the events spanning from DC Universe: Rebirth to Heroes in Crisis to Dark Nights: Death Metal, the former Kid Flash decides to call it quits. But the current Flash needs his former partner now more than ever. As fallout from Infinite Frontier hits the Flash, Barry Allen and Wally West must confront the past by way of a Justice League led by Green Arrow.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 30, 2021

    Joshua Williamson's epic run set a high bar for the writers that come after him to succeed. But if The Flash #768 is any indication, Jeremy Adams' saga will meet that high standard. With this inaugural issue, Adams' run is off to a running start. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 30, 2021

    BLINK OF AN EYEIve been waiting for something different from the FLASH for a long time. Somethings been missing since REBIRTH. Sure, there were some solid story arcs from Joshua Williamson, however, his run just seemed to be running in place. And then came HEROES IN CRISIS, which in my opinion helped destroy Wally West and make him into a pariah to quote Barry from this issue. Whether it be Barry or Wally, the FLASH has been the same for a long time and has required a fresh, new take. Well readers, this issue, led by Jeremy Adams and Branson Peterson, appears to be trying to realign whats been missing in this series for years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 30, 2021

    It's not clear what the long-term plan for the Flash franchise is right now"DC has been rather coy with who the main Flash is even going to be between Barry Allen and Wally West"but this double-sized premiere issue does a good job of setting up the chaotic tone of Jeremy Adams' run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Mar 30, 2021

    Overall, Adams, Peterson, Santucci, and Lafuente launch a satisfying and intriguing start to the new Flash story. It isn't immediately lightning in a bottle, but it absolutely has the ability to get there. This is an issue that should bring readers back to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 30, 2021

    New writer Jeremy Adams accepts the task before him of bringing Wally West to the forefront of the Flash mantle with a bit of hesitation but a basically solid foundation. Now all that remains is for the story itself to move Wally into his own spotlight, and this book has the potential to be one of DC's best and brightest. Brandon Peterson shines as always on the art; the inclusion of time travel and speed velociraptors is just the icing on the cake. All in all, a sturdy first step in the rehabilitation of Wally West. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 30, 2021

    I like the idea of Wally going through time in a fun manner compared to his time running around for Tempus Fuginaut in a tragedy loop. This arc could work out pretty well provided Adams doesnt let it run an extended course. This was an encouraging start for the new creative team so hopefully it doesnt lose momentum anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 30, 2021

    While I need a few more issues to judge, this new direction for The Flash is not the complete disaster I feared it would be. That may sound like damning with faint praise, but it is indicative of how I felt given my high standards for the series and anything involving Green Arrow in a supporting role. Adams' perfectly captures the essence of these characters' voices and the art team bring his script to life wonderfully. I can't wait to see the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Mar 31, 2021

    The beginning of this new arc does a fantastic job of giving us a solid Flash adventure that will delight both Barry and Wally fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Apr 2, 2021

    ‘Keep Moving'. No looking back with this run I'm willing to bet. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 30, 2021

    The visuals in the issue are great. The characters look great and there is some awesome action throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 30, 2021

    Wally West is trapped in time all Sam Beckett style and needs to help repair the Speed Force and while this concept is fun, I hope that it doesn't go on too long because the enjoyment of something like that is fleeting but thankfully we had a solid setup here, some great family moments between Wally and Barry and some amazing art...... I just wish that the Speed Force wasn't so mysterious to this day because nobody in this comic really has an idea of what it's doing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 30, 2021

    These rough edges dull what should be a triumphant debut for a new high-profile creative team. Fingers crossed that DC hammers down a regular art team for The Flash as it continues, as Adams' script deserves the visual cohesiveness that comes from a single artist. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Apr 5, 2021

    "The Flash" #768 is a fun but slightly too shallow debut for Jeremy Adams. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Apr 6, 2021

    An interesting start to a new run that ends up a bit of a mixed bag. While the character work is solid, the plot is a bit cliched and tropey. The art is overall good though. If it overcomes some hurdles, this could be a very fun read for any Flash fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 30, 2021

    There's some small details to enjoy in The Flash #768. A scene of Wally and Barry and Iris walking down the street has some great comments from those watching. There's also a lighthearted and “fun” tone about the comic as well. It's a throwback in some ways. Overall though, this is a starting arc that doesn't excite enough to have readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Mar 30, 2021

    The setup for the story is intriguing and enjoyable at times, but it has a filler vibe to it and doesn’t feel like much of a new beginning for our heroes. Though the story is not what I’d hoped it’d be, the issue still has its moments and has some fantastic pages to gaze at. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Apr 5, 2021

    With a huge cast and very little actual plot development, the world's fastest serial killer takes on the title. Read Full Review

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