Flash #790

Writer: Jeremy Adams Artist: Roger Cruz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 31
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

As any super-speedster worth their salt will tell you, time can move pretty slow for the incredibly fast. So what happens when an entire armada of conquering speedster aliens shows up on Earth’s doorstep? The most intense battle the Earth has ever waged in the span of 60 seconds begins!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 10, 2023

    The Flash #790 is an excellent example of an opening gambit. The atmosphere is constructed beautifully, shifting in tone from the previous issues of the series and again mid-issue. The suspense is huge and the art is terrific, with a final page that proves that Adams is not willing to mess around. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 3, 2023

    This is a phenomenal start to an event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 3, 2023

    The Flash #790 sets in motion an event that'll require a ton of Flash-centric heroes to band together, and this first issue establishes them all well. The attack by the enemy is epic, and while we know very little at this point, it's made very clear the Flash family is facing off against a threat that'll require all of their efforts to stop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 10, 2023

    The Flash #790 is a solid kickoff story that brings up readers up to speed (*heh*) on all the Flash-related characters just in time for a massive alien invasion. The stakes are huge, the alien threat is immediately overwhelming, and the art looks great. That said, this issue is mostly a setup issue to establish who's who and what's what, so current Flash readers won't get much out of this issue until the last few pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 10, 2023

    The cliffhanger is a little frustrating because it feels like The Flash characters always have these major tragedies just when things are looking up. Adams has more than earned the benefit of the doubt, so Ill let it play out, but One Minute War doesnt get off to the strongest start for a major arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Jan 10, 2023

    The latest arc kicks off in blockbuster style with a story that involves the entire Flash-family. An epic, large-scale story is met with dynamic, cinematic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 4, 2023

    It's an interesting premise with a compelling preliminary issue and I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 10, 2023

    The jury is still out on Flash #790 and this One Minute War. There just isnt much to go on a quick rundown of the cast and crew. Mix the lack of background, motive, and character explanations with this new more cartoonish style of art and readers will get a story that just doesnt feel like Adams or look like what weve seen to date. Moreover, it just didnt seem to have the same entertaining, easy-going tone that Im used to experiencing from the Adams Flash run. And hence, the jury is still out on this One Minute War. That said, even though Im not sold on Flash #790, Im still tuning into this One Minute War to see how this thing shakes out. Past practice dictates Adams deserves that. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jan 10, 2023

    The beginning of the One Minute War is here and outside of questionable art choices and a lot of setup, this looks to be another enjoyable Flash arc that serves as a great jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

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