Flash #8

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 38
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" part eight! When Godspeed brings his killing spree to Iron Heights, Barry Allen must protect his own Rogues Gallery-including his mother's killer-from the deadly speedster! Luckily, The Flash has some help from Wally West, the newly christened Kid Flash!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 13, 2016

    But I would have to say its Wally West who winds up running away with the issue. He finally gets a Kid Flash costume, and it looks great. We also learn a bit more about what motivates Wally. The first Wally West had idolized the Flash, and so was eager to jump into the sidekick role. This Wally has a different hero to emulate, though the end result is much the same. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 12, 2016

    I was blown away by this issue. We gota satisfying conclusion to the Godspeed saga, the debut of the new Kid Flash, some nostalgic touches, and a reminder that more exploration in the Rebirth mystery is coming soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 13, 2016

    We also have to talk about great it is to see Wally and Barry back together side by side once again. The writers also did themselves a favour by getting the issue with Iris out of the way first instead of dragging it out for too many issues. That gives them more room to explore fresh perspectives and storylines instead of hashing out things we've seen hundreds of times before. All in all,The Flash #8 is a brilliant ending to this storyline, even it's not quite finished. We've no doubt that plot strands will stretch across into the next portion of Barry's life. If you're a fan of The Flash, this is one for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Oct 14, 2016

    The book that leaves curmudgeons scratching their heads trying to find something not to like.  Carmine Di Giandomenico's art is an energetic, emotional roller-coaster rides that provides a deep look into Barry/Flash's life, while Joshua Williamson balances new characters, old ones and his ever-changing main one with style and grace.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Oct 12, 2016

    As always, I'm looking forward to the next story. It should have more Kid Flash involvement and hopefully some more insight into how Central City is dealing with the aftermath of Godspeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 12, 2016

    This first arc has been outstanding and it makes me really excited for the next arc. If you haven’t been reading the Flash then I can’t express enough that you should pick up the back issues and get caught up. This is one of my picks for the best series being released by DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Oct 12, 2016

    There are a lot of good ideas here" enough that I'm willing to give this book another chance when it kicks off a new arc in issue 9. For now, I'll chalk my problems with this series up to growing pains and hope we can start fresh in a few weeks! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2016

    Flash got back on track after a middling middle portion of the Godspeed arc. I'm encouraged by the progression of the series and excited about what Williamson and Di Giandomenico have in store next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 17, 2016

    The Flash #8 provided a solid ending to "Lightning Strikes Twice" and the conflict with Godspeed. This issue provides some great looking Speed Force-related action, thanks to Carmine Di Giandomenico artwork, and Joshua Williamson further developed Barry and Wally West as characters. That said, this opening story arc could've benefitted from being tightened up as there was a sense of exhaustion once everything was resolved. Now that Godspeed is in the rearview window we can get away from speedsters and see Flash go up against different types of challenges. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 13, 2016

    As much as this new series has done to reinvigorate Barry Allen and his world, it kind of dropped the ball with the reveal of Godspeed's true identity and motivations. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 12, 2016

    The Godspeed arc closed with a whimper and after all the setup, I felt a little cheated and a little disappointed.  Everything is left open to return to later, but right now I am just glad to move on.  If you've been waiting for Wally to step up his game (like me) than you will get enough here to justify the purchase.  Other than that, this whole series has been to much "meh" for my tastes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 17, 2016

    All in all, though, this issue wraps up the arc and sets Barry off on the path to once again mentoring a Kid Flash well enough, leaving August in the wings to return if necessary. Even if I don't like the name and find the suit's resemblance to Professor Zoom a bit distracting, he works well as this issue's villain. The Flash #8 is thus an above-average effort, with some art that works really well and flashes of excellence throughout. Read Full Review

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