Flash #80

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 23
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7.4User Rating

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"The Hunter and the Hunted" part one! Barry Allen is hurt, and his connection to the Speed Force is fading fast. With the Speed Force dying, the only person who can save it is...Hunter Zolomon? Hunter has returned to prove he's the one, true Flash, and he doesn't care who gets in his way. But who is left to deal with the Rogues? Captain Cold has assembled the newly amped-up Rogues to tell them about Lex Luthor's offer...but are they all willing to take it?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 17, 2019

    Williamson and Kolins have given us another stellar issue of one of DC's foremost series. Williamson has been on a roll since Year One with no sign of letting up. Whenever there's a new issue of The Flash out, it goes at the very top of my reading pile. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Oct 13, 2019

    If you havent been picking up the Flash, this story arc is a great jumping on point. Especially, considering how much of a fresh start Williamson seems to be giving Barry Allen, and how much he is doing to catch readers up to all of the fun, new additions he has been making to the Flash lore lately. Under Williamson, this book is experiencing a revival that can only be likened to the days of Johns and Waid. If you were a fan of those runs, now is the time to catch back up with an old favorite Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2019

    The story here is tops. The art is fantastic as well. I love reading this month in and month out. I am excited beyond belief as to where this is going. I can't wait to see where the creative team takes us from this point on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 9, 2019

    The Flash always keeps its foot on the gas as Williamson raises the stakes for the Death of the Speed Force arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 9, 2019

    Williamson does a great job with this issue. Everything works in it from the plot to the pace. The dialogue is great and everything in this story moves in a pace that allows the reader to be both shocked and excited by what happens on the final page. It's an unexpected moment and opens the door for some interesting storytelling to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 9, 2019

    Flash #80 delves deeper into Hunter's past than any run since Johns introduced the character, and the choice of Scott Kolins as artist " same as he was when Hunter was introduced " is a very smart idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 16, 2019

    Though perhaps zigging where it should have zagged by adding Zoom to the already-packed "Death and the Speed Force,"Flash #80 nonetheless remains an engaging read. For those who have been pining for a return to greatness for the title character, this has been an arc well worth getting in on! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Chino DT Oct 14, 2019

    I always comment that each Flash comic is unique and this is no exception, in particular this issue left me shocked, now I have to wait for the next issue to know what happens with our heroes and just can't wait!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Oct 9, 2019

    This issue is definitely elevated by the inclusion of Scott Kolins artwork, the penciller during arguably one of the most popular runs of the scarlet speedster with Geoff Johns' original adventures of Wally West. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 10, 2019

    Scott Kolins artwork looks as amazing as ever, but I think Luis Guerrero's colors are a bit bright for this story. The comic looks washed-out at times, despite Kolins' inks being thicker than usual this time around and the shading of the finished artwork looking amazing. Unfortunately, the artwork can't help the fact that this issue is largely inaccessible to new readers, despite being the first part of a new storyline. Still, fans of Williamson's run onThe Flash will love it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Oct 9, 2019

    Flash takes a step in the right direction but we need a couple more big strides in order to get this book where we want it. We are progressing but not quickly enough for this issue. Even though plenty of things happen, most of them just feel empty. Add into this issue an art style that doesn't feel like it really fits yet and while I'm usually a fan of Kolins, I did not enjoy his art this issue. Hopefully the next issue will take several steps towards making this book as entertaining as it can be. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 11, 2019

    As the plot races towards its conclusion, the large assortment of Flash villains muddies it despite a few glimpses of intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Oct 19, 2019

    Flash is almost at a dead stop. It takes a very slow step forward. Read Full Review

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