Flash #83

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 12
7.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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"Rogues' Reign" continues! The warped world of the Rogues has turned everything surrounding Iron Heights prison into a wicked hellscape! But there is hope in the darkness, as the Flash battles his way back from the brink and discovers a way to reverse the Rogues' reign once and for all. The only problem? To do that he must venture out in the path of the tumultuous terrain of the Weather Wizard Kingdom- where ice dogs and lightning monsters lurk in the darkness at every turn!

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 2, 2019

    The comic is inventive and it is incredibly well drawn. Williamson goes out on a limb and takes risks consistently. They pay off for the most part. This is a well done comic indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 27, 2019

    Im digging this storyline as Williamson continues to take chances with the title. The cliffhanger takes the story to the next level with an interesting twist that should have major repercussions for the book going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 27, 2019

    Flash #83 is a pretty strong issue until a big twist a few pages before the end, which leads to a stunning splash segment showing exactly what happens when Barry takes the collar off " and what has happened to the Speed Force. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Nov 27, 2019

    I think what makes me like the art so much in this issue are Sandoval’s collaborators in Tarragona on inks and Prianto on colors. Tarragona’s inks are clean and crisp throughout and really bring out Sandoval’s pencils off the page. This is only enhanced by Prianto’s very vivid choice of colors and having the reds and yellows surrounding Flash and companion in sharp contrast to the icy blues of Captain Cold’s Central City. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Nov 27, 2019

    This issue takes the world that we established in the previous issue and puts the wheels in motion for a proper storyline. We get a few surprises along the way and we get a sense of how things will be in the coming issues. Granted, the explanations that they give in the issue are very underwhelming but I'll forgive it for now. This issue also ends of a great cliffhanger and gave us some really amazing art. Hard to argue with a recipe like that. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 27, 2019

    The saving grace of the issue is Rafa Sandoval's brilliantly detailed and stunning visuals. The art is dramatic and tense with a visual flair that ramps up both. I love the look of this issue and how gorgeous he makes the characters look as the action leaps off the page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Nov 27, 2019

    This issue feels like something of an exposition dump to catch Allen up to speed and while the interesting new side effect of what happens when a speedster access a now defunct Speed Force is intriguing, the issue tends to run out of gas throughout. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Dec 6, 2019

    Overall, two issues into this arc, it's just not delivering on its potential. It's been a while since there has been a Rogues story where they were actually a big threat. Unfortunately, any sense of real danger is lost to the "who cares" feeling of its connection to an already-exhausted crossover event. Hopefully, Williamson will use this story to launch into something more meaningful for the Rogues in the near future, or it will be a mighty big waste of these great characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    M1sf1r3 Dec 6, 2019

    Prelude:
    Rogues' Reign started out strongly last issue, so let's see how Williamson goes on this issue.

    The Good:
    The prison scene and subsequent escape was cool to see. The twist there was expected but it was great seeing it unfold.

    King Cold has definitely gone more unstable as you can tell from the story he was giving. It'll be interesting to see if he returns back to normal and reacts to what he had done.

    The twist at the end, amazing. It's lovely to see the destructive prowess of the Speed Force and with time now being broken, it explains how all of these events are happening at the same time.

    Sandoval's art is great too. Really well done.

    The Bad:
    Nothing.

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Nov 28, 2019

    " Central city is mine. But do you want to know what my true prize is ? The fastest man alive. Locked up and powerless, away from the world. Proof that captain cold finally won. And even tough the world is ending... No one will ever take that from me. "
    - CAPTAIN COLD

  • 8.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Dec 5, 2019

    I've learned to never read too much into quotes in individual books as far as the entire DCU is concerned but... "time and reality is broken" almost makes it sound like every book may be happening at the same time when the Doom sigil appears. Then Flash sees the Hall of Justice from JL, and various futures like Kamandi, which have appeared in JL and Legion as of recently.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Nov 30, 2019

    "Long live King Cold!"

    Good issue. I'm really liking this story arc so far.

    It's fun, Cold is a great villain and it looks great. The only thing dragging it down is the Year of the Villain continuity. Between this book and Justice League, the timeline makes no sense.

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 29, 2019

    Meh, this exists.

  • 10
    Lock Dec 2, 2019

  • 9.5
    Watchtower022 Dec 2, 2019

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 4, 2019

  • 8.5
    Radar Dec 3, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Dec 6, 2019

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Nov 27, 2019

  • 8.0
    Justin Ray Dec 1, 2019

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