Flash #85

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"Rogues' Reign" part four! An out-of-control Flash must figure out a way to harness his powers, because he's about to face the villain who flipped his world upside down- Mirror Master! Our hero has only one hope of survival-the Rogues are warring with each other and their forces are split. But while Barry struggles with his own abilities, are the Rogues headed for a reconciliation that would make stopping any of them that much harder?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 4, 2020

    While the Rogues usually make for an interesting story, they always have seemed rather under-powered compared to the Flash. Williamson has finally made the Rogues into a believable threat to the scarlet speedster. The Flash is always one of my favourite books each month and The Flash #85 has not broken that trend. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 3, 2020

    Actually, all of the artwork here is beautiful. Christian Duce does a first rate job yet again. The artwork is excellent on each and every page. This is another strong book in an excellent run. I cant wait to see where we go next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 1, 2020

    As Williamson builds towards the epic oversized 750 issue in the coming month and then his 100-issue anniversary, he's maintained the momentum of a long run better than any other writer in the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Jan 1, 2020

    The Flash #85 keeps the momentum going in this series, though, and especially with the last panel, promises a satisfying resolution to this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jan 13, 2020

    This arc finally shows signs of improvement with part four, but its a little too late to make you care about the overall story. This is already a tie-in to another story, so unless youre heavily invested in Scott Snyders neverending Justice League epic, you will probably be rolling your eyes at the power-ups and new looks for the Rogues. This could have been a much better Rogues-centric arc if it wasnt suffering from crossover-itis, and was allowed to be its own thing, growing organically from Flashs book. As it is, this issue is a bright spot in a so-so story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 2, 2020

    The Flash takes time to flesh out the Rogues in a quieter issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 7, 2020

    "Rogues' Reign" part four sees the usual dynamics between the Flash and the Rogues flipped on its head, leading to some unexpected characterization and growth for all parties concerned. If you haven't been readingFlash lately, now is a really great time to check it out! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 1, 2020

    Christian Duce delivers some dynamic and beautiful art in this issue. Everything from the characters to the backgrounds is filled with beautiful details and there is an energy to the action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 1, 2020

    The Flash takes some inspiration from its title character and races through this issue to take us to the big climax of this story. Along the way, we get a few entertaining but confusing scenes that eventually take us to a big face-off between our hero and his main villain. The issue has some great art and the story is still good enough to give us plenty of entertainment, but this issue did not live up to the standards set by the previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 1, 2020

    While this story line has had its ups and downs, it continues to be your standard super hero fare that does a good job of throwing interesting new challenges the Flash's way. Read Full Review

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