Flash #86

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
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7.8User Rating

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The Flash battles Captain Cold for the last time! The Rogues' Reign is a brutal battle for power over Central City, but the tides are turning and the reign approaches a deadly end! With the Speed Force in chaos, can Glider help channel Flash's powers long enough to overthrow her brother, Captain Cold?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 15, 2020

    The Flash has been one of my favourite titles of the Rebirth era. I think this is because Williamson seems to have a good grasp of the character of Barry Allen. Not just all the qualities that make him great, but also the weaknesses that make him human. Williamson's entire run has been about Barry learning to come to grips with those weaknesses to become the best hero he can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 15, 2020

    Williamson and Sandoval wrap another thrilling and surprise-filled arc as The Flash keeps its title as the most consistent DC book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jan 21, 2020

    In my estimation, this issue of The Flash was one of the best things to come out of the Year of the Villain event at DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 15, 2020

    At the end of the issue, he is begging to be locked up. What will happen next? Where is this all going? I have no idea but I am excited to find out! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 15, 2020

    The climax of this great Flash story has come and now gone and it was a real treat to read. The art was amazing and we got some great storytelling to go along with it. There are some things that happen without explanation but overall, this was a great end to the latest chapter in the Flash mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 15, 2020

    The conclusion of Rogues' Reign in Flash #86 delivers what we're looking for in an explosive showdown between Captain Cold and the Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Jan 16, 2020

    This issue is fun, though not something that we haven't seen a hundred times before in Flash titles, and so will likely just become forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 15, 2020

    Sandoval delivers some stunning art throughout this issue. The art had a fluid look like everything was in motion. Rafa Sandoval always gives the Flash a sense of energy when he's drawing him and that energy is present throughout the issue. A great looking finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 15, 2020

    The conclusion to Rogues' Reign shakes up The Flash status quo, for better or worse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 17, 2020

    Josh Williamson's run with The Flash has been one of the most consistent since DC Rebirth, and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 15, 2020

    A serviceable ending to a crossover arc that probably would have been better left to the side. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Jan 16, 2020

    " Officer, wait... The speed force is too dangerous and until i can learn how to control myself... I belong in prison with the Rogues. "
    - THE FLASH

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Jan 15, 2020

    Prelude:
    It's the last issue of Rogues Reign before it's aftermath. Let's see how Williamson goes with this issue.

    The Good:
    I'm always a fan of everyone working together.

    I love Barry going all out

    That's an interesting cliffhanger though I'm concerned for how long it lasts with The Flash Age coming up.

    I loved Sandoval's art. Duce was good but Sandoval is one a different level.

    The Bad:
    It's a typical finale issue.

    Conclusion:
    While the story is really good, I do feel like it is a typical ending issue of an arc.

  • 8.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Jan 17, 2020

    There are some plot points seemingly being reused from earlier in the run, but it does seem like it is going elsewhere based on the "Next" cliffhanger and that could lead to an interesting arc.

  • 6.0
    egon244 Jan 21, 2020

    "The Damn Flash"

    The Rogues' Reign ends and I have a sort of mixed feelings.

    I very much enjoyed it at the begging. Seeing the villainous face of Captain Cold was great, with the apogee being the murder of Commander Cold. The apocalyptic, frozen Central City didn't look friendly and Flash's battle with Cold, who looked like angry Santa, was pretty fun.

    Sadly, the arc started to lose steam last issue and it continued to do so in this one as well.

    And I might be wrong, but the ending seems to indicate that the sad Flash is back. Damn it! I hate that guy.

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 16, 2020

    Oh no, Flash can't control his powers... AGAIN. I feel like I can't tell who has it worse. Wally or Barry. Yeah, Wally killed a bunch of people and lost his family, but Barry is in a constant cycle of bullshit. Come up with a new idea already. And also, I've never been less sure of this, is Captain Cold an old man? He looks real old here.

  • 9.5
    RhubarbSaber Jan 18, 2020

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Jan 15, 2020

  • 8.5
    Justin Ray Jan 18, 2020

  • 8.0
    Marvel Overlord Jan 17, 2020

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Jan 18, 2020

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