Flash #88

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
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Witness the birth of Paradox! As a hero, the Flash helps as many people as he possibly can...but Paradox shows what happens when ordinary people pay the price for super-powered battles royal. What started as a happy life of family and science turned into a nightmare when the Turtle's attack on Central City rained down from the future-and now the story of the civilians caught in the crossfire will change the Flash's life forever!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 12, 2020

    Joshua Williamson has certainly proven that he can brilliantly write major storylines, especially with the recent Year One arc. Is there any doubt that he has something special for us for The Flash's 80th Anniversary? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 12, 2020

    The Flash returns to its legacy numbering with next months 750th issue, but its worth noting that Williamson has been one of the more prolific Flash writers in the characters history writing an uninterrupted 88 consecutive issues. Thats a remarkable accomplishment in this era and a testament to his love of the character. While his run wont be as easy to chart now, hopefully Williamson has enough issues and stories in him to reach the 100th issue milestone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 12, 2020

    It's another win for Williamson's epic run. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 12, 2020

    Howard Porter does a great job with the art in this issue. With this issue being character-driven and focused, Porter does some great work with the characters themselves. They are all expressive and drawn beautifully with glorious details. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 14, 2020

    Which makes it a tad disappointing. This issue is such a quick read. I wanted more. Williamson just uses this issue to set things up. The art, however, is spectacular. I am looking forward to seeing what this all leads to! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 18, 2020

    In setting up the next big bad inFlash #88, writer Josh Williamson and artist Howard Porter have uniquely tied Paradox into the Flash's mythos, and also created a sympathetic antagonist. Job well-done all around! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Feb 12, 2020

    Definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Feb 14, 2020

    The prelude to The Flash Age may be pretty, but it's nothing new. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Ryan Pagella Feb 12, 2020

    For a new comic book villain, this is not bad. The writing is a little clunky, but it's a new and interesting concept, and one that I have not really seen before. The downside is that there is no real development spent with who this man was before he had this life-altering change. But hey, if it gives him the power to fix the DC Universe, then by all means: Do it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Feb 12, 2020

    This issue gives us the origin story of our new villain Paradox. However, since we know basically nothing about him, it is incredibly dull and feels very basic. As readers, we've seen this type of story hundreds of times. Unfortunately there is nothing unique enough about it to drag us in and we have no context for this character so it doesn't even give us more information about a character that entertains us. Instead it just a bunch of information thrown at the reader without really meaning anything to us. Read Full Review

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