Flash Annual #2

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 22
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A HEROES IN CRISIS tie-in! In Barry's grief and guilt following Wally West's death at Sanctuary, he refuses to divulge the heartbreaking news to the rest of the Flash family until he's searched every corner of the globe for his former partner- including inside the Speed Force itself. But his journey into the heart of all speedster powers inadvertently triggers the release of his long-lost ally Godspeed! And when Godspeed immediately races off to attack Kid Flash Wallace West, Barry must hunt his former friend and check in on his fellow speedsters. What is Godspeed planning and what does he want with the rest of the Flash Family? Can Barry pro more

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jan 30, 2019

    Joshua Williamson is striking on all 8 cylinders in this book that works as a story while adding incredible depth to the characters. This story fills in gaps created by the events of Heroes in Crisis while pushing a new threat to the forefront, one which The Flash will fight throughout 2019! I highly recommend this book to the fans of DC and The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jan 30, 2019

    THE FLASH ANNUAL #2 totally blew me away. It's both a beautiful portrait of a man grieving over his newly deceased friend, and an exciting superhero story, all in one. Joshua Williamson outdoes himself with this issue. Scott Kolins and Luis Guerrero craft one of my favorite comic book pages ever. Just superb. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jan 30, 2019

    If you've been reading Flash, you seriously cannot miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 30, 2019

    I have been waiting for this Annual since it was first announced that this is where we would start to see the events of Heroes In Crisis reflected in The Flash and I wasn't disappointed. It has been rather strange to not see those events not reflected here before now. Also, we see a bit more of the mysterious villain Crisis introduced during the Flash War, who promises to be a major threat to Barry in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Jan 30, 2019

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading this comic. It sets up the different story plots thatThe Flash will include and even story arcs from other comics. From this comic, it seems as if future stories will have a much darker tone. Plus, Barry still has to deal with the Force dilemma he learned about in issue #63. This might be Barry's toughest challenge yet. And with the announcement of aYear One story for Barry, there's definitely a lot to look forward to this year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 31, 2019

    Would that this issue had come out before Young Justice #1, so that book might have made a little more sense! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 31, 2019

    If The Flash Annual #2 isn't the most entertaining DC book on the stands this week, I don't know what is. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 1, 2019

    Next, to end the issue, Godspeed meets up with his mysterious and unknown master. We have no idea who it is. But the last shot of the book has me intrigued. It was truly an excellent moment. This whole book is fantastic. This is the Flash I love. Williamson hits all the right notes here and it's great. Hopefully this new direction sticks. It's a great starting point and it's one that I've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 30, 2019

    Although I hate how it was set up, Williamson and Kollins handled the death of Wally West as best as possible, while raising my enthusiasm for The Flash even further. That's not an easy task in an issue dealing with the death of a major character and possibly the sense of hope and optimism that arrived with the start of DC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 30, 2019

    Perfectly combining the cosmic with the painfully human and tying in dangling plot threads from Williamson's entire run, The Flash Annual #2 may be one of the best issues of the title since Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2019

    Scott Kolins' art is dynamic. Every panel with one of the speedsters gave off a sense of motion and speed through the visuals. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Feb 4, 2019

    This issue tears at our heart-strings as we look at the speedsters losses in this issue. It hints at crossover with other titles like Teen Titans and Young Justice and the story promises that it will be continued…but not just in the next issue of Flash. It will take some time to get the entire story so the creative team must have something real big conjured up over the next few months. Godspeeds actions put the power in play in a strong way and we don't learn who has hired him to gather all of the speedsters forces. We are truly stumped as to who has been trying to take…something from our heroes and we're never quite sure as to what he's actually taken. We finally see who's been wanting the characters life force as we… to be continued. **** (8.8 rating) Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 1, 2019

    "The Flash Annual" #2's heavy references to previous continuity will reward longtime Flash readers but may alienate new fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jan 30, 2019

    The issue brings in a lot of heartwrenching moments that are undermined by Godspeed. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 30, 2019

    This issue doesn't really set the world on fire. It's completely fine. The art is good and the story is pretty enjoyable, if very sad. Unfortunately, this story does take away from a lot of the character development we have seen from the Flash in the past year. You can argue that it is an extreme situation or just an annual but it's still disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 30, 2019

    While some of this issue sets up some of the goings-on in THE FLASH this year, there isn't much here worth the big price of admission. You're better off buying THE FLASH #63 at your store instead of both of these issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 11, 2019

    Billed as a "must read" for Flash fans,Flash Annual #2plays on questions unanswered while failing to deliver any real substance. Read Full Review

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