Flash Annual #3

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 17, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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From the pages of Suicide Squad, Task Force X and Captain Boomerang are on the loose, and the Flash is in hot pursuit! But is he really the hunter-or the hunted? Barry Allen may be the Scarlet Speedster, but at the end of this crossover issue, will he still be the Fastest Man Alive?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 16, 2020

    The Flash Annual #3 is exactly what a Flash story should be. Bright and fun, with lots of action and a few nice character moments. And a guest-appearance by the Suicide Squad makes it even better. But the highlight of the issue is seeing Williamson demonstrate that Boomerbutt is capable of being more than just comic relief. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 17, 2020

    This is a standalone annual that is handled very well. The story is great and all of the artists have done a superb job here. Williamson plays it smart here keeping the story self contained and it it just the right amount of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jun 22, 2020

    You can purchase this issue via comiXology Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 16, 2020

    This is definitely an annual worth checking out as Williamson does some significant advancement for both titles with a very exciting development for The Flash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 16, 2020

    The Flash Annual #3 is, simply put, great fun. A simple daring escape is granted more legs than it might have had thanks to some clever narration. The utilization of characters kept everyone in the story busy and produced an enjoyable ride from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 17, 2020

    Another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 16, 2020

    This is a good example of how an annual issue can tell a good done in one tale that's not necessarily a must-read tale, but done well enough to make it easy for some extra entertainment. This also plays up Flash well and showcases how he's a little different than most superheroes thanks to his personality.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 18, 2020

    The Flash Annual #3 might be a bit more scattered than you would expect a regular one-shot to be, but I think that just adds to its charm. By using elements from two separate ongoings and taking a more unconventional approach to this kind of momentary crossover, Joshua Williamson and the stocked roster of artists give us the best of both titles, while also taking an unexpected approach to how he lays the story out for an extra bit of narrative oomph. Bringing the good out of the bad guys, The Flash Annual #3 is a solid choice this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jun 17, 2020

    This latest annual does a fantastic job of giving us a story that not only looks at Barry Allen through the eyes of one of his classic villains in Captain Boomerang, but also gives an outstanding excuse to have the hero team up with the Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jun 16, 2020

    A fun issue that just feels like an old fashion superhero romp. Williamson brings his best and let's just just enjoy ourselves with this extra issue. It has some plot points which will be relevant in the future but overall it's just a goofy issue that is there to let comic book fans just fall in love with the characters and leave the issue with a smile. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 17, 2020

    The Flash Annual #3 is a solid issue, if not a weird one. There are quite a few questionable decisions that are made, and considering this is a Flash book that's written by the regular writer of The Flash, that happens to feature the Suicide Squad, that if any character(s) suffered, it would be the guest characters. But that's not the case here. More than anything, the Flash feels out of place and mishandled. Overall, despite its missteps, it is a fun story if you choose to look past some substantial flaws. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jun 28, 2020

    In the end, despite its half-hearted attempt at unreliable narration, Flash Annual #3 just comes off as a cheap attempt to force some laughs that aren't really there to begin with. Add to that three artists with clashing styles, and you have a highly skippable $4.99 comic. Read Full Review

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