Flash: One-Minute War - Special #1

Writer: Jeremy Adams Artist: Serg Acuna, George Kambadais, Fernando Pasarin, Lisandro Estherren Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

A lot can happen in 60 seconds...as the Flash event One-Minute War rages on, writer Jeremy Adams gives you further insights into the alien speedster race that has invaded Central City, and how the Flash Family fights back!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 31, 2023

    The One Minute War Special left me far more excited about the direction of the arc, which should be a good indicator of how it will conclude over the next few weeks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 31, 2023

    This is just a blast, all around. All the segments fit together smoothly, and Adams' unifying voice keeps this a tight story with great action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 31, 2023

    The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 is a massive tie-in powered not just by Adams but by a whole host of amazing artists that demonstrate speed in their own unique ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 31, 2023

    The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 helps introduce the Fraction and gives fans more of a background as to who they are, what they want, and where they come from. Truthfully, the very first story was by far the best followed by the dinner party freeze frame and the return of a Willaimson villain. Overall, fans will discover that The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 provides some much-needed pizzazz to an event that seemed to be missing a purpose and point. If you were on the fringe of this event, hopefully, The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 will rejuvenate you a bit more. Lets just hope Adams rolls the success of this issue into the remaining Flash issues left in this event and possibly piggybacks off some of the flair and excitement these artists gave him and carries them into the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Feb 1, 2023

    The Flash: One Minute War Special #1 finally brings some clarity to this event while also delivering fun heroics along the way. All four artists in this issue bring their A-game in delivering different and unique stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 31, 2023

    There's a lot to like with The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 special. All four stories add to the event while doing their own thing with a different artist while giving each speedster a different vibe. Fans of the robust Flash canon will delight in all the familiar faces while learning more about the villain. This is a good special as it shows the scope of speedsters involved and the stakes in play as the villains currently reign supreme. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 31, 2023

    There's a lot to like with The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 special. All four stories add to the event while doing their own thing with a different artist while giving each speedster a different vibe. Fans of the robust Flash canon will delight in all the familiar faces while learning more about the villain. This is a good special as it shows the scope of speedsters involved and the stakes in play as the villains currently reign supreme. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Jan 31, 2023

    The Flash: One Minute War Special adds new layers to an already blockbuster story. Inspired character choices from the Flash Family sit alongside an intriguing chapter adding context to the motivations of The Fraction Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 30, 2023

    The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 delivers a rich backstory for the Fraction and fills in the rest of the oversized issue with filler. If you're interested in reading a comic that provides context for the main villain, this is the one for you. If not, you can skip it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Feb 1, 2023

    Ultimately, there are some pieces of this moving tapestry that are worth eyeballing if you're a diehard Scarlet Speedster fan, have been digging Jeremy Adams' take on Wally West and family, and/or want to see more ancillary material to pad out the One Minute War, but at the end of the day, this does feel like material that isn't a necessity in understanding the grand picture of the latest Flash crossover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 3, 2023

    Four unrelated stories of various levels of interest, wild art, and garish coloring don't make for much cohesion. Safe to skip this one, unless you're super-invested in all things One Minute War. Read Full Review

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