Flash Forward #4

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 17
7.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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On Wally West's journey into the depths of the Multiverse, he's run across vampires and hellhounds and his own ghosts from the past...but nothing has prepared him for this next stop on his journey. In this issue, the mysterious world that is causing the Dark Multiverse to bleed into our own will be revealed, and you will not believe what connection it has to the Fastest Man Alive...

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 4, 2020

    While I hate that there is a need for it in the first place, Lobdell is successfully redeeming Wally. I still retain hope that Wally can regain his standing as one of DC's foremost characters. And if this series accomplishes that, then this will be one of the classic stories of the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Dec 19, 2019

    Flash Forward #4 keeps the momentum going for this series in the best way possible. It shouldn't be considered a spoiler to say that Linda shows up in this issue. She is, after all, on the main cover and the alternate cover. That she is here is not necessarily groundbreaking either, but it does show that Wally is maybe on his way back to what he once was. An entire generation of comic readers grew up with Wally as their Flash, and this might be the route by which he comes back to them. As such, this series and this issue are accomplishing much of what fans really want, and should be on everyone's reading list. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 24, 2019

    This book really picked up. The writing is fantastic and the artwork fits this book perfectly. Lobdell and Booth have found their footing and this is really quite excellent. They have turned this book around into something great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 18, 2019

    Brett Booth continues to implore some unorthodox layouts to give a stronger sense of energy and movement on each page. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 18, 2019

    While I continue to really enjoy the art, the story just isn't doing it for me because the action isn't all that exciting and the side elements are pretty much "Wally West, this is your life!", where characters close to Wally show up in different forms so he can get over that whole mass murderer thing.  Yeah, I wish it was a better series overall, but there are still elements to this book that make me want to keep coming back each issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 18, 2019

    There's a joke to be made about a Flash comic lacking any momentum, but this issue doesn't merit the moment of concentration required to craft it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Dec 18, 2019

    It's a shame DC didn't use their chance with Doomsday Clock to retcon events of Heroes in Crisis, and instead continue to release comics like this one, which don't add much to the mythos nor helps the character to, well, move orward. Yes, he's a hero, yes, he misses his family, and yes, he apparently went against all the character development he received throughout the years and has become a murderer, which now, other than being mentioned, serves no purpose, since Wally is just fully reformed and a heroic as always. Which makes you wonder who the hell thought butchering and dehumanizing him in Heroes in Crisis was a half decent idea. Okham's razor - if it sucks, cut it out, retcon it, forget about it forever.

    In a way, Flash Forw more

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  • 10
    Wally West Dec 18, 2019

    What a wonderful day ! I’m finally reunited with my kids and I found out I have a back-up-Linda I can date on an alternate universe, you know, just in case ! It’s like everything’s going to be fine ! Right ?

  • 8.0
    M1sf1r3 Dec 19, 2019

    Prelude:
    Flash Forward has been really enjoyable so far so let's see how Lobdell goes with this issue as we near the sixth and final issue.

    The Good:
    Wally has his kids back! For now anyway, I have very little hope of DC keeping that.

    Booth's art is good.

    It was nice having him interact with a Linda.

    The Bad:
    The issue doesn't feel like it's moving much which is concerning with how little issues the series has.

    Conclusion:
    A good issue but I'm concerned for the overall story as we only have two issues left. Add the Mobius chair and the other parts of the story, and I fear for Lobdell to finish this well.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jan 7, 2020

    :-)

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 19, 2019

    Oof, this is bad. First off, the rhyming here is atrocious. You're a writer, Lobdell, why are you only ever approaching slant rhymes? And second, this issue is full of weirdness. Why is there a kiss between Lightspeed and Wally right after Wally rejects her? Just so we can have that moment? Okay, well, speaking of cliches, that ending. That's fucking abysmal. This is just not very well written.

  • 3.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Dec 31, 2019

    A bit of a mess.

  • 10
    Lock Dec 19, 2019

  • 10
    Marvel Overlord Dec 31, 2019

  • 9.0
    Nicetrylaoche Dec 19, 2019

  • 8.0
    Grifter Dec 18, 2019

  • 8.0
    cincyfan Jan 1, 2020

  • 7.5
    ComicNerd96 Dec 19, 2019

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Dec 19, 2019

  • 7.5
    Radar Dec 21, 2019

  • 7.5
    Dorival Jan 4, 2020

  • 7.0
    Maker Dec 18, 2019

  • 6.0
    ICC Dec 19, 2019

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