Flash Forward #5

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Wally West has gotten to the heart of his mission to save the Multiverse...and the heart he found was his own. When it's discovered that the dark multiversal world that's threatening all of existence is the world in which Wally's children are alive, our hero must overcome his greatest fears, regrets, and anger to do what's right. But what's right is the hardest thing anyone would ever imagine doing...letting go.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Jan 1, 1970

    Perhaps the best compliment that a comic issue can be given is when the reader finishes it and wants to just keep going. When that last panel is a rude and abrupt end to an enjoyable read. That is the case here. The creative team have told and drawn the perfect story here, and the reader could only wish that Flash Forward #6 could come sooner. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 15, 2020

    Brett Booth offers some beautiful, vibrant and energetic art in this issue. There is a sense of movement and speed throughout and the progression of the art reflects the desperate intent of its protagonist. A great looking issue for a story that is starting to find its footing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 15, 2020

    I have quite enjoyed this miniseries so far, but Flash Forward #5 has made me realize something about the series. My overall satisfaction with it hangs on where it leaves Wally when it concludes. At this point, it could end up being the redemption that the character badly needed, but there are some worrying signs that DC is about to crap on the character once again. I am hoping that next issue, Lobdell steps up and delivers the former. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 15, 2020

    Artist Brett Booth does his usual creative layouts and expressive characters. Hopefully a Wally West ongoing series will spin out out of this and this creative team can remain intact. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 15, 2020

    This is well-done, but it all feels like it's leading towards dragging Wally back into the dark. This mini has done a good job of reminding fans of the Wally they loved prior to Flashpoint, so it would be awful to get him back just to have him stripped away again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 15, 2020

    With one more issue left of this series, I don't know if we're close enough to do anything that will redeem Wally West in any ones eyes, except for maybe his own and while I like some of the concepts that we're given here, it ultimately just kind of comes off sloppy and thrown together.  The art though is great and always a highlight to this mini, but I just need more from the story. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 15, 2020

    It's a slog, the latest in a 5-issue deep trench of slogs, and that's all readers can expect from whatever finale is yet to come. Read Full Review

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