Flash: Rebirth #4

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ethan Van Sciver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Barry Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now, his return as the Flash threatens it all! A major foe and an invaluable ally return as the destiny of Wally West and his twins is revealed!

  • 10
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 27, 2009

    Mark me down as "can't wait to see the next one." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Sep 1, 2009

    If Johns and Van Sciver can continue to keep this level of quality up on the final two issues (and the ongoing Flash book), they’re going to have another sleeper hit on their hands much like the Sinestro Corps War was a few years back. If the long-term goal is to break the stranglehold the Trinity has had on the DCU and move both Flash and GL into the upper echelon of superheroes, I’d say this issue was a step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 28, 2009

    Hell yeah! THIS is what I signed up for with Flash: Rebirth. A great issue that totally rewards you for sticking around, as long as you don't mind the change of what's been established in the Flash folklore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Eric W. Ridgeway Aug 29, 2009

    Johns deserves credit for beginning the issue with a comparison between Flash and Batman villains. It made me exclaim “YES!”, now the truth can really be told so people understand that Professor Zoom is Barry’s number one enemy and not Captain Cold from the Super Friends Legion of Doom episodes. In this issue Professor Zoom reveals the existence of a negative speed force, something that is equal and opposite to what powers the Flashes. On top of that it is revealed that Barry Allen is the source of the positive speed force. Of course it can be debated but I hope it is the beginning of enlightenment for Barry. Maybe now he will understand why he is needed back. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 29, 2009

    Flash Rebirth #4 was a great read and by far and away the best issue that we have gotten on this title. This story has been stuck in neutral for the first three issues. Finally, Johns kicks this story into high gear and delivers a read that has an abundance of depth and substance and moves at a good pace. There is plenty for the reader to enjoy in Flash Rebirth #4. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Aug 28, 2009

    With reveals that will have you gasping and art that will keep you on your toes, Flash: Rebirth has the potential to be a home run. The only drawback is that some of the underlying story elements are somewhat of a stretch, making it feel like the creative team was reaching a bit in order to try and keep up the same quality as last time. But so far the Rebirth team has done it again: the building blocks of a beaten-down franchise have been revitalized, and enough potential has been generated to keep the Flash corner of the DCU running for years (pun intended). Don't neglect this title as we begin the descent into the endgame. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix 411 - David Torres Aug 26, 2009

    I love the Flash universe and it's great to see Max Mercury back in the land of the living. I've always loved his character from the days I first started reading Flash. So we have two issues left and where will all of this lead to? I have no idea. I just hope Geoff can continue to juggle all of these speedsters and make things interesting and not have them seem redundant. That's my biggest fear for the Flash universe - too many Flashes. If anyone can make it work though, its Geoff Johns, the best comic writer in the business today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 21, 2011

    With the way Wally has been put through the wringer (I still don't like his kids) and how Bart's run as the Flash proper was so awful, the Flash franchise feels like it's at its lowest ever, which makes me sad. This storyline isn't helping it at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 26, 2009

    I have no doubt Flash: Rebirth will go down as an important event in the history of the Flash, and there's even a possibility it'll read better when collected as a whole. Right now, though, it feels way too much like watching Johns do some home-repairs to the Flash property. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Aug 31, 2009

    While this mini-series has been exciting and amusing, it isn't quite the tour-de-force that "GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH" was. It feels like something that DC Comics felt compelled to put out just to set the stage for the inevitable FLASH and KID FLASH comic books. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 29, 2009

    I rarely drop miniseries or events midway through, but I came in looking for more of the Barry Allen from Final Crisis, not the grimdark Saint Barry version, and was curious if Johns could recapture the magic from his original run on Flash. Sadly, this event seems to be aimed directly at a very distinct minority of Flash fans moreso than a catch all reboot/launch of the Flash franchise like Green Lantern Rebirth was. Shame. Read Full Review

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