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Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1

Writer: Kenny Porter Artist: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.6Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

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Race through the streets of Central City in this lead-up to the hotly anticipated blockbuster The Flash! After Barry's adventure with the Justice League, he's determined to become a truly skilled and inspirational hero. As a new threat emerges in Central City going by the name of Girder, Barry turns to Batman for advice on training to master his powers. Can the Dark Knight help show the Scarlet Speedster a way to defeat this metallic menace, or will the Flash be crushed by Girder's strength?

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Sep 13, 2022

    I enjoyed the opportunity to meet the big screen Flash in a more foundational story. Taking a step back and re-focussing on his story has me looking forward to watch comes next for the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 13, 2022

    The comic does a good job of showing the potential of Barry's powers, and humanizes the villain nicely with an excellent post-script. It also feels like a very complete one-issue story, which makes me wonder what the plan is for the next two issues. I'm not sure if we'll ever see this movie as planned, but this is a solid prequel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 13, 2022

    The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1 is an excellent reminder of what to expect from the Flash movie. Porter recaptures the tremendous chemistry that Flash and Batman had in Justice League and toys with it again, revitalizing the characters. While the story itself is drastically close to one already told, it is a relationship built within a different world that gives the book a heart. It's a book pulsating with energy and enthusiasm, and fans wanting a prelude before the movie should check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 13, 2022

    The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 makes a great tie-in to the Flash film (if and when it ever comes out), showcasing the Snyderverse Flash's evolution into Central City's beloved hero. The Snyderverse Easter Eggs and aesthetic are present, Flash comes into his own, which makes for good character growth, and the art is fairly good. However, Girder is formidable but misused in the fight scenes, pulling you out of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Sep 13, 2022

    With a new film (sort of) looming, now seems the perfect time to launch a most entertaining, canon-free tale of the Scarlet Speedster. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 13, 2022

    The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 is a hard pass this week. From a jumbled plot and bad characterization to a messy display and rendering of the characters that looked nothing like the Movie or comic, there was very little to salvage from this issue. The story beats didnt jive with the Justice League Movie and the almost anime artistic choice in style made the issue come across as less serious and fragmented in nature. Plus, without knowing if the Flash Movie is actually coming out in June, it leaves the question as to whether or not The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 truly ties into the Movie. Heck, who knows if well ever see that Movie after the incidents with Ezra Miller? For right now, if you need a Flash fix this week, Id just reread an old Flash comic. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 14, 2022

    Though an over-sized issue, it's light on character and carries a painfully slow plot that churns little from front cover to back. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 14, 2022

    Fans of The Flash can skip this series, as can anyone but the most die-hard of DCEU enthusiasts. Taken on its own terms, this book is dull and ugly. As a companion to the film it ties into, it is impossible to judge. Better to go read the excellent The Flash comics by Jeremy Adams and Fernando Pasarin than endure this. Read Full Review

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