Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #2

Writer: Kenny Porter Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Barry Allen's early days as the Flash continue! Barry struggles to balance his new job as a hero with his internship at the crime lab. The pressure starts overwhelming him, literally, when the monstrous molten menace called Tar Pit appears in Central City looking to put an end to the Scarlet Speedster's interference in his family's business! Barry's anxiety kick-starts his powers, sending him phasing through objects with explosive results. Can Barry get a handle on his abilities and stop Tar Pit in his tracks, or will he be tarred and feathered out of Central City for good?

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Oct 11, 2022

    The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #2 is an above-average movie tie-in that successfully expands the Flash's life circumstances and Rogues Gallery for a standard-but-fun Flash adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 11, 2022

    This version of Barry has never really clicked with me, feeling far too much like a Spider-man archetype, but Porter takes what little material there is for the character and creates a compelling, fast-paces storyand Ferreyra draws an absolutely hideous villain in the best way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 12, 2022

    Though the comic very-much has a movie tie-in vibe, it's still leaps and bounds better than it should be. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Oct 11, 2022

    Is this entertaining? Sure, and that's the problem. The issue traded true subtext and layers for a flashy approach to cheap storytelling. Read Full Review

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