The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1
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The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1

Writer: Paul Demeo, Danny Bilsen Artist: Ken Lashley Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2006 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
5.0Critic Rating
2.5User Rating

Who is the Flash? Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS, Wally West is no longer the Fastest Man Alive. Instead, former Kid Flash Bart Allen has taken up the mantle, but why is Bart suddenly much older than he was before?

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 21, 2006

    Flash #1 was a good issue. The writing and artwork were both well done. Having said that, I probably will not place this title on my permanent pull list. I think that this version of the Flash will appeal to Bart fans, fans that follow the name "Flash" and the costume regardless of who ears it and brand new fans who have no connection to Barry or Wally. Unfortunately, I don't fit into any of those three categories. I'll probably stick with the title long enough to find out what happened during Infinite Crisis and then I'll drop the title. But, Flash #1 is still a nicely done issue and I would encourage anyone to give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Jun 25, 2006

    In The End: This comic had some great writing, and the art was superb. Everything about it says that this comic should be fantastic and to a certain type of reader, Im sure it will be. I just cant get behind it. DC has messed up royally when it comes to Bart Allen. Peter David had done some nice work with the character, and Geoff Johns brought Bart even further but now, three years later, its all messed up. Maybe Im being childish about the entire matter, and I will see this current story through to the end, but unless something happens that makes me really me away, Im going to do what every reader who doesnt like what he is reading should do: Stop reading the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Emmett Jun 25, 2006

    Overall, this series is off to a very uneven start. There are some good bits, some bad bits, and some weird bits. Considering the fact that this is the second major character DC has restarted in the last month, I just dont feel as excited as I should be because weve seen these types of stories before. Sure, they may work overall and may be solid, but no ones going to remember either of them five years down the road, and thats a darn shame. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Jun 25, 2006

    All in all, Id say this was an average issue, but I was somewhat disappointed since I had high hopes for it. But Ill be willing to read the next issue and see if I feel the story is improving. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Jun 25, 2006

    This book has all the potential in the world. Its got a pencil artist whose work is very dynamic and is a perfect fit for the Flash. But I fear all that potential is going to go to waste unless Bilson & Demeo find a way to rein things in and focus on what makes the Flash such a cool character. Right now, however, they just need to focus on telling a better story and hope there are still fans around to want to read it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jun 25, 2006

    Unfortunately (and despite being a life-long fan of the concept of The Flash), I havent been hooked into buying and reading a second issue. Barts new situation doesnt interest me, his supporting cast irritates me, and the manner in which this issue unfolded was severely flawed. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Jun 25, 2006

    Aside from that bright and blazing cover, this whole relaunch seems to be a mistake. Johns Flash was wonderful. Why couldnt they just have gotten a lesser writer to milk that formula until it was stale? Im all for experimenting, but this is quite awful. Read Full Review

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