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Jay Garrick: The Flash #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

Spinning out of the events of Stargirl: The Lost Children and Justice Society of America, Jay Garrick is reunited with his long-lost daughter, Judy.

After being pulled from the timeline, Judy returns to a world where she and her dad aren’t the only ones that ride the lightning, but is there enough space for her in Jay and Joan’s life? And can they keep up with their teenage daughter and make up for lost time?

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29 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    First Comics News

    Jay Garrick and his daughter, The Boom have the spotlight in this new series written by beloved Flash scribe Jeremy Adams and I have to say- IT’S FANTASTIC!!
    Adams clearly knows how to write a Flash story and his handling of Jay Garrick and his family is a heartwarming element that makes this issue so special; Adams and artist Diego Olortegul (doing the best work of his career) deliver a Jay Garrick story in a modern setting that pays homage to the Golden Age era that makes this a worthy JSA spin-off title and at the same time, reminding the readers why Jay Garrick is one of the Justice Society’s most legendary members.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Jay Garrick: The Flash #1 kicks off the miniseries with a wonderful combination of character moments and action. The family moments between Jay, Joan and Judy (say that three times fast!) are sweet and touching, and it will be fun watching Judy get adjusted to 2023 in future issues. Recommended.

  • 90


    The Flash that started it all gets a moment with his family as they reconnect after being lost in time in Jay Garrick: The Flash #1. Adams, Olortegui, and Guerrero craft an entertaining opener that pulls you in with all of its questions. It’s a great start to a miniseries with growing pains and character drama that will test this Flash Family.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Jay Garrick: The Flash #1 is an excellent follow up to Flashpoint Beyond and Stargirl: The Lost Children. This interpersonal tale sets up a retcon to expand upon The Flash family by bringing Jay Garrick’s daughter into the fold.

  • 90

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Jay Garrick: The Flash #1 is good, old-fashioned, classic superhero storytelling with a modern twist. All the characters are instantly likable, the action is plentiful, and the mystery surrounding Judy’s disappearance is perfectly introduced. Combined with Olortegui’s eye-catching art, this comic is a winner.

  • 85

    Derby Comics

    Overshadowed by last month’s debut of Si Spurrier’s The Flash #1 featuring Wally West, Jeremy Adams’ new miniseries about JSA member Jay Garrick offered a far more straightforward and accessible story than Spurrier’s. Which isn’t a shock given how successful Adams’ previous run on Wally’s story was. He feels right at home on Flash-centered arcs and it’s apparently true in what turns out to be a heart-warming Garrick family affair. Diego Olortegui’s art wonderfully translates the element of speed on static pages, even if it’s nothing revolutionary. Sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to make something look magical. This has all the makings of being one of those miniseries that gives a concurrent ongoing series a run for it’s money.

  • 83

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 72

    Zona Negativa

  • 70

    Jeremy Adams returns to the world of DC’s speedsters by focusing on Jay Garrick, the Flash that started it all. Hot off the heels of Geoff Johns’ JSA relaunch, Jay and his partner Joan find themselves meeting a daughter they had forgotten about thanks to some time traveling shenanigans. Adams and artist Diego Olortegui are able to give us a big and bold superhero story that plays on Garrick’s strengths, spinning a good superhero yarn that doesn’t break the wheel, but plays on the strengths of the genre. While the premiere issue doesn’t necessarily have a major hook to reel fans in, Jay Garrick and Flash fans will find a worthy spin-off series to run alongside one of the Justice Society’s biggest members here.

  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    Still, as an opening chapter, Jay Garrick: The Flash #1 has its merits, and there are some lovely layouts in these pages, as well as the possibility of something that we haven’t seen in 80 years of Jay Garrick stories. Knowing that this is a six-issue series also helps, as DC editorial’s fascination with puzzle box stories should be closed-ended this time.

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