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Jay Garrick: The Flash #5

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

Doctor Elemental’s plan is revealed as Jay and Judy race to save Joan from being captured. But this plot has been in the making for decades…

Can the Flash and the Boom get one step ahead, or is this a final race for the Garricks?!

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24 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Speed Force

    I’m likely repeating myself, but I have loved EVERY panel and page of this series! Jay and Judy Garrick make a tremendous team, and Doctor Elemental makes a formidable villain. Add an excellent plot and some fantastic artwork, and you have a series that I only wish was ongoing. This issue includes a team-up with a great fellow member of the JSA – what more do you want?

  • 90


    Jay Garrick: The Flash #5 is another great installment showcasing Jay’s newfound fatherhood as he fights to save his daughter from the evil that helped him get his speed. This miniseries has been a wonderful tour of the DCU with its guest stars while seamlessly adding continuity without tripping itself up. It is such an exciting issue that leaves a bittersweet feeling as we approach the conclusion.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This story has been doing a great job of both fleshing out characters we already know and giving Judy what she needs to be a DCU mainstay going forward. Hopefully this mini and his Flash run continue to feed into what Adams has planned next.

  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    This title should be required reading for lapsed DC fans who just want a fun comic that always zooms by too fast.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 90

    Graham Crackers Comics

    I really wonder if DC realizes what a good creative team they have here. Jeremy Adams story continues to move along at a good pace without losing the readers. Diego Olortegui does a great job illustrating all those super-speed moves. And it goes without saying that you almost have to wear sunglasses to take in Luis Guerrero’s color pallet! DC’s New Golden Age titles appear to be getting lost in the shuffle of Batman titles these days and it really shouldn’t. This is an excellent title that deserves some noteriety. With guest JSA members popping up here and there, this book puts a big smile on the Golden Age comic lover. (Ok, I’ll admit, I could do without RoBear.)

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    Jay Garrick: The Flash #5 picks up the best parts of this series through high octane, intense action, and profound character moments.

  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Jay Garrick: The Flash #5 delivers fun, action, adventure, drama, and excitement in short order. The story concept works, Jay and Judy’s father/daughter chemistry is on-point, and Olortegui’s art is energetic.

  • 60

    The latest issue of the oldest Flash still running the streets suffers from both the strengths and weaknesses of DC’s Silver Age. The fifth installment of the series that has seen Jay Garrick coming to terms with his daughter’s return has some killer action, but also has some rough dialogue that is emphasized by some zingers and one-liners that fall flat. The threat of Dr. Elemental might be personal for Jay, but it’s one that can often feel a bit too comedic, especially when you have one of the villain’s biggest henchmen running around with the name “Ro-Bear”. Garrick’s latest series is one that manages to cross the finish line, but is missing a major spark to help it find its way into the Speed Force.

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