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The Flash #792

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Based on 12 critic ratings.

“The One-Minute War” part three!

The Flash Family is in dire straits as the Fraction begin their takeover.

Looking for a way to push them back, Impulse has an idea… the kind of idea that usually gets people in trouble.

It’s up to Kid Flash to keep him company on a daring mission that could help turn the tide against this extraterrestrial threat!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    The Flash #792 is a stunning mixture of tones. It starts incredibly sad and incredibly exciting, and Adams balances that transition beautifully. It doesn’t seem disrespectful or doesn’t give enough time to think over what happened to Iris. But the story must move on and now they have a reason to act. The sheer amount of characters included means that there is a huge amount of possibilities and directions that the story can go on. Not every move the speedsters make will be smart but it leads to chases, action, and drama. Like with the tones, personal and small can be juxtaposed with huge and grandiose.

  • 100

    Speed Force

    Kudos once again to writer Jeremy Adams for a fantastic arc in progress. The artwork also rocks, thanks to Roger Cruz (pencils), Wellington Dias (inks), Luis Guerrero (colors) and Rob Leigh (letters).

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Bart Allen is one of the hardest characters to write, I think, with most writers either defaulting to writing him as a wacky, clueless comic relief character, or just sanding off all his edges and making him another generic kid sidekick. Teaming him up with another, more conventional young Flash works really well, as Ace can articulate all the misconceptions many writers have about Bart. The story find them teaming up to infiltrate a Fraction base, and encountering the psychic assassin known as Miss Murder. While she mostly looks like an alien version of The Batman Who Laughs, there is a very cool twist to her powers that adds some real tension, and the end of the issue has a great reveal about what exactly the Fraction is trying to gather on Earth. This is a long story, going through April, but so far it’s held my attention like no major Flash story has in many years.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    The Flash #792 brings The One Minute War to its full action packed potential while pushing the narrative in a revealing direction. The art here is a huge step up from the first two issues and solidifies Roger Cruz’s position on this book.

  • 85


    The Flash may be one of the most consistently good books at DC, and as the One-Minute War wages on, the story couldn’t be more riveting.

  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    The Flash #792 picks up the pace and the fun of the One-Minute War event with a Wallace and Bart-centric issue. Adams nails the slightly juvenile charm of the leads, the execution and success of their mission make sense, and the action is a lot of fun.

  • 83

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Flash #792 is the perfect example of the right style of art for the right story. Cruz’s style fits well with the last half of the issue. Adams’ story was lighthearted, funny, humorous, and entertaining. Ultimately, it was more like an upper-level kids’ comic. And Cruz’s style fits that type of story perfectly. Plus, if DC or Jeremy Adams wants to steal my idea and create a comic about Ace and Bart called “Impulse Control” or “Impulse Response” that sends those two saving people around the multiverse, Cruz would be perfect to draw that all ages story.

    Nevertheless, a serious, emotional, heartfelt, action-packed, suspenseful moment or story just doesn’t jive with his style. And that’s why it’s been so hit or miss with this story so far. Again, I loved the heck out of The Flash: One-Minute War Special #1 due to the background which is given and the illustrations that complemented the design of the narrative. Now, I’m sure Cruz is already all in on the rest of the One-Minute War. So, at this point, it would be too difficult to change. So, my only hope is that Adams and Cruz have found a way to better blend their more serious aspects of The Flash together to drive this story home. Overall, The Flash #792 felt more like Adams and was by far the best issue of this arc to date drawn by Cruz.

  • 80

    Lyles Movie Files

    One Minute War has had some fun moments and even with an ill-fitting art style this has been a uniquely entertaining sprint in the Adams’ run.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    With things moving as quickly as they are, the One-Minute War could easily continue for the rest of the year without feeling like it’s getting tired. Each issue seems like it’s moving along with such a satisfying celerity. There’s no reason why the story should have to speed up to get to its inevitable resolution when a simple raid behind enemy lines can be as satisfying as it is in issue #792. It’s not anything new, but Adams and company make it feel fresh anyway.

  • 60

    The One-Minute War is a fascinating premise for a Flash story arc. Part three is primarily a team-up between Kid Flash and Impulse, and it’s nice to see their friendship and bond continue to grow. Miss Murder isn’t the flashiest name for a character, but it does get the point across. Seeing Roger Cruz on art takes me back to my days as an X-Men fan in the 90s.

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