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The Flash #3

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

After the arrival of the Stillness last issue, the alien speedsters begin traveling around the world, with Max Mercury watching their every move.

Meanwhile, Wally encounters another former foe who’s gotten a major upgrade-the Folding Man-while entering a new location beyond time called the Gallery… what hidden truths does this place hold for the Flash?

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
27 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CLYVKT87

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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    Comic Watch

    The Flash #3 is an excellent look into the new mythology that these creators have set up. The star of the show is Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou who redefines how books can be lettered.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    Each new fold in the mystery surrounding the Speed Force makes the eldritch horrors and impossible physics added to The Flash all the more tantalizing. The Flash #3 pairs up Wally West and Max Mercury to investigate and, combined with Mr. Terrific’s own observations reveal new layers that could be plumbed for months, or even years, to come. There are threats present throughout the issue but it never needs to provide a supervillain in order to establish stakes. Rather, the unknown itself proves more than sufficient in summoning terrifying possibilities. Deodato’s layouts remain central to unpacking this new perspective on space-time in superhero comics with metaphors from the story about poking and unfolding space leading into literal visualizations that make the entire ambitious approach gel exceedingly well. Wherever The Flash is going, it has shown readers it has the style, story, and skill to make this mystery one worth following wherever it leads next.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85

    AIPT

    So far, the Flash relaunch has taken a very different direction than expected. Normally, it’s Barry Allen who faces the scientific side of comics. Seeing Wally work to understand the strange things going on is an enjoyable switch from his normal stories. Although it’s a tough sell, as this does shift the roles of his supporting cast, Spurrier has made the first arc continuously engaging. This issue is no different. With an eerie ending, The Flash #3 is the strongest entry so far in the series.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    I am a little surprised to see that Wally’s family isn’t directly involved in this issue—Linda, Irey, and Jai’s troubles are mentioned, but they’re not seen. However, as Max and Wally explore the other side of the Speed Force, they encounter a mysterious being who taunts Wally with his failings as a husband, a father, and a mentor. I’m not sure all of this really matches up with how the character was portrayed, especially in Jeremy Adams’ run. However, I am starting to get the groove of what Spurrier is going for, as we delve into a dark and disturbing world where the forces that make the Flash what he is can also rip apart people and distort time. The visuals by Deodato are some of the best of his career, surprisingly well-suited to cosmic horror. I’m still not sure if this run is going to 100% click, but this issue had some of the best moments in the series—especially in the gut-punch of a cliffhanger.

  • 80

    First Comics News

    This storyline sets everything we know about The Flash on its ear – and that seems to be the intent. If so, it’s working – and I’m enjoying the ride.

  • 80

    First Comics News

    Overall, The Flash #3 delivers an entertaining and action-packed read, introducing new threats, expanding the lore of the Speed Force, and hinting at the vastness of the unknown. While the issue stumbles in certain areas, its strengths outweigh its weaknesses, making it a worthwhile addition to the Flash saga.

  • 60

    Lyles Movie Files

    The Flash reads like a comic you need a metaphysics degree to enjoy, which makes a book about the fastest man alive feel increasingly slow and boring.

  • 20

    Weird Science DC Comics

    The Flash #3 appears to have no purpose other than to figure out how far Spurrier and Deodato Jr. can make a comic disjointed and weird before it devolves into pure nonsense. The story makes almost no sense, and the art ranges from weird to ugly.

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