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The Flash #4

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

As the Flash continues to explore the Gallery, he meets a living entity called the Resident that he feels drawn to. Can she aid him in his battle against the Folding Man…and even if she can, does she want to? Meanwhile, Mirror Master returns, unveiling even more upgrades since we last saw him in The Flash #800-but he’s not the only one with new powers, as Irey “Thunderheart” West is eager to show the world. Also, the Stillness decide to act upon humanity as the new chapter for the Flash Family continues!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    The Flash #4 is incredible. This whole series is absolutely unique, taking not just the Flash to another level but the whole superhero genre in general. Using Irey grounds the comic, providing both a tether to bring Wally back home and, as an adventurer herself, running off into danger.

  • 92

    Comic Watch

    The Flash #4 continues the fantastic world building of the previous issues while also establishing a firm connection to the previous run.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    This continues to be the strangest book at DC right now, taking a concept that was previously light, breezy, and above all FAST and turning it into a melancholy musing on what it takes to be a superhero and a family man and combining it with hard-sci-fi concepts. It’s also turning into a pretty good book, or at least a fascinating one.

  • 80

    The Flash #4 splits its attention between Wally’s metaphysical exploration of the newly revealed gallery and his daughter Irey’s investigation of Speed Force-related crimes in the streets of Central City. It makes for an excellent division of style. Wally’s story is bound in bright, wondrous images that suggest grand mechanics on the cusp of being understood (by Wally and reader’s alike) but doesn’t fall too far down the rabbit hole of strangeness as Irey’s buddy cop dynamic and work to help a young woman amidst a chase ground the narrative. Both are presented in outstanding fashion as Deodato’s grids are used to divide space in the gallery and time in the quickly moving present, and he utilizes the two stories in parallel to suggest new revelations to readers paying careful attention. It’s an excellent continuation of the ideas introduced in this new volume’s introductory issues and one that suggests The Flash is prepared to run a long and satisfying race as it explores these concepts.

  • 80

    Speed Force

    I’m still wrapping my brain around the strangeness of this story…which I think is what the creative team is going for here. I’m looking forward to how this will resolve, and to how the status quo for the Flash Family will change as a result.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    The Flash #4 is the most coherent issue in a largely muddled and incoherent run by Spurrier. Unfortunately, Spurrier introduced too many underdeveloped ideas at the beginning of this run, so nearly all of it has to be ignored just to find a plot buried under the chaos. Issue #4 is better but not great.

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