The Flash Vol. 4
The Fastest Man Alive continues his monumental run in DC Universe Rebirth with THE FLASH VOL. 4!Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as the Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch the Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!Rising-star writer Joshua Williamson (ILLUMINATI, RED SKULL) continues his smash-hit run on the Fastest Man Alive with THE FLASH VOL. 4! Collects issues #23-28.

The Flash Vol. 4 Details

TitleThe Flash Vol. 4
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 21st, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401274627
Rating
GenreSuperheroes, Dc Comics, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics

The Flash Vol. 4 Review

  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Argh...still pretty bad. World: Still ugly art. Why is it that every artist that comes on board draw such fugly characters and gave weird facial expressions that don't really help the tone and the emotions of the book. The world building here, where do I start?! Yes it is a look at Thawn and a deep dive into his motivations but readers already know he's obsessed with Barry, I don't think we need to make Thawn pathetic and sad cause it serves no purpose but to deposit him, but more on that in the Argh...still pretty bad. World: Still ugly art. Why is it that every artist that comes on board draw such fugly characters and gave weird facial expressions that don't really help the tone and the emotions of the book. The world building here, where do I start?! Yes it is a look at Thawn and a deep dive into his motivations but readers already know he's obsessed with Barry, I don't think we need to make Thawn pathetic and sad cause it serves no purpose but to deposit him, but more on that in the character section. The time travel rule of thumb is to set clear rules to your time travel and be consistent but man Williamson is just all over the place and doesn't even bother to try to out readers into some forms of internal logical consistent box to enjoy the story, the world is a mess. Story: I really wanted to like this story and it has his most iconic modern villain and it was trash. The pacing was all over the emplacement, the emotions was basic and unearned and once again we have a Barry that clearly is stupid and naive and not in a well written way. The entire plot was full of inconsistent time travel tricks and...who leaves a live gun in a museum? Would the 25th century curators not even know how to depower it?! Idiotic. Argh. I don't want to talk about this lest I spoil it. Characters: This Barry is not well written. He's inconsistent, he's all over the place in personal voice and his motivations and drives are just argh. Than there's the part where he's also stupid and unobservant. Yeah he's terrible. Iris is still not a strong character and she still is not written well to make he mean anything. The banter between Barry and Iris is forced, short and unearned and their relationship just simply does not work at this point. Wally...not much to do here but he's also inconsistent and whiney and combative not in a good way. Then there Thawn which was ruined and any mystique and charisma he had before was washed away leaving a pathetically written whiney sad thing. This book needs a new writer. I don't understand why some people think this is well written, go back and read Johns, Waid and even Manapul and tell me this is good...Onward to the next book! *read individual issues*
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]The Flash's greatest enemy returns as the Reverse Flash manages to cheat death once again and menace not just Barry himself, but Iris and Wally West as well in this next Rebirth collection.But before all that, it's team-up time as Hal Jordan returns to Earth to see his best friend. Of course, when Black Hole strike, things don't go quite as planned. It's been a while since these characters have been together, but they make up for lost time by showing us just why they fit t [Read as single issues]The Flash's greatest enemy returns as the Reverse Flash manages to cheat death once again and menace not just Barry himself, but Iris and Wally West as well in this next Rebirth collection.But before all that, it's team-up time as Hal Jordan returns to Earth to see his best friend. Of course, when Black Hole strike, things don't go quite as planned. It's been a while since these characters have been together, but they make up for lost time by showing us just why they fit together so well - they call each other out on their bullshit, and their powers are very visually compelling together. This is all just a prelude however for the real story - Running Scared is the Reverse Flash doing what he does best; wrecking lives and giggling while he does it. There's a lot of set-up here, and the ending isn't quite what you'd expect, but it up-ends the relationships between Barry & Iris and Barry & Wally for the forseeable future, so it definitely keeps you on your toes. I'm not 100% sold on the new origin for the Reverse Flash, but it's still better than the New 52 origin, so hey.The Color Of Fear is drawn by Carmine Di Giandomenico who has defined the visual style of this book since Rebirth's outset, while Running Scared is Di Giandomenico with the incredibly detailed Howard Porter, who tackles some of the most insane spreads I've seen in a while. Porter's work rams so much into a panel that it can take longer to grasp all of his details as it does to read the words, and his Reverse Flash is equally as menacing as Di Giandomenico's, which really sells the storyline. If The Button left you a little sour in terms of Reverse Flash, definitely check this one out. Just be warned - this isn't the Eobard you think you know.
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  • Liam Berge
    January 1, 1970
    Should mention I got this copy free for my review.Barry Allen is here again protecting the streets of Central City as the speedster The Flash, but as he enjoys a party with all his closest around him how much longer can everything stay calm before one of his villains decides to strike.This volume of The Flash is worth the read for any fan as along side the usual great stories in the Flash universe it focuses on the life and story of Eobard Thawne and how he came to be the reverse flash and what Should mention I got this copy free for my review.Barry Allen is here again protecting the streets of Central City as the speedster The Flash, but as he enjoys a party with all his closest around him how much longer can everything stay calm before one of his villains decides to strike.This volume of The Flash is worth the read for any fan as along side the usual great stories in the Flash universe it focuses on the life and story of Eobard Thawne and how he came to be the reverse flash and what is the basis to his hatred of Barry Allen.I felt the addition of Hal Jordan in this story made for a great team up and sent him away at the right moment as not to make things to easy in the conclusion so there was some struggle for Barry to fight. The artwork by Carmine Di Giandomenico and Howard Porter is spot on and keeps you captivated by each page as the storey unfolds.
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  • Teena Evans
    January 1, 1970
    I love The Flash and I love Reverse Flash, so I see no problems with it! Art and story are still amazing! I loved how sentimental the message was in the final of this arc! Keep up the great work!!
  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Eh
  • Marco
    January 1, 1970
    Big meh. And enough with the Reverse Flash, for God's sake.
  • Geoff Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    First Flash comics that I have read in quite a long time. What a great story!
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