The Flash Volume 4: Running Scared Review


The Flash Volume 4: Running Scared

By Joshua Williamson

I received a free copy of The Flash Volume 4: Running Scared from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.

If you want to check out the other book in DC Comics Rebirth series that I have read and reviewed, click here.

If you want to read my reviews of the previous volumes in this series, click here for my review of Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice.
Click here for my review of Volume 2: Speed Of Darkness.
Click here for my review of Volume 3: Rogues Reloaded.

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.

Summary from Goodreads.

Barry has screwed up again. Is it just me or does every ‘Flash’ story revolve around Barry doing something stupid or not telling someone the full story. For the first few times I found this okay to cope with as it shows Barry’s inability to realise that he creates all his own mistakes, but now it just seems like there is nothing more to The Flash.

In Volume 4, we find Barry facing the Reverse Flash again but this time Eobard Thawne raises the stakes by involving the people who are closest to Barry. Whilst the pacing of what occurs worked, what actually occurred just did not make much sense.

The art style for the previous 3 volumes was not very pleasant and did not suit the story or just The Flash. Unfortunately, more of the same continues for volume 4.

If you have enjoyed the previous 3 volumes of The Flash, then volume 4 is very much along the same lines.


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