The Flash #5 - Negative
([May] 2018)

DC, 2017 Series
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Volume
5
Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2018-03-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7727-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401277277 51499
Editing
Brian Cunningham (editor - original series); Rebecca Taylor (associate editor - original series); Arianna Turturro (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects The Flash (DC, 2016 series) #28-32 and The Flash story from DC Holiday Special 2017 #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen] (hand only)
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flash / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan
Inks
Christian Duce
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Shrapnel [Mark Scheffer]

Indexer Notes

Title page, includes illustration from The Flash #29.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
?

Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from the variant cover of The Flash #31.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flash / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan
Inks
Christian Duce
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from The Flash #29.

[The Flash #28] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #28 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Negative Part One (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Shrapnel [Mark Scheffer]; unidentified crime boss (Shrapnel's boss); Road Reapers (motorcycle speed gang, deaths); unnamed older security guard; unnamed younger security guard; unnamed commuters; unnamed police officers; unnamed perp; unnamed CCPD crime lab staff; James Forrest; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne] (flashback); Ramsey Rosso; Kristen Kramer; Director David Singh; Detective Burns; Detective Morrow
Synopsis
Barry's exposure to the negative speed force has altered his powers and his speed now has dangerous side effects, as Flash discovers as he battles the high speed motorcycle gang the Road Reapers. Director Singh assigns Barry and Kristen to work with detectives Burns and Morrow to investigate the disappearance of evidence from the CCPD crime lab.
Reprints

[The Flash #29] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Shrapnel [Mark Scheffer]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #29 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Shrapnel [Mark Scheffer]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Negative Part Two (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Pop Mhan
Inks
Christian Duce
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Road Reapers (motorcycle speed gang, deceased, flashback); Shrapnel [Mark Scheffer]; unnamed police officers; unnamed EMTs; Kristen Kramer; Ramsey Rosso; Detective Burns; Detective Morrow; unnamed bar patrons; Danny (police records room staff member); unnamed guards (police records room guards); Godspeed [August Heart] (image on monitor); Captain Cold [Leonard Snart (image on monitor); Mirror Master [Sam Scudder] (image on monitor); Weather Wizard [Marco Mardon] (image on monitor); Trickster [Axel Walker] (image on monitor); Golden Glider [Lisa Snart] (image on monitor); Tar Pit [Joey Monteleone] (image on monitor); Papercut (image on monitor)
Synopsis
Continuing to cope with the side effects of his altered speed powers, the Flash battles Shrapnel, a battle which leaves him injured and exhausted. As Barry, he and Kristen continue to investigate the disappearance of evidence from the CCPD crime lab.
Reprints

[The Flash #30] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Bloodwork [Ramsey Rosso]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #30 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Bloodwork [Ramsey Rosso]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Blood Work Part One (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; unnamed firefighters; unnamed police officers; unnamed witnesses; Kristen Kramer; Detective Burns; Detective Morrow; James Forrest; Director David Singh; Kim Kramer (Kristen's sister, in photo); Bloodwork [Ramsey Rosso] (first appearance as Bloodwork); unnamed children (flashback); unnamed EMTs (flashback)
Synopsis
The side effects of the negative speed force causes Barry to lash out at Singh and his co-workers in the crime lab. Kristen tried to reach out to Barry. Barry discovers who is behind the stolen blood samples from the CCPD crime lab, and when the Flash confronts the thief, he finds himself up against a new villain named Bloodwork.
Reprints

[The Flash #31] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen] (hand only)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #31 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen] (hand only)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Bloodwork Finale (Table of Contents: 15)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Neil Googe (pages 1-10); Gus Vazquez (pages 11-20)
Inks
Neil Googe (pages 1-10); Gus Vazquez (pages 11-20)
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Tom Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; unnamed citizens; Bloodwork [Ramsey Rosso]; Detective Burns; Detective Morrow; Director David Singh; Kristen Kramer; unnamed crime lab workers; Iris West; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)
Synopsis
Barry must stop Bloodwork when he attacks Central City.
Reprints
Keywords
Iron Heights Penitentiary

Indexer Notes

Singh re-assigns Barry and Kristen to Iron Heights. Barry and Wally reconcile.

[The Flash #32] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelley Jones (signed)
Inks
Kelley Jones (signed)
Colors
Michelle Madsen
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Iron Heights Penitentiary

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #32 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelley Jones (signed)
Inks
Kelley Jones (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
Iron Heights Penitentiary

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Welcome to Iron Heights (Table of Contents: 18)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Christian Duce
Inks
Christian Duce
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); unnamed Central City police officers; Black Spider (with two metal arms on his back); unnamed masked gunmen; unnamed jewelry store manager; Kristen Kramer; Warden Gregory Wolfe; The Pipeline (Iron Heights armored guards); Godspeed [August Heart]; Heat Wave [Mick Rory]; Double Down [Jeremy Tell]; Turbine [Roscoe Hynes]; Golden Glider [Lisa Snart]; Murmur; Papercut; Shrapnel; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart]; Trickster [Axel Walker]; Tar Pit [Joey Monteleone]; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; other unidentified villain; Copperhead (female assassin); unidentified gang member (killed by Copperhead); Dr. Meena Dhawan [Fast Track]
Synopsis
Flash and Kid Flash stop Black Spider and his gang from robbing a jewelry store, with Wally helping Barry to control his negative speed force powers. Barry and Kristen report to their new assignment at Iron Heights, where they witness how Warden Wolfe keeps prisoners in line. Copperhead tries to find out who is the new mysterious crime lord who threatens her operation.
Reprints
Keywords
Iron Heights Penitentiary

Indexer Notes

The Black Spider appearing here is the DC Rebirth version with two mechanical arms mounted on his back. He previously appeared in All Star Batman (DC, 2016 series) #1.

The Copperhead shown here is also the DC Rebirth version, a female assassin who poisons her victims. She previously appeared in All Star Batman (DC, 2016 series) #2.

Hope for the Holidays. (Table of Contents: 19)

The Flash / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Tom Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West); The Flash [Barry Allen]; Rainbow Raider [Roy G. Bivolo]; unnamed police officers; unnamed holiday travelers; Zoey; Zoey's mother; Zoey's father
Synopsis
After defeating Rainbow Raider at Central City Airport, Barry helps stranded holiday travelers reunite with their loved ones, then helps a lonely Wally West celebrate Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Flash Variant Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 20)

The Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to cover gallery of variant covers, includes illustration from the variant cover of The Flash #31.

[The Flash #28 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #29 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #30 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #31 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #32 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 25)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Central City Faces a New Threat - The Flash? (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  5. 4. [The Flash #28]
    The Flash
  6. 5. [The Flash #28 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  7. 6. Negative Part One
    The Flash
  8. 7. [The Flash #29]
    The Flash
  9. 8. [The Flash #29 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  10. 9. Negative Part Two
    The Flash
  11. 10. [The Flash #30]
    The Flash
  12. 11. [The Flash #30 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  13. 12. Blood Work Part One
    The Flash
  14. 13. [The Flash #31]
    The Flash
  15. 14. [The Flash #31 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  16. 15. Bloodwork Finale
    The Flash
  17. 16. [The Flash #32]
    The Flash
  18. 17. [The Flash #32 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  19. 18. Welcome to Iron Heights
    The Flash
  20. 19. Hope for the Holidays.
    The Flash
  21. 20. The Flash Variant Cover Gallery
    The Flash
  22. 21. [The Flash #28 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  23. 22. [The Flash #29 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  24. 23. [The Flash #30 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  25. 24. [The Flash #31 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  26. 25. [The Flash #32 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  27. 26. Central City Faces a New Threat - The Flash?
    The Flash
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  • John Monagle
  • Jim Van Dore