Flash #12

Flash #12

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Setting up THE ROGUES as a team as the next major storyline for the series begins! GLIDER takes center stage!

  • 10
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 26, 2012

    All I can say in closing is that it's a good thing that the Flash Annual is out next week, so I don't need to wait and find out what happens next. I've said before that issues that elicit emotional responses from me usually get high ratings, and whilst that usually means making me cry, this issue just made me smile all the way through. This is an absolute treat of a comic book, and I loved it from the first to last page; the story is compelling and the completely opposite of predictable, the characters are interesting and varied, and the art is absolutely stunning. You don't get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 23, 2012

    Manapul and Buccelatto's frantic script this month feels clustered at first, but eventually straightens out and packs about four big punches in a row before moving directly into the 'reeling in awe' stage. Rogues start coming out of the woodwork left and right, Glider takes steps to murder her brother and steal a monorail full of civilians, Flash confronts Dr. Darwin Elias about his accusations and slandering against the Scarlet Speedster, while Cold seeks revenge against his mutinous sister. There's a lot more to everything than what I just outlined, but that's the gist of things. Really, The Flash comes down to the details. Manapul and Buccelatto have mastered the art of subtle development and are now ready to tackle a full-scale super war starting in October, and I couldn't be more excited. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 23, 2012

    I'm not a regular reader of this book in floppy format, preferring to have a hardcover in my paws so I can soak in the art, but when a new issue of "The Flash" hits the stands, I definitely spend some time looking through it. In this case, I didn't set it back down. Hands down, this is the most intense issue of "The Flash" that I've read in this series. Luckily the story dribbled out in these pages is set to crash through the "Flash Annual" hitting the rack next week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 26, 2012

    Predictability is NOT a stereotype this comic book adheres to as the story splits up into multiple sections of surprises and chaos – a traitor amongst the Rouge's reveal himself, another shows his true colors, and one breaks free of a situation and becomes an even deadlier foe than ever anticipated. Expect to be shocked readers! It'll blow your mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 27, 2012

    It is a welcome change in my opinion and I can't wait to see what the creative team cooks up next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Aug 22, 2012

    I feel like this arc is the creative team proving they know The Flash, showing their chops and drawing in old fans, while showing the new ones what this book is all about. I know that, from here, I'll be much more open to seeing the ways in which Manapul and Buccelatto can take my expectations and turn them upside down, introducing new concepts and ideas while holding on to the core of these characters. I only wish they had made that move their opening volley, rather than playing the long game and almost losing me in the first year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 22, 2012

    If anyone has been itching for more action in the pages of THE FLASH, look no further because there is plenty to be seen here. Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato look like they went into overtime to deliver this spectacle of a comic book. Having the combination of their art and colors absent from the last couple issues really made you long for their absence. With all the craziness and action here, it almost feels like too much was crammed into one issue. There was plenty of action before but it almost feels like a decision was made to either hold back the action before or crank it up here. Either way, there is plenty to keep Flash busy and Manapul and Buccellato continue to make it a great time to be reading THE FLASH. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 27, 2012

    I really do love this current status quo for the Rogues, which is tons of fun. Bring on the Annual! And keep feeding me that Manapul artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Aug 27, 2012

    Manapul is back on art duty again this month after having Marcus To step in for an issue and I couldn't be happier. To's work was adequate enough and matched the writing style but Manapul seems to write these stories to his own artistic strengths and it shows on each and every page. This is a solidly written title with some of the best artwork in comics. Period. If you're not reading 'The Flash' already, you should definitely check it out! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Aug 26, 2012

    Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have been building this Rogue arc for a while and it now seems to be coming to a head. It is a great jumping point if you have not been following the Flash recently. With Barry Allen facing another horrible situation, I look forward to where the comic will go from here. 3 and a half Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 26, 2012

    I want to be a fan - but the comic has to give me more to hang on to. So far, it's not managing that at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 22, 2012

    When looking back at all the other DC titles from the past year that have developed a longform story with twelve solid chapters, The Flash has struggled to keep up. Titles like Batman, Animal Man, and I, Vampire have been able to keep both the art and story at consistently high levels, whereas The Flash sped along without developing the villains to a level that would make this "team-up heist" compelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Aug 27, 2012

    Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato are back, providing one of their prettiest issues yet. This is definitely a huge step in the right direction to taking this series back to its earlier glory, and I'm looking forward to reading this week's Annual to see how the whole story plays out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 27, 2012

    The issue's certainly not bad, but to get the payoff this storyline has been slowly building to it looks like readers are going to have to put down a little extra cash to pick up the annual next week. On the plus side writer/artist Francis Manapul has set up an annual that looks like it's definitely worth picking up (which, as those who have read comics for a while know, that's usually not the case). Worth a look. Read Full Review

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