Flash #16

Flash #16

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Flash takes Grodd into the Speed Force in a last-ditch effort to defeat the mad gorilla! And...he loses?!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 30, 2013

    Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have given us another great issue of THE FLASH. We get to see more on the past between Barry and Iris. With his vision from last issue, Barry's trying to figure out what to do against Gorilla Grodd and his invading army. Seeing the Rogues and the different flashbacks along with the gorgeous art and colors makes this a great comic to read and enjoy. There were so many moments in this that got me excited and long for the next issue. THE FLASH isn't just about a guy that runs around fast. There are many layers and Manapul and Buccellato clearly know what the readers want to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Jan 31, 2013

    Flash posters aside, fans of the series will definitely want to grab this issue. It is fully drawn by Manapul and makes a lot of headway progressing the Grodd arc while leading us into what should be the best battle of the series. Lets just hope that Grodd manages to remain in the series in some capacity following this epic encounter, because the series is at its best when Grodd is involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Feb 4, 2013

    Speaking of Grodd, it's always challenging for an artist to effectively render Grodd, as the idea of a psychic gorilla warlord is inherently silly. Manapul does not flinch from the challenge and his Grodd exudes primal terror. Somehow, Grodd's simian face radiates savage intelligence. Manapul's page layouts continue to be complex and burst with energy. The art sells the plot, a plot that in another artist's hands might collapse under the weight of its own inherent ridiculousness. As a whole this modern take on the Flash is a great character study of Barry Allen, an exciting forum in which to explore the always welcome Rouges, and a tour-de-force of page design. This issue gives you plenty of bang for your three bucks, making up for the past abuse of decompression. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Feb 2, 2013

    So stunning artwork, but kind of a dragging storyline… it's still well-written, just slow (even for The Flash). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Feb 4, 2013

    This issue attempts to rebuild the momentum that the previous issue lost, and manages it in almost all respects. The artwork continues to amaze and engage, and every plotline ticks along nicely as we head towards next issue's conclusion to the story. The fact that poor planning on DC's part ruins the final reveal of the issue is a damn shame, and prevents this issue gaining a higher rating. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - JohnP Feb 7, 2013

    I'd be remiss to not say that the art in this issue is of course, spectacular. Once again, we get an amazing, creative title page. Here's hoping that next month we also see an end to Grodd. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 5, 2013

    That would at least be a good start. What we're getting now is great art - and a bad start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Feb 1, 2013

    If you've been following the Flash's Gorilla Grodd story-arc so far, it's a good idea to pick up this one. While the plot is still kind of mediocre, the art is beautiful, as always. If you're a comic-art buff, grab this one just for the sheer artistic brilliance of the Manapul/Buccellato duo. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 30, 2013

    You won't be surprised to hear that Manapul creates yet another awesome title splash page. How does he keep making each new one look as fresh and creative as the last? If only that awesomeness would lend itself to the story then The Flash would be something to rave to your friends about. Read Full Review

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