Flash #17

Flash #17

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The finale of GORILLA WARFARE as Barrys battle with Grodd comes to its bone-crunching conclusion! Dont miss the introduction of one of The Flashs greatest foes!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 27, 2013

    Barry's battle against Gorrilla Grodd is over and he might have a tiny moment to catch his breath. Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato bring the story to a conclusion and treat us with their glorious art and colors. While the story was moving along, there is a small sense that it all abruptly ends here. There is plenty of resolution for the different characters as well as the set up for what's next for them. We also get a big cliffhanger at the end as we see a big problem for the Flash develop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 27, 2013

    The women in Barry Allen's life are blessedly more than simple love interests whose sole purpose is to add substance to his character. Both Iris and Patty are well-developed characters in their own right and Manapul and Buccellato's refusal to consign them to mere ingenue status benefits the story as a whole, as Barry finds himself torn between two strong, smart, and assertive women. With the Rogues ready to raise some hell and a compelling love triangle blossoming between Barry, Iris, and Patty, Central City is about to get interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Mar 1, 2013

    With Grodd out of the picture for the time being Manapul and Buccellato waste no time in introducing our next villain, a choice that should make many-o-geek squeal with excitement! If you have been following this series, want to see the new villain, or admire the incredible beat known as the wooly mammoth, do yourselves a favor and grab The Flash #17 next time you are in your comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Mar 2, 2013

    This issue might be the end of a storyline, but it sets up several new ones, and is pretty action packed. If you've never read it, it might be too much to absorb… or maybe not. I thought it was pretty solid! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 5, 2013

    The Flash #17 is a good conclusion to an arc that I enjoyed much of but am happy to see end. I'm interested to see what version of the Reverse Flash we'll be getting, but I can't be anything other than disappointed by another unnecessary redesign of a classically cool costume. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 2, 2013

    So, I am very happy that this story arc is finished, as you can probably tell. However, this is a series that may be on my drop pile due to time and money constraints. I am probably going to give it one or two more issues to see what the next arc is like, and if it is on par with the one that we have just finished then it looks like I will stop picking it up. A few months ago I would have thought that this would be completely impossible, but I have just not enjoyed it as much as I would have liked to have done recently. However, take nothing away from this particular issue, as it really was a satisfying way to end the story arc as well as opening up new avenues for the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 5, 2013

    Artistically, this issue is a bit more subdued than the usual Flash fare, since a lot of the scenes outside of the fight scene that opens the book are more to do with moving characters around the board which calls for more standard panel arrangements than Manapul usually delivers. Of course, it is all still wonderfully depicted, if a little less adventurous than usual.The Flash's first big story arc concludes here, and it leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. Gorila Warfare wasn't fantastic all the way through, but it managed to salvage the misstep mid-arc in order to turn out something well worth reading by the end of it, and it's lasting ramifications will continue to shape the series for a while yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 6, 2013

    Alright, fine"the last page is pretty amazing, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 28, 2013

    Hopefully the new villain of this book will inspire this creative team, because right now The Flash is being caught flat-footed. Read Full Review

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