Flash #24

Flash #24

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Barrys battle against the Reverse-Flash ends with major revelations and The Flash facing an impossible challenge!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Oct 25, 2013

    Manapul and Buccellato have ended their run on The Flash on a higher note than expected. The final showdown with Reverse Flash along with interactions with Iris and Patty made this one of the most complete and satisfying reads of their time on the title. The issue ends very much as issue one began, moving forward without looking back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Oct 24, 2013

    This is this creative team's last issue of doing everything (they're only writing the next one, as far as I know) but it couldn't have ended on a better note. Man, I am still giddy over Dr. Elias getting whacked in the kisser. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 23, 2013

    Where the book is less successful is its conclusion to the overarching plot of the past few issues (which occurs in the first third of the book). The final clash between The Flash and his dark counterpart, Daniel West, is poorly explained and anticlimactic. Even Barry comments that he isn't quite sure how he pulled it off, and is just glad that he did. The focus of the book is primarily on Barry finding his focus. So far, he's been struggling to deal with his powers and responsibilities, and here, we get to see him finally find some balance. While Buccellato and Manapul will still headline next month's Zero Year issue, The Flash #24 definitely reads like their swan song on the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 23, 2013

    All good things must come to an end. Not only is this the end of the story arc but pretty much the end of Buccellato and Manapul's run on the series. We will see them back in the next issue but this is pretty much their farewell. We get some gorgeous art and colors and it's cool to see the aftermath with the characters dealing with everything. The battle itself between Barry and Reverse Flash felt a little rushed. Manapul and Buccellato do set up Barry's next mission and hopefully we'll see it addressed in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 23, 2013

    Manapul and Buccellato's Flash has been a highlight of the New 52 since the beginning.  While this story seems a bit rushed, the aftermath and art are awesome.  They set up the future of Barry and hopefully the next team will take it and continue the greatness.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 30, 2013

    Two full years since the launch of the New 52, The Flash has seen its ups and downs but it has consistently offered (mostly) good stories and (always) great art. The latest issue of The Flash sets the stage to begin the new chapter with the hero back in control of his life and powers, and everything, at least for now, seeming back to normal. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Oct 28, 2013

    This may be the last issue that Manapul and Buccellato are creating together, but the duo will be reunited on Detective Comics next Spring, so all is not lost. For now, Flash ends on a high, despite a bit of a deflated conclusion to the Reverse Flash conflict. The artwork carries the issue through, and the character work is as always top notch stuff. It's fair to say that I'll be following this pair to Detective and beyond, wherever they'll be working their magic next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Oct 24, 2013

    Flash is worth reading for the art, but needs to find a strong story fast. Read Full Review

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