Flash #13

Flash #13

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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"DATE NIGHT"! It's holiday season in Central City and Barry Allen goes on a date with a brand new sweetheart. But things never go as planned for The Flash, who finds himself saddled with an unexpected wingman.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 29, 2016

    If you're a fan of The Flash TV series who has yet to give the comics a try or a regular reader who just hasn't gotten around to this wonderful book, The Flash #13 proves a wonderful opportunity for you to correct your mistake and start enjoying one of DC Comics' strongest titles in the Rebirth era. This issue provides a wonderful entry point into the world of Barry Allen. It's also a heck of a holiday comic, with an uplifting ending and some amazing artwork in the bargain! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2016

    Although this was largely a standalone issue, the Kid Flash character spotlight made it a lot of fun. And the return of a Flash fan favorite Rogue suggests things are hardly about to get boring for Central City's speedsters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 29, 2016

    Its been a strong first few months for the Flash rebirth, and the conclusion of this issue assures me that things are about to get even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 28, 2016

    The Flash #13 isn't the most daring of issues, but it is one of the most enjoyable. It's the pause for breath before things kick off with Captain Cold coming back to Central City. And whilst we can't wait to see Snart again, this issue was definitely needed for the characters to flourish on their own for a little before things get complicated once again. If you're looking for a singular story to enjoy,The Flash #13 is definitely one to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 28, 2016

    After being disappointed by the Flash book for the most part of Rebirth, I am so glad to be able to recommend this issue.  Sure, it's a downtime, setup type of issue, but it made me smile and that means something to me.  Neil Googe's art is a great fit for this story and I suggest everyone check this out...especially those who dropped the book already. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 28, 2016

    Flash #13 is another nice issue to take in for the value in what goes on in a superheroes life outside of kicking and punching. The importance of love, friendship, family that can drive some of the most genuine of intentions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 28, 2016

    This issue is a very sweet Christmas storythat allows us a bit of a breather from the heavy action of the first few months of the series. Also, it allows some of the basic optimism of the title character to shine through. And we get to see these two characters move closer to their destiny to be together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Dec 28, 2016

    The issue itself is a basic rescue story. You've definitely read or seen it before. It's worth it for those of you that love The Flash but it's not monumental. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 2, 2017

    The Flash #13 is a great way for the series to close out 2016. Though the two narratives clash with each other when it comes to pacing, they each stand strongly on their own and come together for a satisfying closing sequence. Though sickeningly sweet and full of cheese, Williamson and his unheralded art team of Neil Googe and Ivan Plascencia make it work. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Dec 30, 2016

    If you wantan exciting Flash story, this might not be the issue for you. If you've read or seen any Christmas story ever, then you'll know exactly what's going to happen during this installment. However, the engagingcharacters can help you to look past all of this. THE FLASH #13 is an issue I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the Flash and Christmas stories. It's a fairly decent mix of the two. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    pocketmegar Dec 31, 2016

    I expected very little from this issue and it surprised me a lot, both in writing and art. The story was fun and creative. Wally's parts were the best, but, as always, Joshua Williamson's pointless captions break the pace of these dynamic scenes. From the beginning of Rebirth, Barry's love life has been quite tumultuous and I really hope this issue is the end of this situation. Moreover, Neil Googe delivers a rather solid artwork, but some facial expressions of Barry and Iris are a bit odd. The cliff-hanger is very intriguing and I'm eager to read the next arc.

  • 8.0
    ArkhamJamie Dec 31, 2016

    [ART: 9 | STORY: 7.5 | WRITING: 7.7 | TOTAL: 8 (~8)] A solid issue for this series. Williamson has greatly improved his writing in my opinion, bit I still think he overdoes it on the captions. This issue had some good art from Neil Googe who I wouldn't mind seeing on art duties more regularly as he captures the tone well. I like how this issue really focused on the characters, too. The ending also leaves me very excited for the upcoming arc

  • 9.5
    Kitaru Jan 3, 2017

    Very simple and fun issue that sets up one of the best couples in the DC universe. Wally was the most likable he has ever been for me in this issue, which is saying a lot coming from me. Lastly, I am looking forward to seeing how the Rogues will get introduced in the next few issues.

  • 8.0
    Holyjiebus Dec 30, 2016

    Comic Book Review (8/10) “Great” *Great jumping on point.* The Flash #13 “Date Night” Writer: Joshua Williamson Penciller: Neil Googe Plot: Barry and Iris are trying to rekindle their romance and on a date while Kid Flash protects Central City. During his patrol Kid Flash runs into Tar Pitt. Can Kid Flash stop him without Barry’s help? This was a fun issue and both the storylines of Barry on his date, and Kid Flash trying to stop Tarr Pitt were enjoyable. My favorite joke of the year came from the lips of one of the kidnappers when his friend says “then I guess we gotta take care of the kids.” The reply to that statement is comedy gold.  Watching Kid Flash also using his resources and skills to take down Tarr Pitt was great to read. Here is to hoping that Williamson keeps this light hearted tone in his Flash books, because Flash is a much more enjoyable comic when it has some levity in it and the previous issues have been pretty dark. This is my first time seeing Googe’s art and I have to say that I also enjoyed his cartoon-y style art. It fit this Christmas issue very nicely and it helped keep things light hearted.

  • 8.0
    Jack's Yattering Jan 8, 2017

    FLASH #13 may be my favorite, post-NEW 52/REBIRTH issue of this series. Neil Googe (not to be mistaken for Arnold Jackson nemesis, The Gooch) turned in some, particularly solid pencils this issue. I think that, if Mr. Googe can maintain this level of quality on a monthly basis, he'd be the ideal candidate to replace Jonboy Myers on TEEN TITANS. The script from Josh Williamson has the best dialogue he's written since taking over this title (which leaves me especially hopeful because his writing usually ranges from above-average to excellent on every other book he writes...but he's had some trouble with forced situations and dialogue on THE FLASH). My break-out star of FLASH #13 had to be Kidnapper #2, as portrayed ny Marty Feldman..."you mean like, adopt them?" Good issue. SCORE: 8.1

  • 10
    Super17 Dec 29, 2016

  • 9.0
    StanielK Jan 15, 2017

  • 8.5
    NovaRob Dec 29, 2016

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jan 10, 2017

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Jan 13, 2017

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Dec 28, 2016

  • 8.0
    DizzyG Dec 29, 2016

  • 8.0
    Nuckster77 Dec 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    Gunnarthehuman Jan 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Dec 28, 2016

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 28, 2016

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