Flash #13

Flash #13

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

GORILLA WARFARE starts here! Gorilla Grodds army attacks Central City, and The Flash is forced to team up with the Rogues!?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 24, 2012

    If you've been waiting for complete and utter FLASH action, this is where you'll find it. Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul crank up the action and adventure by taking all the Rogues and a bunch of Gorilla Grodd's soldiers and shaking them together. There is plenty of action, flashbacks, suspense and teases and the gorgeous art and colors by the creative duo. It would be shocking to not find this issue enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Oct 25, 2012

    Manapul's run on the Flash may go down as one of the great runs for the characters. and It's great to see most of the Flash Family represented here, even if we find ourselves asking... who is the redheaded guy running around worried about Iris? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 26, 2012

    Grodd is insane, through and through. Trickster approaches the looming ape king and offers his services as a credible citizen of Central City, as well as a villain who knows how to find Flash. In the most graphic sequence of the issue, Grodd literally tears the Trickster's arm off before claiming that he needs no man's help in his conquest. It's a powerful scene and one that shows just how much for violent and ruthless Grodd is under Manapul and Buccellato's direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 26, 2012

    Anyway, once again, I like everything around the Flash, and in Flash #13, even he's all right, because he gets to bounce off the Rogues in a fun team-up. Still waiting, however, to find out what's so great about Barry Allen that he was brought back from the dead. I think I'm still holding Flashpoint against him, since I don't get the Secret Six anymore just because he missed his mommy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 26, 2012

    From the very first page, this book is a nice reading experience, one which makes Barry Allen work as a character, and while there are callbacks to what has come before, none of them damage the issue for someone who hasn't been following the title regularly. Flash #13 stick the landing hard, re-imagining one of the more ludicrous villains of the Silver Age into a very intimidating threat for a new era, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. Another issue of this caliber, and Flash will be back on my pull list for sure... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ethan Barker Nov 14, 2012

    All in all, while The Flash probably isn't perfect by any means, it's never less than competent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Oct 29, 2012

    It goes without saying that the art on this issue is exceptional; Manapul and Buccellato always benefit from being both writers and artists on this book, and this issue is no exception. Combining their phenomenal art style with their own plotlines means that their winning formula does it again, producing another in a long line of excellent issues that ensure I always look forward to reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Oct 29, 2012

    What makes 'The Flash' even more of a wonderful title is Manapul's pencils. They take what is a good (but not great) story and push it into the realm of real art. Each and every panel of 'The Flash' is stunning. On the issues where the title rises above, 'The Flash' can easily hit some 4.5 scores. This issue, on the other hand, is just one of those solid good stories and it scores… Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 25, 2012

    Manapul and Buccellato get in some fun nods to other pop culture ape appearances, but one that they deliver seems largely unintentional and has me wondering -- why is Grodd purple, like the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Grape Ape? There are white gorillas and black gorillas throughout the issue. I understand the need to have Grodd separate from the rest of his troop, but the lavender hue seems like an odd choice. All the same, "The Flash" #13 is a fun read that moves (pardon the pun) quickly and delivers a fine sample of Barry Allen's corner of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 24, 2012

    To be honest, this is a middling issue in terms of the experience and the implication. Yes, a conundrum presents itself to the Rogues, but it doesn't seem to have legs. Yes, there are impactful panels to be found, but they can't carry excitement through extended stretches of the book. This title has worked itself into a rut, and it's going to need a sizable push to get back on track. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 29, 2012

    I don't know if I'm ready to see the Flash battle Grodd for the next three months, but this issue certainly helps sell me on the idea of the multi-issue arc involving Grodd, the Rogues, and my favorite speedster. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme Emmett Nov 5, 2012

    Overall it feels that the creators spent the time assembling the ideas and strands earlier in the series but now are struggling through them all and not putting much thought behind it. There is way too much going on in this issue and sadly this is at the detriment of the main character who at times seems to blend into the background. It seems to mark the point where The Flash title has fizzled out and the big question can a fire be lit back under it and bring it back to life. I think it can and will be done and the issue would have been seen as better if only there was less going on and things were less frantic but in the grand scheme of things especially when compared to previous issues has to be classed as a let down and a mediocre issue of everyones favourite Scarlet Speedster. Read Full Review

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