Flash #14

Flash #14

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

GORILLA WARFARE rages on! Gorilla Grodds more powerful than ever, and the Flash is completely outmatched! Who will give their life defending Central City against the ape invasion?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 28, 2012

    THE FLASH is definitely one of my favorite New 52 titles. Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato deliver a great story with plenty of action and it's all wrapped up in superb visuals and layouts and beautiful colors. Regardless of how you feel about talking gorillas attacking a city, you're going to dig the story here and how amazing it all looks. Manapul and Buccellato outdo themselves here. The story continues to move forward, we get a tie in to past events and even updates on some of the supporting characters. Each issue of THE FLASH is an amazing and beautiful trip. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 3, 2012

    What will come of our beloved speedster? Tune in next month. Same Flash time. Same Flash channel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - JohnP Nov 29, 2012

    This was most definitely the best issue of Flash so far. The plot seems to be getting deeper and it looks like the new character is going to introduce an over-arcing facet to the series. I'm pysched to see one of my favorite titles suddenly get even better and I've never been anticipating the next issue as much as I am now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Nov 29, 2012

    The issue concludes with a huge moment that could drasticallychange the Flash universe. It should be exciting to see everything pan out in issue #15 and if you are looking for a fun, quick read this week, definitely keep this issue in mind! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Nov 28, 2012

    Francis Manapuls art is still some of the best art to grace the pages of The Flash. Its kinetic, stylish, and more important than not vibrant. Its filed with life, something that Buccellatos coloring compliments to great effect. There are two beautiful spreads that capture the frantic nature of Gorilla Warfare and the precarious situation that The Flash has found himself in. Some single pages, like the very last, can be said to be some of the best this run has had. There is nothing else to be said, except about the customary DC Comics credits gag, which is as clever as ever. This arc has only just begun and yet even now it is pushing the limits set by the issues preceding it. Lets see that continue next month as Gorilla Warfare continues! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 3, 2012

    I'm not all to pleased with Patty discovering Barry's secret identity, as I'd like to see the character phased-out of the New 52 as soon as possible, as this likely means she'll be around awhile (or killed off rather quickly). However, I am glad to see the introduction of Solovar here as well as the idea that Barry's super-suit doesn't offer him the same protection while fighting other speedsters. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ethan Barker Dec 24, 2012

    Issue 14 isn't the strongest issue but it's entertaining and an important issue to a series that is worth sticking around for. If you want to see a truly great villain then do what everyone else is doing and go read Scott Snyder's Batman " But for classic superhero fun I can't see how you could do any better than the Flash. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Dec 4, 2012

    I won't waste time mentioning how amazing the artwork in this issue is; you're probably sick of me saying it, and it still holds strong here. This issue is another in a solid run for this title, on every front. This series continues to impress month in and month out, and shows no sign of stopping. The passion that the writers have for the character of the Flash and his ever-growing supporting cast leaks out of the page with enthusiasm and love "- let them share it with you by checking out this series already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Dec 1, 2012

    This is a consistently fun, beautifully drawn series. It's not the most ground-breaking book out there, but it's completely solid. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Dec 2, 2012

    It all comes out in the wash, though. Manapul and Buccellato have a good handle on what makes Flash and his cast so special and Manapul's artwork is positively stunning, month in and month out. Buccelatto also handles the colors, which are a perfect complement to the line art and are absolutely unique to this book. You'll never mistake this team for anyone else or this book for any other in the DC line. I'm willing to put this team up there with some of the best to ever work on the character. The Flash is a fun book and I always look forward to reading it. Ironically, I sometimes find myself wishing they'd pick up the pace a little. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - David Vandervliet Dec 2, 2012

    The Flash #14- on sale November 27 a $2.99 comic, 32 pgs Rated T From DC Comics Written by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Art by Francis Manapul Cover by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 28, 2012

    This has never been a bad looking book. Manapul has a great time depicting the furious battle and delivers one heck of a double page spread that demonstrates Flash's mastery over the Speed Force. As mentioned before, the art only takes a dip at the end when nearly every decision that went into creating it proves to be a bad one. The Flash has seen better days. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Dec 2, 2012

    All in all, this book is fun because of the art, not because of the writing. I'm not going to drop this title though. Every run has to have a few bad issues here and there. Just don't expect a lot from #14. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 29, 2012

    It's a little frustrating because if you just pull out the center plot -- the gorilla invasion -- it's a fun comic. But right now, I think some of the extra elements need to be put to bed. "The Flash" #14 gets a lot of points for being beautiful from start to finish, but I wish there was as much grace in the writing as there currently is in the art, too. Read Full Review

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