Flash #18

Flash #18

Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The Trickster is accused of murder! Can The Flash help solve his case? Plus, a surprising twist ending that will rock the world of...DIAL H?

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Mar 30, 2013

    And Buccellato's writing is just as crisp as Manapul's before. The dialogue is strong and I enjoyed The Trickster storyline. It may not be a great jumping-on point for new readers, though as it references a lot of stuff that's happened before. But if you've been following this series and were maybe worried about Manapul's departure, you have nothing to fear. This book still works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 30, 2013

    It's always nice when an issue you think will be a fill-in turns out to be just as good if not better than some of the more 'important' issues of the series. That's what happens here with the Flash, as this issue puts more of the big picture into perspective, whilst providing good fun storytelling and some pretty pictures to go along with it. Read Full Review

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

    THE FLASH is a great and fun title in the New 52. Brian Buccellato continues to develop the character and it's great seeing the twists developments from the last arc are adding to his life. We get to see Barry as the Flash and in his civilian guise. Marcio Takara fills in on the art and it's good. It's very good. Seeing his art is just a reminder we need him on a monthly book again. Despite his connection to the Justice League, it's great seeing this title manage to stand separate and guide its own way in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Mar 28, 2013

    Overall it is as good as an issue as one can come to expect from the series and so I judge it on those terms, though there is call for improvement " though it seems that the second half of this story might be more balanced since it carries forth the actual plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 27, 2013

    After the extended Grodd storyline, it's refreshing to see Buccellato try his hand at something different. The Flash #18 serves to lay the groundwork for the story arc to come and perhaps, one day, we'll find out why we should care about Trickster one way or another. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 28, 2013

    Like Barry Allen, this title continues to quietly work as one of DC's most consistently entertaining books, and doing so without headlines. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 2, 2013

    Even with Manapul's abscence the comic works pretty well, although I'm less sure of the storyline that unfolds concerning the Outlander Nation or Barry Allen inexplicably suddenly loosing his powers (I'm also less than pleased I have to read the next issue of Dial H to apparently find out the cause). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme Emmett Mar 29, 2013

    It's a return to form in a way in my eyes mainly because I wasn't a fan of the last arc and it'll be interesting to see where they take this and if they can make me care about the Trickster however its a solid start and has me looking forward to reading the next instalment with the added bonus of reading Trickster's dialogue in my head in the voice of Mark Hamill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 30, 2013

    While we do get Francis Manapul on the cover, it's Marcio Takara who delivers the interiors. Takara's art is pleasing to the eye, and definitely dynamic enough for the Flash's world. Manapul is a tough act to follow, as I expect he could become THE Flash artist of this generation, but Takara steps right in and makes this book his own. Well done! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 2, 2013

    So I'm laying off the reviews of this series until it kicks things into gear. So far, it seems to be stuck in Neutral. Read Full Review

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