Flash #22

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

History is made when The Flash comes face to face with Reverse Flash for the first time!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Daniel Gehen Jul 27, 2013

    The Flash has been one of DCs most consistent and strongest books, and issue #22 is no exception. For those complaining that The New 52 all looks the same and lacks a sense of fun, The Flash speeds by in defiance of that perception. The Flash #22 is a serious contender for the best title of the week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jul 26, 2013

    This arc is really starting to ramp up, and things really weren't looking too good for our Scarlet Speedster there at the end. Is it too early for me to say the Reverse Flash might be one of my favorite baddies? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 24, 2013

    How often can you say you've read a fascinating story complete with beautiful art? Manapul and Buccellato are a killer team handling both the story, art and colors. You'll want the issue to keep going and will likely find yourself going back to look over everything once you finish. The Flash is determined to stop the Speed Force Killer but it might not be as easy as he thought. You'll be kept in suspense as you turn each page. With a great story and gorgeous art, this is how comic books should be made. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Jul 27, 2013

    The Flash is one of those books that does an exceptional job at building excitement for the next book, paying it off and then repeating the process. Readers that were excited about #20 were probably excited about #21 and equally so about #22. Manapul and Buccellato also do an excellent job keeping readers guessing. Even over midway through this arc it's difficult to predict the identity of the Reverse Flash and his motives. However, readers know they can trust the creators won't disappoint. The Flash #23 begins the long awaited battle with Reverse Flash! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 26, 2013

    This issue of The Flash was great. The art is top notch and the story leaves you excited about the next issue and the future of the book. There is also the bonus of the trilling cosplay prospects this issue is sure to produce. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 24, 2013

    As we've said (again and again), the art on this book is second to none. From the innovative layouts to the combination of soft tones and strong splashes of color, everything about The Flash's visuals is executed with a level of sophistication that few superhero comics could hope to rival. When the plot waned in intensity in previous story arcs, the art was enough to carry you through, but here, Manapul and Buccellato have no need to rest on their visual laurels. The Flash #22 sees the text and the art coming together to create a harmonious whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 29, 2013

    We're halfway through Reverse, and it makes a change to see that the momentum is being carried between issues rather than stalling like it has been known to do. Manapul and Buccellato are firing on all cylinders, and with the confrontation between Barry and the Reverse Flash well underway, it's clear that the next few issues are going to be even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tyler Goulet Jul 24, 2013

    Bottom line,The Flash is here to stay. Barry Allen is in the spotlight and he's in perfect hands as far as Manapul and Buccellato go. This Reverse Flash is vicious and brutal and seemingly has a similar power set to Barry Allen. Right now there's no telling where this superstar team is going to take this iconic character and this new villain they've cooked up. One this is for sure, it's going to be fantastic. It's going to be something that is going to have a lasting impression of Barry Allen and the rest of their run on The Flash.Plus, it's going to be something that you aren't going to want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Jul 25, 2013

    Manapul in general is in top form with The Flash #23, with the aforementioned connection between Dr. Elias and The Reverse-Flash, but also with the ever-present craftsmanship that is poured into the paneling and layouts. This issue is peppered with an astounding 5 two-page spreads, but one cannot fault them for being excellent examples in drafting. The cover itself is an astounding piece of art and perfect in terms of composition and general style. Its the kind of cover that makes it onto the front of the trade. Overall, ending with the first blows of the battle being struck, this is the kind of issue that hypes a reader up for the final half of the story and neatly leads into it. Hopefully it is able to follow through and not end up as pseudo-filler issues like The Flash #22 did. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 29, 2013

    "The Flash" #22 opens with a crime scene investigation and nice use of blood spatter adorning the background and white space. Manapul continues to playfully decorate the opening double-page spread with the word "Flash" hidden in the background, giving readers a chance to play a little game and inviting them to analyze the artwork more discerningly. From that opening scene, though, the creative team provides a great bob and weave in the story, pulling the rug out from under the reader just when it all seems to be coming together. There aren't any definitive answers yet, but "The Flash" #22 continues to deliver the goods, which is simply a good comic book story with wonderful artwork. Read Full Review

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