Flash #5

Flash #5

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Central City in chaos! Iris West captive in Iron Heights prison! And as Flash tries to deal with all of it, he must also try to save the life of his old friend Manuel Lago from Mob Rule, DC Comics' hottest new Super Villain!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 25, 2012

    What Flash #5 does so well from a storytelling point of view goes back to what I mentioned in the opening paragraph: it slowly introduces new wrinkles to the Flash's power set which blows the storytelling potential through the roof. I won't spoil it here, but Manapul and Buccellato come up with a pretty wacky idea stemming from the Flash's use of the Speed Force that could have serious implications from this point forward. Basically, it's an exciting time to be a Flash fan, to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Jan 28, 2012

    This issue was a great read. It made me excited to pick up the next issue ,which I think every great issue should do. The artwork was amazing and one of the best artwork I have seen for the Flash. This issue is worth picking up and if you have not read the series yet I would pick up the issues before this and start reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 25, 2012

    THE FLASH continues to be a beautiful and fun read. We're getting to know Barry Allen once again. He's getting new abilities but doesn't have the time to fully explore them due to constantly trying to save lives. We're seeing there is a lot more to the Speed Force than we saw before and Barry has some major decisions and obstacles to overcome. Because many of the "New 52" books have a separate feel in order to allow each to flourish and develop on its own, you also get a sense of isolation from the rest of the DCU. Flash is a part of the Justice League and has appeared in CAPTAIN ATOM and THE DARK KNIGHT but it doesn't feel like this Flash is the same. Manapul and Buccellato's art and colors is so good to look at, it almost makes you cry. You'll find yourself pausing and taking in all the detail on each page and in the backgrounds. There's a lot happening here and the stage is being set for the next arc in big ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 26, 2012

    "The Flash" has been a fun title in this relaunch. Manapul and Buccellato lure readers in with the pretty art, then surprise the readers with good stories to drive it. As this title stars the fastest man, I would like to see the storyline with Mob Rule pick up the pace. Five issues seems long for that tale to stretch, especially when there's so much else to see about the relaunched world of the Flash. Regardless, this comic is entertaining, visually engaging, and worth coming back to check out again next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 30, 2012

    With this story arc wrapped up, The Rogues are right around the corner and will no doubt turn up the volume to an already loud and exciting series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 30, 2012

    What can I say? I'm enjoying this series. Yes, the ending was insanely over the top, what with the fuel depot exploding(!), but I'm still enjoying watching Wally act relatively irresponsible for a superhero. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Shawn Morrissey Feb 8, 2012

    Sorry I doubted you, Speed Force. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 31, 2012

    Once again Francis Manapul delivers another terrific looking comic. I'm glad to see the end of the Mob Rule story arc and the chance to see the Flash deal with a problem with the Speed Force and the return of his Rogues Gallery in the next couple of issues. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 30, 2012

    The creative team has produced a solidly pleasant and enjoyable read, but one lacking refinement in the writing and clear direction and overall aims for the series in general. Here's looking to even better things in the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jan 30, 2012

    It makes me more than a little frustrated that a book can look this good yet read this poorly, but there are strong glimmers of hope for the future of this title. To be fair, Manapul and Buccellato are still finding their feet when it comes to writing at this level, and while it's clear that five issues haven't gotten them where they need to be, they're very much on the right track conceptually. The key will be balancing the concepts with the storytelling, and finding a way to make their writing collaboration as concise and engaging as their artistic efforts. Flash #5 has a lot of truly powerful elements, but the ideas have yet to gel with the output. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jan 25, 2012

    Anyway, this book won't disappoint Flash fans. Read Full Review

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