Flash #6

Flash #6

Writer: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Struggling with the climactic aftermath of his battle with Mob Rule last issue, The Flash must solve a murder mystery that dates back 150 years! Is this case too cold even for Barry Allen? Also: Learn the origins of Central and Keystone City!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Mar 6, 2012

    Off to a good start, this series progressively gets better with every issue. Manapul andBuccellatoare not only telling a story of a classic DC hero, butreimaginingthe entire mythos as a comprehensive and intelligent – giving us a story EXPLAINING what being apart of the Flash family actually means. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Rijul Rauth Feb 27, 2012

    The art is, as mentioned above, fantastic. It's a deviation from what normal superhero art looks like, and it works for the character. When the unmasked Cold coming off a little bit cartoonish is your greatest gripe, you know what you're getting is bona fide classic art. Buccellato's colours are mostly muted, giving a toned-down look to the whole thing (as opposed to the mega-bright colours on any other cape title) that works, somehow giving the whole thing an air of" real life? I dunno, but it just seems to leave you looking at the pages again and again Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 27, 2012

    In many ways the art is just as fun as the story and it gets my vote for artwork of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Feb 26, 2012

    This Tarantino-esque, catching-up-to-the-Flash kind of a story, told over two days, is just thematically-rich and deeply-apposite detailing on exactly that genre of story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 26, 2012

    Glad to see this series moving in the right direction - but I do miss Captain Cold's gun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 22, 2012

    We had a great first arc and new set of villains with Mob Rule. We have an idea where Barry is in this new established world. Now we can see the return of a familiar foe. Captain Cold is back but it's not quite the same Captain Cold we knew before. Besides the tweak in his powers, he has a reason to really want revenge against Flash. Manapul and Buccellato continue to amaze us with their storytelling and gorgeous art and colors. There is an interesting flow in terms of the way the time goes by in this issue. It was a good way to mix up the story telling but I found it to be a little distracting and that it interrupted the flow. With all the big action, cliffhanger and gorgeous art and colors, there's no way you'd want to miss out on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 27, 2012

    Aside from Flash's battle with Cold, and the reason for the villain's new motivations, we also get Barry siting down as an awkward go between between Patty and Iris, and a continuation of the seed planted in last month's issue about the hero's need to watch his speed because there's a chance it could rip apart time and reality. We even get a giant treadmill. Sweet! Best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Feb 22, 2012

    Outside the questionable characterization of Captain Cold, the Flash #6 is another solid entry in this series. The way the plot jumps back and forth through time helps simulate the quick-moving nature of the book's titular character and makes the read far more engaging than it otherwise would have been if it chronologically moved from one beat to the next. This is a series you should not be missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 24, 2012

    A good start to the second arc, one set to build up Flash's mythos for a new generation. For the most part, Manapul-Buccellato are delivering great new dimensions to our hero and his world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Feb 22, 2012

    For a "New 52" book, this issue feels new. I had a blast reading it, and I enjoyedthe barriers that Barry must face to be the hero and save the day. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 24, 2012

    There's enough interesting stuff going on in The Flash #6 that I might jump back on the train and see where it takes me. With any luck, it will eventually take me to Wally West, but I can be patient if The Fastest Man Alive's journey to ginger is a slow one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 23, 2012

    "The Flash" #6 is a nice enough comic with a fun little story -- but when you go back and re-read it, it'll almost certainly be to gaze at Manapul and Buccellato's art. You know what? That's more than reasonable. Art this nice deserves to be admired. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 28, 2012

    This was a pretty good comic. It wasn't as much fun as the prior issue was, but it was a pretty good read nonetheless. Sure, the next issue should be odd, what with Wally heading to Siberia to kidnap(?) a Soviet scientist so he could save Jerry, who IS a rival for the attentions of the woman he loves, but that's Wally for you. Anyway, this was another good, solid issue of this series and the ending has me mildly interested in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Feb 25, 2012

    Manapul and Buccellato are rewriting the world that Barry inhabits. There's nothing wrong with that, but they haven't taken the time to fully express what the differences are and what they mean. Consequently, you end up with a world that looks eerily familiar to Flash-fans, but doesn't really make any sense yet. As the above shows, I'm finding it rather off-putting and am losing patience, but maybe you are more tolerant than I. Read Full Review

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