Flash #13

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 32
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"DATE NIGHT"! It's holiday season in Central City and Barry Allen goes on a date with a brand new sweetheart. But things never go as planned for The Flash, who finds himself saddled with an unexpected wingman.

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Dec 28, 2016

    I won't lie, I loved this issue. It wasn't anything special, but it just felt like a classic Flash/Kid Flash story. The holiday theme was perfect and what Kid Flash did for both Barry and Iris as well as Tar Pit and his family seemed to blend well with it. And we got a nice little present in the form of the return of Captain Cold! It may just be because he's one of my favorite Flash Rogues but that's ok, I want to know what these plans are and what he's going to do with them. As for the art, it is a little too clean for my tastes, but is still really well done. Can't deny talent when you see it. I did enjoy the way Kid Flash and Tar Pit looked though. Art wise, they were my favorites. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 29, 2016

    If you're a fan of The Flash TV series who has yet to give the comics a try or a regular reader who just hasn't gotten around to this wonderful book, The Flash #13 proves a wonderful opportunity for you to correct your mistake and start enjoying one of DC Comics' strongest titles in the Rebirth era. This issue provides a wonderful entry point into the world of Barry Allen. It's also a heck of a holiday comic, with an uplifting ending and some amazing artwork in the bargain! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2016

    Although this was largely a standalone issue, the Kid Flash character spotlight made it a lot of fun. And the return of a Flash fan favorite Rogue suggests things are hardly about to get boring for Central City's speedsters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 29, 2016

    Its been a strong first few months for the Flash rebirth, and the conclusion of this issue assures me that things are about to get even better. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 28, 2016

    The Flash #13 isn't the most daring of issues, but it is one of the most enjoyable. It's the pause for breath before things kick off with Captain Cold coming back to Central City. And whilst we can't wait to see Snart again, this issue was definitely needed for the characters to flourish on their own for a little before things get complicated once again. If you're looking for a singular story to enjoy,The Flash #13 is definitely one to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 28, 2016

    After being disappointed by the Flash book for the most part of Rebirth, I am so glad to be able to recommend this issue.  Sure, it's a downtime, setup type of issue, but it made me smile and that means something to me.  Neil Googe's art is a great fit for this story and I suggest everyone check this out...especially those who dropped the book already. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 28, 2016

    Flash #13 is another nice issue to take in for the value in what goes on in a superheroes life outside of kicking and punching. The importance of love, friendship, family that can drive some of the most genuine of intentions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 28, 2016

    This issue is a very sweet Christmas storythat allows us a bit of a breather from the heavy action of the first few months of the series. Also, it allows some of the basic optimism of the title character to shine through. And we get to see these two characters move closer to their destiny to be together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alexis Simonetta Dec 28, 2016

    The issue itself is a basic rescue story. You've definitely read or seen it before. It's worth it for those of you that love The Flash but it's not monumental. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 2, 2017

    The Flash #13 is a great way for the series to close out 2016. Though the two narratives clash with each other when it comes to pacing, they each stand strongly on their own and come together for a satisfying closing sequence. Though sickeningly sweet and full of cheese, Williamson and his unheralded art team of Neil Googe and Ivan Plascencia make it work. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Dec 30, 2016

    If you wantan exciting Flash story, this might not be the issue for you. If you've read or seen any Christmas story ever, then you'll know exactly what's going to happen during this installment. However, the engagingcharacters can help you to look past all of this. THE FLASH #13 is an issue I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the Flash and Christmas stories. It's a fairly decent mix of the two. Read Full Review

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