Flash #14

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 25
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"ROGUES RELOADED" part one! Central City is quiet...a little too quiet. Which means one thing: the Rogues are up to something, and only The Flash can stop them! But first Barry Allen needs to track down his classic cadre of villains, who've vanished in advance of their greatest plan ever. Plus, artist extraordinaire Carmine Di Giadomenico returns!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 11, 2017

    This was mainly a setup issue, but Williamson adds a clever twist that ensures The Rogues are back and badder than ever. Which can only lead to good things for this arc and Flash readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jan 17, 2017

    Usually, most comics that balance multiple plot lines and styles tend to feel a little bit unorganised and messy. Luckily, that's not the case with The Flash #14. If anything it's quite the opposite. It flits Barry in both his normal life and his costumed one without feeling too choppy. For example, when Barry realises it would be easier to investigate in his normal CSI role, it feels organic rather than forced. An added extra that felt seamless was the slight expansion of Snart's backstory. It's smaller moments like that in DC Comics as a whole that come across as brilliantly intriguing much more than the crazy action set-pieces. Not that we're complaining about superheroic fights and general day-saving. But a little character development can really go a long way sometimes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Alexis Simonetta Jan 11, 2017

    And oh, the art! I'm so glad Di Giandomenico is back! I missed this version of the Flash and I forgot how much I appreciated the time spent on each character–mind you Iris has gotten a bit masculine again, but I'll take it. The images I spoke of before with each of the villains look as if they're taken from past issues and they make for a great variation with the new artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 12, 2017

    After too many issues that were off target, it's great to see The Flash cooking on all cylinders! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jan 20, 2017

    The writing and art is solid here, and the creative team has definitely set up something big with this. What do the Rogues have in store for Barry? Do they plan to return to Central City? We'll have to wait to find out more, but this was certainly a great opening salvo. We've gotten some great development as a character for Barry and more info on the Snarts' relationship, and that's always a great thing to see. I'd recommend picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 15, 2017

    When the Rogues are around, you know that the reader is in for a lot of twists and surprises, and this story looks to fill that bill quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 12, 2017

    The stage is set for a somber, character-driven Rogues story, with a healthy dose of Barry/Iris romance thrown in. That's a promising sign, as is the return of artist Carmine Di Giandomenico. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 11, 2017

    Flash #14 was the best time for ‘Rogues Reloaded'. I guess you could call this their Rebirth story as well. It seems that just about everyone is getting that sort of treatment, so it was only a matter of time before The Rogues began making their presence known again, as they always do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 11, 2017

    The beginning of Rogues Reloaded is full of recap and setup, but if you are a fan of Captain Cold and his crew, you won't mind a bit.  Joshua Williamson catches up readers on what the Rogues are all about, throws some hints and mysteries at you and then ends with the boys (and girl ) back in town. This is what I wanted out of Rebirth from the start and I'm so glad we are getting it now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 11, 2017

    This issue deals with Flash trying to deal with trying to find the Rogues and this gives us the opportunity to learn a bit about Captain Cold, which I’m always up for. This issue was really more of a set up for what is happening next, but one thing we do know is the Rogues do seem to mean business this time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Jan 11, 2017

    This issue is a good start to a promising arc; Williamson introduces themes worth exploring. He avoids letting this “Rogues Reloaded” feel too familiar without taking away the excitement of a classic foe returning. The art team has done wonders so far with villains and their Rogues look delightful. I cannot wait to see them in action! The Flash #14 is a perfectly slower-paced reintroduction to a classic handful of villains. New readers should be intrigued and not feel lost, while longtime fans should be delighted to revisit a bit of Flash history before it zooms ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 11, 2017

    A veryenjoyable issue. Once again, this title follows the Rebirth ethos of reminding us of DC's past, while moving the story forward in a new direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Robert Pleasant Jan 11, 2017

    The Flash #14 is a decent start to a new arc, give or take some questionable motivations. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jan 18, 2017

    Artwork is eye-catching, the plot is filler for the next action packed issue, but did provide some needed insight to the lives of the rogues outside of their crime filled ways. Read Full Review

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