The Flash

The Flash

Volume 1, Move Forward

eBook - 2012
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The Fastest Man Alive returns to his own monthly series as part of the DC Comics--The New 52 event with the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato. The Flash knows he can't be everywhere at once, but he has seemingly met his match when he faces DC Comics' hottest new Super Villain, Mob Rule, who really can be everywhere at once! As Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, including an electromagnetic blast that plunges the city into darkness, The Flash learns the the only way he can capture Mob Rule and save Central City is to learn how to make his brain function even faster than before--but as much as it helps him, it also comes with a steep price.
Publisher: [United States] :, DC Comics :, 2012.
ISBN: 9781401241575
1401241573
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
data file, rda
Additional Contributors: Buccellato, Brian (1970- ).

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Mark_Daly Mar 15, 2016

Although this collects the first issues of a new series, this story seems to start midway through. Each issue builds to a cliffhanger, so the tension keeps building. Dramatic art.

mvkramer Jun 24, 2015

I was never all that interested in the Flash as a hero until I took a look at this volume. Very nice art and exciting storylines.

rebekahgordon1 Aug 08, 2014

The art is gorgeous, especially when they let Manapul do his thing with layouts -- dude can rock the heck out of a two-page spread. It feels a little like he wanted to be on a darker book though -- Barry's bright-red costume and super-sharp/crisps outlines always looks sort of out of place amongst the rest of each scene (as compared to his current work on Detective Comics, although maybe that's down to the colorist, idk). The story is sort of meh -- honestly, I read it like a week ago and can barely remember what happened. Probably would never have read New 52 Flash at all if I hadn't heard such great things about the art on this book, though, and I'm pretty glad I did. Just...not gonna pick up volume 2, I don't think.

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R2_D
Apr 21, 2014

This is a cool comic. I like how Barry can see into the future, and how that ability both helps and hinders him. His tornado arms are awesome too.

In fact, the only 2 things I didn't like about the book were that it didn't cover his backstory (I'm a first-time Flash reader, and that made it kind of confusing.) and all the unnecessary flashbacks. They got in the way of the story.

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BrianLaBelle
Feb 28, 2014

Although Barry was just re-booted, he gets rebooted again here. In the New 52 Universe, Barry is no longer the mentor to Wally West, Kid Flash. Nor is he the grandfather of Bart Allen, Impulse and later the second Kid Flash. The New 52 Bart Allen is actually a rebel from the future named "Bar Torr". In the new 52 universe, Barry is free of the legacy comic the Flash had become which is both sad and unfortunate but also opens new doors to new Flash stories.

The first volume is interesting and examines the Flash's new found power to think out probabilities at super speed which takes some getting used to.

theorbys Nov 30, 2013

4 stars because Flash is my favorite character and I like Barry Allen best as the Flash. But the book is only an ok read, with way too many intercuts and flashbacks and boring explanations and moralizings. Hope this is just the shakedown shakes, but I am REALLY glad I didn't buy this title.

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Keogh
Feb 12, 2013

Average. The New 52 relaunch of the Flash starts with Barry Allen some five years into his time as the Flash, confronting among other things an old enemy, an old friend with links to new enemies, and the possibility that his dashing around all the time is tearing open holes in the space-time continuity. Basically the book suffers from the same thing it had to deal with before the reboot: the main character is dreadfully boring, always has been, and always will be.

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