Comic Vine Review


The Flash #23 - Reverse, Part 4


Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato deliver a harsh battle between Flash and the new Reverse-Flash.

The Good

Let's start off with the art and colors this time. This is such a visual treat. It's not often we get to see Flash go up against another speedster. From Francis Manapul's art to Brian Buccellato's colors plus all the effects thrown in, this one will definitely make you stop to look over all the detail in each panel. You'll almost feel like you'll need to catch your breath before turning the page.

In terms of the story, this new Reverse-Flash is targeting those exposed to the Speed Force. This has kept us on the edge of our seat as Iris West and Barry were the only two left.

As Barry embarks on this final battle against the Reverse-Flash, he thought he knew who was behind the mask. If you've been wondering, this is where you'll find out. The way it's revealed is pretty epic. And harsh. Almost enough to make me want to shake my fist at Manapul and Buccellato. This is one of those moments you'll want to read for yourself rather than have it spoiled.

The Bad

Aside from that incident that occurs, this was another great issue. I was kept on the edge of my seat.

The Verdict

There's nothing like a good mystery full of high octane action. Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have cranked things up in this Reverse-Flash story. We've been wondering who the heck this character is and when we find out, it's in a shocking manner. There are still more questions to find out. Thankfully we only have to wait two weeks for THE FLASH 23.2, focusing on Reverse-Flash. Manapul and Buccellato know how to deliver a great comic. We get a great and compelling story accompanied by stellar art and colors. It's almost like they're trying to spoil us.