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Detective Comics #31

The second part of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's "Icarus" storyline in "Detective Comics" #31 brings Batman across Sumo, a crime lord who just so happens to resemble a sumo wrestler.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 9th, 2014

Detective Comics #30

"Detective Comics" #30 looks absolutely gorgeous courtesy Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, and the story centering around a waterfront renovation feels timely and full of promise.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 2nd, 2014

Batwoman #27

Francis Manapul stops by "Batwoman" #27 to help writer Marc Andreyko and artist Jeremy Haun tell their tale of Batwoman's fall through the streets of Gotham City and through her own history.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 27th, 2014

The Flash #25

"The Flash" #25 has art from Chris Sprouse and Francis Manapul, in a story written by Manapul and Brian Buccellato that focuses on Barry Allen's involvement in "Zero Year."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Francis Manapul, Karl Story, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 29th, 2013

The Flash #23.3

"The Flash #23.3: the Rogues" sets a quintet of the Flash's most notable foes loose upon Keystone City and Central City with "The Flash" writer Brian Buccellato leading the charge for Patrick Zircher's art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 23rd, 2013

The Flash #23.2

"The Flash" #23.2 should please regular readers of the series, as Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato, and Scott Hepburn pick up directly from "The Flash" #23 as they give the origin of the all-new Reverse-Flash.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2013

The Flash #23.1

In "The Flash #23.1: Grodd," the temperamental gorilla bumps Flash from the title, staking a claim on the Speed Force and making a charge at the population of Central City from Brian Buccellato and Chris Batista.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Chris Batista, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 5th, 2013

The Flash #22

"The Flash" #22 delivers yet another visual spectacle from Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato that includes Iris West going on a high-speed run with the scarlet speedster.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 29th, 2013

The Flash #20

"The Flash" #20 has Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato kick off their Reverse-Flash story, even as Barry Allen's life starts (finally) moving forward and in a good direction.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 27th, 2013

Flash #15

"The Flash" #15 provides Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato (with an assist from Marcus To) to peer into the future in search of the outcome of the "Gorilla Warfare" storyline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Marcus To, Ryan Winn, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 4th, 2013

The Flash #14

"The Flash" #14 still looks beautiful, but it's time for Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato to start wrapping up some storylines before adding more (like a gorilla invasion) into the mix.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2012

The Flash #13

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato bring Grodd face-to-face with the Flash and his Rogues in "Gorilla Warfare" to the pages of "The Flash" #13.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 25th, 2012

The Flash

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato bring back the "who killed Nora Allen?" storyline in "The Flash" #0, and in doing so give it a little more meat than previously seen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 27th, 2012

The Flash Annual #1

"The Flash Annual" #1 comes close to hitting some strong beats but quickly devolves into a superpowered shambles seen too many times before as the Flash fights the Rogues.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Marcus To, Scott Kolins, Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert, Marcio Takara, Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 30th, 2012

The Flash #12

"The Flash" #12 puts the Flash in a tight spot as he apparently becomes responsible for the death of a supporting character just as the Rogues rise up to cause even more calamity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 23rd, 2012

The Flash #10

The Flash faces his old nemesis The Weather Wizard and rescues his damsel in distress, but Barry Allen doesn't get the girl, as our hero continues to struggle with the balance between his public and private lives.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Marcus To, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 2nd, 2012

The Flash #9

Grodd's back for the first time in "The Flash" #9! Naturally, that's going to cause some problems for Flash.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 23rd, 2012

The Flash #6

The story in "The Flash" #6 is fine, but it's the art that will grab your attention.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 23rd, 2012

Flash #5

Francis Manapul and Steve Buccellato continue to make this book one of the most visually striking titles on the comic racks.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 26th, 2012

The Flash #4

Mob Rule's origin is sufficiently creepy, but it's the art in "The Flash" that will blow your mind.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 28th, 2011

The Flash #3

The Flash deals with a massive power outage that has put Central City and the surrounding areas into the dark ages, while also tracking down his friend Manny and his many apparent clones.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 27th, 2011

The Flash #2

It's the little touches in "The Flash" that make this issue stand out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2011

The Flash #1

Barry Allen pulls on the crimson cowl of the Flash once more in a sharp story and spiffy art by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 28th, 2011

Justice Society of America #54

It’s last call for the Justice Society of America. Last one out, be sure to turn the lights off.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Sean Parsons, Bob McLeod
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 25th, 2011

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #3

The final week of “Flashpoint” tie-in madness gives us the final issue of “Kid Flash Lost,” and provides a glimpse into the “Flashpoint”- verse fates of Max Mercury, Jay Garrick, and Wally West.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Oliver Nome, Scott Kolins, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 24th, 2011

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #2

This is one of the few "Flashpoint" tie-ins that appears to have a clear purpose.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Oliver Nome, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 27th, 2011

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1

Where's Bart Allen? As it turns out, right where he should be.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Oliver Nome, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 22nd, 2011

Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1

“Aquaman sinks half of Europe and he’s considered to be the most dangerous being on the planet. I slaughter half of Africa and most people don’t even know my name.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Ig Guara, Ruy José
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 15th, 2011

The Flash #12

"The Road to Flashpoint" concludes with... well, not really reaching "Flashpoint."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 11th, 2011

The Flash #11

“Barry, we’re all here because we love you. And we’re all here because we’re you’re family. But you’ve been running so fast, you’ve been missing that.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 1st, 2011

The Flash #10

Most fans will pick this up for the "Flashpoint" hints and teases, but it's the other half of the issue that is the real winner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 13th, 2011

Superboy #5

“Hey, even Krypto’s catching up! Come on, Conner, we got a crowd waiting for us. Let’s go!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 10th, 2011

The Flash #9

“We were moving faster than the speed of sound so your voice never caught up with me. I couldn’t hear you.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2011

The Flash #7

Captain Boomerang is still a silly character, no matter how serious Geoff Johns tries to make him.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 13th, 2010

The Flash #6

"The Flash" finally crosses the finish line for its first story, but despite the delays it's a strong showing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 17th, 2010

Justice League of America #49

The massive crossover with the JSA is in the rear view mirror. Must be time for some quality female bonding.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Pow Rodrix, Robson Rocha, Christian Alamy, John Dell, Julio Ferreira, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne, Rodney Ramos, Don Ho, Tom Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 23rd, 2010

The Flash #5

This issue feels like a transition point towards next month's conclusion, but it's a fast-paced one at that.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 22nd, 2010

Superman/Batman #75

“Holy seventy-fifth issue, Batman!” Time for an extra-sized, extra-priced anniversary celebration.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz, Steven T. Seagle, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, J. T. Krul, Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Duncan Rouleau, Brian Azzarello, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Teddy Kristiansen, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, Francis Manapul, Jill Thompson, Shane Davis, Sandra Hope, Rafael Albuquerque, Duncan Rouleau, Lee Bermejo, David Finch, Scott Williams, Gene Ha
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 25th, 2010

The Flash #4

This month's issue of "The Flash" feels both classic and modern at the same time, which is a nice twist.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 28th, 2010

The Flash #3

The continuing adventures of Barry Allen rush on under the "Brightest Day" banner with some surprising revelations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 30th, 2010

The Flash #2

"The Flash" is fun so far, but so far it's also surprisingly predictable

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Joel Gomez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 12th, 2010

The Flash #1

A swift, lightweight launch for a new series, but not a bad one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 15th, 2010

The Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010 #1

A nearly full-size Barry Allen story and plenty of background info on the worlds of two Flashes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 9th, 2010

Adventure Comics #8

A triptych of tales that tell of things to come. In the future. With the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates, James Robinson, Eric Trautmann
Artists:
Travis Moore, Julio Ferreira, Julian Lopez, Bit, Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 3rd, 2010

Adventure Comics #6

Even as an oversized issue, "Adventure Comics" #6 feels a little rushed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2010

Adventure Comics #5

A good series goes off the rails here, as Superboy Prime invades the DC offices, literally.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 13th, 2009

Blackest Night: Flash #1

"Blackest Night: Flash" breaks out of the starting gate with a supersonic boom, delivering a plethora of characters, a myriad of settings, and a tightly-conceived tie-in to the main "Blackest Night" series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 3rd, 2009

Adventure Comics #4

In what is surely to be the strangest "Blackest Night" tie-in, the joke is getting a little old.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Sterling Gates, Michael Shoemaker
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Waicek, Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 18th, 2009

Adventure Comics #3

It's a shame Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul's run is almost over, because "Adventure Comics" is awfully fun right now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Michael Shoemaker
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2009

The Shield #1

Eric Trautmann and Marco Rudy turn "The Shield" into a modern war comic with surprising success.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Greg Scott, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2009
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