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First Look: THE FLASH #3

Check out the gorgeous 5-page preview of the next issue of the highly acclaimed series.

If there's one book that the staff around the Comic Vine offices feel has been particularly exceptional, it has to be The Flash series. Written and illustrated by stellar creative team Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, The Flash has been re-telling the story of Barry Allen, The Flash, who has recently discovered that his brain can physically tap into the speed force.

STORY BY: Francis Manapul and Brian BuccellatoART BY: Francis ManapulCOLORS BY: Brian BuccellatoLETTERS BY: Sal CiprianoCOVER BY: Francis Manapul,
RELEASE DATE: Wed, November 23rd, 2011
If the Fastest Man Alive is going to capture Mob Rule, he must first tap into his new amped-up super brain to save the citizens of Central City from the EMP that has blacked out the city. Witness a spectacular sequence of out-of-control cars, trains and even airplanes that must be stopped from destroying the city!

Not only has the art in this book been absolutely spectacular, but the story has been on point and it's one series we highly recommend. The third issue in this ongoing series is set to hit stores on November 23rd, 2011. Although the issue is still two weeks away from it's release date, DC has given us a little taste of what to expect in the upcoming issue. One thing's for sure, if issue #3 of THE FLASH will be anything, it's that it'll likely be action packed. Don't believe us? Check out the 5-page preview of the upcoming book below and let us know what you think of the current THE FLASH series. Have you been reading? Do you plan on picking up the next issue on November 23rd?

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Posted by Ulfghuld

Awesome.. Speeding up the plane... I am really enjoying the new Flash Comic!

Posted by BlackArmor

Can't read it.....but it looks really cool

Posted by Golden Cod

FYI the link to the Flash character page to the right of the article links to the GI Joe character and not the DC hero. I was wondering why Barry Allen wears funky black and red armor.

Posted by Darthmat

That is one of the most epic things I've ever seen a super hero do.

Posted by Burnstar1230

Best 3-page spread ever.

Posted by Gordo789

I was wondering how he was going to get out of that one. Can't wait to pick this up.

Posted by Jake Fury

Might have to check out the new series from the looks of this.

Posted by DEGRAAF

As much as i want Wally back the previews for this series have been great. I was actually surprised at my self when i didnt see him vibrating the plane through the bridge before it happened. It just seemed like an obvious thing. I was actually thinking he was going to hyper charge the planes engines with the speed force so it would take off and miss the bridge and the speed of the Flash.

Posted by jsphsmth

Can't wait to read this. Haven't read Flash since the 70s. Enjoying his reboot. Love the work Manapul and Buccellato are doing on this title.

Posted by benjoe11

Thats awesome. So impressive.

Posted by sora_thekey

Woah! I didn't know his powers allowed him to speed up things and people other than himself!

Posted by obscurefan

I have to admit that I haven't been that big of a fan of this series, but holy cow the art has been amazing. Even if I still don't really care about Barry Allen, I want to keep reading this book just for the art alone.

Posted by CrimsonTempest

Yes, yes, and God almighty YES!

Posted by Mercy_

No thanks.

Posted by G-Man

You know you guys wanna check it out to see if Doctor Guerrero appears again...

Posted by The Impersonator

Do you plan on picking up the next issue on November 23rd?

I'll pick it up in a flash. :D

Posted by Mercy_

@G-Man said:

You know you guys wanna check it out to see if Doctor Guerrero appears again...

That's so awesome *__*

@The Impersonator: How punny ;p

Posted by mikeclark1982

is it wrong to say i am passing a lot of the new 52 books because they are always sold out, and waiting for the trades? i swear, i want the flash and many of the other books but they are always sold out! i have fallen in love with captain atom, static shock and batwoman though. those are 3 books to look at! especially batwoman.

Posted by The Impersonator

@The Dark Huntress: :P

Posted by TheRedRobin96

@G-Man: Seriously G-Man, 2 issues in a row some one looked exactly like you.

Posted by doordoor123

"Guess Im a little ADD."Huh? Thats grammatically incorrect. ADD shouldn't even be mentioned because what he is going through doesn't resemble ADD. It would have made more sense if a doctor told him that he had ADD.

I love the story but the dialogue isn't working.

Posted by slick23

This is way too epic....

Posted by DDevil2887

I didn't think that the Flash could vibrate objects like that. I thought about the Flash using his vibration as a weapon like when a engine vibrates too much it can shear the bolts in half. Imagine what he could do with bones in a human body at the speed he moves, but I would think the plane would break before he could vibrate it at an atomic level.

Posted by allpro

FLASH iz the Bizness, DC finally got it right!!!! LETZGOO!

Posted by daredevil21134


Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

A very nice review. Awesome art and solid story...wish I was getting it :(

Posted by tensor


Edited by VioletPhoenix

Impressive, but talk to me when he phases a a giant bullet through the ENTIRE PLANET, a la Kitty Pryde style. Yuuuuuuuuup!

Posted by Kallarkz

@VioletPhoenix said:

Impressive, but talk to me when he phases a a giant bullet through the ENTIRE PLANET, a la Kitty Pryde style. Yuuuuuuuuup!

Now that was just amazing.

As far as Flash. I love how DC seems to be focusing on limits with this new 52. No more "so fast he could run through the entire Universe in .19284828283929 seconds", or "He could squeeze a million years into a single second". This Flash gets tired after exerting himself. Although I don't believe in "overpowered" I do like seeing some end limit.

Very nice DC.

Edited by ArtisticNeedham

YAY! I cannot wait to get another Flash. The art is incredible. Maybe we will get the origin of Dr. Guerrero.

I asked Francis Manapul on Facebook if he designed the new Flash look or was it Jim Lee, he told me that Lee designed the costume but he added the visual development of how the lightning whips across the lines on his suit making it look like lighting on his costume and he designed how he puts itself together (in pieces from the ring).

Posted by CODYSF

Love the first and second issue I will be getting this one to.

Posted by Eyz

Made me thought for a second that we were getting a New 52-Riot...

Riot - Batgirl #6
Posted by fury714

Good thing I added this one to my pull list. Sweeeeet. :D

Posted by Sky_Jokiel

My favorite run of the New 52 and pages like this are why

Posted by fodigg

So he vibrated the entire plane and everyone in it so it could pass through the bridge, but nobody was hurt and the plane was still intact and tangible enough to land in the water but didn't crash from the impact? That's ridiculous. I mean, obviously the whole premise is ridiculous but it's inconsistent with what we've seen from Flashes previously.

Posted by King Saturn
looks pretty cool