The Flash: Starting Line (DC Essential Edition)

The Flash: Starting Line (DC Essential Edition)


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The Flash: Starting Line (DC Essential Edition) features an outstanding collaborative storyline from creators Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, and collects The Flash #0-12 and The Flash Annual #1. Featuring gorgeous, brand-new cover art, The Flash: Starting Line (DC Essential Edition) is a definitive entry point to the DC Universe's vast library, perfect for new readers and longtime fans alike.

Ever since he was struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in a potent mix of chemicals, Barry Allen has kept the streets of Central City safe as the Flash--the Fastest Man Alive! But thwarting crime has earned him a powerful and eccentric Rogues Gallery. Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Golden Glider, the Trickster and Weather Wizard have now united in their hatred for the Scarlet Speedster, and they won't quit until they put the brakes on his crime-fighting ways.

The DC Essential Edition series highlights the best standalone stories the medium has to offer, featuring comics' greatest characters. These trade paperback editions focus on the easiest entry points DC has in its vast library, with seminal, groundbreaking tales that transcend the printed page. Start with the Essentials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401284763
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 203,348
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Francis Manapul is the artist and co-writer of The Flash, which is part of DC Comics--The New 52. His previous work for DC Comics includes books such as Adventure Comics, Superman/Batman, and The Legion of Super-Heroes. His work has been published in various publications from the likes of Aspen Comics, Editions Delcourt, Top Cow Productions, and Devil's Due, just to name a few. Manapul was born in Manila, Philippines, and currently calls Toronto, Canada, his home.

Brian Buccellato is a writer and illustrator, best known for his work as scribe on The Flash with co-writer and artist Francis Manapul. He has also written Detective Comics, Injustice: Year Three and Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion for DC Comics. As a colorist, he's worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Top Cow, Image and Dynamite Entertainment. His recent coloring credits include Adventure Comics, Hellblazer, Superman and The Flash.

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The Flash: Starting Line (DC Essential Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
diane92345 More than 1 year ago
The Flash: Starting Line is a great value. It includes comics 0-12 plus the first annual for less than $25 on paper and even less digitally. These episodes of The Flash hold up well. The drawing is bright with beautiful coloring. The plots are great. I’ve never read some of the early stories. It was nice to read Barry’s backstory. The collection contains a great explanation of how he can move through solid objects and how he discovered that skill. Most of the best enemies are here. The Flash: Starting Line is a great way to bring new readers quickly up to speed. It also is excellent to fill in blank spots for existing fans that may not have read the original issues. 5 stars! Thanks to DC Comics and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Horsebranchjess More than 1 year ago
The Flash: Starting Line is a supersized volume that takes you back to the beginning of Barry Allen being the Flash. I found this to be the most entertaining comic featuring the Flash for its non-stop action and full ensemble of Flash's enemies. Flash learns about why he needs to run to save the world. He finds love and loses it all the while friends become enemies, the Rogues are back in action, and Gorilla Grodd is on a rampage. The art mostly shines but a few wonky panels prevent total perfection. The color beams in Flash panels but sizzles a little in other places. Overall, the volume ensnares and pleases the reader for hours of amusement and is worthy of a multitude of rereads. My favorite Flash edition ever. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.