COMICS: The Hunt For Spitfire Begins In First Look At Standalone THE FLASH #26

Christos N. Gage (Amazing Spider-Man) and Neil Googe (Harley Quinn) team together at the end of this month for a special standalone issue of The Flash as the Scarlet Speedster takes to the sky to take down Spitfire. Hit the jump for a first look at issue #26!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/23/2013
In this special standalone story, The Flash loses someone important to him. To catch the villain responsible, The Flash must figure out how to use his powers in the one place where they do him little good: the sky!

Pencils by NEIL GOOGE
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BlackFlash - 12/23/2013, 5:05 PM
All kinds of terrible
SonGoku - 12/23/2013, 5:06 PM
The art isn't bad, but Flash's face in the first panel is just..... Wow..

I miss Manapul already.
SonGoku - 12/23/2013, 5:09 PM
Also, it seems they've forgotten that the lines on Flash's costume only light up when he runs.
FlashFacts - 12/23/2013, 5:09 PM
wow that looks like S.H.I.T
DrunkenNukem - 12/23/2013, 5:10 PM
this looks crap..
feedonatreefrog - 12/23/2013, 5:11 PM
Manapul and Lee are the only ones who know how to draw Flash's New 52 costume.
jlabatman - 12/23/2013, 5:20 PM
Doesn't look terrible, could be better though!
SonGoku - 12/23/2013, 5:21 PM

I even have an image of his new costume.

thewolfx - 12/23/2013, 5:21 PM
Racist^^^^ :)
GliderMan - 12/23/2013, 5:34 PM
This should be an episode of The Flash TV show!!!
SymbioteJoker - 12/23/2013, 5:34 PM
Really want a Flash movie with Captain Cold
AshleyWilliams - 12/23/2013, 5:53 PM
Looks good to me.
SnapperCarr - 12/23/2013, 5:54 PM
Looks like crap in comparison to Manapaul's work.

I wonder who the new creative team is going to be.
SnapperCarr - 12/23/2013, 5:56 PM
@TheBastardOfWhoVille That's just a rumor. Plus I don't think that wold ever come true when they've had a white Flash promoted in all media so far.
SnapperCarr - 12/23/2013, 5:56 PM
Jobin - 12/23/2013, 6:01 PM
looks like a cartoon....garbage.
GUNSMITH - 12/23/2013, 6:10 PM
Shaggy - 12/23/2013, 6:18 PM
what did you guys just read, i thought that was pretty cool
Shaggy - 12/23/2013, 6:18 PM
. Manapul's a better artist but the writer seems like a good fit
SnapperCarr - 12/23/2013, 6:19 PM
@GUNSMITH I do agree with you there... the original Flash suit is a classic for a reason:
SnapperCarr - 12/23/2013, 6:20 PM
@Splenda The art is too off-putting.
Blackvoid - 12/23/2013, 6:29 PM
This art is not that bad, you guys are ridiculous lol
ManCalledSting - 12/23/2013, 6:44 PM
Yea...the only upgrade I like for The Flash, was that period of time when Barry came back, and he and Wally were both The Flash. I'm all about alternate versions, and new styles, but adding lines like that is just lazy.
Jobin - 12/23/2013, 6:49 PM
I got the impression he was struggling trying to catch up to the plane. He should have been able to catch up, disarm her, and stop the plane in like .5 seconds.
feedonatreefrog - 12/23/2013, 6:50 PM
this is how to draw the New 52 Flash, with the lines only lighting up when he's running fast:

druzod2501 - 12/23/2013, 7:57 PM
So flash is faster than a bullet, but slower than a cargo plane? That makes perfect sense. ..
CapsShield - 12/23/2013, 8:15 PM
@druzod2501: Uh, no. Flash vibrated as he was jumping, to avoid getting hit by bullets, but consequently because he's vibrating his molecules he can't hold onto the plane hatch. Hence why he couldn't get on. Duh.
CrimsonFlash - 12/23/2013, 8:41 PM
This looks like shit
Jobin - 12/23/2013, 8:49 PM
Uh, no. He should have been able to run onto the plane and disarm her, before she even fired,,,,,,,he is supposed to be that fast. The vibrating thing is dumb. So when he flashes around so fast and punches people he shouldn't be able to hurt them??? He would vibrate his fist right through them? This is just dumb.
Jobin - 12/23/2013, 8:49 PM
its not even the same plane as on the cover art...lazy
Jollem - 12/23/2013, 10:04 PM
um, i like the pencils
TheSoulEater - 12/23/2013, 10:32 PM
Make a flash movie already!!!
harley2011 - 12/23/2013, 10:53 PM
The last DC animated movie was pretty much a Flash movie, and was awesome.
Comicsaver - 12/23/2013, 11:01 PM
Manapul's art stinks, and this is worse.. Sure miss Infantino....
SnapperCarr - 12/24/2013, 2:23 AM
@Comicsaver Are you stupid? Manapaul's artwork is [frick]ing awesome!

Manapaul's art is like sex for the eyes.
GetsugaTensho22 - 12/24/2013, 3:39 AM
I don't know what you guys are smoking. This looks nice!
Christos Gage makes Superior Spider-Man readable.
CapsShield - 12/24/2013, 7:34 AM
Uh, no. He should have been able to run onto the plane and disarm her, before she even fired,,,,,,,he is supposed to be that fast. The vibrating thing is dumb. So when he flashes around so fast and punches people he shouldn't be able to hurt them??? He would vibrate his fist right through them? This is just dumb.

Of course it's dumb. It's how you further a plot. Look, if you want to get technical and scientific, if Flash was running around at the speeds he is and punching people then 2 things would happen:
1) He'd break his bones at his speed.
2) The pressure of impact would kill anyone he punched.

Let's not get started on the fact that if he really IS that fast that NONE of his villains could touch him let alone have time to pull the trigger on any of the guns they use before Flash had them out of their hands and broken on the ground.

Now, let's not get so nitpicky and try to actually enjoy the story they are telling. It's stupid to try and get technical because all of these superheroes technically should be dead. You really think a villain wouldn't have just offed them right away by now instead of tying them up and letting someone else save them or allow them the time to think of a way out?

There are COMICS. Meant for enjoyment. If you really are that angry about the plane scene, then read my above examples about Flash's power.
Fastestmanalive - 12/24/2013, 8:05 AM
Eeeehh! The arts pretty bad.

The next couple of issues of Flash are just filler. I guess they are still looking for the new regular writer.

Hope that since its taking a bit of time means they are getting someone good. Shame Buculento and Manupal really were building a nice world for Barry.
ScionStorm - 12/24/2013, 10:03 AM
Don't worry Flash. I found Spitfire. You were just in the wrong Universe.
She used to team up with Captain America. Her brother is Union Jack.

OldBenKenobi - 12/24/2013, 11:47 AM
Meh. Gonna miss Manapul.
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