Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the Fastest Man Alive and Central City's hero. With stunning illustrations by writer/artist Francis Manapul, The Flash- Starting Line is the definitive Scarlet Speedster adventure for and an excellent jumping on point.
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.
"Showcases the Flash's likability and almost a hint of goofiness ... a lot of potential for greatness."--USA Today "A visual treat.... Any reader can easily jump on board."--The New York Times "The Flash will be one of the runaway hits of this reboot--and could eventually become one of the great runs of American superhero comics."--Time Out Chicago "Flash fans should breathe a sigh of relief that the character is 100% definitely in the right hands."--MTV Geek "An accessible, charming superhero tale."--io9