New Reverse-Flash Design by Francis Manapul

Reverse Flash Design by Francis Manapul

Without any fanfare, DC slipped some art from The Flash #19 and Francis Manapul’s Reverse Flash design drawings into this morning’s B&B column featuring Bob Harras and Bobbie Chase. This gives us a clearer view than the first look in Flash #17.

Now that we’ve seen a better view of the costume, what do you think?

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24 thoughts on “New Reverse-Flash Design by Francis Manapul

  1. Wally East

    I like it and want an action figure of it immediately. I like how the black seems to be enveloping the red.

    The only minor complaint is the orientation of the lightning bolt. I like it to zig down. It just looks better to me.

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  2. Shae

    im not sure about this look yet. with the costume having black i wonder if along with his reverse powers, he also is also able to harness the power of the Black Flash. we do know that it is a black essence of the speed force. It has shown to be able to incarnate itself within a host, at one point being within Barry Allen in flash re-birth.

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  3. Kyer

    “…” I’m going to reserve judgement until I see the real deal in an actual scan because right now…
    Maybe its because of Easter on the horizon, but he looks like a victim of a cat-o-nine-tails, okay? My gorge is rising, imagination on overdrive, and I don’t want to look more than a few seconds, so….yeah, will wait for an actual story scan. Maybe then it won’t look so much like flayed open black skin and blood trailing everywhere. Sorry. Really.

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  4. Phantom Stranger

    Sorry, but as a fan of the Flash comics since the early ’80s, I don’t like this color scheme for the Reverse-Flash. It’s a good design, but this should have been given to a different character than one called the Reverse Flash.

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  5. Tom

    I like it but not necessarily for The Reverse Flash. The yellow/red design is timeless and should have returned for this. Saying that, ‘The Reverse Flash’ and ‘Professor Zoom’ could be two different things in the new 52…

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  6. Javi

    Reverse Carnage is more like it, especially with the “tendrills” look. So far not a big fan, but we’ll see how it gets pulled off in the book.

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  7. Savitar

    With the red tendrils and outlines, I’m wondering if this is related to the Negative Speed Force in any way.

    Still, a striking visceral design. Can’t wait to see him in action.

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  8. Scott

    Definately peaks my interest and it looks cool. I dont like how they flash team dismisses the old reverse flash costume cause its yellow, but change is-a-coming so i like this just fine. Cant wait to see how it plays out and what his power set it and who he is. I would love to see a little bit of all reverse flashes tied in a little (even the rival) ooooooooo just thought of that in earth 2 they should re introduce the rival!!

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