Unofficial Flash Vol. 4 Index

Flash Vol. 4 1 (Cover A)


Cover Date: November 2011
Cover Price: $2.99
Publication Date: 2011-09-28


Cover Credits:
Art: Francis Manapul (signed)

Variant Covers:
Cover B
Pencils: Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks: Tim Townsend (signed)
Colors: Rod Reis (signed)
Cover C
Art: Francis Manapul (signed)

Story: "The Flash" (20 Pages)


StoryFrancis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
ArtFrancis Manapul
LetteringSal Cipriano
ColorsBrian Buccellato
Assistant editingDarren Shan
EditingBrian Cunningham

Feature Character(s):

Flash (also in flashback)

Supporting Character(s):

Darryl Frye (next in Flash Vol. 4 #3)
David Singh (next in Flash Vol. 4 #7)
Iris West
James Forrest
Patty Spivot


Mob Rule (first appearance; a group of armored criminals, possible all created using a genome re-coder)

Other Character(s):

Darwin Elias (first appearance; last in flashback in Flash Annual Vol. 4 #1)
Manuel Lago (first appearance; an old college friend of Barry's; also in flashback in between flashback in Flash Vol. 4 #2 and flashback in Flash Vol. 4 #4)


Central City


This story is continued in the next issue.
Cover C was a sketch variant of Cover A.

Story Reprinted in:

Flash Vol. 1: Move Forward (2013)
Justice League Giant #1 (September 2018)


The Fastest Man Alive returns to his own monthly series from the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato! The Flash knows he can't be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who really can? As if that's not bad enough, this villain is a close friend!


During a science expo in Central City a group of armored criminals attempt to steal a device. Flash is attending in his civilian guise, on a date with Patty Spivot, a co-worker at the Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Barry secretly dons his Flash costume and stops the criminals. They attempt to escape with the device using a helicopter on the roof, but Flash grabs the device and one criminal and they fall to the ground. Flash uses his power to create a whirlwind pushing the criminal to safety through a glass window. Iris West, a blogger, arrives at the scene and interacts with Flash and Barry separately.

The criminal "saved" by Flash has died, but not due to Flash's actions. The criminal is identified as Manuel (an old friend of Barry's), however Barry notices changes to the DNA of the deceased. Barry is then confronted at his apartment by Manuel, and the two of them run into multiple clones of Manuel, as well.