April 23, 2014

This Week: New Flash Creative Team in Flash #30, Rogues meet Catwoman, Digital Crossfire

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New Flash-related comics this week:

THE FLASH #30

An all-new creative team makes its debut to show the deadly consequences of The Flash’s speed powers. During the traumatic events of FOREVER EVIL, Central City suffered the worst that the Crime Syndicate could dish out. Now The Flash has returned to make things right, but there are limits to what even the Fastest Man Alive can do!

Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen, art and cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.

Flash #30 Catwoman #30

CATWOMAN #30

“The Race of Outlaws” begins! Despite her best efforts, Selina Kyle just can’t stop being Catwoman. What’s dragged her back into the catsuit? A globe-trotting contest that will have her competing to earn the prize for being the best thief in the world. But watch out, Catwoman – there’s no honor among thieves!

Written by Ann Nocenti, art by Patrick Ollife, cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

Note the presence of Rogues Mirror Master and Glider on the cover.

And in digital back issues, we have The Flash #186: Part 3 of Crossfire. The Thinker has assimilated everyone in Keystone City to create a giant human/cyborg supercomputer — including the Flash!

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood, cover by Brian Bolland

Flash #186

April 22, 2014

Two Flash Statues Coming in October

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DC’s October 2014 collectibles have been announced.

DC Icons Flash

DC COMICS ICONS: THE FLASH STATUE
SCULPTED BY GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS
The Fastest Man Alive takes a split second to pose, joining the rest of his Justice League counterparts in the DC Comics Icon statue line.
Limited Edition of 5200
Measures Approximately 10″ Tall
$99.95 US * On Sale October 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC COMICS SUPER HEROES THE FLASH BUST
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP
The Flash is captured mid-stride in the latest bust designed by legendary comic book artist Jim Lee.
Limited Edition of 2500
Measures Approximately 5.65″ Tall
$49.95 US • On Sale October 2014 * Allocations May Occur

Flash Bust

Shiny.

Flash in July: Future Trickster in Flash #33 and a New JL 3000 Flash

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Flash #33

DC’s July solicitations continue to roll out, including…

THE FLASH #33
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
BATMAN 75 variant cover
On sale JULY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Future Flash fights Future Trickster! In the present, Barry solves a murder case, but he’s about to be murdered by the killer himself! Will he be fast enough to save both timelines?

Umm…I’m guessing that’s the killer, not the future Trickster. I like the Ringo/Cardy street signs.

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #8
On sale JULY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER

The mysterious leader of the Five is revealed as the villains attack the Justice League and lay waste to Cadmus, killing The Flash – again. But you can’t keep a good woman down! Wait…Did we say woman?

Justice League 3000 #8

Flash: Futures End in September

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September is always a special month for DC Comics’ New 52. The first year it was the launch. The second year it was #0 issues. Year three was Villains Month. And next up is a Futures End tie-in month.

Welcome to the future – FUTURES END, that is! This September, DC Entertainment takes you five years into the future of DC Comics – The New 52, where the heroes of the DC Universe face challenges unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

THE FLASH: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 24
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
It’s the final showdown between The Flash and his future self for control of the Speed Force – with Wally West’s life hanging in the balance!

According to Newsarama, the advance solicitation is due to the special motion covers, to try to prevent the shipping debacle of last year’s Villains Month covers in which DC didn’t print enough of the 3D covers to fill orders.

Fortunately for us, it looks like the Flash issue fits right into the series’ regular storyline, just like the Reverse Flash one-shot fit into the middle of Reverse.

Upcoming Flash Collections: Gorilla Warfare TPB & Silver Age Omnibus

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DC Comics’ July solicitations are going up today, including the next few months’ worth of collected editions. The softcover of Gorilla Warfare comes out in August (the same day as the vol.4 hardcover in fact), and we have a cover and new release date for the previously announced Flash Omnibus Vol.1.

Flash #13: Gorilla WarfareTHE FLASH VOL. 3: GORILLA WARFARE TP
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 13 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

When Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash faces a threat that’s murderous and ruthless. And he’ll need help from the Rogues to keep himself and Central City alive. This new title collects THE FLASH #13-19.

Flash Omnibus 1 / Showcase #4THE FLASH OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER, JOHN BROOME and GARDNER FOX
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, JOE KUBERT, FRANK GIACOIA, JOE GIELLA and MURPHY ANDERSON
Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE KUBERT
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 864 pg, FC, $99.99 US

This massive title collects the earliest Silver Age adventures of The Flash, including the origin of the Scarlet Speedster, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, plus his battles against the Trickster, the Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Mr. Element, Reverse Flash, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd. Collects SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105-132.


April 21, 2014

Rogues Rumble Tournament

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Flash TV Talk is hosting a tournament for Flash villains, to be voted on by fans! And if you successfully predicted the winners, you could win a digital copy of Flashpoint from Comixology. Full details (including the voting schedule) can be found on their Facebook page, but the basics are as follows:

-Fill out your bracket and send it to FLASH@podastery.com by midnight CST on April 26th, 2014.
-To vote, you must follow Flash TV Talk on Twitter.
-Three rounds of voting will take place each weekday, via RT or Fav.
-Daily voting will close at approximately 9PM CST.
-The winner will be announced on the May 24th episode of the Flash TV Talk podcast.

The brackets (which list the characters who will be participating in the tourney) can be seen here. Good luck!