December 19, 2014

Flash #37 Preview: Trapped in the Speed Force / Iris Investigates

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Flash #37The Flash #37 is out next week, and CBR has a preview of the issue. Present-day Barry Allen meets more people trapped in the timeless world of the speed force, while back on Earth Iris West’s investigative reporting uncovers a shocking surprise. And that doesn’t even get to the “all-new, all-murderous Flash” promised by the solicitation text.

Story by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen, art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse. Cover by Booth/Rapmund/Dalhouse, variant cover by Darwyn Cooke. Speaking of which…

Flash #37 Darwyn Cooke Variant

December 17, 2014

This Week in Flash Comics: End of Bliss

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Flash Season Zero Chapter 8 is out digitally, completing the story of Mr. Bliss and his circus. They’ve previously said that this story takes place between episodes 1 and 2 of the TV show, but there are a few cues suggesting that it takes place after episode 2.

DC has also added two more Silver-Age issues to its digital backlist: Flash #114-115 (1960), featuring the return of Captain Cold, Kid Flash vs. the King of the Beatniks, the Elongated Man, and the Day the Flash Weighed 1,000 Pounds.

You can read these at ComiXology, Google Play, iBooks and in theory Comics Plus (though they need to work on their search feature — searching for “Flash” should not bring up several pages of American Flagg first!)

December 16, 2014

Flash TV Quick Hits

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We have a long time to wait until The Flash series shows its next episode (January 20th), but hopefully these news bits will tide you over until then.

Spoilers behind the jump.

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December 15, 2014

Flash #40 and Flash Season Zero #6 coming in March (covers & summaries)

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Flash #40

DC has been unveiling their March 2015 solicitations (CBR), including…

THE FLASH #40
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T

Barry Allen finds a way to escape the Speed Force – but can the Fastest Man Alive return home and stop Future Flash’s murderous plans?

After this issue, the New 52 line will go on hiatus for two months for Convergence, during which we’ll see two issues focusing on a 1980s-era Barry Allen and two focusing on Wally West and his children. A lot of titles are ending, but since this isn’t marked as such, it looks like the New 52 Flash will be back in June with #41.

And beyond the New 52

Flash Season Zero #6

THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #6
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
Photo cover
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

A new story arc begins here! When peculiar homicides start to occur in Central City, Barry and Joe recruit the S.T.A.R. Labs team to help with the investigation. It isn’t long before the gang discovers something even more shocking when reports indicate that the wounds on the deceased appear to have been caused by…a great white shark!

December 14, 2014

For New Readers: The History Of Barry Allen’s Parents

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The history of Henry and Nora Allen (best known as Barry Allen’s parents) can be a bit confusing thanks to a long history of retcons. For those new to comics, a retcon is short for “retroactive continuity”, and refers to the changes inserted into a character’s or an event’s history by later writers. Here’s an explanation of the elder Allens’ histories to date, with an emphasis on their interaction with the Rogues and other Flash villains.

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December 12, 2014

Flash #40 North by Northwest Variant Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

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DC has revealed their March variant cover theme: each variant that month will be based on an iconic movie poster. Bill Sienkiewicz draws a North by Northwest-inspired cover for The Flash #40.

Flash 40 Movie Poster Variant: North by Northwest by Bill Sienkiewicz

CBR has collected a gallery of all the covers released. There are some great choices here, like Green Lantern in the style of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and some odd ones, like Justice League Unlimited in the style of Mars Attacks.