February 4, 2016

“King Shark” Official Synopsis

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Alternate Reality CheckThe CW has released the official synopsis for The Flash‘s fifteenth episode of the season. Titled “King Shark”, it’s due to air on February 23rd. And pictured at left is a new official poster for the next upcoming episodes.

Spoilers behind the jump!

 
 

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February 3, 2016

Flash & Supergirl TV Shows to Cross Over in March!

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Long-rumored, finally confirmed! Grant Gustin will be guest-starring on Supergirl as the Flash in the March 28 episode of the show!

Flash and Supergirl are much closer in tone than Flash and Arrow, so a crossover is natural. And of course, there’s a long history of Flashes racing against Superman — here’s hoping we see a race between the Scarlet Speedster and the Maid of Might!

“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl—The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up!,” said The Flashand Supergirl Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”

Early episodes of Supergirl pointed out that Superman was the world’s only public superhero at the time, and had been operating for over a decade before Kara went public. Early episodes of the Flash made it clear that the world wasn’t aware of anyone with super powers, with metahumans only appearing after the particle accelerator explosion, so Superman and Supergirl presumably aren’t part of the Arrowverse.

But there’s that multiverse, and this season of the Flash is built on interdimensional travel…

February 2, 2016

“Welcome To Earth-2” Promo

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Here’s the extended trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Welcome To Earth-2”. More behind the jump.

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“Tar Pit” Ep 2.12 of THE FLASH (Review)

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NOTE: This review is posted just as THE FLASH is beginning to be aired on the West Coast USA – if you haven’t seen the episode you may want to wait and come back to this article.

A classic villain from Wally’s days as the Flash in the comics universe – Tar Pit – gets the TV treatment in the latest episode of THE FLASH. It’s handled well…but even so there are far bigger developments in the West family and Team Flash that impact a world of relationships. Want to know more? Just follow us after the jump!

SOME SPOILERS AHEAD

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February 1, 2016

Flash by Mark Waid Collection Finally in the Works

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Flash #62: Born to Run Part 1DC Comics has been releasing collections of the Geoff Johns and Morrison/Millar runs on the Wally West Flash series, but the classic stories by Mark Waid have been out of print for years. (They are available digitally, though.) That will FINALLY change toward the end of the year. Lee Hiley spotted an Amazon listing for a paperback collection of Flash by Mark Waid Book One, scheduled for September 13, 2016.

It’s clearly just a placeholder — there’s no cover, description, or page count, so we can only speculate as to what might be included. The recent Flash By Geoff Johns Book One covered 13 regular issues plus three longer specials, so let’s figure on around 15-16 issues’ worth.

Flash #62-65: “Born to Run,” the four-part retelling of Wally West’s origin and his first summer as Kid Flash, is a safe bet.

Flash #66 is an Aquaman quest spot.

Flash #67-68 feature a new take on Abra Kadabra’s origin, as the Flash follows him to his home era.

Flash #69-70 and Green Lantern #30-31 have Wally West and Hal Jordan teaming up against Hector Hammond and Gorilla Grodd for “Gorilla Warfare.”

Flash #71-72 are a Dr. Alchemy story, looking at what happens when a new villain gets his hands on the Philosopher’s Stone.

Flash #73 features Jay Garrick’s return to the recurring cast, after the Justice Society was brought back from an editorially-imposed limbo. There’s also a Christmas get-together with a surprising guest at the very end of the issue as a cliffhanger.

That’s twelve issues (not counting the Green Lantern half of “Gorilla Warfare”), and #74 starts off the epic “Return of Barry Allen” (Flash #74-79). They might add six more issues, but I think it’s more likely that they’ll stop at #72 or #73 and fit in two annuals:

Flash Annual 4 (1991) is a tie-in to “Armageddon 2001” and looks at a possible future in which Wally West has spent years retired in the Witness Protection Program. When one of his old enemies finds him, they kidnap his son, forcing him out into the open.

Flash Annual 5 (1992) ties into “Eclipso: The Darkness Within.” Golden Glider recruits three other Rogues to rob a museum and they all double-cross each other. The gem she wants to steal drags them into the larger story running through that summer’s annuals.

January 28, 2016

“Escape From Earth-2” synopsis, and more

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Here are some tidbits of Flash TV series news, including the official synopsis for the fourteenth episode of the season. Spoilers behind the jump!

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