October 24, 2014

“Things You Can’t Outrun” – Review of THE FLASH Episode #3

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I’m quickly going to run out of superlatives for this series…the best superhero show in years continues with Episode 3 of THE FLASH (technically episode 103, signifying the first season). The episode is very aptly named “Things You Can’t Outrun”, with an interesting villain revived from Starman’s rogues, and some neat twists and Easter Eggs dropped throughout.

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October 23, 2014

Foregone Conclusion? Hardly! Review of THE FLASH #35

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Flash #35This issue of THE FLASH brings us the big battle between Future Barry and the Barry Allen we know in the New 52. As you can guess from the last time they met (5 years in the future in FUTURES END: THE FLASH), this is going to be BIG…for a lot of reasons. But, if you think you knew how this one would end…well…you may have another thing coming!

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October 21, 2014

Quick Hits: Flash TV Show Gets a Full Season Order!

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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that CW has picked up full season orders for The Flash and Jane the Virgin. The Flash’s pilot episode was the most-watched premiere in the six-year history of the network with 6.1 million viewers when three days of DVR playback are included.

Congratulations to the entire production team on The Flash!

This Week: Flash #35, Season Zero chapter 4, and “Things You Can’t Outrun” on TV

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Monday — Flash: Season Zero Chapter 4 is available online. “After Barry Allen and the S.T.A.R. Labs crew discover the Strongman’s identity, The Flash heads to the edge of town to confront the deadly Mr. Bliss and his gang of circus freaks!” Written by Brooke Eikmeier, Andrew Kreisberg and Katherine Walczak with art by Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur.

Tuesday — TV episode three, “Things You Can’t Outrun” features the Flash going up against The Mist…and the first hints of Firestorm! Preview clip.

Wednesday — Flash #35 is out, concluding the epic tale of the future Flash as he arrives in the present day. Preview at Uproxx. Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen. Art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse.

October 20, 2014

Television News Tidbits

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There’s a new clip available from this week’s Flash episode, titled “Things You Can’t Outrun”. It features Joe West and Team Flash discussing where to put metahuman prisoners.

 

In other news, television actor Roger Howarth has been cast as Mason Bridge, a reporter who becomes Iris’ journalistic mentor. The name is probably a reference to the comics’ supporting character Mason Trollbridge, although it seems the similarities may end there.

Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond) talks about Firestorm at The Hollywood Reporter. He notes that Firestorm will be a difficult opponent for the Flash, and talks about how he and Victor Garber (Martin Stein) will be portraying him.

Finally, Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell talk about the Flash/Arrow crossover at IGN. It sounds like it’ll be big.

io9 has our first look at Captain Boomerang on Arrow. The image was posted to someone’s Instagram account recently, but has since been deleted. Boomerang (played by Nick Tarabay) will debut on Arrow and then appear in the crossover episode(s).

Flash Comics in January 2015: Flash #38 and Flash: Season Zero #4

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DC comics coming up in January both in the New 52 and and beyond:

The Flash #38THE FLASH #38
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The all-new, all-murderous Flash is posing as Barry Allen while the real Scarlet Speedster is trapped in the Speed Force!

Flash Season Zero #4THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #4
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG, BROOKE EIKMEIER and KATHERINE WALCZAK
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
Photo cover

On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In the stunning conclusion of our first story arc, The Flash squares off against thousands of Central City citizens under the control of the dastardly Mr. Bliss! Can the S.T.A.R. Labs crew help Barry end Bliss’s reign of terror before it’s too late?

And don’t forget that the Flash takes over more than 20 variant covers across DC’s line to celebrate the speedster’s 75th Anniversary!

Also, upcoming collections include:

Teen Titans Vol 5 Trial of Kid FlashTEEN TITANS VOL. 5: THE TRIAL OF KID FLASH TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, TYLER KIRKHAM, BARRY KITSON, ART THIBERT and others
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale FEBRUARY 4 • 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US
As seen in FOREVER EVIL, the Teen Titans have taken a fall through time itself! Along the way, they learn the secrets of Bart Allen’s past – but can they stop his evil future self? Find out in these stories from issues #24-30 and ANNUAL #2.