January 31, 2015

“Crazy For You” Clip

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The CW has released a clip from next week’s episode of The Flash, which features Barry getting to know a potential love interest. The episode is titled “Crazy For You”, and airs February 3rd.

You can also see a one-page comic preview for the episode at The CW’s official Tumblr site, and it features the escape of someone we met in the last episode.

In other news, Comicbook.com is reporting that actor Vito D’Ambrosio has been cast to reprise his role as Tony Bellows in the current Flash series. Bellows was a police officer in the 1990s Flash series, but will be the mayor of Central City in the modern show.

Anyone looking forward to Barry’s new love interest?

January 30, 2015

DC Entertainment Announces Two Animated Projects Featuring The Flash

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Variety reported yesterday that DC Entertainment working with Mattel, Fisher Price and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release two direct-to-homevideo animated projects featuring different versions of The Flash.

The first, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts is based on the Mattel Batman Unlimited toy line:

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts” will debut May 12, as a direct-to-homevideo animated movie that features Batman, the Flash, Red Robin, Nightwing and Green Arrow as they face off against super villain the Penguin, while introducing cyber animals as new foes. A sequel film will be released around the second half of 2015.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the “Batman Unlimited” films on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. In addition, WB will also produce 22 two-minute shorts around the “Batman Unlimited” toys, making them available for free on a variety of digital platforms, while a companion app also will provide young fans with access to content.

Mattel produces the Batman Unlimited action figures which are rolling out onto store shelves now, and feature a new look for the Caped Crusader.

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Flash vs. the Measles: The Show Must Go On!

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As someone who grew up after the measles vaccine, I tended to think of it as not a big deal, just one of those childhood diseases that previous generations had to deal with. So back in the mid-2000s when I was tracking down every Golden Age Flash story I could find, I was surprised to see that Flash Comics #39 treated it as serious business (which, of course, it is).

In “Play of the Year” (March 1943), a theater producer sabotages a rival’s production by faking a measles outbreak among the cast. The boarding house where they’re all staying is immediately quarantined.

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Of course, this is a Jay Garrick Flash story, so there’s a madcap solution: the Flash will perform every part in the play at once! (This was a recurring motif in the series, including stories where he played every position on a baseball team and replaced an entire hockey team.) Read the rest of this entry »

January 29, 2015

Flash News and Tidbits

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Here’s the full trailer for next week’s episode, titled “Crazy For You” (it’s possible this is another trailer which shows scenes from more than one episode).

More behind the jump. There are significant spoilers for the next two episodes of the series, so read at your own risk.

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January 28, 2015

“Skeletons In The Closet” – Review of FLASH #38

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While the Future-Flash continues his lethal hunt for those who might kill BEFORE they commit their crimes, his own charade may be fraying at the edges. Meanwhile, the Present-day Barry remains trapped in the Speed Force…but is there a way out? That’s where we begin with issue #38 of THE FLASH!

Mild Spoilers Ahead!

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“The Sound and the Fury” – Review of Episode 111 of THE FLASH

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What happens when the person you look up to stops being your hero? That’s one of the themes behind this episode of THE FLASH, which brings us Hartley Rathaway, aka the Pied Piper! More after the break…including SPOILERS!

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