Media Updates: Flash & Batman in the Movies, Jesse Quick Returns, SDCC Panel Schedule

Warner Bros. TV schedule is up for Comic-Con International. The Flash TV Show Panel will be Saturday, July 23 at 5pm in Ballroom 20:

Parallel universes…and doppelgangers…and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not, fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show make their annual appearance at Comic-Con to begin giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season.

Violett Beane is set to return as Jesse Wells in Season 3 of the show. No word yet on whether she’ll be the Earth-2 Jesse we know or from another timeline, or whether we’ll see her as a speedster anytime soon. (via ComicsAlliance)

Warner Bros. showed a scene from Justice League featuring Batman (Ben Affleck) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) to the press, and CinemaBlend describes the scene, which shows the first meeting of Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen. The tone is reportedly a bit lighter than most of Batman v. Superman, and the scene tells us a few important things about the cinematic universe’s Barry Allen, and more. Spoilers of course.

New Look (Finally!)

I finally updated the look of the site! It’s been basically unchanged aside from tweaks here and there since the launch back in 2008. 😱 The narrow columns, the small font, and the white-on-dark-red text have been bothering me for a while, as has the fact that the mobile theme, which worked great for phones, was terrible on tablets.

The main problem: I could never find a theme I really liked, and I just haven’t had time to build one on my own.

I finally ended up going with one of WordPress’s older default themes, Twenty Twelve, which I still use on my personal blog. It’s still old, but not as old, it adjusts to different screen sizes, and it’s a lot cleaner (and easier to read!) than what I had before.

If you run into any problems, please let me know here in the comments, on Twitter at @SpeedForceOrg, or by emailing speedforce – at – pobox – dot – com.

Update: Strangely, Chrome on my Android phone is shrinking the whole layout like it thinks it needs to shrink a desktop site. Fortunately it’s zoomable to readable size, bit it shouldn’t be doing this to begin with. I’ve got 2 other sites using the same theme that work just fine on my phone. Firefox doesn’t have a problem with it either. But it’s 1:30 am and I need to get up for work tomorrow, so it’s time to sleep & I’ll solve the issue later. Update: Found the problem. It was one of the items in the sidebar, oddly enough.

Update: Fixed displaying all authors on multi-author posts.

A New Flash #1 Hits the Ground Running (Review)

FLS-Cv1-r1-50f2fThis volume of THE FLASH gets off to a good start with issue #1, retelling the origin of the Flash and reintroducing us to the cast of characters…but there is a twist here that is important to note. It may seem a little much to restate the origin of the Flash again (after addressing it a bit in FLASH REBIRTH), but there are some really good reasons to do so here.  This does represent a good jumping on point for new fans, but it also takes a few beats to establish just what being Barry (and being The Flash) means in this new era, pulling key points from past iterations of the Scarlet Speedster. And, the origin story is echoed in a way that directly sets up the arc. We’ll have more for you on all of that…right after the jump.

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Flash #1 Preview Online

FLS-Cv1-r1-50f2f CraveOnline has a six-page preview of this week’s issue of Flash #1. This issue is probably where we’ll meet Godspeed for the first time, as well as delve further into the post-Rebirth status quo.

For now, the promo retells Barry’s accident and gives readers some insight into his helpful and driven personality. Check it out!

Flash Comics in September: Godspeed

Flash #6

DC’s September solicitations are up, with two issues of Flash, one of Titans and Teen Titans: Rebirth.

THE FLASH #6
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” part 6! You’ve seen glimpses of him. You’ve witnessed the carnage he’s unleashed on Central City. Now meet Godspeed, the super-speed serial killer who murders speedsters and steals their powers. Barry Allen is going to need help!
On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #7
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant covers by DAVE JOHNSON

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” part 7! Still reeling from Godspeed’s devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central City’s new citizen speedsters. There’s only one problem: they don’t want to give it back.
On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art and cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Variant cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER

The Teen Titans are farther apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul! But true leadership is more than just calling the shots—is Robin really up to the task? Or will the Teen Titans dismiss this diminutive dictator?
On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #3
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by MIKE CHOI

“The Return of Wally West” part 3. The Titans receive word that Karen Beecher-Duncan—a.k.a. Bumblebee—has been kidnapped! Is there a connection between a shadowy new foe and the intergalactic demon that stole their memories?
On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Flash Collections: Full Stop HC, Adult Coloring Book, Geoff Johns Vol.3

From DC Comics’ September solicitations:

Flash Volume 9THE FLASH VOL. 9: FULL STOP HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by JESUS MERINO, PHILIPPE BRIONNES, PAUL PELLETIER, GUS VAZQUEZ and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
In the aftermath of his recent clash with Zoom from issues #48-52, The Flash is on the run from the law! And the task force charged with arresting him is made up of the Rogues! With villains like Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, and Mirror Master nipping at his heels, the Scarlet Speedster must clear his name while a new enemy emerges: the Riddler!
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS VOL. 3 TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by RICK BURCHETT, SCOTT KOLINS, PHIL WINSLADE, DOUG HAZLEWOOD and others
Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
In these stories from THE FLASH #189-200, the Fastest Man Alive races through Iron Heights Prison to take down a rampaging Gorilla Grodd, goes on a fantastic journey with Hawkman to take on fairy-tale horrors of the Brothers Grimm. And, in the epic storyline “Blitz,” learn the secret history of the villainous Professor Zoom!
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 312 pg, FC, $24.99 US

THE FLASH: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, SCOTT KOLINS, BRIAN BOLLAND, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, MIKE WIERINGO and others
Cover by DEREC DONOVAN
Now you can color the characters featured in the hit CW TV series your way in this new adult coloring book featuring art and covers by artists including Francis Manapul, Brett Booth, Scott Kolins, Brian Bolland, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike Wieringo and more!
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 96 pg, B&W, $15.99 US

dc designer - flash by francis manapulDC DESIGNER SERIES: THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL STATUE
Designed by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS
Superstar artist Francis Manapul helped launch The Flash into an amazing run in the New 52—and now, Manapul’s vision of the Scarlet Speedster is captured in this new DC Designer Series 1:6 scale statue! Order yours before they’re out of sight!
Limited Edition of 5,000
Measures Approximately 10.5” Tall with base
$130.00 US • On Sale JANUARY 2017