May 27, 2016

Magic Speed Formula: Mort Meskin’s Johnny Quick

Category: Creators, Flash History — By

Created by Mort Weisinger and debuting in More Fun Comics #71 (1941, less than two years after Flash Comics #1), Johnny Quick and his “3X2(9YZ)4A” speed formula enjoyed a 13-year run between More Fun and Adventure Comics. He even outlasted the Jay Garrick Flash, staying in publication in solo stories through 1954. A speedster who occasionally took to the skies, his secret ID of Johnny Chambers was a newsreel photographer.

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Between 1941 and 1948, the artist behind the majority of Johnny Quick’s adventures was Mort Meskin. Sometimes listed as Mort Morton, Jr., Meskin is credited on 57 Johnny Quick stories, according to DCIndexes.com. DC reprinted six of those stories between three issues of the 1956-1985 Flash series, a separate Flash 100-Page Giant, an issue of Most Dangerous Villains, and a 2001 “Millennium Edition” reprint of More Fun #101.

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May 26, 2016

Interview With John Wesley Shipp

Category: Media — By

The Hollywood Reporter talked with John Wesley Shipp about The Flash season finale and what it means for him; you won’t want to read this until after you’ve watched the episode. Spoilers behind the jump.

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May 25, 2016

Flash New Comics Day! FLASH #52 and REBIRTH #1!

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This may turn out to have been one of the biggest days in FLASH history…at least it’s the biggest day in the last several years. We see the end of a terrific run from Van Jensen and company on THE FLASH, and we find HUGE TERRIFIC NEWS WITH SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE in REBIRTH #1! If you are a Flash fan and aren’t happy today, there is something seriously, seriously wrong with you. And, if you want to know more, just follow us after the jump!

SPOILERS AHEAD – LOTS AND LOTS OF SPOILERS – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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Wally West’s Flash Costume for the DC: Rebirth Era

Category: Flash News — By

Potential spoilers here.

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Flash #1 Variant Cover by Dave Johnson

Category: Covers — By

Flash 1 Variant

Comic Vine revealed this variant cover by Dave Johnson for Flash #1, coming next month after the DC: Rebirth launch.

May 24, 2016

“The Race of His Life” Season 2 Finale of THE FLASH (review)

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This is the episode we’ve been waiting for – the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Zoom! Who will win (okay, we can guess that, but how?).  Who is the man in the mask? Will we be able to deal with the wait for Season 3? We can answer at least some of those questions right here, right now as we review the Season 2 Finale of THE FLASH!

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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