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
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
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
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.

October 17, 2014

Heroclix Unboxed

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WizKids has posted a new video on their YouTube account which shows the opening of two bricks (cases) of the Flash Heroclix set. It’s pretty amazing because it gives us our first looks at some of the figures, and is also the first confirmation of some of the figures’ existence. We now know that the Rival, XS, Tornado Twins, the first Trickster, and Dr Alchemy will be in the set, for example. And some of the Heroclix (such as Tar Pit, Zoom, and others) had only been seen before in a single blurry photo. The video is about twenty minutes long, but is well worth watching.

The first part of the set will be released on October 22, and the rest will become available in mid-November. I’m really looking forward to it!

First Look At TV’s Heat Wave

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A gentleman named Nigel Horsley has posted some photos of the Flash television film crew at his Flickr account, including our first look at Heat Wave (played by Dominic Purcell). He’s wearing an outfit from the fire department, which raises the question of Heat Wave’s origin in the TV series; did he steal a firefighter’s clothes, or is he a member of the Central City fire department?

The cast appears to be filming the tenth episode of the series, which features Captain Cold and Heat Wave teamed up together. There are also some pretty good shots of Cold’s parka in the photo gallery.

Also, CBR has an interview with Geoff Johns about the series, in which he talks about the tone of the show and how they’re embracing comic books. It’s worth reading.