August 25, 2014
DC Comics’ website has a preview of The Flash #34, out this Wednesday. The preview and cover both focus on the present-day part of the story, which has also been showing us the future Flash as he travels back in time, righting wrongs as he goes just in case he fails to fix the key point in his own past.
In THE FLASH #34, time is getting closer as Future Flash reaches the point that broke his spirit – Wally West’s death. And Barry Allen gets one step closer to the Mashup Killer, but is the Mashup Killer still a step ahead? Look for THE FLASH #34, written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen and illustrated by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, this Wednesday.
Oh, and if you’re interested, here’s the final version of the “selfie variant” cover featuring the Flash vs. Superman: Read the rest of this entry »
August 22, 2014
Today TeeFury has two Flash-themed designs available.
Central City Running Club by alecxpstees seems to be a lot more popular than Speed by PandaBacon. Only about 5 hours left as of this writing — if you want one, hurry over to TeeFury.
Hat tip to the Fastest Fan Alive!
August 21, 2014
Hypable reports that actor Greg Finley has been cast as Girder in the upcoming Flash TV series. He’ll apparently appear in episodes 6 and 7, the latter which he’ll share with Clock King.
Girder gets his powers from the same particle accelerator accident that empowers Barry, and the two have a lifelong connection: Girder used to bully Barry when they were children. After the accident, he learns that he can “transform his skin into living metal”, and utilizes his new abilities for crime. (Assuming this description is accurate, it sounds like his TV incarnation will be more like Colossus than comicsverse Girder.)
Finley has appeared on such shows as Star-Crossed and The Secret Life Of The American Teenager.
In 2015, DC is releasing a 400-page collection of Flash stories from 75 years. Past collections have had plenty of Barry Allen and Jay Garrick stories, but have been extremely light on Wally West stories, in part because of page count. So many classic Jay Garrick and Barry Allen stories are 13-22 pages long, easy to include in a collection, but Wally’s best-known stories tend to be 6-part epics that get collected in their own books.
Suppose you had the job of including as many good Wally West stories as would fit in a collection like this. Which stories would you include? Single issues, maybe two-parters, short stories in other books (anthologies, 80-page giants, etc.)
I’ll start things off with the obvious “Nobody Dies” from Flash #54, in which Wally jumps out of an airplane without a parachute to rescue a flight attendant, deciding that he’ll figure out how to land safely on the way down.
August 19, 2014
ComiXology is running a Multiversity Sale, putting backissues from DC Comics dealing with multiple (or just alternate) realities on discount for 99c each. In addition to the entire run of 52, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Zero Hour, Infinite Crisis and Final Crisis, there’s a selection of alternate reality comics — Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, which inspired DC to launch the Elseworlds label, Superman: Red Son, Kingdom Come — and a smattering of one-off stories like the first meeting between the Justice League and Justice Society, and two classic Silver Age Flash issues: Flash #123, featuring the first meeting of Barry Allen and Jay Garrick, and Flash #125, “Conquerors of Time,” in which Barry Allen and Wally West battle a threat to Earth’s past, present and future. It’s notable as the first appearance of the Cosmic Treadmill.
“Conquerors of Time” has been available digitally for several years, but “Flash of Two Worlds” has just been added to the catalog today.
August 18, 2014
DC Comics’ November solicitations are starting to come out.
THE FLASH #36
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Lego Variant cover
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Out of time! The Flash is trapped in a bizarre, lost land terrorized by castaways from the past, present, and future. But that leaves Central City without a hero…or does it?
SECRET ORIGINS #7
Written by PAUL LEVITZ, FRANK BARBERI, ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by JONBOY MEYER, ROBSON ROCHA and ANDRE COELHO
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The parade of DC Universe origins continues with three favorites: Huntress, written by Paul Levitz with art by Jonboy Meyer; Superboy, written by Frank Barberi with art by Robson Rocha; and The Flash, written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen with art by Andre Coehlo!
And beyond the New 52, there’s the second print edition of the digital-first TV-continuity Flash: Season Zero comic:
THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #2
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Barry Allen and the CCPD investigate the murder of a man who appears to have been killed by snakes! But what’s the connection to last issue’s freakishly strong bank robber? And who is the mysterious Mr. Bliss?
Plus we have an updated release date and MUCH cheaper price for next year’s Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years, originally announced with a $75 price tag.
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
Written by GARDNER FOX, JOHN BROOME, GEOFF JOHNS and others
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, HARRY LAMPERT, SCOTT KOLINS and others
On sale JANUARY 14 • 400 pg, FC, $39.99 US
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster from his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology collects stories by legendary writers including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns.