July 22, 2010

Speed Reading: Moments, Covers, Shoes, Rebirth, Brightest Day and No Ordinary Family

Category: Round-Ups — By @ 7:00 am

Some mid-week linkblogging as Comic-Con gets going…

Less than a week in, CSBG’s 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC History has already cited two Flash moments: The discovery of Earth-2 (“Flash of Two Worlds”) made day four, and Barry Allen’s lab-accident origin made day five.

Once Upon a Geek has been featuring DC Comics ads from shortly after Crisis on Infinite Earths. Today’s spotlight includes a 1987 ad for the then-new Flash series.

The Hooded Utilitarian really disliked Flash: Rebirth. (To be honest, I pretty much agree with this review — and yet I’m really enjoying the ongoing Flash series. It’s as if the two stories are being written by two different writers, both of them named Geoff Johns.)

Yesterday, artist Greg LaRocque dropped by to shed some light on the Flash Jam Sketch posted last month.

Adidas has winged shoes going on sale August 10.

Yahoo News posts a photo of three JSA cosplayers from last year’s Comic-Con International, dressed as the Golden Age Hourman, Atom and Flash (with Dr. Mid-Nite barely visible behind them). I think this is the group I ran into on the day that I was dressed as Jay Garrick, and one of them said, “I was you yesterday!”

Comics Alliance presents today’s comic book covers reimagined in the Silver Age

Firestorm Fan spotlights an Old West Firestorm and Sillof’s Gaslight Justice League.

The Weekly Crisis has analyzed the Brightest Day teaser image.

Marc Guggenheim talks to Newsarama about his upcoming TV series No Ordinary Family, about a family who gains super-powers but aren’t super-heroes. Early reports had the mother (Julie Benz) gaining super-speed, but this interview makes no mention of what anyone’s powers are.

2 responses to “Speed Reading: Moments, Covers, Shoes, Rebirth, Brightest Day and No Ordinary Family”

  1. Love the Brightest Day teaser image. I’ve been studying the heck out of that thing. And those winged shoes are crazy!

    Thanks for the shout-outs!

    The Irredeemable Shag
    http://firestormfan.com

  2. Mark Engblom says:

    Re: The Hooded Utilitarian review of Flash Rebirth:

    “People who deeply, passionately love Barry Allen got exactly the comic they wanted.”

    Speaking as a big Barry Allen fan….uh, no, we didn’t.

    Setting aside the review’s tired Silver Age bashing (really folks….pull in the claws), the reviewer correctly calls out Johns and Van Sciver on their generally lazy presentation. The entire story felt “phoned in”, as if the mere fact that Barry was back was enough to justify its existence….despite the dreary tone and incoherence.

    So, to the reviewer, let’s not be so quick to throw around the “Silver Age Supremacist” label. Most of us love aspects of ALL the various comic book “ages” we’ve experienced and don’t see one or the other as preeminent or sacrosanct.

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