July 31, 2011

Barry’s Boot Camp

Category: Fun — By

A sign I spotted last weekend. I couldn’t help thinking…is this where Barry Allen teaches you how to draw lines on your boots so you can run faster?

They help me run faster.

Geoff Johns Flash Omnibus Vol.2 Coming in 2012

Category: Flash News — By

I missed it in the build-up to Comic-Con, but Collected Editions’s latest post on upcoming DC collections includes a sighting of The Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns Vol. 2 with an April 2012 release date. The current placeholder cover is from Flash #200 (the end of Blitz), but the site speculates that it will likely cover “Rogues” and “Crossfire,” roughly The Flash v.2 #177-191. If the listed page count of 648 is accurate (and not also a placeholder), the hardcover could easily run through “Blitz.”

The first volume clocked in at 448 pages and included Flash v.2 #164-176 plus Iron Heights, the Flash tie-in for Our Worlds At War and Flash Secret Files #3.

I’ve been speculating that the series of massive hardcovers would take three or four volumes to cover Geoff Johns’ run on Wally West’s series, then one more for Flash: Rebirth, Blackest Night: The Flash, Flash Secret Files 2010 and Flash vol.3, which should all fit in a roughly 500-page volume.

July 30, 2011

Speed Reading

Category: Round-Ups — By

Some linkblogging for the weekend.

Art & Costumes

Flash

Other Comics Links

July 29, 2011

Promo reveals better look at new Flash logo, more interior art

Category: Covers — By

DC has released a series of house ads featuring their premier New 52 books. And by “premier” I mean the books that never get canceled for very long: Detective Comics, Action Comics, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash and the Justice League. Newsarama has the gallery.

This gives us a clearer look at the new Flash logo, since our previous view was incorporated into the Flash #2 cover with artistic license and blur effects. (See also: The Flash Logo Through the Years.) Read the rest of this entry »

Flashpoint #5 Covers Revealed

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Today, DC released the main and variant covers for Flashpoint #5, due at the end of August. The standard cover, featuring the Flash, Professor Zoom and Batman, is by series artist Andy Kubert, with the Batman vs. Professor Zoom variant by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Read the rest of this entry »

The Zoom Room: Flash #186, “Three Times Three Equals — ?”

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Welcome to our newest series of Flash annotations!  Following our breakdown of the “Death of Iris Allen” story from 1979 and 1980, we’ll be looking at some classic, perhaps lesser-known stories featuring Professor Zoom!  This week features a great issue by a writer not normally linked with the Silver Age Flash title, with a complex plot and ties to the Golden Age. Links to research and artwork are included throughout this post.  For a list of issues we’ve hit so far, click here!

EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THAWNE:  Prior to Flash #186, Zoom’s previous appearance was in Flash #175.  In that story, he masqueraded as one of the alien gamblers in the second Superman/Flash race.

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