February 25, 2012

Green Lantern: Circle of Fire – The Blog Event Begins

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Green Lantern blog The Indigo Tribe has recruited a group of comics bloggers to review the chapters of Green Lantern: Circle of Fire, a fifth-week event from 2000 that featured established heroes teaming up with a group of all-new Green Lanterns to face the threat of Oblivion, a new villain who has some strange connection with Kyle Rayner’s past.

I’ll be reviewing Green Lantern/Adam Strange, in which the space-going hero teams up with Green Lightning, a speedster Green Lantern from the future who is a descendant of both Kyle Rayner and Wally West.

The other guest bloggers featured are Frank from The Idol-Head of Diabolu (Green Lantern/The Atom), Shag from Firestorm Fan (Green Lantern/Firestorm), and Michael from The Fortress of Baileytude (Green Lantern/Power Girl).

Read on with Green Lantern: Circle of Fire #1 at The Indigo Tribe!

February 23, 2012

New 52 Flash Cosplay at MegaCon

Category: Fandom — By

The New 52 designs have been filtering into the costuming community since they were revealed last summer. David Ngo spotted this one, the first I’ve seen featuring Jim Lee’s revised Flash design, at MegaCon this past weekend.

Chin guard? Check. Seams? Check. Gold circle around emblem? Check. V-cut boots? Check.

Now if someone can just figure out a practical way to make the seams glow…

February 22, 2012

Media Blitz!: Flash Team Talks Rogues, Annual at Newsarama, PopMatters

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With issue #6 hitting stands today, the Flash creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato are featured in two new interviews, one over at Newsarama and the other at PopMatters.

The Newsarama piece discusses the reintroduction of Captain Cold, the new character Turbine, as well as the vision for Speed Force as it appears New 52 version of Flash.  They also discuss the pacing of the title, noting stories will be told in one-to-two issue sets for the next few months.  The article features preview pages from issue #6, out today, as well as the first announcement of a new Flash Annual, due before issue #12 hits stands.

On their upcoming portrayal of the Speed Force:

Manapul: Inside the speed force itself will be quite different. I think before, it’s always been portrayed as just these speed lines and light and stuff like that. We really want to make it a world that’s fully realized, you know? And when the Flash enters this world, we want the readers to be in awe just as much as Barry Allen is.

It’s really going to be quite different visually.

More after the jump, including selections from a new interview with PopMatters.

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February 21, 2012

Young Justice Video Game In The Works

Category: Collectibles, Flash News, Media — By

Earlier this morning, video game publisher, Little Orbit, announced that they have just inked a licensing deal with Warner Bros. to bring Young Justice: Legacy to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS early next year.

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The Flash in Justice League: Doom

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David Huang writes in about the soon-to-be-released DC animated feature, Justice League: Doom, based on the “Tower of Babel” storyline in JLA.

I recently attended the premier of Warner Brothers Entertainment’s Justice League: Doom at the Paley Center in NYC and just thought I’d share a few Flash facts about the animated feature… mild spoilers follow: Read the rest of this entry »

February 20, 2012

Can Jay Garrick Run 3000 Miles In Time?

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The webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal presents the Flash with a challenge: Can he run 3,000 miles in order to catch someone tossed from the top of a building? Read on to find out…and to learn at what cost! (Keep in mind the comic’s twisted sense of nerd/geek humor.)

SMBC has joked about Superman & Batman a number of times before, but this is the first I can recall seeing him take on the Flash, And hey…bonus points for using the original!