January 14, 2013

Flashing Around the DC Universe in April (Solicitations & Covers)

Category: Flash News — By @ 12:34 pm

Justice League Dark #19

DC’s April solicitations are trickling out today, and in addition to The Flash #19 and the usual team books, the scarlet speedster is guest starring in at least two three other comics: Justice League Dark, Dial H (hinted at in the March solicitations) and DC Universe Presents. Plus, Impulse’s guest spots in Smallville Season 11 continue for a fourth issue as Bart and Clark face off against the Black Flash.

Flash #19

From the Justice League group:

THE FLASH #19
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
Fold-out cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 MAD Variant cover by The Usual Gang of Idiots
On sale APRIL 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

  • What is the latest and greatest threat to The Flash and all those closest to him?

That’s not a proper riddle, now is it, my precious?

Update: I forgot to mention that this is the second of two issues that Francis Manapul is taking off. Assuming plans don’t change, he’ll be back for Flash #20 and the start of the Reverse Flash storyline.

Update: I missed the fact that this is the book attached to the sword cover we posted on Friday:

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #19
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by JESUS SAIZ
Fold-out cover by JESUS MERINO
On sale APRIL 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

  • In this final issue, what time displaced-hero has arrived on our world—and is the destruction he brings the herald to a great disaster?

DC Universe Presents #19

From the Dark group:

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #19
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and RAY FAWKES
Art and fold-out cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale APRIL 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

  • The House of Mystery is under siege—can special guest star The Flash help Justice League Dark battle this unexpected threat?

DIAL H #11
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and DAN GREEN
Fold-out cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale APRIL 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

  • What? The? Flash?

So that’s what WTF means. And all this time I thought it stood for something else.

Smallville Season 11 #12

From the Beyond the New 52 group:

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #12
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
On sale APRIL 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

  • All-new digital adventures in print for the first time!
  • The shocking conclusion to “Haunted.”
  • Superman and Impulse face off against the Black Flash in Las Vegas!
  • Meanwhile, events move into crisis mode on Earth 2…

+1 for the Black Flash, -1 for Electric Superman.