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.

10 responses to “Flashing Around the DC Universe in April (Solicitations & Covers)”

  1. Kyer says:

    It’s sad that the only one of those that looks remotely interesting to me is the next-down picture relating to the article on the cancelled Impulse book.
    Is that supposed to be The Black Flash there in Smallville or a gargoyle>
    What The Flash? Is this why I’m seeing Google burbs where people are joking that they dial into Wally? *sigh*
    Okay….I’m now convinced that DCU Presents #19 is the Return Of Wally West one-shot. How else do we explain the carnage? It can’t be anything but Wally/Walter gone berserk what with the whole Flashpoint fiasco meaning he lost his wife, kids, life, friends, family, and vintage comic book collection.
    I know I ‘d be pissed enough to ram Supes into a car if someone messed with my stuff.
    “1:25 MAD Variant cover by The Usual Gang of Idiots.” Wow…DC Editorial Dept is going to collaborate on a cover?

  2. Lia says:

    Oh man, I’m actually going to have to say What The Flash? now. Well played, DC.

  3. The Baconator says:

    Can someone explain to me what Dial H is? I have no idea what its about

    • Devin says:

      Not sure about the new one but there is some mystical (not sure) dial that basically allows you to dial into super powers. So each time you use it you get a new power, a new costume and a new name.

    • Kelson says:

      It’s an updated version of Dial “H” for Hero, where there’s a magical phone dial that gives its user new powers and a new super-hero identity each time it’s used.

      • Kyer says:

        I wonder if the original is where they got the idea for Ben 10?
        This was a cute concept though: instead of calling for a help and someone sending a hero…YOU became the hero.

    • Lauren says:

      The Dial has always been a telephone dial that turns a person into a random superhero when they dial “hero”. In the new Dial H series it has been revealed that the dial temporarily steals the powers and personality of a random superhero across the multiverse. So it is possible that Nelson (the main character of Dial H) is stealing Barry’s power in Dial H #11, or he could even be stealing Wally’s powers from a pre-Flashpoint Earth (although that is total fan speculation).

      Metal Woman

  4. Kyer says:

    Another one of my non-topic questions:
    I’ve been meaning to ask what happened to the list of upcoming Flash merchandise you had on the right-hand side of the website. Is this permanent or a glitch?

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