February 18, 2014

Flash #31 in May: The Future Invades the Present

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DC Comics’ list of comics for May has been released, including…

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 BATMAN ’66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Continued from THE FLASH ANNUAL #3! Guest starring Future Flash, Future Mirror Master and…Wally West! The future is invading Central City and the fates of Wally West and his Aunt Iris hang in the balance!

Flash #31

Three items of note:

  1. They list the future Flash separately from Wally West (though it could as easily be future Wally and present Wally as it could be future Barry and present Barry), recalling Brett Booth’s cryptic remarks about the annual. (But honestly, who would expect a straight answer from DC after all this time?)
  2. They confirm that Wally is Iris’ nephew in this continuity.
  3. Future Mirror Master.
February 10, 2014

Flash #29 Robot Chicken Variant Cover

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TV Guide has a look at the first eight of April’s Robot Chicken-themed variant covers for DC Comics, including The Flash #29. (via Newsarama)

Flash 29 Robot Chicken Variant Cover

January 25, 2014

Flash #27 Preview and Scribblenauts Variant Cover

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Nerdist has a preview of The Flash #27, the first of a three-part story by writer Brian Buccellato and artist Patrick Zircher. Pasqual Ferry provides the cover for the issue, due in stores next week.

Flash #27 Cover

The summary has the Flash facing “a mystical serial killer who might be responsible for his mother’s murder,” but the preview focuses on a jewelry heist by Chroma (an updated Rainbow Raider) and Tar Pit.

(For those wondering about the presence of one of the villains, remember that everything up through #29 takes place before Forever Evil.)

Also included in the preview is the Scribblenauts variant cover, a riff on the classic Showcase #4 — the first appearance of Barry Allen.

Flash #27 Scribblenauts Variant Cover

January 9, 2014

Steampunk Flash #28 (and Earth 2 #20) Variant Covers

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DC Comics has revealed 10 steampunk-themed covers at CBR out of 20 variants planned for February’s comics, including Flash #28 by Howard Chaykin and Earth 2 #20 by Dan Panosian.

Flash #28 Steampunk Variant by Howard Chaykin

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January 7, 2014

Scribblenauts/Flash of Two Worlds Cover for Earth 2 #19

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DC Comics has released a preview of Earth 2 #19, including the Scribblenauts variant cover…one which should look very familiar to Flash fans:

Earth 2 #19 Scribblenauts Variant: Flash of Two Worlds

It’s an homage to the classic Flash #123 cover, featuring Barry Allen and Jay Garrick…but this time it’s their New 52 versions as seen through the Scribblenauts style.

November 4, 2013

Celebrating the Flash Covers of Nick Cardy (1920 – 2013)

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The comic book world is remembering one of the greats today: the legendary Nick Cardy passed away last night at the age of 93.  He leaves a legacy of timeless work at DC Comics and beyond.

Known mainly for his eye-popping, dynamic and even psychedelic cover art on the original Teen Titans series, the Superman family of titles and Aquaman, Cardy was also an incredible interior artist.  He amassed over 330 story credits between DC and Quality Comics, including a plotting credit on three issues of Bat Lash.  From romance titles to westerns to superheroes, Cardy captured the wild imagination and design perfection embodied by the greatest of DC Comics’ concepts and characters.

Cardy’s work graced the cover of Flash 17 times.  Here, we present all 17 covers in order of publication, as well as some select sketches and Teen Titans covers.  Thank you, Mr. Cardy, for these eternal classics!

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