May 25, 2016

Flash #1 Variant Cover by Dave Johnson

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Flash 1 Variant

Comic Vine revealed this variant cover by Dave Johnson for Flash #1, coming next month after the DC: Rebirth launch.

April 18, 2016

Flash Comics #2-3 in July: Rebirth Month 2

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Flash #2 - 2016

DC Comics has released their July 2016 solicitations. This is the second month of the Rebirth initiative, with the Flash now shipping two issues each month.

THE FLASH #2
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE Di GIANDOMENICO
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Two: In issue #2, The Flash trains novice speedster August Heart to help protect the people of Central City from the Black Hole, a new breed of rogue with a deadly agenda for the Fastest Men Alive.
On sale JULY 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #3
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE Di GIANDOMENICO
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Three: In issue #3, dozens of innocent people mysteriously gain super-speed! But not all are heroic, and it’ll take everything The Flash and August have to harness the lightning before Black Hole does.
On sale JULY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Also, we have a release date for the next softcover volume of the New 52 Flash collected editions:

THE FLASH VOL. 7: SAVAGE WORLD TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND, ANDRE COELHO and others
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

In these tales from THE FLASH #36-40 and SECRET ORIGINS #7, The Flash is trapped in a bizarre lost land terrorized by castaways from the past, present, and future—and that leaves Central City without a hero! Even worse, a murderous new Flash shows up to take Barry’s place! Will the Fastest Man Alive make it back in time to put things right?
On sale AUGUST 3 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Finally, it looks like the Flash gets another spotlight in Injustice: Gods Among Us:

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #14
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by DAVID YARDIN

Since the rise of the Regime, The Flash has always been one of Superman’s most tenuous allies. Now his loyalty is really going to be tested, as someone he loves has to face Superman’s unswerving justice. Then, with the Speedster at his most vulnerable, Batman offers him a risky way out.
On sale JULY 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Injustice Year Five #14

March 9, 2016

Supergirl/Flash Crossover Poster & Episode Synopsis

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Supergirl / Flash Crossover Poster: Worlds Finest

This is awesome. Heroic Hollywood has the poster and episode description for the March 28 crossover episode of Supergirl featuring Grant Gustin as The Flash.

“Worlds Finest” – Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash (Grant Gustin) suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. Grant Gustin crosses over as The Flash.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz), and Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott).

Recurring guests in “Worlds Finest” include Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lucy Lane), Chris Vance (Non), Italia Ricci (Siobhan Smythe), Brit Morgan (Leslie Willis/Livewire), Christopher Showerman (Tor), Jay Jackson (News Anchor), and Dan Warner (Fire Captain).

Guest stars in the episode also include Grant Gustin (The Flash/Barry Allen), Jamie Kaler (Pundit #1), Samantha Harris (Pundit #2), Zarek King (Young Boy), Sarah Robson (Dr. Amelia Hamilton), Harriet Sansom Harris (Sinead), Dawn Greenidge (Pedestrian Woman)

STORY BY: Greg Berlanti
TELEPLAY BY: Andrew Kreisberg & Michael Grassi
BASED ON: The Characters Appearing in the DC Comics
DIRECTED BY: Nick Gomez.

I love the way the poster echoes the classic cover of the first Superman/Flash race back in Superman #199 (via comics.org):

Superman #199 - Race with The Flash

February 23, 2016

Neal Adams/Frank Miller Variant Cover for Flash #49

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Flash #49 Neal Adams / Frank Miller Variant

This week’s Flash #49 has a variant cover by Neal Adams and Frank Miller, inspired by Adams’ cover for Superman #317. The 13th Dimension interviews Neal Adams about the cover process and working with Miller, and shows different stages of the art process.

February 13, 2016

Flash (New) 52 Variant

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The remaining series from the New 52 launch are coming up on issue #52, and DC Comics is celebrating with a set of variant covers homaging the #1 issues from the launch. Here’s Jesus Merino’s tribute to Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato’s cover to Flash #1:

Flash #52 Variant Cover by Jesus Merino

January 15, 2016

Flash #51 Variant Cover by John Romita, Jr.

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Flash 51 Variant Cover by John Romita, Jr.

DC has revealed its variant cover theme for April 2016: the DCU drawn by John Romita, Jr. While he’s done Superman and Batman recently, the legendary artist is best known for his work at Marvel, so bringing him over to DC for a whole month of covers is an event in itself!

Flash also appears on the Justice League and JLA covers, and you can see all of them at the linked gallery on DC’s blog.