October 13, 2015

Classic Cover: Flash of Two Worlds

Category: Covers, Flash History — By

Flash #123

The classic Flash #123 brought Golden-Age Flash Jay Garrick back from obscurity and established the DC multiverse, setting in motion JLA/JSA team-ups, villains of Earth-3, Crisis on Infinite Earths and more. It’s fitting that the story lends its title to tonight’s episode of the Flash TV Show, which properly introduces Jay Garrick and the multiverse to TV audiences.

Carmine Infantino’s cover has been referenced many times over the years, by professionals and fans alike — including the TV show’s posters! It’s popular enough that I once toyed with the idea of running a weekly “Flash of Two Worlds” homage feature on the blog, but never quite got started. Still, you can see a small selection by looking at our posts tagged Flash of Two Worlds.

October 7, 2015

This Week: Miracle in Central City & Lightning in a Bottle

Category: Covers, Out This Week — By

This week, with the Flash TV show returning for season two, DC’s digital backlist adds one more Flash comic from the 1970s and a pair of collections covering the entire One Year Later run of Flash: The Fastest Man Alive featuring Bart Allen.

Flash #208 (1971): I’ll just quote ComiXology’s description here: “Featuring nuns who go after crooks that are using a church to store pilfered goods, and Barry and Iris attend a church social. Also, when Kid Flash traces a mysterious explosion to another dimension, he finds that it was caused by the K-10 gang.”

Flash: Lightning in a Bottle (2006): Bart Allen takes over as the Flash after Wally West disappears in the Infinite Crisis…but only reluctantly, as his roommate Griffin gains super-powers and becomes a threat to anyone connected to the speed force. (Flash: TFMA #1-6)

Flash: Full Throttle (2006-2007): Bart battles the latest incarnation of Manfred Mota, a nuclear powered villain who has faced each Flash over the years. Then his dark twin Inertia recruits the Rogues to defeat the Flash once and for all. (Flash:TFMA #7-13)

The two Fastest Man Alive collections are currently on major discount, $4.99 each down from $10.99, as part of ComiXology’s Arrow/Flash sale this week.

Flash #208.

October 5, 2015

Colonel Sanders of Two Worlds!?

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OK, this is up there with Archie vs. Sharknado for weird tie-in books. Apparently DC and KFC are having the Flash and Green Lantern deal with… the Colonel Sanders of Two Worlds.

I guess it makes sense, I mean, both of them are companies that use initials instead of spelling out the names. Totally the same, right?


ComicsBeat has preview pages for the comic, which will be released free at NYCC. Update You can read it for free at ComiXology. Captain Cold and Mirror Master team up with the Earth-3 Colonel Sanders. I am not making this up.

Though if they were going to go for the title reference, couldn’t they have tried to make the cover look like the classic Flash of Two Worlds?

Flash GL and Colonel Sanders of Two Worlds (KFC)

October 2, 2015

This Week: The Evil Sound of Music

Category: Covers, Out This Week — By

Now on DC’s digital backlist: Flash #206-207. I’ll just leave these covers here.

Flash #207: The Evil Sound of Music

Flash #206: 24 Hours of Immortality

September 23, 2015

This Week: Flash #44, Season One DVD/Blu-Ray, Flashback Secrets

Category: Covers, Out This Week — By

Flash #44 is out in stores today, continuing the story of Professor Zoom and his time-spanning team as they prepare to utterly destroy the Flash. Preview at Newsarama.

Season One of the new Flash TV series came out on DVD and Blu-Ray yesterday.

DC Comics’ digital backlist has added two more Flash comics from the 1970s:

Flash #204: Iris Allen finds herself compelled to reveal the Justice League’s secrets.

Flash #205: contains reprints of older stories, including the first appearance of Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash — a lost Jay Garrick adventure, “Journey into Danger” — Kid Flash in “Race to Thunder Hill” — and Johnny Quick in “Too Many Speed Kings.”

Flash #204: Iris reveals Barry Allen's secret!

September 17, 2015

Flash Becomes the Black Racer in Justice League: Darkseid War

Category: Covers, Flash News — By

Newsarama has the scoop: the six Darkseid War tie-ins originally titled Justice League: Gods and Men are being renamed as Justice League: Darkseid War, which not only makes more sense, but is harder to confuse with Justice League: Gods and Monsters.

They also posted this piece by Jason Fabok from the upcoming Justice League #44, revealing just what the Flash will look like when he becomes a New God – specifically the Black Racer, avatar of death.

Justice League 44: Flash as the Black Racer

Justice League: Darkseid War – The Flash ships in October, written by Rob Williams with art by Jesus Merino and a cover by Francis Manapul.

Update: The book is now scheduled for November 5.