May 23, 2014

Future Wally West on the Cover for Flash/Future’s End

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DC has revealed the remaining Future’s End covers for September’s New 52 anniversary event. These will be motion covers, like last year’s 3D covers except showing a before-and-after pair of images. The pair for the Flash issue is…well, take a look!

Flash - Five Years Later - before: Barry Allen

Flash Five Years Later - after: Wally West

They’ve also confirmed that the issue will be written and drawn by the usual creative team. This should come as no surprise to those who’ve been following interviews with Robert Venditti and Van Jensen, as it fits right into the current time travel storyline.

So what do you think of the new look for Wally West?

Brian Buccellato & Noel Tuazon’s FOSTER – TPB in July

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Foster TPB

While co-writing The Flash, Brian Buccellato self-published Foster, a six-issue horror miniseries.

Only five issues saw print, though he published the conclusion digitally as a PDF. This July, OSSM is releasing the whole story as a trade paperback. Fanboy Comics has the cover and a preview of the book.

FOSTER, a haunted war veteran trying to forget the world at the bottom of a bottle, becomes the guardian of a 6 YEAR-OLD BOY who is the offspring of a woman and a PRIMAL RACE OF SUPERNATURAL CREATURES that lurk on the fringes of society and need him to repopulate. In a world where technology is stuck in the analog ’70s and danger lurks around every corner, three rival factions want the half-breed child. Now Foster must navigate the shadow world, twisted scientists and his own past in order to keep the boy safe while winning his trust, nurturing his humanity, and trying to prevent him from giving in to the monster within.

May 19, 2014

Flash #34 in August: Cover & Solicitation

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DC Comics’ August solicitations are up, including Flash #34…

Flash #34

THE FLASH #34
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Time is getting closer as Future Flash reaches the point that broke his spirit – Wally West’s death – while Wally meets his uncle Daniel, the Reverse Flash, and Barry Allen is trapped in the middle!

Selfie variant? Um…okay…

Also of note: Grant Morrison’s “Multiversity” miniseries finally launches!

In collected editions, we have a date for the Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion collection. It’s going straight to paperback rather than hardcover-first.

FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION TP
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, SCOTT HEPBURN and ANDRE COEHLO
Cover by SCOTT HEPBURN
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 160 pg, FC • $16.99 US

The Rogues call no man boss, but the threat of the Crime Syndicate isn’t leaving them much choice! Will they fall in line, or refuse and risk certain death? How can the Rogues take on the Crime Syndicate together? Collected from the 6-issue miniseries, plus THE FLASH #23.1: ROGUES.

DC keeps going back and forth as to whether the Grodd one-shot is in this collection or Flash vol.4: Reverse. It would make a lot more sense to put it here.

Flash #32 DC Bombshells Variant Cover

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DC has revealed the last five Bombshells variant covers by Ant Lucia, featuring 1940s/50s style pin-up girl art, including the alternate cover for The Flash #32. The themed covers will appear on a number of DC’s comics in June.

Flash #32 Bombshell Variant Cover: Drive-in diner menu (with roller skates)

I’d been wondering who was going to be the focus of the Flash cover ever since it was announced, since DC had erased their prominent female speedsters back in Flashpoint/New 52 launch.

April 29, 2014

Mike Allred Batman ’66-Style Variant Cover for Flash #31

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IGN reveals 5 of Mike Allred’s 19 variant covers honoring the 1966 Batman TV show in May, including this wonderfully recursive image for The Flash #31.

Flash 31 Variant Cover by Mike Allred

April 22, 2014

Flash in July: Future Trickster in Flash #33 and a New JL 3000 Flash

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Flash #33

DC’s July solicitations continue to roll out, including…

THE FLASH #33
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
BATMAN 75 variant cover
On sale JULY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Future Flash fights Future Trickster! In the present, Barry solves a murder case, but he’s about to be murdered by the killer himself! Will he be fast enough to save both timelines?

Umm…I’m guessing that’s the killer, not the future Trickster. I like the Ringo/Cardy street signs.

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #8
On sale JULY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER

The mysterious leader of the Five is revealed as the villains attack the Justice League and lay waste to Cadmus, killing The Flash – again. But you can’t keep a good woman down! Wait…Did we say woman?

Justice League 3000 #8