May 25, 2016

Wally West’s Flash Costume for the DC: Rebirth Era

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Potential spoilers here.

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May 23, 2016

Titans Rebirth cover (SPOILERS)

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Newsarama has the full cover and description for Titans: Rebirth #1. Flash fans might find this relevant. And spoilery.

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May 21, 2016

DC Universe: Rebirth Preview

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The first issue of DC Universe: Rebirth is due out next week, and spoilers are already circulating on the internet; if you hate spoilers, then be very careful about what you read. Now Newsarama has a preview of the issue, and be warned that it is utterly full of spoilers. If you’re okay with those, go check it out and see the details discussed behind the jump.

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May 16, 2016

Upcoming Collections: Flash by Waid and Manapul/Buccellato

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Flash by Mark Waid Book 1

Also from DC’s August solicitations, the contents and cover for Flash by Mark Waid Book One and Flash by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Omnibus:

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK ONE TP
Written by MARK WAID
Art by GREG LAROCQUE, JOSE MARZAN, JR., MICHAEL COLLINS, TRAVIS CHAREST, MIKE PAROBECK and others

In 1990, Mark Waid’s legendary writing career began when he scripted his first issue of THE FLASH. Waid would continue to work on Wally West for nearly a decade, building a world that would keep the character running for years. In this first volume of a new series, Young Wally West is quickly in danger—not only from The Flash’s enemies, but from powers that he doesn’t know how to control! Collects THE FLASH #62-68, THE FLASH ANNUAL #4-5 and THE FLASH SPECIAL #1.
On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 368 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Now we know!

Flash Annual #4 is an alternate future in which Wally West is retired, in the witness protection program. He has to come out of hiding when his old enemies find him and kidnap his son.

Flash Annual #5 ties into Eclipso: The Darkness Within. Several of the Flash’s Rogues try to steal the Black Diamond from the same museum, and things go wrong for everyone.

Flash #62-65: “Born to Run” looks back at Wally West’s early days as Kid Flash.

Flash #66 guest-stars Aquaman.

Flash #67-68 bring a surprising new twist in Abra Kadabra’s future history.

THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL AND BRIAN BUCCELLATO OMNIBUS HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

A mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake and only Barry Allen has the power to stop him in these stories from THE FLASH #0-25, plus issue #23.2 (starring Reverse-Flash)! But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time. All this will lead to a confrontation with The Flash’s most deadly foe, the Reverse-Flash!
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 704 pg, FC, $99.99 US

Wow…this really does cover the entire Manapul/Buccellato run! “Move Forward,” “Rogues Rebellion,” “Gorilla Warfare” and “Reverse!”

Flash in August: Lightning Strikes Twice!

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DC’s August solicitations are out!

THE FLASH #4
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by NEIL GOOGE • Covers by Carmine Di Giandomenico • Variant covers by DAVE JOHNSON

“Lightning Strikes Twice” part four! The leader of the science-terrorist group Black Hole has weaponized the Speed Force, leading to a final confrontation with The Flash and his new league of citizen speedsters.
On sale AUGUST 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #5
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by NEIL GOOGE • Covers by Carmine Di Giandomenico • Variant covers by DAVE JOHNSON

“Lightning Strikes Twice” part five! With Central City now protected by dozens of freshly trained Flashes, Barry Allen takes time out to explore a new relationship. Meanwhile, a serial killer targets citizen speedsters as Wally West takes his first steps toward becoming the new Kid Flash…
On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

May 13, 2016

Joshua Williamson On Flash: Rebirth

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tumblr_o72y0lvIu31qhmpzqo1_1280 Newsarama has an interview with incoming Flash writer Joshua Williamson, in which he talks a lot about what will happen with Wally West in DC: Rebirth, the new villain Godspeed, and more. The first Flash issue of the new relaunch will be Flash: Rebirth #1, which is due out on June 8th, while Flash #1 is scheduled for June 22nd.

 

Williamson: He [Wally] idolizes the Flash. He wants to be like the Flash. He really idolizes him. But as the story goes on, things…. you know that saying about “never meet your idol?” He’s going to kind of see that the Flash is not exactly what he thought. Because Barry is a flawed person. He wants to do everything he can and be a great hero, but sometimes Barry can’t see the forest for the trees, because he’s trying to be so much. He can’t always focus and see.

Whereas Wally, I think Wally’s perspective is a little more grounded than Barry’s. I think that he is able to take it all in in a different way than Barry can. He can see the Force, whereas I don’t think Barry can, right now at least. That’s part of the story, is showing that and then showing how we move forward from that.

Williamson acknowledges that it’s now widely known that Wally will become Kid Flash due to his appearances in Teen Titans promotional art, but says people will be surprised by how it happens. And he also notes that he’ll be keeping New 52 continuity intact where he can. Check out the interview and see what you think; there’s more preview art by Carmine DiGiandomenico at Newsarama as well. DiGiandomenico will be alternating with Neil Googe on the art duties because of the book shipping twice monthly.

Interested in what Williamson has to say about the future of the book? Sound off here!