July 25, 2014

Multiversity at SDCC

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Grant Morrison held a Multiversity panel at SDCC on Friday, and there were several details of interest to Flash fans. And today there was also the debut of Morrison’s Multiversity map, a psychadelic guide to the DC universe. The map includes the Speed Force Wall, which is “otherwise known to the denizens of the Orrery as the Speed of Light”. Unfortunately I can’t quite read the rest of the text in full because it’s rather small, but it’ll be interesting to hear more about it.

More after the jump.

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“Champions of Justice” Panel at SDCC

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There was a “Champions of Justice” (the Justice League group of titles) panel on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con, and Flash writers Robert Venditti and Van Jensen were there, along with DC’s Chief Creative Officer (and producer on the Flash TV series) Geoff Johns. CBR and Newsarama were on hand to cover the event. There are mild spoilers included here, but the creators were seemingly trying not to give away too much information. See more after the cut.

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New Flash TV Promo

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Check out this new Comic-Con exclusive 30-second preview for the upcoming Flash TV series! It’s a lot of fun, and be sure to look at the police officer’s crossword puzzle — there are several easter egg references to the Flashverse and Arrow (possible hints?). Also note the reference to a DCU character on the billboard.

In other TV news, Candice Patton (Iris West) gave an interview about working on the series.

More news from SDCC coming shortly.

July 24, 2014

Speed Reading About the Flash TV Series

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As of yet there’s hasn’t been much in the way of Flash news out of San Diego Comic-Con. And yet there’s been plenty of new stuff out there recently, mostly regarding the upcoming Flash TV series. The biggest news is at the end, because it’ll be behind a cut for spoilers.

CBR has an interview with Grant Gustin about the costume, some villains, and reading DC Comics for research. There is a major spoiler for the pilot episode contained in this interview.

Video interview with Jesse L. Martin (Joe West) at Access Hollywood about being Barry’s father figure and other aspects of the series.

Plastique is being added to the cast. She joins the list of Firestorm characters who will appear in the series.

Newsarama reports that

On alternating Mondays starting in September, The Flash: Season Zero and Arrow: Season 2.5 will hit digitally. Season Zero is written by Andrew Kreisberg and the FlashTV writers are writing, with art by Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, and Kelsey Shannon. The series will take place between the pilot and the second episode of the show.

The biggest news is behind a cut. There are spoilers about characters who will appear.

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July 18, 2014

Captain Cold Cast and Other Flash TV News Round-Up

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TV Line reports that Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has been cast as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, and will appear in Episode 4. Additionally, Ronnie Raymond (Firestorm) will be joined by Martin Stein at some point.

Barry’s suit was also a point of contention, as it’s not quite as vibrant as in the comics. Berlanti noted that designer Colleen Atwood went through a series of different looks and that the team will be “evolving the suit over time. … It will become more vibrant and red” as the series progresses.

Several episode titles have been revealed:
Episode 2: The Fastest Man Alive
Episode 3: Things You Can’t Outrun
Episode 4: Going Rogue (update)

William Sadler (Iron Man 3) will play Simon Stagg in Episode 2, suggesting a possible Metamorpho appearance down the line.

Update: TV Guide confirms an Arrow crossover, with Episode 8 of each show forming a two-parter, and THR reports Geoff Johns saying that Arrow/Flash and DC’s movies “are separate worlds.”

Update: Arrow’s Felicity Smoak will guest-star in “Going Rogue” Flash TV News has also rounded up the publicity stills released so far.

July 14, 2014

Flash in October: Flash #35 & Season Zero #1

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The Flash #35

THE FLASH #35
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
MONSTERS Variant cover by RYAN OTTLEY
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

It’s The Flash vs. Future Flash as these two super-speedsters battle for the fate of Wally West! Will a Flash die?

And Beyond the New 52

Flash Season 0 Issue 1

THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO #1
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
Photo cover
1:5 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Digital First

An all-new digital first series From the world of the highly anticipated new TV show The Flash! Follow the adventures of Barry Allen as he struggles to balance his job as a police crime scene investigator, his unrequited crush on Iris West (who also happens to be his boss’ daughter) and his new life as Central City’s guardian angel! Don’t miss out!

Also keep an eye on the Justice League titles, Multiversity, Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse and more.