ComiXology now has the digital-first comic Flash: Season Zero in its catalog. The first issue, scheduled for September 8, is available for pre-order, and the series is available for subscription.
And hey…that art style looks familiar, doesn’t it? We know previous Flash artist/writer Francis Manapul is doing a variant cover for #1, so chances are this is part of that cover.
(Hat tip to FlashFans.org)
DC Comics’ November solicitations are starting to come out.
THE FLASH #36
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Lego Variant cover
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Out of time! The Flash is trapped in a bizarre, lost land terrorized by castaways from the past, present, and future. But that leaves Central City without a hero…or does it?
SECRET ORIGINS #7
Written by PAUL LEVITZ, FRANK BARBERI, ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by JONBOY MEYER, ROBSON ROCHA and ANDRE COELHO
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The parade of DC Universe origins continues with three favorites: Huntress, written by Paul Levitz with art by Jonboy Meyer; Superboy, written by Frank Barberi with art by Robson Rocha; and The Flash, written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen with art by Andre Coehlo!
And beyond the New 52, there’s the second print edition of the digital-first TV-continuity Flash: Season Zero comic:
THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #2
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Barry Allen and the CCPD investigate the murder of a man who appears to have been killed by snakes! But what’s the connection to last issue’s freakishly strong bank robber? And who is the mysterious Mr. Bliss?
Plus we have an updated release date and MUCH cheaper price for next year’s Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years, originally announced with a $75 price tag.
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
Written by GARDNER FOX, JOHN BROOME, GEOFF JOHNS and others
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, HARRY LAMPERT, SCOTT KOLINS and others
On sale JANUARY 14 • 400 pg, FC, $39.99 US
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster from his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology collects stories by legendary writers including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns.
Two Flash TV series updates:
Clancy Brown will play General Wade Eiling in a recurring role. “The General” will appear first in episode 5 as the leader of a black-ops team pursuing Plastique. Eiling comes out of the Captain Atom corner of the DCU and has been an ally/enemy of the Justice League and Suicide Squad as his own motivations coincide with and diverge from their agendas.
You may recall Clancy Brown’s voice as Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe Superman and Justice League cartoons.
The Clock King returns in Episode 7, played as in Arrow by Robert Knepper. I seem to recall that Episode 8 was to be the actual crossover between the two series, but I could be misremembering or they might be changing plans.
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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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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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.