July 27, 2015

Morrison/Millar Flash Hardcover in 2016

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Flash #130 square (Emergency Stop)Amazon has a listing for The Flash by Grant Morrison & Mark Millar, a hardcover collection coming in April 2016. Morrison and Millar co-wrote one year of Wally West’s series back in 1998-1999, while Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn took time out to do JLA: Year One. Paul Ryan and John Nyberg did the art on the first few stories, with Pop Mhan and Chris Ivy taking over for the final story, “The Black Flash.” Steve Lightle did the covers for the full run.

The timing is undoubtedly related to Morrison’s upcoming Multiversity Too: The Flash OGN.

Back when the softcover collection was announced, this site’s very first news post (after the “Welcome!” article) featured a quick run-down of the contents: Read the rest of this entry »

Flash Annual #4 Preview

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Flash Annual 4 CBR has a six-page preview of this week’s Flash annual. Meet the new hunting party gathered by Professor Zoom – and see how The Flash’s nemesis recruited each of these deadly players to plague the life of Barry Allen.

The annual is written by Van Jensen, with art by Bong Dazo and Norm Rapmund, and will be out this Wednesday. What do you think of the preview?

July 26, 2015

Flash/Legends TV Casting and News Round-Up.

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Some more information has come out over the last week regarding Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow: Read the rest of this entry »

July 17, 2015

Flash #42 Preview: Jailbreak!

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Flash #42Uproxx has a preview of Flash #42. Barry Allen shows up at a crime scene, but this time he’s locked out…because his dad’s the one who’s broken out of jail! And just what is Professor Zoom’s involvement…?

Flash #42 by Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse arrives in stores next week.

July 15, 2015

Michael Ironside Cast as Captain Cold and Golden Glider’s Father

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Via THR: Michael Ironside will appear as Lewis Snart, the “estranged, abusive father” of Leonard and Lisa Snart, a.k.a. Captain Cold and Golden Glider.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Lewis is described as cold-blooded, ruthless career criminal. Recently released from prison, he returns to Central City with a plan that will endanger both of his children.

Ironside will appear in the third episode of The Flash season two, “Family of Rogues,” along with Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Glider (Peyton List).

Now I’m trying to remember if the Snarts’ father had a canonical first name in the comics. All I remember is a few Flashbacks and the horribly miscalculated hostage-taking attempt in Final Crisis: Rogues Revenge.

July 14, 2015

Flash by Geoff Johns Collection Coming in Paperback

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Wonderland (Flash #166)Among DC’s upcoming collections:

THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK ONE TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, SCOTT KOLINS, JOSE MARZAN, JR., and ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale NOVEMBER 25 • 368 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Geoff Johns’s unforgettable run on THE FLASH begins when Wally West finds himself without super speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master and save the city he loves? Plus, The Flash is shocked to learn that a strange cult is killing all the people he’s ever rescued. Collects THE FLASH #164-176 and THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS #1.

Some thoughts: This is almost the same contents as the hardcover Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.1 that came out in 2011. That book also started with “Wonderland” and “Blood Will Run,” ran through #176 and included “Iron Heights,” but also included “Flash: Our Worlds at War” and the story from “Flash Secret Files #3.” Given the page count, it makes sense to refactor the collections a bit, and this may even be a better place to break it. The Secret Files story works better as build-up to “Crossfire” than as a wrap-up to “Blood Will Run.”