June 30, 2015

News Roundup: Comic Writers on Zoom, TV Premiere Title, SDCC Bags & TV Guide Cover

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The Flash comic book writers Robert Venditti and Van Jensen talk to Newsarama about the new Zoom, Henry Allen, and Wally West.

A photo of the script cover page reveals the Flash season 2 premiere title, “The Man Who Saved Central City.” Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg wrote the story with Kreisberg and Gabrielle Stanton writing the script, and it’s being directed by Ralph Hemecker (“The Man in the Yellow Suit” and “Tricksters”).

DC and Warner Bros. have unveiled their giant souvenir bags for SDCC, including one based on the Flash TV show.

Update: TV Guide has unveiled their Comic-Con Special Edition covers featuring Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl, and of course The Flash. (How cool is it that I can say “and of course The Flash” now!)

Speaking of Comic-Con International, I’m sad to say we won’t be able to provide coverage from the convention floor this year, as I was unable to buy tickets in this year’s chaotic sale. (It’ll be weird not going to San Diego this summer.) Rest assured, we’ll be following the convention online and pointing you to Flash-related news and sightings.

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June 24, 2015

Flash Season 2 Premieres October 6

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Flash Season 2 Premiere PicThe CW has announced the fall premiere dates for their 2015 TV season. Flash, Arrow and iZombie will all keep the same time slots as last season, with Flash and iZombie premiering on Tuesday October 6, and Arrow premiering on Wednesday, October 7.

No word yet on a launch date for the Arrow/Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow, but as a mid-season show, that’s not terribly surprising.

Out of curiosity, who else here watched iZombie? I enjoyed it a lot, even though it’s really different from the comic, and I’m very happy to see it coming back next year.

June 19, 2015

The Man in Yellow Zooms into the Flash #41 Preview

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Flash #41

DC has released a preview of Flash #41, out next week.

(W) Robert Venditti, Van Jensen (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

Professor Zoom is back, and he’s not alone! Who’s along for the ride to kill the fastest man alive? Find out here!

We get to see just how much faster Professor Zoom is than Barry Allen, plus Barry doesn’t get along with his new roommate’s pet rat. Pet rat? Well, after breaking up with Patty, he’s rooming with Hartley Rathaway, aka the Pied Piper. Confused? Check out last month’s Divergence sneak peek for a little more info on how things have changed for the Flash of Earth-Zero while we were off reading about the Convergence.

June 15, 2015

Flash #44 & Season Zero #12 in September – Zoom

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Flash #44

THE FLASH #44
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by WES CRAIG
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Professor Zoom’s war against The Flash escalates as Zoom’s team launches an attack that Central City will never forget. With Wally West in the line of fire, The Flash is racing against the clock to save his city—and his friend.

Flash Season Zero #12

THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #12

Written by STERLING GATES
Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
Photo cover
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE

While The Flash battles an army of dark energy-infused giant spiders, Caitlin and Cisco go on an adventure of their own! THE FLASH SEASON ZERO reaches its conclusion here!

Justice League 3001 #4

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #4
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Teri’s had a rough time since she joined the League. She’s died, been reborn as the new Flash, and battled against the Five, demon armies, and a world full of Starros! She’s even dated Superman! Along the way, she’s always had help, but now she’ll have to face one of the original Flash’s greatest enemies: the Mirror Master!

June 10, 2015

Flash Seeks New Love Interest for Season 2

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According to TV Line, The Flash is casting a cop named Wendy for season two.

TVLine has learned that for Season 2, the CW hit is casting the major recurring role of Wendy, a “spunky, fun and funny” romantic interest for one Barry Allen.

A cop for the Central City PD, Wendy is described as bright and scientific-minded — more specifically, “Think ‘Felicity Smoak’ from Arrow,” the casting call reads.

Wendy doesn’t have a direct source in the comics. Barry’s love life is pretty simple, as he’s solidly with Iris West when he first appears in the Silver Age, and solidly with fellow CSI Patty Spivot in the New 52. There’s his childhood crush Daphne Dean, now a famous actress, and there’s Fiona Webb, whom he started dating and nearly married after Iris’ death.

Waitaminute….anyone want to bet Wendy has a brother named Marvin?

Flash in Convergence Collections

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The Beat has the details on DC’s Convergence Collected Editions. The full event will be collected in a whopping nine volumes this October, one collecting the main series and two for each group of tie-ins:

  • Convergence (hardcover, featuring the main series)
  • Convergence: Flashpoint volumes 1 and 2
  • Convergence: Zero Hour volumes 1 and 2
  • Convergence: Crisis volumes 1 and 2
  • Convergence: Infinite Earths volumes 1 and 2

Convergence: The Flash (featuring 1980s Barry Allen) will be included in Convergence: Crisis Book Two. Convergence: Speed Force (featuring 2000s Wally West and family) will be included in Convergence: Flashpoint Book Two.