August 18, 2014

Flash in November: Out of Time, Secret Origins, Season Zero (updated)

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DC Comics’ November solicitations are starting to come out.

Flash #36

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

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:

Flash Season Zero #2

THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #2
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
Photo cover
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.

August 11, 2014

Flash TV Quick Hits: Clancy Brown and the Clock King

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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.

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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