May 4, 2016

This Week: Flash #51

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Flash #51Crave Online has a preview of Flash #51, available today. The Riddler has set up shop in Central City, and makes his move against the Flash *and* the Rogues!

Written by Van Jensen, art by Gus Vazquez, Joe Eisma and Guy Major. Cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Alex Sinclair, variant cover by John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki and Alex Sinclair

May 1, 2016

The Digital Flash Backlist is Back in Action!

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Flash 80 Page Giant 2After several years adding more Flash back issues to their digital catalog on an almost weekly basis, DC stopped. Only the new comics would show up on ComiXology, so I stopped keeping an eye out.

It turns out DC has started up again. The main Flash series from 1987 onward have been complete for a ehile, and DC had been working on filling in the 1959-1986 series when they stopped. Over the past two months they’ve added:

Flash/Green Lantern: Faster Friends, a two part miniseries starring Wally West and Kyle Rayner as they find one of Jay Garrick and Alan Scott’s old cases comes back to haunt them. (Also one issue showed up on LOST, mainly I think because they find a polar bear.)

Flash 50th Anniversary  Special, in which three generations of Flashes battle the same villain across the ages, and a future Flash John Fox makes his debut.

Flash 80-page Giant #1 and #2, each featuring a mix of Jay, Barry, Wally and Bart, plus max Mercury and Jesse Quick.

DC First: Superman/Flash, featuring the first race between Superman and Jay Garrick.

Flash Secret Files #3, which introduced Hunter Zolomon.

Flash (1959) #107, which was skipped for some reason the when they started releasing the Silver Age Barry Allen issues.

And there’s also a digital collection of theMorrison /Millar /Ryan / Mhan run. The individual issues have been available already, but now you can get them all in one package.

March 2, 2016

This Week: Flash Meets Scooby-Doo

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #15

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale MARCH 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Sure, The Flash runs faster than anyone on Earth. But Scooby and Shaggy run away faster than anyone on Earth! And it’s no wonder why, when the gang accompanies the Scarlet Speedster to the heart of Africa to come face to snout with that talking, anthropoid apparition—the Ghost of Gorilla City!

Ten-year-old me would have been all over this.

February 23, 2016

Flash #49 Preview is up

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Flash #49Freaksugar has a preview of Flash #49, out in stores on Wednesday.

On the run from a police task force assigned to take him out, The Flash must face the CCPD’s newest deputies: The Rogues. As you can tell from the cover, it does not go particularly well.

Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen, art by Philippe Briones. Cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Adriano Lucas.

February 7, 2016

Flash #48 Preview is Up

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Flash #48Blastr has a preview of Flash #48, due out on Wednesday. After the disastrous battle with Professor Zoom, Central City wants the police to bring in the Flash — and they’re deputizing the Rogues to do it!

Venditti and Jensen continue as writers, and the new art team of Jesus Merino and Guy Major take over this issue, with a cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

November 23, 2015

This Week: Flash #46 (Preview) & Flash by Geoff Johns TP

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Flash #46Multiversity Comics has a preview of Flash #46, out in stores on Wednesday.

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
LOONEY TUNES Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL and Warner Bros. Animation
On sale NOVEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Is the missing Heat Wave dead—or alive? The Rogues reunite to find out. But the search has gone so bad that they need to enlist the help of The Flash to find out!

This seems like an odd time to bring the Rogues back in, as the Zoom Crew’s story rushes to its conclusion next month. Maybe it’s a temporary description that stuck.

The Flash By Geoff Johns Book One is coming out as well (this Wednesday to comic stores, next Tuesday to bookstores). This softcover collection follows up on the hardcover Omnibus series from a few years back, and according to Amazon it collects:

  • The Flash #164-176: Wonderland, Blood Will Run, and Birth Right.
  • Iron Heights
  • The Flash Secret Files #3
  • The Flash: Our Worlds at War