February 26, 2014
Flash #29 by Brian Buccellato and Patrick Zircher is out today. You can find a preview on DC’s blog.
The Flash and Deadman team up to stop the Keystone Killer! How far back do the killings go, and is his target the key? What or who are the “Fletchers”?
And in digital backissues, we have….
The Flash #163 (1987-2008 series)
A mysterious villain has rigged five bombs to simultaneously kill the Flash, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Aquaman. Can the Flash rescue them all in a single heartbeat? – Written by Pat McGrealwith art by Ron Lim and Dough Hazlewood, cover by Steve Lightle.
This connects the re-releases with the next big section that’s already available digitally: Flash #164-182, covering “Wonderland” by Geoff Johns and Angel Unzueta plus a full year of the Geoff Johns/Scott Kolins run on the Wally West series (including “Blood to Run” and the stories collected in “Rogues”) have been available for a while now.
This would make the digital series complete from #1 through #182…except that DC still hasn’t released #116-119 from the Waid/Augustyn run, featuring the second half of “Race Against Time” and a “Final Night” tie-in.
Here’s hoping for a “Flash 102″ sale sometime this year to fill in the gaps.
February 12, 2014
Flash comics out this week include the latest issue of Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion by Brian Buccellato and Scott Hepburn. Crave Online has a preview
Things are not looking good for the Rogues ever since they refused the Crime Syndicate’s edicts to fall in line. They’ve had to run the gauntlet of every supervillain coming out of the woodwork to punish them in the name of the Crime Syndicate, and now they’ve been rounded up by the new-look Royal Flush gang on the way to their doom. How are they going to get out of this jam? Possibly not in one piece.
Also out this week: The hardcover collection of The Flash Vol.3: Gorilla Warfare. This book collects the New 52 Flash #13-19 by Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul with additional art by Marcus To, Ryan Winn, and Marcio Takara.
When Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash will have to contend with a threat that’s murderous, ruthless and without principle. The Flash will need the help of the Rogues if he wants to keep himself and Central City alive.
And in digital backissues, Flash #162 (Brian Augustyn, Paul Pelletier, Doug Hazlewood; cover by Steve Lightle) has the Flash (Wally West) and Captain Marvel going up against the villainous sorcery of Felix Faust.
February 5, 2014
There are several Flash releases this week, including:
Flash vol.2: Rogues Revolution TP
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, SCOTT KOLINS, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
The Rogues Gallery is united for the first time in The New 52 in this title collecting issues #0, 9-12 and THE FLASH ANNUAL #1! Who is behind their sudden organization, and why are they after their Captain Cold?
The hardcover was released last summer.
In digital re-releases, we have:
Written by Todd Dezago
Art by Carlo Barberi and Terry Austin
Bart Allen and his friend Carol return from the future, and the hyperactive speedster learns the truth about what happened to Max Mercury. It’s Impulse and Jay Garrick vs. Rival in a final showdown.
That’s the last issue of Impulse, which means you can now read the entire series digitally at ComiXology or on DC’s portal. There are still a few related issues left: Two annuals, a short-form OGN (“Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe”), and two team-up one-shots. But the primary series is all online now.
And finally, Flash is one of the stars in the new animated movie, Justice League: War, adapted from the first arc in the New 52 Justice League series, “Origin,” by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee. The feature launches a new shared DC Animated Universe with a planned three titles each year, alternating between Batman and the Justice League.
An alien attack threatening cataclysmic worldwide devastation brings together the world’s greatest super heroes – for the first time – in Justice League: War.
When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam! and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet.
Christopher Gorham voices Barry Allen, the Flash.
January 31, 2014
Sorry I missed the regular “Out This Week” column, on a week that actually featured a new Flash issue no less. Since that’s already covered (and reviewed!), I’ll just focus on the digital backlist: Impulse #88 by Todd Dezago, Carlo Barberi and Terry Austin.
Reality has been restored to normal, but one thing remains from the time when Impulse held the cosmic powers of Bedlam: He knows where (and when) his mother and his best friend Carol went after the events of Dark Tomorrow. He speeds into the 63rd century to find they’re playing the most dangerous game show on an alien world…but the ringmasters have decided a speedster would be an even better star for this deadly reality series!
This is the second to last issue of Impulse. Within a few weeks, the entire series (minus annuals) will be available digitally.
January 22, 2014
It’s a week without any new Flash comics, but DC is adding another classic to their back catalog. This one’s Flash #161 (2000). With Wally and Linda off on their honeymoon, Jay Garrick tells the story of the hijinks on his and Joan’s honeymoon in what was then a little-known out of the way town called Las Vegas…and what happened when his JSA pals tagged along to throw a reception, and the Fiddler, Thinker and Shade show up to rob the casino. There’s also a side plot revealing the fate of the Three Dimwits — a Stooges-style trio of buffoons from the Golden Age supporting cast who had largely been ignored by later flashback tales.
It’s a fun story by Pat McGreal, Paul Pelletier and Doug Hazlewood, with a cover by Steve Lightle.
January 15, 2014
Forever Evil: Rogues’ Rebellion #4 is out today, and you can catch a Preview at Comic Vine.
The Rogues just can’t catch a break! On the run from the Crime Syndicate and the Secret Society, the Rogues are forced into a showdown with an army of escapees from Arkham Asylum!
Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Scott Hepburn, Andre Coelho
Cover by: Declan Shalvey
Also: New to the digital backlist at ComiXology, Impulse #87 has Bart Allen coming to grips with the fact that the “perfect” reality he’s created with Bedlam’s powers might not be so perfect after all. Written by Todd Dezago, art by Carlo Barberi and Greg Adams.
There are just two issues left until the entire Impulse series is available digitally. Well, that and two annuals, a couple of team-up one-shots, and of course Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe.