October 21, 2014

This Week: Flash #35, Season Zero chapter 4, and “Things You Can’t Outrun” on TV

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Monday — Flash: Season Zero Chapter 4 is available online. “After Barry Allen and the S.T.A.R. Labs crew discover the Strongman’s identity, The Flash heads to the edge of town to confront the deadly Mr. Bliss and his gang of circus freaks!” Written by Brooke Eikmeier, Andrew Kreisberg and Katherine Walczak with art by Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur.

Tuesday — TV episode three, “Things You Can’t Outrun” features the Flash going up against The Mist…and the first hints of Firestorm! Preview clip.

Wednesday — Flash #35 is out, concluding the epic tale of the future Flash as he arrives in the present day. Preview at Uproxx. Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen. Art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse.

October 1, 2014

Out This Week: The Flash Season Zero #1 (Print Edition)

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Flash Season 0 Issue 1With the Flash TV show launching next week, DC is making sure a new Flash comic featuring the TV version of Barry Allen is available to anyone, whether they want to pick it up online or in a comic shop.

The Flash: Season Zero #1 is out today, collecting the first two chapters of the digital-first comic in paper form. The digital edition releases a new episode every other Monday, alternating with Arrow: Season 2.5

An all-new digital first series From the world of the highly anticipated new TV show The Flash! Follow the adventures of Barry Allen as he struggles to balance his job as a police crime scene investigator, his unrequited crush on Iris West (who also happens to be his boss’ daughter) and his new life as Central City’s guardian angel! Don’t miss out!

In this issue, the Flash tries to foil a bank robbery, only to find the robber is a super-strong giant. And he’s not the only metahuman involved, as something bizarre takes shape at the Central City Zoo. Previews are available at USA Today and at Crave Online.

Written by Andrew Kreisberg with art by Eric Gapstur and Phil Hester. Former Flash writer/artist Francis Manapul provides a fantastic variant cover for those who prefer art to the photo cover.

Flash Season Zero #1 variant cover by Francis Manapul

September 23, 2014

This Week: Flash Futures End, plus the Silver Age Flash Omnibus and Rogues Rebellion TP

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It’s a big week for Flash comics and collections.

Flash Futures End 1Flash: Futures End ties into both the New 52 line-wide five-years-later theme and the current storyline. Future Flash continues his journey back in time, and reaches a critical turning point: the death of Wally West. Can he change the past, or is Wally doomed? Preview at Uproxx.

Rogues Rebellion TPForever Evil: Rogues Rebellion TP collects the miniseries, along with the Rogues Villains month issue. The Crime Syndicate issues the Rogues an unthinkable order, and the Rogues refuse. Of course, the all-powerful Syndicate can’t have that, now can they? Can the Rogues survive against the world’s villains? Written by Brian Buccellato with art by Andre Coelho, Scott Hepburn, and Patrick Zircher.

Flash-Omnibus-1-hc-thumbThe Flash Omnibus Vol.1 The latest format in DC’s reprint series covering the Silver Age. Written by Gardner Foxx, John Broome, and Robert Kanigher with art by Murphy Anderson, Joe Giella, Frank Giacoia, Joe Kubert, and Carmine Infantino.

This massive title collects the earliest Silver Age adventures of The Flash, including the origin of the Scarlet Speedster, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, plus his battles against the Trickster, the Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Mr. Element, Reverse Flash, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd. Collects SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105-132.

August 25, 2014

Flash #34 This Week (With Preview)

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Flash 34

DC Comics’ website has a preview of The Flash #34, out this Wednesday. The preview and cover both focus on the present-day part of the story, which has also been showing us the future Flash as he travels back in time, righting wrongs as he goes just in case he fails to fix the key point in his own past.

In THE FLASH #34, time is getting closer as Future Flash reaches the point that broke his spirit – Wally West’s death. And Barry Allen gets one step closer to the Mashup Killer, but is the Mashup Killer still a step ahead? Look for THE FLASH #34, written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen and illustrated by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, this Wednesday.

Oh, and if you’re interested, here’s the final version of the “selfie variant” cover featuring the Flash vs. Superman: Read the rest of this entry »

August 14, 2014

Flash Collections This Week: Reverse HC & Gorilla Warfare TPB

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Two Flash collections hit comic stores this week, and will reach bookstores next Tuesday.

176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this new hardcover, a mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake, and only Barry has the power to stop him. But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time, which leads to a confrontation with the Reverse Flash! Don’t miss these stories from THE FLASH #20-25, and #23.3: REVERSE FLASH!

The “Reverse Flash” one-shot from Villains Month is really the second-to-last chapter of the story, unveiling his origin in the midst of the battle with the Flash.

176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

When Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash faces a threat that’s murderous and ruthless. And he’ll need help from the Rogues to keep himself and Central City alive. This new title collects THE FLASH #13-19.

July 22, 2014

This Week: Flash #33 (Preview)

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Flash #33

The Flash #33 arrives in stores tomorrow, and there’s a preview at Nerdist.

The only thing hurtling our way faster than San Diego Comic-Con is The Flash in this brand new exclusive preview of DC Comics’ The Flash #33 by Robert Venditti, Norm Rapmund, and Brett Booth. Because one timeline wasn’t enough danger and derring-do for our hero, issue #33 finds Barry Allen in the past about to be murdered by the very killer he’s hunting down. Meanwhile, Future Flash is fighting Future Trickster for the fate of his fair city, but the question remains: is Flash fast enough to save both timelines and prevent his future from being erased? Only time will tell, but this exclusive preview is a fantastic place to start.