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
November 3, 2015

This Week: Flash vs the Black Racer in Darkseid War (Preview!)

Category: Covers, Out This Week — By

Crave Online has a preview of Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash, in which the Flash becomes the New Gods’ avatar of death, the Black Racer. Darkseid is dead, and the Flash is now bound to death…but can he outrace part of himself?

Written by Rob Williams, art by Jesus Merino, cover by Francis Manapul. In stores Wednesday.

Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash

October 21, 2015

Digital Discount on Morrison/Millar Flash

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ComiXology is doing a major discount sale on comics by Grant Morrison this week, including two collections of Flash covering 12 issues from 1998-1999 co-written by Morrison and Mark Millar with art by Paul Ryan and Pop Mhan. Emergency Stop and The Human Race are available for $4.99 each (down from $10.99).

In addition to the two title stories (in which Wally faces a sentient supervillain costume, solves his own murder, and races against his childhood imaginary friend for the fate of the Earth), they also include a Mirror Master story, a Jay Garrick solo story, the story introducing the Black Flash (a manifestation of death for speedsters), a courtroom drama guest-starring Green Lantern and Green Arrow, and an updated version of Flash of Two Worlds set in the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths timeline.

October 14, 2015

This Week’s Flash Backissue: Iris’ Parents and Robo-Lincoln

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DC is going through one of the goofier eras of Flash comics in their digital backlist. This week they’ve added Flash #210, in which Barry and Iris travel to the distant future to visit Iris’ birth parents (in the comics she discovers that she’s adopted, and was sent back in time to the 20th century as a baby). After a devastating war, Earth-West has decided the best way to rebuild is to appoint a robotic duplicate of Abraham Lincoln as President. Enemies from Earth-East send a robotic duplicate of John Wilkes Booth to assassinate him.

Wrestling is involved.

Flash #210: Robo-Lincoln vs. Robo-Booth

October 7, 2015

This Week: Miracle in Central City & Lightning in a Bottle

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This week, with the Flash TV show returning for season two, DC’s digital backlist adds one more Flash comic from the 1970s and a pair of collections covering the entire One Year Later run of Flash: The Fastest Man Alive featuring Bart Allen.

Flash #208 (1971): I’ll just quote ComiXology’s description here: “Featuring nuns who go after crooks that are using a church to store pilfered goods, and Barry and Iris attend a church social. Also, when Kid Flash traces a mysterious explosion to another dimension, he finds that it was caused by the K-10 gang.”

Flash: Lightning in a Bottle (2006): Bart Allen takes over as the Flash after Wally West disappears in the Infinite Crisis…but only reluctantly, as his roommate Griffin gains super-powers and becomes a threat to anyone connected to the speed force. (Flash: TFMA #1-6)

Flash: Full Throttle (2006-2007): Bart battles the latest incarnation of Manfred Mota, a nuclear powered villain who has faced each Flash over the years. Then his dark twin Inertia recruits the Rogues to defeat the Flash once and for all. (Flash:TFMA #7-13)

The two Fastest Man Alive collections are currently on major discount, $4.99 each down from $10.99, as part of ComiXology’s Arrow/Flash sale this week.

Flash #208.

October 2, 2015

This Week: The Evil Sound of Music

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Now on DC’s digital backlist: Flash #206-207. I’ll just leave these covers here.

Flash #207: The Evil Sound of Music

Flash #206: 24 Hours of Immortality