January 20, 2015

This Week: Flash TV Returns, Digital Classics

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The Flash TV show returns tonight, and it’s double trouble for the Flash with Captain Cold and Heat Wave!

DC adds three more Silver Age issues from 1962 to their digital backlist (ComiXology and other platforms) on Wednesday: The Flash #131, 132 and #133. Stories include a team-up with Green Lantern and the infamous Abra Kadabra story, “Plight of the Puppet-Flash”

Flash #133

January 13, 2015

This Week’s Flash comics: Reverse TPB, Smoak Signals, Silver Age

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The conclusion of “Smoak Signals,” a two-part story in Flash: Season Zero, was released digitally on Monday.

The softcover collection of “Flash Vol.4: Reverse,” featuring the debut of the New 52 version of the Reverse Flash, is available in stores Wednesday.

1960s-era Flash #128-130 join DC’s digital backlist Wednesday, featuring…

  • The Case of the Real-Gone Flash (first appearance of Abra Kadabra)
  • The Origin of the Flash’s Masked Identity
  • Double-Danger on Earth (Barry Allen and Jay Garrick vs. Captain Cold and the Trickster
  • Who Doomed the Flash? (first time more than two Rogues appeared in the same story, but most of them are cameos and they aren’t working together yet)
  • Kid Flash Meets the Elongated Man
January 7, 2015

This Week: Flash Season Zero #4

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The print edition is out in stores today:

In the stunning conclusion of our first story arc, The Flash squares off against thousands of Central City citizens under the control of the dastardly Mr. Bliss! Can the S.T.A.R. Labs crew help Barry end Bliss’s reign of terror before it’s too late?

Written by: Katherine Walczak, Brooke Eikmeier, Andrew Kreisberg. Art by Eric Gapstur, Phil Hester.

Update: I forgot to mention that DC is continuing to release 3 new Silver Age Flash issues to the digital backlist each week. Flash #124, 126 and 127 (#125, “Conquerors of Time,” was already available) include such classics as the “Space-Boomerang Trap,” “Doom of the Mirror-Flash,” and “Reign of the Super-Gorilla.”

December 30, 2014

This Week: Smoak Signals & Top Flash Backissues

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The latest chapter of Flash Season Zero was released on Monday, featuring the first half of “Smoak Signals,” guest-starring Felicity Smoak from Arrow. Written by Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, art by Marcus To with colors by Kelsey Shannon.

On Wednesday, DC adds three more Silver-Age issues of The Flash: #120-122, featuring “Land of the Golden Giants,” “The Trickster Strikes Back,” and the first appearance of the Top in “Beware the Atomic Grenade!” Stories written by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino with inks by Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson.

December 23, 2014

This Week: Flash #37, Classic Flash #116-119

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Flash #37Flash #37 is out this Wednesday, featuring Barry Allen trapped in the speed force, Iris West uncovering a shocking secret, and of course the “all-murderous” Future Flash taking over Barry’s life. A preview is available.

Meanwhile, DC will be releasing three more Silver Age Flash comics from the early 1960s to their digital backlist on Wednesday: #116, #118 and #119. (Flash #117, Captain Boomerang’s first appearance, is already available.) These include “The Man Who Stole Central City!” “The Doomed Scarecrow!” (not that one) and “The Mirror-Master’s Magic Bullet!” plus backup stories featuring Kid Flash and the Elongated Man.

December 17, 2014

This Week in Flash Comics: End of Bliss

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Flash Season Zero Chapter 8 is out digitally, completing the story of Mr. Bliss and his circus. They’ve previously said that this story takes place between episodes 1 and 2 of the TV show, but there are a few cues suggesting that it takes place after episode 2.

DC has also added two more Silver-Age issues to its digital backlist: Flash #114-115 (1960), featuring the return of Captain Cold, Kid Flash vs. the King of the Beatniks, the Elongated Man, and the Day the Flash Weighed 1,000 Pounds.

You can read these at ComiXology, Google Play, iBooks and in theory Comics Plus (though they need to work on their search feature — searching for “Flash” should not bring up several pages of American Flagg first!)