November 11, 2014

This Week: Plastique; Superman & Flash Race out of the 1970s

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DC Comics Presents #2The Flash TV series returns tonight with “Plastique.” In comics, DC’s digital backlist has started on the classic DC Comics Presents series that began in 1978. Last week, they released issue #1, the first part of a two-part race across time and space between Superman and the Flash. Issue #2 will be out on Wednesday.

Superman and the Flash are forced to take sides in an alien war: Flash must protect a time traveller who plans to change the past, or one side will destroy the Earth. Superman must stop him, because the new timeline will erase Krypton from history. Professor Zoom, dimensional warps, and the Legion of Super-Heroes all get in the way. Written by Martin Pasko, with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Dan Adkins.

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November 3, 2014

This Week: Flash Seazon Zero Comics in Print & Digital, Rerun on TV

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Flash Season Zero Chapter 5The Flash TV show is a rerun this week, but new episodes return next Tuesday with an episode featuring Plastique.

Flash: Season Zero #2 print edition (collecting chapters 3&4) arrives in stores on Wednesday. “Barry Allen and the CCPD investigate the murder of a man who appears to have been killed by snakes! But what’s the connection to last issue’s freakishly strong bank robber? And who is the mysterious Mr. Bliss?”

Flash: Season Zero chapter 5 is available digitally today. “Held captive by a band of circus freaks, the Flash’s attempt to contact S.T.A.R. Labs is thwarted–and the origin of the dastardly Mr. Bliss is revealed!”

Flash: Season Zero is set in the TV series continuity between episoes 1 and two. The current story is written by Andrew Kreisberg and Katherine Walczak with art by Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur.

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 »