December 4, 2013
The big Flash release this week is, of course, Barry Allen’s first appearance on the TV show Arrow tonight. Not yet the Flash, Barry comes to Starling City to investigate a robbery. (Check out our round-up of Flash TV news.)
There aren’t any new Flash comic books this week, but there are two new digital re-releases at ComiXology on Wednesday:
Impulse #84: With Max Mercury still missing, Bart moves to Keystone City to live with Jay and Joan Garrick. The cover is a reference to the very first Flash cover ever: Flash Comics #1.
Green Lantern #67: Part 2 of “Fast Friends,” as Wally West and Kyle Rayner try to avoid sniping at each other long enough to stop Sonar.
November 27, 2013
The final Manapul/Buccellato issue of The Flash is out today. It’s a flashback, set in Gotham City during Zero Year, featuring a pre-speed Barry Allen and Iris West. Preview at Heat Vision.
ComiXology doesn’t have any new Flash or Impulse backissues this week. I suspect DC has moved Flash from a biweekly reissue schedule to a monthly, leaving Impulse biweekly for now. I hope they’ll at least wrap up Impulse on this schedule since there are only four issues left (Impulse #85 was already rereleased as part of a Young Justice crossover). Also two annuals, a pair of team-up, and Bart Saves the Universe.
November 20, 2013
This week features the release of Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #2.
Separated from their leader Captain Cold and trapped in Metropolis, the Rogues must fight for their lives against the Secret Society’s secret weapon: the horrifying Parasite!
Brian Buccellato, Patrick Zircher, cover by Declan Shalvey.
In digital backissues at ComiXology:
Impulse #83, Part 2 of “Double Visions,” in which two of Bart’s classmates’ psychic battle threatens to spill over the whole school. Todd Dezago, Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco.
Green Lantern (1990 series) #66:: “Fast Friends” Part 1 of 2. Kyle Rayner and Wally West try to get along while battling Sonar. Ron Marz, Paul Pelletier, Romeo Tanghal.
Speaking of Green Lantern, ComiXology is also running a Green Lantern by Geoff Johns sale which includes all of Blackest Night including every tie-in, so if you want to pick up digital copies of Blackest Night: The Flash or the GL issue in which Barry Allen gets possessed by Parallax for 99¢ an issue, now’s your chance.
November 12, 2013
It looks like DC Comics’ digital Flash back-issues are back on track, with Flash #157 available on Wednesday. With Wally and Linda apparently gone, Abra Kadabra recruits Replicant and sends him after Walter West. The rest of the speedsters have a plan…but what does the Reverse Flash have to do with it all?
After this there are only two issues left of the Dark Flash saga (it wraps in #159), and then one more issue by Waid and Augustyn (#161, an epilogue in which disasters seem to follow everywhere Wally and Linda try to honeymoon). Two one-shots fill in the gap before Geoff Johns’ run begins with #163.
Update: As Wayne points out in the comments below, DC has also released Adventures of Superman #463, the first race between Wally West and Superman from way back in 1990. (Superman/Flash races are a looong tradition.)
November 5, 2013
Flash comics out this week:
EARTH 2 #17 seems to really be focusing on Superman and Batman these days.
Forever Evil #3 may or may not involve the Flash, but is likely to feature Johnny Quick.
Digital backissues have been focusing on Impulse lately. It’s been a month since the last Flash issue was added. I’m hoping that DC will actually finish reissuing the Dark Flash Saga. There’s some room for doubt, since they actually skipped the last few parts of Race Against Time. Maybe they’re pushing to wrap Impulse completely (it ends with #89), then go back to the Flash each week?
Anyway, Impulse #82 hits, with Bart’s school becoming infested with monsters projected by a troubled classmate.
October 29, 2013
Teen Titans Annual 2
Leading into next month’s landmark issue #25, the Teen Titans continue their trip through time as the team must confront Jon Lane Kent, the Superboy of the future, who could one day wipe out the most powerful heroes on Earth. Can the Titan’s Superboy defeat the man he was cloned from by Harvest?
Scott Lobdell, Angel Unzueta, Art Thibert; Cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
And in digital backissues (ComiXology etc):
“Dan Coyote:The Man of La Jolla”
In this stand-alone issue from the “Full Coverage” event, Impulse meets the delusional Dan Coyote, an ordinary man convinced that he is the superhero Captain Saturn, and that Impulse is his sidekick Snacky.
Todd Dezago, Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco
October 23, 2013
Flash comics out this week:
The Flash #24 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
Barry’s battle against the Reverse-Flash ends with major revelations and The Flash facing an impossible challenge! Preview at Newsarama.
Teen Titans #24 by Scott Lobdell and Angel Unzueta
As Forever Evil spreads across the world, where have the Teen Titans gone? Find out when they are and why the Titans definitely aren’t together!
There don’t appear to be any new digital Flash or Impulse back-issues this week.
October 15, 2013
The Rogues call no man boss, but a new evil threat might not leave them much choice! Will they fall in line, or refuse and risk certain death? The answer will tear the Rogues apart! Brian Buccellato, Patrick Zircher, Scott Hepburn. Preview at IGN.
Digital backissues: Impulse #80 wraps up the White Lightning story that’s been running through the last few issues, weaving from foreground to background and back, and Bart makes a decision about his future. To the best of my knowledge, it’s her final appearance. Todd Dezago, Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco.
October 8, 2013
No new Flash comics this week, but DC is adding one more to its digital backissue catalog: The Flash #156 featuring three Flashes in peril!
The Dark Flash battles Replicant in the main timeline. In Walter West’s alternate timeline, Walter and Wally fight each other and Abra Kadabra…and we learn the true origin of the Dark Flash.
Mark Waid & Brian Augustyn, Paul Pelletier & Jose Marzan Jr, cover by Steve Lightle.
October 2, 2013
Forever Evil #2 is out this week, with a cover focusing on the Crime Syndicate’s evil Johnny Quick and the Teen Titans’ attempt to fight back now that the villains have taken over the world. It doesn’t look like that goes too well for the Titans.
Earth 2 #16 is out as well, closing out the war against Steppenwolf and the Hunger Dogs and revealing the identity of Brutal.
And in digital re-releases at ComiXology:
Impulse #79. This was a tie-in to the “Joker’s Last Laugh” event in which Joker thought he was dying, so he used a drug to transform villains all over the DCU into insane, smiling, “Jokerized” versions of themselves. Here, it’s an old foe of Max Mercury called Dr. Ether.