July 20, 2015

New Flash Costume

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The CW has officially released images of the new Flash costume for the second season of the show, and it looks pretty good. I guess the only real change that I can see is the white logo, which brings it a bit closer to his costume in the comics. What does everyone think of it?

July 17, 2015

Flash #42 Preview: Jailbreak!

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Flash #42Uproxx has a preview of Flash #42. Barry Allen shows up at a crime scene, but this time he’s locked out…because his dad’s the one who’s broken out of jail! And just what is Professor Zoom’s involvement…?

Flash #42 by Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse arrives in stores next week.

July 15, 2015

This Week: Mutant Spiders, Flash vs. Hippies and the Most Tragic Day

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It’s an all-digital week for the Flash.

The latest Flash Season Zero chapter has the Flash going after giant mutant spiders in the sewers while Caitlin and Cisco pursue a mystery relating to Caitlin’s former mentor.

Newly added to the digital backlist:

Flash #184 (1969): You are about to witness the most tragic day in the life of the Flash.

Flash #185 (1969): “While vacationing in France, Barry and Iris see the Eiffel Tower being lifted off into space; other buildings take off as well; Barry and Inspector Martell of Interpol investigate.” Yeah, it’s that crazy. And check out the cover…

Flash #185: Flash vs. Hippies.

Michael Ironside Cast as Captain Cold and Golden Glider’s Father

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Via THR: Michael Ironside will appear as Lewis Snart, the “estranged, abusive father” of Leonard and Lisa Snart, a.k.a. Captain Cold and Golden Glider.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Lewis is described as cold-blooded, ruthless career criminal. Recently released from prison, he returns to Central City with a plan that will endanger both of his children.

Ironside will appear in the third episode of The Flash season two, “Family of Rogues,” along with Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Glider (Peyton List).

Now I’m trying to remember if the Snarts’ father had a canonical first name in the comics. All I remember is a few Flashbacks and the horribly miscalculated hostage-taking attempt in Final Crisis: Rogues Revenge.

July 14, 2015

Flash by Geoff Johns Collection Coming in Paperback

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Wonderland (Flash #166)Among DC’s upcoming collections:

THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK ONE TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, SCOTT KOLINS, JOSE MARZAN, JR., and ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale NOVEMBER 25 • 368 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Geoff Johns’s unforgettable run on THE FLASH begins when Wally West finds himself without super speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master and save the city he loves? Plus, The Flash is shocked to learn that a strange cult is killing all the people he’s ever rescued. Collects THE FLASH #164-176 and THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS #1.

Some thoughts: This is almost the same contents as the hardcover Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.1 that came out in 2011. That book also started with “Wonderland” and “Blood Will Run,” ran through #176 and included “Iron Heights,” but also included “Flash: Our Worlds at War” and the story from “Flash Secret Files #3.” Given the page count, it makes sense to refactor the collections a bit, and this may even be a better place to break it. The Secret Files story works better as build-up to “Crossfire” than as a wrap-up to “Blood Will Run.”

Flash #45 Cover and Details (October)

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Flash #45

DC’s October solicitations are up.

THE FLASH #45
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Monsters Variant cover by GUSTAVO DUARTE
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T

Assault on Central City! Professor Zoom’s attack against The Flash turns personal as Zoom’s team targets the Central City Police Department! Barry Allen’s closest friends are drawn into the battle, and he’ll need the help of some unlikely allies to prevent the destruction of all he holds dear.

Additionally, there’s this:

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – THE FLASH #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by JESUS MERINO
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The Flash is forced to take on the role of the Black Racer, harbinger of death! But can anyone escape this unlikely grim reaper?

DC hasn’t released a cover, but we now know who’s writing and drawing it. The SDCC announcement only mentioned Geoff Johns and a Francis Manapul cover, leading everyone to conclude that Johns was writing the one-shots along with Darkseid War.

Update: The list includes the print editions of several digital digital-first books, but no sign of a follow-up to Flash: Season Zero. The comic set in the TV continuity wraps up its digital run later this month, with the final print issue and collected edition TP hitting in September. DC might be letting the series rest for a bit, but I think it’s more likely they’ll launch the next tie-in book digitally in October, when the TV show returns, with the print edition launching in November.