April 9, 2014

This Week: Earth 2 Collections, Digital Crossfire

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Flash comics out this week include…

Two Earth 2 collections featuring the New 52 Jay Garrick:

  • Earth 2 vol.2 TP: The Tower of Fate
  • Earth 2 vol.3 HC: Battle Cry

Digital backissues:

  • Flash #185 (Wally West series) is part 2 of Crossfire.
April 6, 2014

Barry Allen Wins DC Marvel Superhero March Madness!

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Thanks to a LOT of support from ardent Flash fans, Barry Allen is the Champion of DC Marvel Superhero March Madness at TMStash.com!  The competition started with 64 characters, divided equally between DC and Marvel favorites, and just ended earlier tonight (April 6th).  Barry received almost 2/3 of over 15,000 votes cast in the final round!  Yes, there were multi-voters on both sides of the aisle on this one, but Flash fans were certainly the most enthusiastic in pushing the Scarlet Speedster over the top!  Here’s the link to the official announcement at TMStash:

http://www.tmstash.com/flash-barry-allen-wins-dc-marvel-superhero-march-madness/

The staff at TMStash are already in the early stages of planning for next year’s event, and they send along their thanks to you and to Speedforce.org for allowing the regular updates over here.  Thanks to everyone for stopping by and voting!

April 4, 2014

Funko Pop! Blue Lantern Flash Figurine Announced

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Hey Speed Readers,

Yet another awesome Funko Pop! Flash figurine has been announced: Blue Lantern Flash is coming from Funko Pop! available in a standard version and a special metallic variant in the next couple of months.

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April 3, 2014

Barry Allen in the Finals of DC Marvel Superhero March Madness!

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Barry Allen has made it to the FINALS of DC Marvel Superhero March Madness by defeating Power Girl.  He will face-off with Captain America in the championship round.  Here’s a quick link to that match – be sure to stop by and vote!

http://www.tmstash.com/final-round-barry-allen-vs-captain-america-dc-marvel-superhero-march-madness/

“The Resurrected Hope” – Review of EARTH 2 #22

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earth 2 22 coverThis issue of EARTH 2 has a theme of resurrection – in more ways that one.  A hero returns, another learns his way, and the “resurrected hope” may have the key to any chance our Wonders have of survival!

LIGHT SPOILERS ONLY

The returning hero is revealed in the first pages…Alan Scott is once again saved (or this time, resurrected) by the green flame. His teammates are unaware of this so far, as events elsewhere are ready to unfold quickly.  Young Jimmy Olsen of Earth 2 (only 13 years old on this Earth) is starting to figure out some of the meanings of Doctor Fates ramblings…including the identity of the person identied as the “resurrected hope”…and no, it isn’t Alan Scott.  As the Kryptonian starts to gain power, the group is attacked – and that sets up the twist at the end that may finally turn this battle around…but for that we’ll have to wait until next issue.

Tom Taylor is an excellent storyteller, and this issue is no exception.  There are a number of events going on simultaneously, but it doesn’t look forced – everything is blending well into the main plot.  The art as always is outstanding – I love Nicola Scott’s pencils, Trevor Scott’s inks and Pete Pantazis’ color work.  Jay Garrick fans will need to wait just a bit longer to see him in this story…but fans of these Wonders should be happy with another great issue of EARTH 2.

April 2, 2014

Barry in and Wally Out of DC MARVEL SUPERHERO MARCH MADNESS

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Barry Allen easily won his contest over Iron Man – but Wally West lost a VERY close race at the last second by only 1 vote to Power Girl in DC MARVEL SUPERHERO MARCH MADNESS!  Power Girl has pulled off some amazing wins in this competition, beginning with her Round 1 upset of Batman.  This sets up a Barry versus Power Girl semi-final for the competition – the winner will face either Wolverine or Captain American for the finals.  Voting is going on NOW for the semi-finals and will continue until 11 PM Eastern Daylight Time USA on April 3rd.  The finals will begin immediately thereafter and will continue until Sunday night April 6th and the LIVE podcast that will reveal the Champion.

If you want to get in on the voting, here’s the link to Barry’s race:

http://www.tmstash.com/semi-finals-dc-marvel-superhero-march-madness-barry-allen-vs-power-girl/