October 17, 2014

Flash #35 Preview is Up!

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Flash #35The Flash #35 comes out next week and concludes the storyline that began back in #30 and Flash Annual #3. The Future Flash has arrived in the present, but based on what we’ve seen so far, his plans for present-day Barry Allen aren’t too friendly!

Preview at Uproxx. Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen. Art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse.

DC Variant Covers Go All-Flash in January!

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DC has announced the theme for January 2015’s variant covers, and in honor of the Flash’s 75th Anniversary, the theme is: The Flash!

Each of the 22 covers is an homage to a classic comic book cover, made a little…Flashier.  And the variant for The Flash #38 is, appropriately enough, a Howard Porter take on Flash of Two Worlds!

Flash 38 Cover Variant by Howard Porter

Images via CBR, IGN, ComicVine, Newsarama and HitFix. Here’s the list of credits according to Newsarama:

Batman/Superman #18 by Jim Lee
Action Comics #38 by Dave Johnson
Aquaman #38 by Steve Rude
Batgirl #38 by Aaron Lopresti
Batman #38 by Tony Daniel & Tomeu Morey
Batman & Robin #38 by Dave Bullock
Batman/Superman #18 by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, & Alex Sinclair
Catwoman #38 by Ty Templeton
Detective Comics #38 by Josh Middleton
The Flash #38 by Howard Porter & HiFi Color
Harley Quinn #14 by Bruce Timm
Grayson #6 by Jock
Green Lantern #38 by Dog Mahnke & David Baron
Green Lantern Corps #38 by Bill Sienkievicz
JLU #8 by Karl Kerschl & Dave McCaig
Justice League #38 by Tony Harris
Justice League Dark #38 by Kelley Jones
Justice League United #8 by Karl Kerschl and Dave McCaig
New Teen Titans #6 by Michael Allred & Laura Allred
Sinestro #9 by Ethan Van Sciver & Alex Sinclair
Supergirl #38 by Michael Avon Oeming & Rico Renzi
Superman #38 by Kevin Nowlan
Superman/Wonder Woman #15 by Ivan Reis & Alex Sinclair
Wonder Woman #38 by Terry & Rachel Dodson

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THE FLASH Episode 2 Review – The Pilot Was No Fluke!

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The second episode of THE FLASH proves one very important thing – the pilot was no fluke.  This series is for real, and is easily the best superhero show to come along in many years (with apologies to all ARROW, GOTHAM, S.H.I.E.L.D. and other fans). We won’t spoil the HUGE surprise at the end of the show…and what a moment it is…but we can give you at least some highlights here.
LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD

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October 15, 2014

For New Readers: A Guide To Other Flash Villains

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new rogues Hello new Flash fans and curious readers! Welcome to Flash fandom, and I hope you enjoy your stay :)

Part One of this piece covers the Reverse Flashes and major Rogues (the more popular ones). This part covers Gorilla Grodd, as well as some more minor villains who may appear in the television series –­ many of these characters were co-created by the show’s producer/writer Geoff Johns, and he’ll probably revisit them at some point. It’s already known that Girder will appear.

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FLASH MOVIE Coming in 2018 with Ezra Miller

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For the longest time, I wondered whether I’d rather see a Flash movie or a Flash TV show.

As plans for a Flash movie languished in development hell, I started noticing patterns in the big-budget Batman, Superman, X-Men, Spider-Man, and finally Avengers and Green Lantern films, and I realized I’d rather have a TV show.  I’d sacrifice the spectacle and scope of a movie to get a new story every week for 20 weeks out of the year. I’d rather get the origin out of the way and get to see lots of lots of different villains, instead of one movie with an origin story, then if it does well enough a second movie with two villains shoehorned in together, and a third movie with as many villains as they could cram in because between audience drop-off and the stars getting too expensive/old for the part, they know this is it until someone comes along to reboot the series.

So I was actually quite happy (though extremely cautious) when they announced a Flash TV series last summer instead of a movie. Now that TV show is here, we’re two episodes in and it seems to be a hit.

Today, Warner Bros. announced a new slate of films with 10 DC-inspired movies through 2020.

And for the first time ever, I don’t have to choose between a Flash movie or a TV show.

The schedule announced includes:

2016: Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad.
2017: Wonder Woman — yes, Wonder Woman! — and Justice League
2018: Flash and Aquaman.
2019: Shazam and Justice League 2
2020: Cyborg and Green Lantern.

Newsarama speculates on a March 23, 2018 opening date based on previously-reserved dates.

Warner Bros. also announced that Ezra Miller will be playing the Flash, and confirmed Jason Momoa as Aquaman. I’m not familiar with Miller, but before anyone complains that he looks too young based on his IMDB headshot, keep in mind it was taken six years ago and the movie is scheduled for four years from now.

It’s been stated before that the DC cinematic and television universes will be separate, and casting different actors confirms it. (Unless they pull a fast one on us and it turns out he’s playing Bart.) That’s not unprecedented – Superman Returns came out during Smallville’s run, after all. And the more I think about it, it’s probably a good idea to let the TV show do what TV series do well — tell lots of stories, sometimes connected, sometimes stand-alone, with time to develop a wide cast of characters — and let the movies focus on the spectacle that works best on the big screen.  (And based on the way Season 1 of S.H.I.E.L.D. had to spin its wheels until it could pull the big reveal without spoiling Captain America 2, allowing them to each go their own way without interference is probably best.)

I know I shouldn’t get too excited — I mean, they announced a Flash movie back in 2004 and it went through multiple scripts, writers and directors before stalling entirely  — but after two episodes of the TV show, it’s hard not to feel optimistic about the Flash’s chances.

Upcoming Episode Promo

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The trailer is up for the third episode of the Flash, titled “Things You Can’t Outrun”. In it, we get our first look at The Mist.

 
Also, the news is quite good for the Flash‘s debut last week! As reported by Deadline, the pilot episode was the most-watched CW premiere in history. That should bode well for the show’s future, and hopefully the viewership doesn’t drop off too much as time goes on.