January 20, 2015

Flash Season Zero #7 in April

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Flash Season Zero #7

The New 52 may be going on hiatus for Convergence in April and May, but the TV and other continuity books keep going, including…

THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #7
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG, KAI WU and LAUREN CERTO
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
Photo cover
On sale APRIL 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

It’s The Flash vs. King Shark! Can Barry save his friends (and himself) from this terrifying death machine?

Flash Vol.6: Out of Time – Coming in June

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Flash Vol 6: Out of Time

DC has solicited the next Flash collection:

THE FLASH VOL. 6: OUT OF TIME HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND, RON FRENZ and LIVESAY
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale JUNE 17 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In these tales from THE FLASH #30-35, THE FLASH ANNUAL #3 and THE FLASH: FUTURES END #1, the fastest man alive is a broken man. His powers have failed him time and again at great cost to him and the city he has sworn to protect. Now he’s coming back to the current time to stop the one event that destroyed his life. And in the present, Barry Allen must contend with thieves trying to capitalize on the devastation of FOREVER EVIL. It’s a tale of two timelines that ushers in one of The New 52’s most anticipated character debuts!

It’s a bit different from the original announcement, which was for a trade paperback that stopped at Flash #34. I’m guessing the format was changed based on either sales or an editorial decision to keep the hardcovers going, and the inclusion of Future’s End: The Flash and The Flash #35 happened when someone pointed out that the main story didn’t actually end in #34!

This Week: Flash TV Returns, Digital Classics

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The Flash TV show returns tonight, and it’s double trouble for the Flash with Captain Cold and Heat Wave!

DC adds three more Silver Age issues from 1962 to their digital backlist (ComiXology and other platforms) on Wednesday: The Flash #131, 132 and #133. Stories include a team-up with Green Lantern and the infamous Abra Kadabra story, “Plight of the Puppet-Flash”

Flash #133

January 18, 2015

Frozen Impulse

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Anna from Frozen: Impulse costume design

I finally found this picture again so I could scan it: Costume design for Princess Anna of Arrendelle, aka Impulse.

Background: The four-year-old was watching Frozen for the 538th time, and I found myself thinking of Paul Hostetler’s Disney Princess Justice League from The Line is is Drawn.

Disney Princess Justice League

Watching Anna go from half-asleep to fully dressed and running around the castle in two seconds, I remarked, “You know, they should have made Anna the Flash instead of Rapunzel.”

Katie and I looked at each other, and she replied, “No…Impulse!” A few viewings later, she drew a costume design.

January 16, 2015

Flash TV Villain News

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Lots of stuff to go through today, and there are definitely spoilers, so check them out after the jump.

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Cover & Details for Convergence: The Flash #1

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Convergence: The Flash #1 cover by Michael Allred

The Nerdist has more Convergence solicitations, including…

CONVERGENCE: THE FLASH #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 22 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Trapped in Gotham City, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city, but he faces a Tangent Universe foe who thinks faster than even The Flash can run!

Gotta love that Michael Allred art!

Also:

CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by TOM DERENICK and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youth to stave off forces from the Qward Universe. But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price!

CONVERGENCE: CRIME SYNDICATE #1
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by PHIL WINSLADE
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control over their city of a bygone era comes crashing down when Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights the One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

Newsarama has rounded up all the covers and details announced this week. I’ve got to admit I’m really looking forward to Marv Wolfman and Nicola Scott on the 80s-era New Teen Titans.