July 16, 2014
Over the past two weeks, DC has released the last four issues of the Wally West Flash series to their digital backlist, Flash #244-247, featuring the story “This Was Your Life, Wally West.” Written by Alan Burnett with art by committee, it pitted Wally against both the Queen Bee and his own mortality.
They’re not done yet, though. Up until last month, DC had been working their way through the Geoff Johns/Scott Kolins run, and once it was solid through #200, they jumped forward to the end of the book. Only a handful of issues from Flash #201-230 (most of which is Geoff Johns with Howard Porter and Livesay) are available digitally so far, and I’d expect that’s where they’ll fill in next.
There’s also an odd four-issue gap from #116-119, clipping off the end of “Race Against Time” and the “Final Night” tie-in from Mark Waid’s run on the book. Why they skipped those four issues, I have no idea.
So there’s another thirty or so issues of the main series to go before it’s complete.
Then there’s the ½ issue that’s a prologue to “Rogue War,” three Secret Files, and thirteen Annuals, some of which stand alone and some of which tie into ongoing stories. Not to mention Iron Heights and Flash: Our Worlds at War, both of which tied into the build-up to “Crossfire.”
And that’s not even getting into stand-alone one-shots like the two Flash 80-page giants, or Time Flies, or, well, Speed Force…
July 14, 2014
THE FLASH #35
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
MONSTERS Variant cover by RYAN OTTLEY
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s The Flash vs. Future Flash as these two super-speedsters battle for the fate of Wally West! Will a Flash die?
And Beyond the New 52…
THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO #1
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
1:5 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Digital First
An all-new digital first series From the world of the highly anticipated new TV show The Flash! Follow the adventures of Barry Allen as he struggles to balance his job as a police crime scene investigator, his unrequited crush on Iris West (who also happens to be his boss’ daughter) and his new life as Central City’s guardian angel! Don’t miss out!
Also keep an eye on the Justice League titles, Multiversity, Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse and more.
July 13, 2014
I’ve been meaning to post this all week: The Flash faces bleak existential despair in Patrick (H) Willems’ short fan film, En Fläsh, bringing you the scarlet speedster in the style of classic director Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal).
I’ve gotten way behind on these link round-ups.
ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims on Why Mark Waid’s Flash run is so great, and how it ties the entire post-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Universe together. (video)
The Flash Podcast has covered Iris West, Weather Wizard and Professor Zoom since we last checked in.
Flash TV Talk has covered Young Justice & Reverse Flashes and interviewed Greg Weisman.
Back in a Flash podcast talks about Merge, the villain in the latest issue of the book.
CBR’s Pipeline looks back at The Flash by Waid and Wieringo.
Not Flash-specific, but worth a read: Radioactive Blackness And Anglo-Saxon Aliens: Achieving Superhero Diversity Through Race-Changing (ComicsAlliance)
Tons of stuff as always at The Rogues Kick Ass.
July 12, 2014
Welcome to the latest installment in our annotations of the collected edition of The Trial of the Flash! A while back, we analyzed related stories leading up to the release of Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash. In addition, we interviewed author Cary Bates about the buildup and the Trial itself, plus showed you what wasn’t included in the collection.
IN THIS ISSUE: Flash flashback within a Flash Flashback flashback.
Links to original artwork, scans and research are included throughout this post. For definitive legal analysis of the story by Bob Ingersoll, go here. Tom vs. Flash Podcast links here, including these issues. As always, huge thanks to the DC Indexes. See you after the jump!
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July 11, 2014
DC Collectibles has given us a sneak peek at the action figures and statues to be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con in a couple of weeks, and one of them is a figure of Barry Allen from the upcoming Flash TV series. So far it looks nicely poseable and is a great likeness of actor Grant Gustin in the Flash suit, which bodes well.
There are no other details as of yet, but you can see the rest of the imminent figures at DC’s blog, and some of them look really nice. Presumably we’ll learn more about the figures once SDCC is underway. And if you’ll be attending SDCC, the blog post has information about when and where the collectibles panels will be held.
What do you think of the figure so far? Is anyone hoping for more figures based on the TV series?