December 12, 2014

Spam Attack

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Hi everyone. If you follow SpeedForce on Twitter or Facebook, I want to apologize for the spam flood earlier today.

Someone took advantage of lenient moderation settings on our Flickr photo group and submitted a zillion spam images to the group. Those photos were then auto-shared out to Facebook and Twitter (and Tumblr, but fortunately I have that set to go into the queue instead of posting immediately, and none of them had gone live by the time I started cleaning it up).

Unfortunately, I wasn’t keeping an eye on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter at the time this happened, and it was over an hour before I saw the alerts from readers telling me that something was wrong.

I’ve cleaned up all the tweets and Facebook posts. The account that posted all the photos to the group has been banned and their images removed. Furthermore, I’ve tightened the moderation settings on the Flickr group: Only 6 photos/day are allowed, and for the time being all submissions will require approval.

That doesn’t change the fact that the spam posts went out and flooded your feeds, but I wanted to let you know what happened, and what I’ve done to prevent it from happening again.

Thank you to everyone who reported the problem, and I’m sorry I didn’t catch it sooner.

December 10, 2014

“The Man In The Yellow Suit” – Review of THE FLASH Episode 109

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Ever since the beginning of this series, we’ve been waiting for this…”The Man In the Yellow Suit”! Now that we have hit the mid-season finale, we finally get a throw-down between Barry and…whoever is in that yellow cowl. But, that’s far from all that we get in this episode. We find the reappearance of¬†Dr. Tina McGee, and some significant events for the personal lives of just about everyone concerned, as we turn to our review of Episode 109 of THE FLASH!

Some spoilers (not all, but some) ahead!

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Digital Silver Age continues with Flash #111-112: Cloud Creatures & Elongated Man

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Flash 111It looks like DC has, indeed, started filling in the classic Silver Age Flash comics from the late 1950s/early 1960s on their digital backlist! ComiXology has added Flash #111 and Flash #112 this week, featuring the Invasion of the Cloud Creatures, Kid Flash Wally West’s first two solo adventures, and the first appearance of Ralph Dibny, the World-Famous Elongated Man.

December 9, 2014

New Flash Teaser Posted

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The CW has already posted the teaser for the next episode of The Flash. The actual episode doesn’t air until January 20th, so we have a long time to wait. It’s titled “Revenge of the Rogues”, and features the return of some guys we haven’t seen in a while.

December 8, 2014

Mark Hamill Returns as the Trickster!

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Mark Hamill as the 1990s TricskterMark Hamill, known worldwide as Luke Skywalker but to Flash fans as the live-action Trickster from the 1990s Flash TV show, will be back to reprise the role in the 17th episode of the new Flash TV series, as reported by HitFix.

Hamill joins John Wesley Shipp, the original series’ Barry Allen, who plays Barry’s father on the new show, and Amanda Pays, who returns as Dr. Tina McGee. Like Pays, he’ll be playing a different version of the character this time around:

In this new iteration, The Trickster is an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) to foil the city-wide attacks of a wannabe Trickster eagerly following in the original’s deadly footsteps. The episode will reunite him with John Wesley Shipp who went up against him as the original ‘Flash’ on the CBS version.

It sounds like they’re bringing in both James Jesse and Axel Walker, which I think is a great move. The New 52 Trickster lost something when they tried to make Axel the original rather than someone who stole the identity and gadgets. I like that they’re incorporating the con man aspect as well, since that’s one of my favorites versions of the character.

So what do you think of bringing back Mark Hamill as the Trickster? Great idea, or best idea?

December 4, 2014

FLASH-ARROW Crossover Event (Review)

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The big FLASH-ARROW crossover event is over…and what a ride! We find Oliver Queen (and his team) in Central City to fight Roy Bivolo (a name that should be familiar) and Barry Allen (and Cisco and Caitlin) in Starling City to track down Digger Harkness (another VERY familiar name). There are some interesting¬†developments for all the characters, even though there are a couple of nagging things that we’ll get to…but overall it was a great two-night event. WARNING: There will be a few spoilers…not a lot…but still…

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