TV Flash vs TV Flash in the Xum 52

Flash TV JWS Xum

This week’s The Line it is Drawn is all about TV superheroes meeting. The entry by Xum Yukinori features a Flash (1990)/Flash (2014) mashup with the John Wesley Shipp incarnations of Barry Allen and Jay Garrick in an homage to the classic Infantino/Anderson cover for Flash #137, “Vengeance of the Immortal Villain.”

Flash 137

Head over to CSBG to see crossovers with 1970s Wonder Woman and Captain America, Batman ’66 and Gotham, and more!

Flash Movie Gets New Director

Deadline reports that Rick Famuyiwa has been chosen to direct the 2018 Flash movie. Recently known for directing (and writing) the Sundance film Dope, he takes over from former director Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the film’s script. The movie stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, and will tie in with the other Justice League-related films.

What do you think of the new choice of director? Anyone seen Dope or any of Famuyiwa’s other films?

Flash Season 2 DVD/Blu-Ray Details

Flash Season 2 Blu-Ray

Season 2 of the Flash TV series will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 6, 2016. Flash TV News has the full details. Key points:

  • All 23 episodes plus both halves of this year’s Flash/Arrow crossover, “Legends of Yesterday” and “Legends of Today.”
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Panels from Payleyfest and Comic-Con International
  • Behind-the-scenes features for visual effects, the Hawks, Zoom, and Kevin Smith

Standard price is $49.99 for the DVD and $54.97 (really?) for the Blu-Ray. You can pre-order at Amazon.

No word on a Netflix release yet. A few months ago there was talk that this season of the CW might not make it to Netflix due to the expiration of their contract and Time Warner’s intent to create their own subscription service, but I haven’t found any updates on that front. (The show is already available on pay-per-episode/season services like Amazon Video, iTunes and Google Play.)

Are you planning to buy the discs, or have you moved on from physical media to digital download/streaming?

DCTV Podcast Marathon for Spinal Research on June 11

DCTV Podcast Reeve Foundation

The DC TV Podcasting Network is teaming up with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to help cure spinal cord ailments on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Founded by the late Man of Steel himself, the mission of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is to discover and fund innovative research as well as improving the quality of life for people who live with paralysis. We here at DC TV Podcasts couldn’t be more proud to be partnering up with the Foundation for this important cause in advancing research for spinal cord injuries.

Here is how you as a listener can help and participate on Saturday, June 11, 2016, while also enjoying your favorite DC television podcasts for Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow as well as DC Movies. Continue reading

Magic Speed Formula: Mort Meskin’s Johnny Quick

Created by Mort Weisinger and debuting in More Fun Comics #71 (1941, less than two years after Flash Comics #1), Johnny Quick and his “3X2(9YZ)4A” speed formula enjoyed a 13-year run between More Fun and Adventure Comics. He even outlasted the Jay Garrick Flash, staying in publication in solo stories through 1954. A speedster who occasionally took to the skies, his secret ID of Johnny Chambers was a newsreel photographer.

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Between 1941 and 1948, the artist behind the majority of Johnny Quick’s adventures was Mort Meskin. Sometimes listed as Mort Morton, Jr., Meskin is credited on 57 Johnny Quick stories, according to DCIndexes.com. DC reprinted six of those stories between three issues of the 1956-1985 Flash series, a separate Flash 100-Page Giant, an issue of Most Dangerous Villains, and a 2001 “Millennium Edition” reprint of More Fun #101.

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