June 15, 2015
THE FLASH #44
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by WES CRAIG
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Professor Zoom’s war against The Flash escalates as Zoom’s team launches an attack that Central City will never forget. With Wally West in the line of fire, The Flash is racing against the clock to save his city—and his friend.
THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #12
Written by STERLING GATES
Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE
While The Flash battles an army of dark energy-infused giant spiders, Caitlin and Cisco go on an adventure of their own! THE FLASH SEASON ZERO reaches its conclusion here!
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #4
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Teri’s had a rough time since she joined the League. She’s died, been reborn as the new Flash, and battled against the Five, demon armies, and a world full of Starros! She’s even dated Superman! Along the way, she’s always had help, but now she’ll have to face one of the original Flash’s greatest enemies: the Mirror Master!
June 12, 2015
September’s variant cover theme at DC Comics is Green Lantern’s 75th Anniversary. IGN has the full gallery, including this cover for The Flash #44 by Wes Craig.
Two things come to mind as I look through the gallery:
1. While Hal Jordan is the most frequently-appearing GL in this set, he’s not the only one. John Stewart appears on this cover, the Batman Beyond Green Lantern appears on that series’ cover, etc. There are even a few with Alan Scott, the Green Lantern who’s actually been around 75 years, including a great Detective Comics cover by Cliff Chiang featuring Golden-Age Green Lantern and Batman.
2. These appear to be normally-numbered issues of the various series. Apparently post-New 52 DC is done with their yearly September special events like the zero issues, villain’s month, and Future’s End tie-ins. Considering we just got through with a two-month hiatus for everything, that’s probably a good idea.
June 11, 2015
TVLine has new information about some upcoming casting for The Flash show. Yesterday they reported about the casting call for ‘Wendy’, and today they announced a casting call for ‘John Clark’.
Arrow is seeking an Iris West type… No, just kidding. (Too soon?) The Flash, however – in addition to Wendy – is casting the season-long role of a classically handsome, square-jawed hero in his 30s to early 40s, a slightly cynical man “with an edge.” The casting call lists the character as “John Clark,” which is obviously fake/a nod to the DC Comics letterer. Though I must wonder if one of Clark’s works hints at the character being introduced…
Some people are already speculating that this may be Jay Garrick, and I think that’s distinctly possible. With the cameo of Jay’s helmet in the season finale, he’s an obvious inclusion for the series (he’s not a character I’d like to see appear “with an edge”, but there could be a good reason for it). Or maybe it’s someone else entirely, of course.
IGN spoke with Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) and Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave) about their roles in the upcoming show Legends of Tomorrow. The thirteen-episode series will feature them alongside heroes like White Canary (Caity Lotz), the Atom (Brandon Routh) and others, and they’re obviously different from the more more conventional heroes. In this interview, the duo speak about their characters and potential role in the series.
Which character would you like ‘John Clark’ to be?
June 10, 2015
According to TV Line, The Flash is casting a cop named Wendy for season two.
TVLine has learned that for Season 2, the CW hit is casting the major recurring role of Wendy, a “spunky, fun and funny” romantic interest for one Barry Allen.
A cop for the Central City PD, Wendy is described as bright and scientific-minded — more specifically, “Think ‘Felicity Smoak’ from Arrow,” the casting call reads.
Wendy doesn’t have a direct source in the comics. Barry’s love life is pretty simple, as he’s solidly with Iris West when he first appears in the Silver Age, and solidly with fellow CSI Patty Spivot in the New 52. There’s his childhood crush Daphne Dean, now a famous actress, and there’s Fiona Webb, whom he started dating and nearly married after Iris’ death.
Waitaminute….anyone want to bet Wendy has a brother named Marvin?
The Beat has the details on DC’s Convergence Collected Editions. The full event will be collected in a whopping nine volumes this October, one collecting the main series and two for each group of tie-ins:
- Convergence (hardcover, featuring the main series)
- Convergence: Flashpoint volumes 1 and 2
- Convergence: Zero Hour volumes 1 and 2
- Convergence: Crisis volumes 1 and 2
- Convergence: Infinite Earths volumes 1 and 2
Convergence: The Flash (featuring 1980s Barry Allen) will be included in Convergence: Crisis Book Two. Convergence: Speed Force (featuring 2000s Wally West and family) will be included in Convergence: Flashpoint Book Two.
DC has added one more Wally West annual and two more Barry Allen issues to their digital backlist this week.
Flash Annual #10 (1997): Part of the “Pulp Heroes” theme, in this case focusing on romance. Wally West is consulting on a movie being made about the Flash, and the actress playing “Lindy” Park has a more than healthy interest in him. And then there’s Rainbow Raider… Plus a backup story, “Sound and Fury” starring Pied Piper.
Flash #159 (1966)- “The Flash’s Final Fling” – has the scarlet speedster hung up his boots for good?
Flash #160 (1966) 80-Page giant featuring reprints of classic Silver Age stories, plus the Golden-Age “Duet of Danger” featurng the first appearance of the Fiddler.
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