December 4, 2014

More Trailers For Next Week’s Flash Episode

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The CW released a longer trailer for next week’s Flash episode, and CTV has one as well. Both are pretty spoilery, but they have very different material in each.

More behind the jump.

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December 3, 2014

Trailer for the Mid-Season Finale

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The Flash mid-season finale airs on December 9th, and it sounds like it’ll be a doozy. Even the episode title is a spoiler, so everything’s behind the jump.

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December 2, 2014

Flash Comics This Week: Season Zero #3, Digital Silver Age

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Flash Season Zero #3Flash: Season Zero #3 is out in print this Wednesday, collecting chapters 5-6 of the digital-first comic. “The origin of Mr. Bliss is revealed! What plans does this terrible telepath have for Central City? And what can The Flash do to stop him when he can’t even control his own mind?!” Written by
Andrew Kreisberg and Katherine Walczak; Pencils by Phil Hester; Inks by Eric Gapstur.

Flash: Season Zero Chapter 7 was released digitally on Monday. “As the S.T.A.R. Labs gang frantically tries to revive Barry, Mr. Bliss’ dastardly plan is revealed!” Written by
Brooke Eikmeier, Andrew Kreisberg and Katherine Walczak; Pencils by Phil Hester; Inks by Eric Gapstur; Colored by Kelsey Shannon.

DC is also releasing two more Silver-Age Flash comics to their digital backlist: Flash #108-109 (1959), featuring stories written by John Broome with pencils by Carmine Infantino and inks by Joe Giella and Frank Giacoia. Early appearances of Gorilla Grodd and Mirror Master. Could this be the start of DC filling in the Silver Age Flash backlist?

And that’s it for the Flash this week! Oh, wait a minute. There’s one other thing, just a trifle: Only a big crossover TV event between The Flash and Arrow! :-) Part one of “The Brave and the Bold,” “Flash vs. Arrow” airs on tonight’s episode of The Flash, and Part two is tomorrow’s episode of Arrow.

Pre-Crisis JSA in Convergence Week Four, plus Earth-3 and…Scribbly?!?

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DC has revealed the fourth week of Convergence miniseries, focusing on the pre-Crisis versions of characters from Earth-2, Earth-3, Earth-4, Earth-S and Earth-X. Yep, that means classic Justice Society of America (featuring Jay Garrick) and Infinity, Inc., a Marvel Family book where Captain Marvel (I mean Shazam) really is the world’s premiere super-hero, and even an old-school Crime Syndicate (featuring Earth-3 Johnny Quick).

Convergence deals with Braniac’s collection of cities from multiple realities, and what happens when he opens the domes and allows them to interact. The main story will be told in a 9-part weekly series in April and May. DC’s New 52 line goes on a two-month hiatus, replaced by a zillion two-part miniseries focusing on different characters, including a 2000s-era West family and 1980s Flash.

Convergence JSA

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Tom Derenick and Trevor Scott
Colorist: Monica Kubina

Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youths to stave off forces from the Qward Universe. But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price.

Note: Dan Abnett is also writing the Bronze Age Barry Allen miniseries for the event.

Convergence Crime Syndicate

CRIME SYNDICATE

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Artist: Phil Winslade
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski

The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control of their city is challenged when the dome comes down and changes everything. Now, Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

Note: You’ll recognize Brian Buccellato of course as half of the Manapul/Buccellato team from the first two years of the New 52 Flash.

Convergence Worlds Finest
I’m kind of surprised there’s no Silver Age week. I guess the nostalgia wave has passed it by. On the other hand, there’s also this:

WORLD’S FINEST COMICS

Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Jim Fern and Joe Rubinstein with cartoons by Shannon Wheeler
Colorist: Paul Mounts

The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.

Scribbly was a fictionalized version of Sheldon Mayer, a writer, artist and editor going back to the Golden Age who was involved with launching or editing just about every major DC character on the All-American side of the company including the Flash, and made at least two cameos in All-Flash. Mayer also wrote and drew the semi-autobiographical comic strip Scribbly, the Boy Cartoonist.

Scribbly Jibbet!

December 1, 2014

Flash-Arrow Crossover Details

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The much-anticipated Flash/Arrow crossover airs this week, on December 2nd and December 3rd in North America. And there are some new promo clips and information to be shared.

More behind the jump, including some likely spoilers. So you’re warned.

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The Rainbow Raider

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i believe in me Rainbow Raider (known as Chroma in the New 52)
Roy G. Bivolo

Roy was born with complete colour blindness, and saw the world in shades of grey. He was quite a talented young artist, but his inability to see colour meant that his work was often garish and ugly, something for which he was mocked. His father — who happened to be a brilliant optometrist — spent his life trying to find a cure for his son, but failed. However, on his deathbed he gave Roy some special goggles he’d recently invented. The goggles didn’t give Roy colour vision, but he discovered they had all sorts of fantastic abilities, which he then used to become an art-thieving criminal.

More after the jump.

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