August 11, 2014

Flash TV Quick Hits: Clancy Brown and the Clock King

Category: Flash News, Media — By

Two Flash TV series updates:

Clancy Brown will play General Wade Eiling in a recurring role. “The General” will appear first in episode 5 as the leader of a black-ops team pursuing Plastique. Eiling comes out of the Captain Atom corner of the DCU and has been an ally/enemy of the Justice League and Suicide Squad as his own motivations coincide with and diverge from their agendas.

You may recall Clancy Brown’s voice as Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe Superman and Justice League cartoons.

The Clock King returns in Episode 7, played as in Arrow by Robert Knepper. I seem to recall that Episode 8 was to be the actual crossover between the two series, but I could be misremembering or they might be changing plans.

August 9, 2014

Annotations: The Trial of The Flash, #346 – “Dead Man’s Bluff”

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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.

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IN THIS ISSUE:  The Flash of Two Faces!

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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August 7, 2014

Flash #36 LEGO Variant Cover

Category: Covers — By

DC Comics has announced a slew of LEGO-themed variant covers for November 2014 to go with the launch of the game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, releasing the images to various news sites. Nerdist has The Flash #36

Flash #36 LEGO Variant Cover

August 6, 2014

Speed Reading: Flash TV News

Category: Media, Round-Ups — By

TVLine reports that Girder will be introduced in episode six of the Flash TV series. The casting call notes that he was a former bully of Barry in childhood, and can “transmute any part of his body into solid steel”. So he’ll obviously be a bit different from the character in the comics, but is keeping some of the basic elements. He has not been cast yet.

Firestorm Fan reports that Kelly Frye has been cast as Plastique. She’ll apparently debut in the fifth episode, and will also be a metahuman due to the same accident which gave Barry his powers. Frye has appeared in such dramas as The Mentalist and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Geoff Johns gave a fairly lengthy interview to CBR about the Flash TV series and some of DC’s other television properties. (There are a few spoilers for the pilot episode referenced in the interview.) Johns talks about the Rogues and other villains they might be using, and discusses later plot points which are seeded in the pilot. And there’s a fair bit about other TV series, if you’re interested in that.

CBR also interviewed executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti about the tone of the series, and synchronicity with shows like Arrow.

August 4, 2014

A Trip to SDCC 2014

Category: Fandom, Timely — By

Iron Man, Flash and Red HoodThis year’s trip to Comic-Con International in San Diego went a bit better than last year, when I ended up losing an entire afternoon to an ER visit. That didn’t happen this year. Even better: we managed to catch some fascinating panels, meet some artists and writers, find some cool stuff, see people in awesome costumes, and even learn some useful information.

Sadly, I didn’t make it to the Flash pilot screenings, since they were Wednesday and Saturday, and my tickets were for Thursday and Friday. But I did get to see the extended preview and cast/crew discussion panel for iZombie, which looks like it’ll be a lot of fun in a Pushing Daisies/Veronica Mars/Buffy sort of way.

»Read my full writeup at K² Ramblings
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August 2, 2014

Annotations: The Trial of The Flash, #345 – “The Secret Face of The Flash!”

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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.

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IN THIS ISSUE: I went to Gorilla City…and all I got was this face!

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!

Read the rest of this entry »