March 17, 2015

SUPER VILLAIN MARCH MADNESS – Vote today!

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Over at TMStash.com, you’ll find a LOT of Flash Rogues and other bad guys in Super Villain March Madness! Today’s match-ups include Zoom, Grodd, Vandal Savage and more! To vote, just CLICK HERE to follow the link to the post with all EIGHT matches today! The voting for this group ends at 10 PM Eastern Time on March 18th, so be sure to make your voice heard!

Flash Cast Teams Up to Crowdfund Short Film “The Letter Carrier”

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Jesse L. Martin (Det. Joe West) has had a story kicking around in his head for years — one that he’s teaming up with other members of the Flash cast to turn into a short film set in the 1860s.

NOW THE BLACK MAIL COME WHEN THE SUN LAY DOWN
IF THE MOON GET BIG AND THERE AIN’T NO SOUND
LISTEN FOR THE WHISTLE, BUNDLE IN THE BED
SLEEP LITTLE BABY, AND YOU WONT WAKE DEAD

A mother hides her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The children have grown up with a tale of a man known as The Letter Carrier. As the legend goes, he roams the mountains looking for children to sell as slaves. Painted against this historical backdrop, it is a raw, mysterious, and interpretive fable. Told through a cappella song, using original folk music, spirituals and a score using only natural sounds.

Martin has a theater background (he was the original Collins in Rent), and is writing the screenplay and original songs, with Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon) arranging and composing. Martin and Rick Cosnett (Det. Eddie Thawne) will direct, with the two of them and Patrick Sabongui (Director Singh) producing.

They’re crowdfunding the project, aiming to go into production when The Flash wraps season one. You can help get the film made starting at $15 Canadian, with rewards such as a spoken ringtone by Rick Cosnett, signed headshots of Cosnett or Martin, signed concept art and scripts, and so on. At higher pledge levels, you can get Martin or Cosnett to call you and sing Happy Birthday!

Check out the Kickstarter page for The Letter Carrier!

March 16, 2015

Super Villain March Madness!

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Last year, the followers of SpeedForce.org were a BIG factor in helping Barry Allen win in the DC vs. Marvel Superhero March Madness event at TMStash.com. This year, a number of Flash Rogues and other Flash bad guys are part of a NEW event…SUPER VILLAIN MARCH MADNESS!

The event has begun with a field of 68 villains, split into four regions. There are 30 DC and 30 Marvel bad guys, along with 8 Indie villains who are presently in their “Play-In” Matches (go to TMStash.com to vote in those matches). Beginning at 10 PM Eastern Time USA on March 17th, the BIG fun begins with eight matches, including Grodd, Zoom, and Vandal Savage. Later matches will include Captain Cold, along with a host of other DC baddies. It is YOUR votes that will make all the difference! You can get all the pairings at THIS LINK.

75th Anniversary Thoughts – Why We Follow The Flash!

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With last week’s 75th Anniversary of all the first appearance of The Flash, we wanted to add some thoughts from a few of the crew here at SpeedForce.org about why we love these stories so much. Here are some quick tributes from Greg, Lia, and Ed, just after the jump:

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Two New Promotional Clips

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The Flash ends its hiatus this week, and we have two exciting new promo clips to watch. The first is from tomorrow’s episode, called “Out Of Time”.

More behind the jump.

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Zoom! Flash #41 and Flash Season Zero #9 Covers (June 2015)

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Flash 41 Cover

DC’s June solicitations are rolling out. We’ve already seen the design for the Flash’s new costume post-Convergence, and now we see Professor Zoom (apparently separate from the new Reverse-Flash?) and his new look.

And the Flash’s costume, but not the Flash…

THE FLASH #41
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
THE JOKER Variant cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Professor Zoom is back, and he’s not alone! Who’s along for the ride to kill the fastest man alive? Find out here!

Flash Season Zero 9

And, for the first time ever, Flash: Season Zero uses a cover that isn’t a repurposed publicity poster from the TV show.

THE FLASH SEASON ZERO #9
Written by ANDREW KREISBERG, KAI YU WU and LAUREN CENTO
Art by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR
Cover by JASON BADOWER
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Armed with information from Oliver Queen about the Suicide Squad, The Flash and the S.T.A.R. Labs team decide to break into A.R.G.U.S.!