November 9, 2015

Sneak Peeks At “Enter Zoom”, And More

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tumblr_nxep99jlac1tbsjlbo1_1280 Here’s the one-page comic preview for this week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Enter Zoom”. And just below you’ll find a clip from the episode, featuring a battle between Barry and Doctor Light. Based on the trailer, it seems like they may be trying to get Zoom’s attention.


Meanwhile, CBR reports that this season’s crossover of The Flash and Arrow will be a true two-parter, as opposed to the slightly-related standalone episodes we had last year. Which is a good and a bad thing, as I’d wanted a real crossover last season, but people who watch one show but not the other may be annoyed. On the other hand it may get people to start watching both series, which would be a plus for The CW.

Looking forward to this week’s episode, and the first meeting of Barry and Zoom? Let us know what you think!

November 5, 2015

“Enter Zoom” Images

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tumblr_nxbexnTpiK1tbsjlbo1_1280 The CW has released a new poster to reflect The Flash‘s new status quo. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of dynamic Earth-2’s Harrison “Harry” Wells brings to Team Flash. has some official still images from next week’s episode, titled “Enter Zoom”, and it gives us our first really good look at Zoom. Some people are already speculating about his identity based on these images, and there may be something to that, but I think it’s probably a bit early yet to say anything about it.

And Vanity Fair has a short piece about the talents veteran actors Jesse L. Martin and Victor Garber bring to The Flash series. It’s interesting, so check it out.

What do you think of Zoom’s costume and overall look? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Death Becomes…Flash! – Review of THE DARKSEID WAR: FLASH #1

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Justice League: Darkseid War: The FlashThe “Darkseid War” arc in Justice League has moved into a phase where the members of the League are becoming gods themselves! Batman has become the God of Knowledge, taking over Metron’s chair. And, in this tie-in, Barry Allen has become the Black Racer, the embodiment of death itself! Can Barry outrun death?


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November 4, 2015

“The Darkness and the Light” – Review of Ep 2.05 of THE FLASH

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Love is in the air…along with anger, resentment, fear, and loathing…just about the full emotional spectrum is on display as we find more breachers and a LOT of surprises in another excellent episode of THE FLASH!


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November 3, 2015

“Enter Zoom” Trailer

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Here’s the extended trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Enter Zoom”. The title alone obviously gives a few clues about what we’ll be seeing. It does contain a spoiler for this week’s episode, so be sure to see this week’s before watching the trailer.

What do you think of the trailer? I liked the humour of this week’s episode, and it’ll be nice to (hopefully) see a mix of humour and scariness in “Enter Zoom”.

A Brief History of Jesse Quick

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Justice League of America #46 variant cover by Francis Manapul featuring Jesse Quick/Liberty BelleJesse Quick first appeared in a 1992 revival of the Justice Society of America. It only lasted a year or so, but it introduced Jesse Chambers, a college student who inherited powers from her superhero parents: Johnny Quick, a speedster who used the spoken formula “3X2(9YZ)4A” to unlock his power, and the super-strong Liberty Belle.

Her parents had split up over super-heroics — her mother wanted nothing more to do with them, but her father wouldn’t give it up — and Jesse found the idea fascinating enough to write a dissertation on the subject. It was inevitable that she’d be called into action alongside her father.

Jesse Quick got on well with Flash Wally West at first, but they had a falling out over his keeping secrets. As she became more active as a hero, they continued to be allies, but it would be hard to call them friends.

A workaholic, Jesse took over her father’s business after his death.  She and her mother eventually reconciled, and she even took on the Liberty Belle identity for a while when she lost her speed. She met Rick Tyler (Hourman) through the new Justice Society of America, and they married.

Jesse has not yet appeared in the post-Flashpoint DC Universe, though she did appear as the Flash in the Ame-Comi Girls universe.

All-Star Squadron #65 Justice Society of America #8 (Liberty Belle II)

Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle

Johnny Quick was created in 1941 in response to the Flash’s success. Jay Garrick was owned by All-American Comics at the time, published through DC, and DC wanted a speedster their owned outright.  Debuting in More Fun Comics, Johnny Chambers’ gimmick was the spoken formula which unlocked his super-speed.

World War II heroine Liberty Belle debuted in 1942. She was an American athlete who escaped occupied France by swimming the English Channel and used her new fame to support the war effort and fight Nazi saboteurs on the home front.

Both characters vanished in the late 1940s, and neither was revamped when DC began rebooting their old characters in the 1950s and 1960s.  They eventually came back in the 1980s series All-Star Squadron, which followed the adventures of DC’s WW2 heroes and established a romance between the two of them. These stories initially took place on Earth-Two, but when DC combined their multiverse into a single continuity in 1986, they were re-set in the new, combined history.

Side Note: The Crime Syndicate

DC kept the “Johnny Quick” name alive in the 1960s by using the name for the Earth-3 evil version of the Flash. The Crime Syndicate of America has featured a Johnny Quick in all of its incarnations since then, including the animated film Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and the New 52/Forever Evil version.

Covers via the Grand Comics Database.