June 2, 2013
Last week, Flash co-writer Brian Buccellato posted photos to Instagram and Twitter of his brand-new Flash tattoo. Long-term readers may recognize the design as the original, now unused, Francis Manapul cover for Flash #3. Read the rest of this entry »
September 1, 2012
Hey Speed Readers,
So for my birthday a friend and co-worker of mine, Libby ‘Geuna’ Devins painted an excellent piece of yours truly in full Flash regalia.
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August 7, 2012
DC has released 20 new stylized posters to their DC Collectibles store.
(via The Beat and The Source.)
April 1, 2012
October 29, 2011
I had a lot of fun today at Long Beach Comic Con. Barring disaster, photos will be up on Flickr tonight [edit: they are], and my write-up should be ready by the end of the weekend [edit: it is now, a bit later than planned].
First, though, check out this sketch by Brian Buccellato. I talked with him this afternoon, about everything from the latest issue to the Flash’s powers to editor’s notes and recap pages to who would make a good Flash movie (his preferred lead actor: Ryan Gosling), and got this sketch.*
He also gave me a sneak peek at Flash #3, and I’ve got to say: it looks awesome! He says they figure this is the issue that will really win people over and convince them that the success of the first two issues is more than a fluke, and from what I’ve seen, I have to agree.
He mentioned that they have 25 issues planned out already, that the shift from Rogues with weapons to Rogues with powers will be explained in-story, and that we will see continuing consequences of the event at the end of this week’s issue. And yes, we’ll be seeing some of the Rogues very soon.
*Why Impulse? I got a Flash sketch when he did the signing at The Comic Bug last month, and I wanted another character, but one still Flash-related. And I miss Bart as Impulse. Funny story: While I was talking with him, someone else came up and asked for a sketch of the X-Men character of his choice. He went with Nightcrawler…and it turned out that Francis Manapul had also drawn him Nightcrawler in San Diego!
October 10, 2011
eBay user sneeze58 is selling a piece of Scott Kolins art which would have been the cover of Flash #13, which was canceled for Flashpoint. The seller explains:
I bought this piece at the 2011 Heroes Con directly from the artist, Scott Kolins. This issue was to have the origin of Reverse Flash by Geoff Johns and Kolins, but was canceled due to the schedule of DC’s Flashpoint. I believe this is the cover rough, I’m not sure if a final cover was done however.The art is on 11×17 bristol, and a larger image is shown below.
It’s still not clear whether the Professor Zoom-focused issue was scrapped completely or repurposed as the Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash one-shot.
October 3, 2010
Some Flash art found this past week…
Zoom Zoom cover design by scottygod and skutterfly. (via GoRogues)
The webcomic Gutters satirizes the comics industry. It recently took on the Speed Force.
Project Rooftop’s invitational features a redesign of The Flash by Joel Carroll. (via Michael Kaiser)
Philip Tan draws Wally West. (via @Speedstersite)
August 22, 2010
Some weekend linkblogging…
I finally placed what that Funko Flash plush toy reminds me of: paintings by Degrazia.
Michael Cho is bringing some great paintings of the Flash and Mister Miracle to Fan Expo. (via @FrancisManapul)
In Brightest Day, In Blackest…Coffee? The Nerdy Bird has found an awesome T-shirt on Etsy.
Giant Size Geek (formerly Photon Torpedoes) found a “trippy” Martin Ansin painting of the Flash. Actually, there’s another Giant Size Geek find that’s going to get its own post…
Commentary and News
Quick Time is a new blog focusing on Jesse Quick and Hourman. Recent posts include costumes, low points (Jesse in Titans, anyone?), and thoughts on the Justice Society roster.
That F’ing Monkey looks at Flash postage stamps in the Fastest Mail Alive.
The Source has a new video ad for DC Universe Online, “I am the Next Legend.”
The Flash makes IGN’s top DC series list at #8.
CSBG has completed their series on the Top 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History.
August 1, 2010
Some links related to the Flash and Comic-Con International.
Francis Manapul writes about SDCC, Beast Legends, and Flash #4.
Titans Tower Monitor Room has been posting convention sketches from Comic-Con International, including Kid Flash by Sean Philips [Update] and another Kid Flash by Francis Manapul.
DC Comics has teamed up with Converse for super-hero shoes, starting with Batman, Superman and Green Lantern. Somehow they managed to skip the hero who’s famous for running.
I’m still working on my overall convention report. Here are Thursday and Friday. Half-done, half to go!
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July 26, 2010
Somehow, at San Diego I hardly spent any time on the convention floor at all from Thursday through Saturday. I was always running from one event to another, and spent maybe half an hour in the main hall at a time. So on Sunday, I made a point of walking the entire hall until I couldn’t stand it anymore.*
Among the things I’d been meaning to do at the con was to get my copies of The Flash #1-3 signed by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul, and if possible to get a sketch by the artist. I never managed to make it to a Geoff Johns signing this time around, but I did catch up with Francis Manapul at his Artists’ Alley table.
There were five or six fans ahead of me in line who asked for sketches of various characters including Sinestro, Hal Jordan, Batman and the Flash. After a while I was beginning to wonder whether I’d make it to the front before he had to leave for a signing at the DC Comics booth, but I made it to the head of the line with plenty of time to spare.
In a revelation that I’m sure will surprise no one, I asked him to draw the Flash.
While he sketched, I asked him about the TV series he was on, Beast Legends, in which a team traces the origins of various mythical creatures. It’s airing in Canada now on History Television, and will hit the US on SyFy in September. It sounds like fun, and in some cases they actually traced legends to surprising sources — like tracking griffins to Mongolia!
Check out the finished sketch:
Cool, isn’t it!
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*This was a real issue, since with no events in the gigantic Hall H to warehouse 6,000 people plus more waiting in line, the main floor was actually more crowded on Sunday.