October 4, 2014

Flash Photography: Long Beach Comic Con 2014

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Double-Flash Photography Captain Cold (New 52)

I didn’t see a whole lot of Flash costumes at Long Beach Comic-Con last weekend — which was kind of surprising, seeing as how the TV show starts Tuesday! — but I did spot the Golden Age Flash couple who made a splash at SDCC, and a New 52-style Captain Cold. (Also: two or three Elsas and at least one Jack Frost. I hope they all ran into each other at some point.)

I also got to visit the S.T.A.R. Labs Mobile Research Unit promoting the TV show, which was fun, both for the exhibits and for the Allen case bulletin board. Check out Monday’s article for photos and a writeup of the exhibit.

Finally, Norm Rapmund was selling these prints by Brett Booth and himself, featuring the major players in the current story arc. He was selling a limited edition (as in 25 copies!) of the uncolored image, and I was tempted. It looked really striking in black and white as well, but it was also twice as much, and I liked the way the present/future Barrys split the image into red and blue.

Head over to K-Squared Ramblings for my full con writeup and photos!

Norm Rapmund will be right back

July 2, 2014

Beguiled? Review of EARTH 2 #25

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earth 2 25 coverVal-Zod finally joins in the fight, and Jay Garrick plays a major role as new aspects of his power are revealed in the battle to save Earth 2 from the Bedlam-controlled, “Brutaal” former-Superman.  But, are the best efforts of the Wonders too late?  That, and much more are found in this action-packed issue of EARTH 2!

LIGHTS SPOILERS ONLY

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May 31, 2014

Take Back Flash

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The current Weekend Hashtag Project on Instagram is #WHPtakebackflash. The idea is to use the flash on your phone camera…but the double meaning was too good to pass up.

Originally posted on Instagram

April 29, 2014

Mike Allred Batman ’66-Style Variant Cover for Flash #31

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IGN reveals 5 of Mike Allred’s 19 variant covers honoring the 1966 Batman TV show in May, including this wonderfully recursive image for The Flash #31.

Flash 31 Variant Cover by Mike Allred

January 22, 2014

This Week: Digital Flashback: The Garricks’ Honeymoon in Vegas

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It’s a week without any new Flash comics, but DC is adding another classic to their back catalog.  This one’s Flash #161 (2000). With Wally and Linda off on their honeymoon, Jay Garrick tells the story of the hijinks on his and Joan’s honeymoon in what was then a little-known out of the way town called Las Vegas…and what happened when his JSA pals tagged along to throw a reception, and the Fiddler, Thinker and Shade show up to rob the casino.  There’s also a side plot revealing the fate of the Three Dimwits — a Stooges-style trio of buffoons from the Golden Age supporting cast who had largely been ignored by later flashback tales.

It’s a fun story by Pat McGreal, Paul Pelletier and Doug Hazlewood, with a cover by Steve Lightle.

Flash #161

January 7, 2014

Scribblenauts/Flash of Two Worlds Cover for Earth 2 #19

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DC Comics has released a preview of Earth 2 #19, including the Scribblenauts variant cover…one which should look very familiar to Flash fans:

Earth 2 #19 Scribblenauts Variant: Flash of Two Worlds

It’s an homage to the classic Flash #123 cover, featuring Barry Allen and Jay Garrick…but this time it’s their New 52 versions as seen through the Scribblenauts style.