Last week’s The Line it is Drawn post at Comics Should Be Good features Flash team-up art, including this piece by Xum Yukinori. Head over there for a whole mess of team-ups including Rainbow Dash, Cheetara, the Whizzer, the droid BB-8 from the new Star Wars, plus less speedy partners like the Rocketeer, the Spirit, the Savage Dragon and more. Also: Professor Xum.
Flash Podcast 27 introduces a new co-host, as Justin Cavender joins Andy Behbakht.
CSBG’s Comic Legends Revealed: Contrary to popular belief, DC did not cancel the Flash because the Trial was going on too long. Quite the opposite, actually.
Mike Schmidt’s Flash opera has a new song, “Never Forget.”
The Mark Millar/Duncan Fegredo speedster series M.P.H. is off to a running start at Image.
Archie Comics is relaunching a speedster, with a new Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Boom.
4thLetter offers a piece to think about before you dismiss criticism as “outrage” — or worse, “faux outrage.”
I’ve gotten way behind on these link round-ups.
ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims on Why Mark Waid’s Flash run is so great, and how it ties the entire post-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Universe together. (video)
Back in a Flash podcast talks about Merge, the villain in the latest issue of the book.
CBR’s Pipeline looks back at The Flash by Waid and Wieringo.
Not Flash-specific, but worth a read: Radioactive Blackness And Anglo-Saxon Aliens: Achieving Superhero Diversity Through Race-Changing (ComicsAlliance)
Tons of stuff as always at The Rogues Kick Ass.
- Rumor: Flash pilot screening at Comic-Con International. If it happens, and it’s on one of the days I’m there, I’ll at least try to see it and report back. Also, Geoff Johns hints at a possible Captain Cold appearance.
- Modern Mythologies: Obsession and the Zoom Lineage – A great analysis of Eobard Thawne and Hunter Zolomon.
- The Flash Podcast 023 – DC Cinematic Universe (Part III)
- Back in a Flash Episode 4: Interview with Brett Booth
- Flash-Back Podcast discusses Flash #31
A few quick Flash and other-speedster links from this week.
- Flash for the Uninitiated – great article by Benito Cereno (Tales from the Bully Pulpit) for anyone new to the Flash who wants to get started.
- Flash #31 at Comic Book and Movie Reviews
- “Central City” is a new song from Mike Schmidt’s Flash rock opera
- The Flash Podcast Episode 22: Wally West Pt. 2
- Sons of the Devil (Brian Buccellato) preview at Comic Vine. The Kickstarter closes on Wednesday
- MPH #2 preview at CBR
- Jose Luis Molestina picks up Wally West’s final adventure in the pre-Flashpoint reality with a fan comic.
- In Defense Of DC Comics New 52′s Wally West – Inside Pulse
- Changes to Our Heroes: The Wally West Effect – Atomic Geekdom
- “Slow Burn/Please Don’t Die” song by Mike Schmidt.
- Super-hero Weaknesses – That time someone asked me what the Flash’s “weakness” was.
- Comic Book Legends Revealed tackles the question of what would have happened to Barry Allen if he hadn’t died in Crisis on Infinite Earths — and refers back to an interview with Cary Bates here at Speed Force!
- CBR: 5 Rogues we want on the Flash TV Show
- 15 Things to Note in the First Trailer for The Flash TV Series
- 6 Great Things About THE FLASH Trailer – The Flash TV
- Back In A Flash episode 3 focuses on the Rogues.
- The Flash Podcast Episode 21: Gorilla Grodd
- Flash TV Talk continues its Young Justice retrospective and discusses current TV rumors.
- The Flash #31 Review – IGN
- Review of The Flash #31 | Nothing But Comics!
- Speed Reading! – The Flash #31 | The Culture Cast with Zack and Nick
- Weird Science: The Flash #31 Review
- Don’t fear the silly – Robot 6 suggests that comics should embrace some of the inherent silliness. After all, without 75 years’ worth of stories to give them weight, the idea of a man who dresses up as a giant bat and calls himself “Bat Man” is pretty silly.
- Ask Chris considers the mass media influence on comics canon. You know, elements like Harley Quinn and Rene Montoya, or the Daily Planet, or Kryptonite.
- It’s weird how often these Peter David articles from more than a decade ago turn out to still be relevant. For example, this one about redefining comics for adults, or changes to movie/TV versions of characters.