Some recent Flash-related articles…
Brian Buccellato talks about Villains Month, Rogues Rebellion, Forever Evil, Zero Year, and more at CBR. In addition to co-writing the main Flash series, he’s solo writing the Grodd and Rogues one-shots and the Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion miniseries.
EW reports that Arrow is casting Barry Allen and will begin shooting the Flash’s first episode on September 30.
Scott Lobdell talks about Kid Flash’s origin at Newsarama.
Mark Waid, who has been accused by some comics retailers of trying to put them out of business with his digital comics efforts (particularly Thrillbent), has bought a comic store to prove that he’s not anti-print.
Ron Marz talks about hanging onto ideas for the right time, describing how a concept for an unused Hourman revamp in the early 1990s eventually inspired the story structure of the Velocity miniseries.
Plus a few links from early August that made it to Twitter and Facebook but somehow never made it onto the blog:
In a reprint column, Peter David rounds up a discussion on comic book villainy.
Lots of people talk to Newsarama about the Flash’s lasting appeal (including me!)
Brian Buccellato’s Top 8 Flash Rogues.
Kid Flash appears in the twelfth Who’s Who Podcast episode.
And be sure to keep up with The Rogues Kick Ass and The Fastest Fan Alive!
Comics in General
Sorry I haven’t had time to keep this round-up column going lately. I’ve been posting links to Twitter and Facebook (especially Twitter, at @SpeedForceOrg), but cleaning up the lists takes time. I’ve picked a few highlights since the last round-up, focusing on the more recent ones:
Sterling Gates talks about that Kid Flash series that was announced in 2009 but never actually launched, saying “I don’t think it ever made it past the initial pitch and a couple written scenes.”
The FLASHPOINT: KID FLASH LOST mini I wrote in 2011 was sort of the tone we were planning on for that series: serious stories with humor in the mix. Woulda been a belter, too, with Bart, Max Mercury, and Xs returning to Blue Valley, Nebraska to fight villainy…and other super speedsters.
Comic Book Legends Revealed brings us a Christmas story with the Three Dimwits — who were basically the Three Stooges, inserted wholesale into the Golden Age Flash comics by Gardner Fox.
Newsarama tells the story of how Mike Wieringo’s first Impulse drawing made its way back to Mark Waid.
Speaking of Mark Waid, his run on the Flash was voted #36 in the Top 100 comic runs as selected by Comics Should Be Good readers back in October, the only Flash run to make the list.
Brian Buccellato is writing a revival of The Black Bat, a pulp-era superhero who’s been largely forgotten in favor of that other guy who dresses up as a bat and fights crime. Here are two interviews at Newsarama and at CBR.
Jim Zub breaks down where your $2.99 goes on a typical indie comic. There isn’t much left over for the writer and artist. Follow-up: looking at digital sales.
Jill Pantozzi has resurrected “Hey, That’s My Cape!” at IGN, starting with a piece of advice that sounds simple on its face, but seems to be hard for comics fans to follow through on: Stop reading comics you don’t like. For me, the last straw was Countdown to Final Crisis. From that point on, I resolved to only read comics that looked interesting, not those that I felt obligated to read. I slip up sometimes, but overall I enjoy my comics more than I used to.
Update: CBR has the results of their poll for who fans want to debut in the New 52. A certain missing speedster handily takes the number one spot.
Some linkblogging catch-up. Things are going to be a bit slow since the software I was using to build the round-ups doesn’t work anymore, and I’m going to have clean up the lists more-or-less manually until I have time to write something that will clean it up automatically.
First the Flashy links.
Other comics/fandom links
Some weekend linkblogging…
More Flashy Links
And as always, tons of stuff at Fastest Fan Alive and The Rogues Kick Ass.
More DC Comics
Some weekend linkblogging
More DC Comics
Plus lots of stuff at Fastest Fan Alive and The Rogues Kick Ass.
More Comics & Stuff