January 18, 2014

Media Blitz!: Booth on Wally, Johns on Cold (via Newsarama)

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Newsarama has been busy with Flash-related news and interviews over the past few days, and you can find links and relevant snippets here (read the articles for the full details).  Some of this information should be considered spoilers, so proceed with caution.

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First, they talked to Brett Booth about how Wally West will be handled in the New 52.

Nrama: Let’s talk about what you guys are facing now. We’ve had two and a half years of the New 52 with no Flash except Barry Allen. What’s the biggest challenge about introducing Wally West at this time, with Barry already established?

Booth: I think it will be getting people to accept this version. I know what some people are expecting, I know what I’d want. He will be different, for one thing, in the old DCU he was Iris’s sister’s kid. She has a brother now, so things won’t be exactly the same. The original Wally was from a different time, a very Norman Rockwell sort of place. That is no longer the case for anyone in the New 52. He will reflect that, I’m sure.

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January 13, 2014

New FLASH Creative Team, Annual 3, and yes, Wally West

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In an article at USA Today, DC Comics announced some major Flash news.

First, the new creative team will be co-writers Robert Venditti and Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps) with artist Brett Booth (Teen Titans). They’ll take over with Flash #30 on April 23.

Venditti on the appeal of the Flash: “From a very young age, one of the first things you want to be able to do is run fast,” the writer says. “You don’t want to fly, you don’t want to have a ring that makes constructs out of light. It’s just a simple, basic thing: ‘I want to be able to run fast.’”

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Second, Flash Annual #3 hits the following week…and will reintroduce Wally West, DC’s original Kid Flash and the main Flash from 1986-2008.

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This isn’t a cryptic remark from Dan Didio. This is a clear statement in a national newspaper. Wally West is returning. In what form, in what role, remains to be seen. This black-suited speedster could be him, or it could be someone else. Brett Booth has long championed the idea of bringing Wally West into the New 52, and went so far as to design a costume for him back when the New 52 was young.

(Images via Newsarama)

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.

January 6, 2014

Thoughts on Kid Flash’s New 52 Origin – SPOILERS

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Teen Titans 26 CoverAs hinted at in our review of the issue, Teen Titans #26 reveals at last the New 52 origin of Kid Flash, a.k.a. Bart Allen.

Stop reading now if you don’t want to find out.

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December 12, 2013

DC Announces New Weekly FUTURES END

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DC Comics revealed their second weekly series of 2014 yesterday, with The New 52: Futures End joining Batman: Eternal.

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The first installment, a #0 issue, will be released on Free Comic Book Day in May. Issue #1 will also come out that month.  In an article over at ABC News (via AP), writer Jeff Lemire is quoted about the themes at play in the time-hopping weekly:

“Really, what we’re trying to do with this book is to explore the nature of what a hero is and we’re doing that, obviously by playing with the future of the New 52 timeline,” Lemire said. “Past present and future all colliding in this story line.”

That means exploring the past with a character like Frankenstein, the present with Firestorm and the future with Batman Beyond who is, Lemire said, making what is his first “in-continuity appearance. He’ll become part of the New 52.”

Flash fans might note that the 2013 Justice League Beyond series featured a future-Flash named Danica Williams, who has the ability to consult with past speedsters (including Wally West, as well as the “original” Jay Garrick and Bart Allen).  It remains to be seen if the Batman Beyond featured will be from the same continuity as the Batman Beyond Universe comics.

Check out posts over at Comics Alliance, ABC News and Comics Beat for more!

November 19, 2013

DC Collectibles New 52 Heroes vs. Villains 7-Pack Review and Pics! *Image Intensive*

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Hey Speed Readers,

So even though the New 52 Heroes vs. Villains 7-Pack actually isn’t scheduled for release until Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 thanks to some enterprising individuals I got the set in my hands a few days early. Check out my review and bunch of pics below.

More pics after the jump!

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