October 29, 2014

A “Cold” Streak – Review of THE FLASH Episode 104

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“Cold” is a running theme throughout this show, for reasons that go beyond the appearance of Leonard Snart. More than one relationship needs a serious thaw as The Flash gets ready to fight his first non-meta supervillain (and, in this spirit of full disclosure, my favorite Rogue), Captain Cold!

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October 23, 2014

Foregone Conclusion? Hardly! Review of THE FLASH #35

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Flash #35This issue of THE FLASH brings us the big battle between Future Barry and the Barry Allen we know in the New 52. As you can guess from the last time they met (5 years in the future in FUTURES END: THE FLASH), this is going to be BIG…for a lot of reasons. But, if you think you knew how this one would end…well…you may have another thing coming!

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October 17, 2014

THE FLASH Episode 2 Review – The Pilot Was No Fluke!

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The second episode of THE FLASH proves one very important thing – the pilot was no fluke.  This series is for real, and is easily the best superhero show to come along in many years (with apologies to all ARROW, GOTHAM, S.H.I.E.L.D. and other fans). We won’t spoil the HUGE surprise at the end of the show…and what a moment it is…but we can give you at least some highlights here.
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September 13, 2014

Annotations: The Trial of The Flash, #350 – Part One

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Welcome to the latest installment in our annotations of the collected edition of The Trial of the Flash!  A while back, we analyzed related stories leading up to the release of Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash.  In addition, we interviewed author Cary Bates about the buildup and the Trial itself, plus showed you what wasn’t included in the collection.

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IN THIS ISSUE: Sympathetic Vibrations!

We’ve reached the final issue! Thank you very much for reading along. Links to original artwork, scans and research are included throughout this post.  For definitive legal analysis of the story by Bob Ingersoll, go here.  Tom vs. Flash Podcast links here, including these issues.  As always, huge thanks to the DC Indexes. See you after the jump!

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September 8, 2014

Flash and Bizarro Flash HeroClix Previewed At HeroClix.com

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Hey Speed Readers,

So in anticipation of the upcoming Flash-themed HeroClix set aptly named, The Flash, HeroClix.com has began previewing some of the updated dials and new characters that we will be seeing come November. First up we have a new version of Barry Allen based on his interpretation in the New 52:

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April 23, 2014

“Lost Time”…and a new team for THE FLASH (review of #30)

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Flash #30After the events of FOREVER EVIL, Central City is a mess…in just about every way you can measure.  The reconstruction work has begun, and everyone is dealing with the consequences of the vicious attack on the Gem Cities by the Crime Syndicate.  Barry is feeling a particular level of guilt…after all, he IS the Fastest Man Alive.  The themes of devastation, recovery, regret, and lost time run strongly through this excellent debut from the new FLASH team of Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.  Oh, and did I mention….Wally?

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