ComicsAlliance has a preview of Flash #50, the giant-sized anniversary issue out in stores next week. In addition to a few early pages from the issue, we also get a first(?) look at the Batman v. Superman variant cover by Duncan Fegredo.
HE FLASH #50
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by JESUS MERINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by DUNCAN FEGREDO
On sale MARCH 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
In our massive 50th issue, The Flash must win back the trust of Central City! But to do so, he needs to outrun the police force that’s been charged with bringing him down—with the awesome power of the Rogues behind it all!
So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to the conclusion of the fugitive Flash story?
This week’s Flash #49 has a variant cover by Neal Adams and Frank Miller, inspired by Adams’ cover for Superman #317. The 13th Dimension interviews Neal Adams about the cover process and working with Miller, and shows different stages of the art process.
The remaining series from the New 52 launch are coming up on issue #52, and DC Comics is celebrating with a set of variant covers homaging the #1 issues from the launch. Here’s Jesus Merino’s tribute to Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato’s cover to Flash #1:
DC has revealed its variant cover theme for April 2016: the DCU drawn by John Romita, Jr. While he’s done Superman and Batman recently, the legendary artist is best known for his work at Marvel, so bringing him over to DC for a whole month of covers is an event in itself!
Flash also appears on the Justice League and JLA covers, and you can see all of them at the linked gallery on DC’s blog.
DC is unveiling their January 2016 variant cover theme: coloring books. Each issue in the theme will have a line art variant cover suitable for coloring yourself. Comic Vine has several including Flash #48 by Derec Donovan.
Francis Manapul returns to do a variant cover for The Flash #46 (along with Warner Bros. Animation) as part of DC’s Looney Tunes variant covers for November.
When I saw that DC was doing these, my first thought was: Roadrunner or Speedy Gonzales? Well, why choose?
Check out the full gallery for Duck Tracy in Detective Comics, Wonder Woman in What’s Opera Doc?, and a lot more!