Gorilla City! Review of THE FLASH S3 Ep 13

Okay, Flash fans, we have an episode that gives you Grodd, Jesse Quick, Earth Two, and not one but TWO Harrison Wells! Is there anything more you want? How about a two part story featuring the amazing Gorilla City? You get all that and more in this episode of THE FLASH! Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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DC’s May Solicitations

Here are the Flash-related DC solicitations for May, courtesy of Newsarama. Early May will also see the last half of the FlashBatman crossover, of course, and DC chose to group those solicits with their April listings. And in case you missed it earlier, there’s more about the TitansTeen TitansDeathstroke crossover “The Lazarus Contract” here.

THE FLASH #23
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #11
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part one! When Deathstroke discovers that Wally West’s return holds the key to bringing his son back from the dead, he’ll stop at nothing to do just that! Don’t miss the debut chapter of the epic crossover event that you’ve been waiting for!
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #8
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World’s Deadliest Assassin—Deathstroke! But when Robin interrogates Nightwing about his history with Deathstroke, dark secrets are revealed and alliances are broken!
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DEATHSTROKE #19
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part three! Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster? Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Find out what happens when the World’s Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT #1
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by PAUL PELLETIER—Cover by MIKE McKONE
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” finale! The conclusion to our epic crossover is here, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
On sale MAY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #20
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“ENDLESS” part one! The League find themselves trapped in a time loop after they are attacked by a man wielding a mysterious alien weapon. The result is one member dead, and many civilians obliterated!
On sale MAY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“ENDLESS” finale! In order to save the lives of a fallen friend and many innocents, the League must make the dangerous time loop work for them and stop it all from happening. All that stands in their way is one man’s hatred—and a hammer that can bend time!
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH VOL. 9: FULL STOP TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by JESUS MERINO, PHILIPPE BRIONES, PAUL PELLETIER, GUS VAZQUEZ and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
In the aftermath of his clash with Zoom from issues #48-52, The Flash is on the run from the law—and the task force charged with arresting him is made up of the Rogues! With villains like Captain Cold, Weather Wizard and Mirror Master nipping at his heels, the Scarlet Speedster must clear his name while a new enemy emerges: the Riddler!
On sale JUNE 28 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE FLASH UNWRAPPED BY FRANCIS MANAPUL HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
For the first time ever, experience Francis Manapul’s acclaimed run on THE FLASH through beautifully reprinted original ink art that showcases the artist’s masterful skill and creative vision. THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL UNWRAPPED collects THE FLASH #0-8.
On sale JULY 19 • 200 pg, B&W, $34.99 US

TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST TP
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM, JONBOY MEYERS and DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
The Teen Titans are further apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul! Collects issues #1-5 and TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1.
On sale JUNE 14 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 1 OMNIBUS HC NEW EDITION
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, CURT SWAN, ROMEO TANGHAL and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
In 1980, writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez introduced a timeless team including Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changeling, Raven and Starfire—young heroes with great powers and strong personalities who learned their way in the world through the strength of their friendship and the adventures they shared.
This omnibus edition collects the team’s debut in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26, plus the first sixteen issues of their smash-hit monthly series, including the first appearances of foes including Deathstroke and Trigon, as well as a confrontation with the Justice League of America.
On sale AUGUST 30 • 688 pg, FC, $75.00 US

Got your eye on anything that month? Share your thoughts!

First Look At CW’s Solovar, And More

We’ll be getting our first good look at Gorilla City next week with Tuesday’s episode “Attack on Gorilla City”, and the CW has released the first images of Solovar. He obviously looks quite different than his comics incarnation, probably to more easily distinguish him from Grodd and other gorillas. But he looks pretty good in these stills.

He’s obviously going to clash with Barry in some way, although it’s not yet clear how. The synopsis for the episode says that he’s planning to invade Earth-1, but Team Flash gets that information from Grodd, who may not be a truthful source. So we’ll probably see the current geo-political situation in Gorilla City during these episodes and find out if it’s as we might expect, which may be one of the stranger sentences I’ve ever written.

Also, here’s the official synopsis for the March 7th episode of The Flash, titled “The Wrath of Savitar”.

The Flash 3×15 “The Wrath of Savitar”
SAVITAR VISITS WALLY – While training with Barry (Grant Gustin), Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) starts to have visions of Savitar, which he hides from the team. A dangerous secret threatens Barry and Iris’ (Candice Patton) happiness. Alexandra LaRoche directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg & Andrew Wilder (FLA315). Original airdate 3/7/2017.

Looking forward to Solovar and the return of Savitar? What do you hope to see in these episodes? Share your thoughts!

Batman #22 Cover Revealed

As we already know, there’s a FlashBatman crossover coming in April/May, and Professor Zoom will be involved. Now DC’s released the cover from the penultimate issue of the story, Batman #22, which features an interesting lenticular image with Professor Zoom, Flashpoint Batman, and hints at the Watchmen.

 

I’m a little bit puzzled why Matha Wayne seems to be dead here, as Flashpoint Martha became that world’s Joker, but perhaps history’s been changed by the intervention of Doctor Manhattan. Thawne obviously hints at his involvement with the well-known bloodstain on his yellow costume.

Anyway, looks interesting, and the audience will clearly have to figure out what’s going on alongside the Flash and Batman. It’ll be great to see Professor Zoom up to his old shenanigans.

‘The Lazarus Contract’ Crossover To Come In May

We’ve already seen that the main Flash title will be crossing over with Batman in April/May, and have seen the other May solicitation for The Flash. Now Comics Alliance is reporting a May crossover between the Titans, Teen Titans, and Deathstroke books, called “The Lazarus Contract”. The name’s an obvious reference to the classic Deathstroke/Teen Titans story “The Judas Contract”, but this one will at least partly pivot around the original Wally West: apparently Deathstroke has learned that Wally’s return will help bring back his son Grant from the dead. And through this, the Titans and Teen Titans both get involved.

TITANS #11
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part one! When Deathstroke discovers that Wally West’s return holds the key to bringing his son back from the dead, he’ll stop at nothing to do just that! Don’t miss the debut chapter of the epic crossover event that you’ve been waiting for!
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #8
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World’s Deadliest Assassin—Deathstroke! But when Robin interrogates Nightwing about his history with Deathstroke, dark secrets are revealed and alliances are broken!
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DEATHSTROKE #19
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part three! Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster? Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Find out what happens when the World’s Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT #1
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by PAUL PELLETIER—Cover by MIKE McKONE
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” finale! The conclusion to our epic crossover is here, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
On sale MAY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

One wonders how Deathstroke will acquire speed, and what he’ll do with it. It’s no surprise to see him pursuing the Titans and Teen Titans to get what he wants, as he’s traditionally been one of their greatest enemies. So he’s a natural villain for the first meeting of the two Titans teams in the Rebirth era, and hopefully the crossover between the three books will feel properly organic.