DC has posted the official five-page preview for next week’s issue of The Flash, which is Flash #31. In it, Barry faces off with new villain Bloodwork and his admittedly disturbing powers. You can see the pages at The GWW, and the issue will be available on September 27th.
THE FLASH #31
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“BLOODWORK” part two! Central City is the battleground for one of the most brutal fights of Barry Allen’s life as he squares off against the monstrous Bloodwork, whose powers are so gruesome we can’t tell you more about them here! Making things worse for The Flash as he confronts this unstoppable new threat is the fact that it’s all his fault! Witness the penultimate act of the Negative-Flash story and the beginning of an unforgettable new chapter in Barry Allen’s life…
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
First off, a note that much of what’s in this post is very spoilery, particularly for The Flash and Arrow.
The CW has released an official teaser image for the upcoming season’s mega crossover, and it’s a doozy. It seemingly features a wedding between Barry and Iris, a conflict with another Earth we’ve never seen before, the introduction of The Ray, the return of Captain Cold (wearing his comicsverse visor, no less), and of course a massive team-up between a lot of different shows. We’ll be seeing the heroes’ evil doppelgangers of Earth-X, and this image also tells us a few of the people who survived the explosion in the season finale of Arrow.
The image is apparently by well-known comics artist Phil Jimenez. He brings an appropriately comic book aesthetic to the piece, which is fitting and nice to see.
The Ray will be starring in his own CW Seed series, but I didn’t expect him to be crossing over in live action too. He’ll be played in live action and voiced in the animated series by Russell Tovey.
So this is a lot to take in, and seems pretty epic! Who’s looking forward to the crossover, and what do you find most (or least) intriguing about it? Share your thoughts here.
The CW has released the official synopsis for the first episode of The Flash‘s fourth season, titled “The Flash Reborn”. It will air on October 10th.
The Flash 4×01 “The Flash Reborn”
COMING HOME — With Barry (Grant Gustin) in the speed force, Iris (Candice Patton), Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Vibe (Carlos Valdes) have taken over protecting Central City. However, when a powerful armored villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. However, the Barry that comes out isn’t the same Barry that went in. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Todd Helbing & Eric Wallace (401). Original airdate 10/10/2017.
Looking forward to the season premiere? What do you hope to see done with Barry’s return from the Speed Force?
The DCU has introduced an entire separate multiverse…one full of nightmare versions of our favorite heroes. What happens when the Batman of one of those worlds decides to steal the Speed Force for himself? That’s what we see as the regular FLASH team of Josh WIlliamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Ivan Plascencia take on this METAL tie-in. There is a lot more here than meets the first glance…and if you want to know more just follow us after the jump!
The premiere of The Flash‘s fourth season airs on October 10th, and the date is coming up fast. And so the CW has released the first teaser and official still images for the debut episode, which is fittingly titled “The Flash Reborn”. You can watch the teaser below, and the rest of the stills are available at Flash TV News.
Are you looking forward to the upcoming season? What do you think of the teaser and the glimpse of the Samuroid? Share your thoughts here!
DC has posted the official five-page preview for Batman: the Red Death #1, and you can see it at CBR. It features the Flash and Batman of Earth-52…and things aren’t going well between them. The issue will be out this Wednesday, and it ties in with the Dark Nights: Metal series.
BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by JASON FABOK
As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!
ONE-SHOT • On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+