Batman: The Red Death #1 Preview

DC has released several pages of the upcoming Batman: The Red Death one-shot, which is a Dark Nights: Metal tie-in featuring an evil Flash counterpart from another universe. You can see the preview pages at Adventures In Poor Taste, and the issue will be available on September 20th. Plus, Barry Allen will encounter Red Death in Flash #33 during October.

 

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!
On Sale September 20, 2017
Price $3.99

Flash #29 Preview

DC has released a five-page preview for next week’s issue of the Flash, which is Flash #29. You can see them at We Got This Covered, although admittedly they’re rather difficult to read at the site (I had to save all the pages and read them offline). In the preview, an injured Barry reflects on what went wrong during his fight with Shrapnel.

THE FLASH #29
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and 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.
“NEGATIVE” part two! What’s a Rogue to do when The Flash goes bad? Get worse. Operating from behind bars in Iron Heights, the incarcerated Rogues graduate from costumed crooks to true kingpins of crime, unleashing the new villain known as Shrapnel upon the chaotic and unprotected streets of Central City.
On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Comics News Round-Up

Bleeding Cool has posted some upcoming covers from September, including one for Flash #30 (by Howard Porter) and Titans #15 (Dan Mora). You can see the Flash-related images embedded in this post, and the full group of DC covers are here. The Titans cover is at the end of this post.

Flash writer Joshua Williamson was at Boston Comic Con last weekend, and he talked a bit about upcoming aspects of the Flashverse in general, as well as details about Dark Nights: Metal. Flash fans may find the upcoming tidbits interesting, particularly if they’re fans of Bart Allen:

Discussing The Flash, Williamson brought up Barry’s new negative speed force powers.

“Barry’s a guy who’s always been about the science,” said Williamson. “Now, he’s forced to sort of re-learn everything. In the past, he’d have that lightning coming off of him and it wouldn’t do anything, but now you see it’s destroying the street. And now, a big part of this [upcoming] arc is that he can’t heal anymore. He used to use the speed force to heal, and he became very reliant on his powers to help him with this, and now he can’t do it anymore.”

A fan then asked if there were plans to bring Bart Allen or Conner Kent back.

“We all love those characters,” said Williamson. “I was a big fan of Young Justice, so we do think about those characters all the time. I don’t know if that helps you or not.”

Plus there was a panel about Dark Nights: Metal, and Williamson spoke a bit about Red Death, who will be facing the Flash in October.

That’s a rather non-committal answer about Bart, but hopefully this means he’s on DC’s radar. It’s something to continue asking them for, at least.

“Negative” Part One – Review of THE FLASH #28

Barry’s battle with Eobard Thawne had its mind-shattering conclusion last issue, when [REDACTED] killed Thawne. But, if you thought things were going back to the status quo, you really didn’t catch the ending of that issue. Barry was trapped in Thawne’s Negative Speed Force, and came out of that…changed. We now see a Flash powered by that Negative Speed Force, with everything else in his life also turned upside down. This looks like the start of a great arc for THE FLASH – want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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Flash #28 Preview

DC released the official five-page preview for this week’s Flash issue yesterday, and you can see the entire thing at CBR. It features a quick glimpse of Captain Cold up to no good with Shrapnel, and Barry learning to cope with his new Negative-Flash powers…which aren’t exactly going well for him.

Flash #28 will be in stores this Wednesday!

First Look At Dark Nights: Metal Covers

We’ve already seen these Dark Nights: Metal solicitations for September, but DC had only released placeholder images to go with them. So Bleeding Cool recently posted two Flash-related covers to go along with the solicits, which you can see here. They’re both drawn by artist Jason Fabok, and the issues will be out in late September.

BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) 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!
In Shops: Sep 20, 2017

BATMAN THE MURDER MACHINE #1
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Ricardo Federici (CA) 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!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017

This isn’t our first look at the speedster called Red Death, who also appears on the Flash #33 cover in October. But perhaps this issue will introduce him so we’ll know something about him by the time he fights Barry the following month.