“Paradox” Official Stills, And Mega-Crossover Details

The CW has released the official still images from the second episode of the upcoming season, titled “Paradox”. They include our first look at Tom Felton’s character, Julian Dorn/Julian Albert, and a nice glimpse at Barry and Jay Garrick together. You can see the full batch of photos at Flash TV News.

Also, CBR has revealed the identity of the villains in the CW’s four-series crossover: they’ll be the Dominators, the alien race from DC’s Invasion! storyline. It’s a very ambitious goal, considering the aliens’ creepy and inhuman appearance, and showrunner Marc Guggenheim says “We’re using cutting-edge prosthetics and computer effects to achieve a feature film-quality look which is faithful to Invasion! artist Todd McFarlane’s interpretation of the characters.” So it’ll be interesting to see how they pull it off. There’s no word thus far on what the Dominators will be doing in the episodes, but it’ll probably be big.

Excited for the crossover? What do you hope to see in it? How about the meeting between Barry and Earth-3’s Jay Garrick? Share your thoughts!

KADABRA! Review of TITANS #3

titans-3-coverThis latest issue of WALLY AND THE TITANS (I mean, really, that’s what it is and I’m glad of it) continues an outstanding first arc as the battle with Abra Kadabra continues. Think you’ve seen the last of the doppelgangers? Think again! Think even Kadabra understands everything that happened? Think again! Think you can afford to miss out on THIS series? Yes, Think Again! Want to know more? Think ag….no, wait, just follow us after the jump!

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OK, This One Was Awesome! Review of THE FLASH #7

flash-7I’d love to come up with a wittier title for this review…but honestly that’s my impression of THE FLASH #7. We have Godspeed, Black Hole, young Wally…what more do you want? Oh, that? Got it, too…in another outstanding issue of THE FLASH. Want to know more? Just follow us after the jump…

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Flash #7 Preview

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Blastr.com has the preview for Flash #7, which is due out this Wednesday. Check it out at the link!

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“Lightning Strikes Twice” part 7! Still reeling from Godspeed’s devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central City’s new citizen speedsters. There’s only one problem: they don’t want to give it back.

“Run Devil Run” Teaser

The CW has released a new teaser for early Season Three of The Flash, called “Run Devil Run”. Looks like it contains scenes from the first episode, and possibly the second.

And here’s the official synopsis for the second episode of the season, titled “Paradox”. It will air on October 11th.

“Paradox”— (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

THE AFTERMATH — Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert (Tom Felton) and is surprised by Julian’s immediate disdain for Barry. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#302). Original airdate 10/11/2016.

Of note is that Barry’s new co-worker is now called ‘Julian Albert’, whereas he was known as ‘Julian Dorn’ in earlier information. Unless it’s a red herring, this lends credence to the theory that he’ll be Dr Alchemy (Albert Desmond).

Excited to see Wally West in action? How about the Rival? Share your thoughts!

Zooming through Long Beach Comic Con (2016)

lbcc-outsideI only made it to one afternoon at Long Beach Comic Con this year, so my experience was really rushed. Even so, I managed to attend a panel on the Lawyers of Hell’s Kitchen, caught up (briefly) with several artists and writers, picked up some toys for the kid and checked out a ton of artwork. This is the con’s eighth year, and they’ve moved to a bigger section of the convention center. That involved moving the entrance to the other side, which had a bigger impact on the feel of the show than you might expect.

zoomNo Flash news, unfortunately. There was a DC panel the previous day, but not the day I was there. And while I did meet Brett Booth (he had set up next to Norm Rapmund’s regular table in Artist’s Alley), I had to cut the visit short in order to make it to the one panel I mentioned. He was telling a story about having to redo covers and redesign characters at the last minute during the Rebirth launch.

There was some impressive cosplay, including this Zoom. I’ve seen photos on Instagram, but his costume is even more impressive in person. (Staying in character, he leaned toward me after the photo, pointing an intimidating finger at my Flash T-shirt, and growled menacingly.)

Photo gallery at Flickr and full writeup at K-Squared Ramblings.