A Treasure Trove in THE FLASH Year One Chapter 2 (Review)

Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter have done their homework, and it shows here. There is SO much great Flash mythos packed into one issue that I am dumbfounded as to how they did it while keeping such a smooth story arc going. I’ll try to list as many of the nods to history as I can, but even still you may find some extra pieces of Flash history as you read it for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time…and it WILL be worth the time. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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DC’s August 2019 Solicitations

DC has released the full list of solicitations for August 2019, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. You can see the full complement of solicits at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #76
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
card stock variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
“Death of the Speed Force” begins! With renewed resolve following the events of “The Flash Year One,” the Flash is back with a new mission, a new outlook and a brand-new speedster HQ. But the Fastest Man Alive is slowing down—and there’s only one explanation: the Speed Force is dying. Plus, the Year of the Villain heats up as Captain Cold uses Lex Luthor’s offer to boost Heat Wave to the next level!
ON SALE 08.14.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #77
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
card stock variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
“Death of the Speed Force” continues! The Speed Force is collapsing, and its destructor is here…to save the day?! The Strength, Sage and Still forces have placed a dangerous strain on the force that empowers the DC Universe’s super-speedsters, and the Flash is about to face the impossible choice of saving his friends’ lives or losing his powers forever!
ON SALE 08.28.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #29
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art by BRUNO REDONDO
cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
variant cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
Does a Starro dream of an electric Justice League? Sensing the danger to come, Jarro fears for his newfound friends. He ponders each one and their potential fate to decide whether he should mentally block them from going forward into what could be certain destruction…the coming war with the Legion of Doom!
ON SALE 08.07.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #30
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
card stock variant cover by JAY ANACLETO
The “Justice Doom War” starts here! The Lex Luthor the League has known and fought is no more, replaced by an apex predator version of Lex, powered by Perpetua with a goal of bringing tragedy to the DC Universe. Now that Lex has powered up villains across the cosmos, he marshals his own troops, sparking a war between the Legion of Doom and the Justice League that will span space, time and the Multiverse itself. This is the start of the next big Justice League event, with consequences affecting “DC’s Year of the Villain” and beyond!
ON SALE 08.21.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

TEEN TITANS #33
written by ADAM GLASS
art by SEAN CHEN
cover by BERNARD CHANG
variant cover by ALEX GARNER
In the wake of the Terminus Agenda and Crush’s first encounter with Lobo, the Teen Titans begin again at Mercy Hall with a new mission and a new lease on life. But just when they catch their first break in ages in their hunt for the Other, Robin confirms that the person who let his prisoners escape…was one of his teammates. As Robin’s hunt for the mole begins, Lobo accepts a gift from Lex Luthor…and an unholy alliance is born!
ON SALE 08.21.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

YOUNG JUSTICE #8
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by JOHN TIMMS and ELENA CASAGRANDE
cover by JOHN TIMMS
card stock variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Lost in the Multiverse! The heroes of Young Justice must stay together as they fight to find their way home. Too bad they’re about to cross paths with their own evil look-alikes! Plus, the secrets of Jinny Hex are revealed in a special sequence illustrated by Elena Casagrande! Get set for some of the craziest stuff you’ve seen in years! (Spoilers!)
ON SALE 08.07.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

DCEASED #4
written by TOM TAYLOR
art by TREVOR HAIRSINE and STEFANO GAUDIANO
cover by ANDY KUBERT
card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
card stock horror movie homage variant cover by TASIA M.S.
The Daily Planet has become a beacon of hope for the living as the Anti-Life Equation sweeps the planet. What’s left of the Justice League have begun to gather there, bringing survivors and family alike. But the city is being overrun with infected humans…and superhumans! The war for Metropolis begins!
ON SALE 08.07.19
$3.99 US | 4 OF 6 | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVERS $4.99
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with three covers.
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FINAL CRISIS OMNIBUS HC NEW EDITION
written by GRANT MORRISON, GEOFF JOHNS, GREG RUCKA and others
art by J.G. JONES, CARLOS PACHECO, DOUG MAHNKE, GEORGE PEREZ, SCOTT KOLINS, PHILIP TAN and others
cover by J.G. JONES
The event that asked, “What happens when evil wins?” is collected in an omnibus edition that features every tie-in miniseries and chapter, as Superman, Batman and the Justice League must face this reality when Darkseid and his followers win the war between light and dark! Includes BATMAN #676-683 and #701-702, BIRDS OF PREY #118, DC UNIVERSE #0, DC UNIVERSE: THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT #1, FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #1-5, FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM #1, FINAL CRISIS: RESIST #1, FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #1-5, FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES’ REVENGE #1-3, FINAL CRISIS SECRET FILES #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2, THE FLASH #240-241, TEEN TITANS #59-60 and TERROR TITANS #1-6.
ON SALE 12.04.19
$150.00 US | 1,504 PAGES | 7.0625” x 10.875”
FC

THE FLASH VOL. 10: FORCE QUEST TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by RAFA SANDOVAL, CHRISTIAN DUCE, MINKYU JUNG, SCOTT KOLINS and others
cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORI TARRAGONA
Following “Flash War,” Barry Allen remains the Flash, but he’s no longer the Fastest Man Alive! With Hunter Zolomon on the run, and new forces such as the Strength, Sage and Still forces unleashed on the Multiverse, Barry must leave Central City behind and travel the world to learn the secret history of the Speed Force. Collects THE FLASH #58-63.
ON SALE 09.04.19
$17.99 US | 144 PAGES
FC

HEROES IN CRISIS: THE PRICE AND OTHER TALES TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON,
JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON
art by RAFA SANDOVAL, JORDI TARRAGONA, GUILLEM MARCH, SCOTT KOLINS and JAVIER FERNANDEZ
new cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Batman and the Flash cross paths again in this story that ties into HEROES IN CRISIS! Gotham Girl is missing, and it will take both Batman and the Flash to find out where she’s gone—and if she has anything to do with the horrifying events at Sanctuary. Both Batman and the Flash have lost their sidekicks—now will they lose each other? Plus, Green Arrow is forced to take a hard look at himself and his methods after the death of his former sidekick, Arsenal! Collects Batman #64-65, The Flash #64-65, GREEN ARROW #45 and #48-50, and The Flash Annual #2.
ON SALE 09.25.19
$19.99 US | 248 PAGES
FC

HEROES IN CRISIS HC
written by TOM KING
art by CLAY MANN, TRAVIS MOORE, LEE WEEKS, MITCH GERADS
and JORGE FORNES
cover by CLAY MANN
There’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by CIA operative turned comics writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD?
Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate—but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition? This collected edition features the entire nine-issue miniseries!
ON SALE 09.25.19
$19.99 US | 240 PAGES
FC

YOUNG JUSTICE VOL. 1: GEMWORLD HC
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by PATRICK GLEASON, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, JOHN TIMMS and others
cover by PATRICK GLEASON
Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They and other young heroes are united as Young Justice in this first collection of comics from the new Wonder Comics line!
When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes will unite to deal with the situation—but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy!
This debut title collects issues #1-6 of the hit series!
ON SALE 09.18.19
$24.99 US | 160 PAGES

ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC
written by DARWYN COOKE
art by DARWYN COOKE and others
cover by DARWYN COOKE
Darwyn Cooke’s critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is back in this new, expanded Absolute edition featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and much more!
In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia outlawed the mystery men of the Golden Age. Stalwarts including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.
This new edition includes supplemental material previously offered in the out-of-print deluxe edition, and collects the original six-issue miniseries, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1 and the story “Triangulation,” from SOLO #5.
ON SALE 11.20.19
$99.99 US | 528 PAGES
FC | 8.25” x 12.5”

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS 35TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION HC
written by MARV WOLFMAN
art by GEORGE PEREZ, DICK GIORDANO, JERRY ORDWAY and others
cover by GEORGE PEREZ and ALEX ROSS
The 12-issue epic is collected in a new anniversary edition! The mysterious Anti-Monitor has begun a crusade to end all existence. As alternate Earths are destroyed, the Monitor quickly assembles a team of heroes from across time and space to stop the menace!
ON SALE 09.25.19
$49.99 US | 496 PAGES
FC | 7.0625” x 10.875”

What If Nora Never Came Back in Time? (timey wimey thoughts on Season 5 of THE FLASH)

We have just seen the completion of a fantastic Season 5 of The Flash, one that gave us more timeline twists than even the Flashpoint story arc. What follows the jump will be HUGE spoilers for Season 5, so I’ll save all the big points for now. But, since the timeline was affected so much, and in so many ways, I began to wonder, “What if Nora had never visited the present time?” Let’s start just after the jump!

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“Legacy” Season 5 Finale of THE FLASH (Review)

We have come to the finale of Season 5. Eobard Thawne has played puppet master throughout the season, and now we come to an epic battle between Barry Allen and the Reverse Flash! How did we come to this? And, can Barry beat an even more experienced, more desperate Thawne? Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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Chapter 1 of “Year One” Gives Us the Flash Origin Story We Needed – Review of THE FLASH #70

I’ve been a fan of the Flash for over 50 years…and THIS is the origin story I’ve been waiting for all this time! Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter have brought together elements from Flash tales throughout the years, creating a fresh take on Barry’s origin story that deserves every Flash fan’s attention. Yes, I’m gushing…and for good reason. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“The Girl with the Red Lightning” S5 E21 of THE FLASH

We are at the penultimate episode of S5 of THE FLASH. We’ve been through Cicada, and now Cicada II…and the danger has ramped up to 11 with her attempt to release a meta-human “cure” that will kill every meta in Central City. Nora is ready to do whatever it takes to stop her, as is all of Team Flash. But, there is a nagging question here…and that question is answered in THIS episode! It’s all to set us up for a HUGE finale next week, and “The Girl with the Red Lightning” does a great job with all of it! Wanna know more? Just follow us after the jump!

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