“Into The Speed Force” Synopsis, And More

The CW has released the official still images from next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Attack On Central City”. In the image above, you can see Accelerated Man (played by Sean Poague), who is the Flash of Earth-19. It seems like he may be assisting Team Flash against Grodd’s invasion, and one wonders if he’ll be interacting with H.R., who is native to that world. Accelerated Man is from the comics, though he’s only appeared in The Multiversity #2 and The Multiversity Guidebook by Grant Morrison. You can see the rest of the stills of Cisco, Gypsy, H.R. and more, at CBR.

Just for fun, here’s the poster created by the CW for “Attack On Central City”. You’ve got to love the pun and that beautifully-rendered image of Grodd.

And finally, here’s the official synopsis for the March 14th episode, titled “Into the Speed Force”.

The Flash 3×16 “Into the Speed Force”: “BARRY TURNS TO THE SPEED FORCE – Desperate to stop Savitar and save his friends, Barry (Grant Gustin) turns to the speed force for answers. H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) gives Jesse (guest star Violett Beane) some advice. Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Brooke Roberts & Judalina Neira (#316).” The Flash season 3 airs Tuesdays at 8PM on the CW. “Into the Speed Force” airs March 14.

Looking forward to more Grodd and the debut of Accelerated Man? Let us know your thoughts!

Jay Garrick Returns On The Cover Of Flash #22

DC has posted the cover for the last issue of the upcoming FlashBatman crossover, and it’s another big one. As reported by CBR, Jay Garrick is apparently back as of Flash #22. This image is part of a lenticular cover by Jason Fabok.

Jay has been in the Earth-2 book since the early days of the post-Flashpoint era, where he’d been youthfully de-aged and was no longer the elder statesman readers had become so familiar with. But that series ends next month, and people had been hoping he’d return to the main DCU. It’s not clear what version of Jay we’ll be seeing in the upcoming crossover, but his uniform (and helmet!) is much more reminiscent of pre-Flashpoint Jay than the one in the Earth-2 book.

Looking forward to the return of Jay? What do you hope to see done with him, and potentially with the JSA? Share your thoughts!

Rogues Triumphant? Review of THE FLASH #17

Captain Cold appears to have The Flash just where he wants him. Len Snart’s ability to take apart and reverse engineer technology has just been taken up a notch, and the Rogues may finally be able to defeat their long-time nemesis. What comes next? A truly excellent issue of THE FLASH, that’s what! Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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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

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