“The Flash Age” Part Three – Review of THE FLASH #752

We’re going to do our review a bit differently this time. With the Coronavirus spreading world-wide and many comic shops being unable to get the latest issues out to you, this review will have two parts. The first part will be spoiler-free, for those who want to wait until they can get their hands on a copy of the issue. Then, we’ll have a jumping-off point where you will have to click to see the regular, somewhat more spoiler-ish look at an excellent issue of THE FLASH. Let us know what you think about the format. So…let’s get to the review!

NON-SPOILER VERSION

When we left Flash last issue, he had been blasted by Paradox into something that looked like it could be heaven. After all, the first person he saw was his late mother, Nora Allen! This issue centers on Barry’s adventures here. Is it heaven, or hell, or something else entirely? And, with Paradox still on the loose, does Barry have any way of making a difference? Without telling more, that’s the emphasis of this story. It’s a great look at what “paradise” could be…if only he could stay. By issue’s end, Barry is seeking help from the last person you would ever expect him to ask.

This story gives us some of the best of Barry Allen himself. How he reacts to things, and what he does about it, bring out the best qualities of the person with a lightning bolt on his chest. His intelligence, his sensibilities, his emotions are all in play here, in another great script by Joshua Williamson. Howard Porter gives us some absolutely amazing artwork this issue. The first splash page should be made into a poster. But more than that, Porter handles some significant emotional twists so smoothly that you would almost think you were dealing with live actors. This was a great issue for me, one that I would rate a 9/10. Of course, that’s just my opinion…what do YOU think?

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Flash #752 Preview

DC has posted six pages from next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. In the preview, Barry talks with his mother and sees fantastic visions of a beautiful world…but what has happened to him, and what does it all mean?

 

THE FLASH #752
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by JUNGGEUN YOON
Exiled outside time and space in Paradox’s realm, the Scarlet Speedster is confronted by ghosts from his past! Meanwhile, Iris discovers the one person who may help the Flash defeat Paradox—and it’s not anyone Barry Allen would ever ask for help! Will they be able to find where—or when—this unlikely ally is hiding before it’s too late?
ON SALE 03.25.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

“The Exorcism of Nash Wells” Review of S6 E15 of THE FLASH

The Speed Force is dead, and Barry’s speed has only so much longer to go. Eobard Thawne has taken over Nash Well’s body, though he is trapped in the Pipeline for now…only for now. Iris is still trapped in the mirror dimension, and Kamilla has been zapped by that mirror gun. Black Hole still has a mole in the CCPD, and now we get ANOTHER light-based meta on Carver’s payroll in Central City! If that doesn’t create enough drama for ya, I don’t know what else to say! Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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DC’s June 2020 Solicitations

DC has posted their full complement of solicitations for June 2020, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. You can see the solicits in their entirety at Newsarama. That month sees the start of the “Legion of Zoom” arc in The Flash solo series, as well as some interesting reprints and an action figure.

THE FLASH #757
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by HOWARD PORTER
cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by INHYUK LEE
Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by NICOLA SCOTT
“Legion of Zoom” part one! As the Flash’s greatest enemies—Gorilla Grodd, the Turtle, Trickster, and Captain Cold—attack Central City at the same time, the Fastest Man Alive finds he’s not fast enough to stop them all or save everyone in danger!
ON SALE 06.10.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with three covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #758
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by INHYUK LEE
“Legion of Zoom” part two! Central City is reeling from the recent attack, and Barry Allen lies broken and helpless! To uncover his foes’ next target, the Flash must solve a mystery from his past…but before he can, he’s attacked by the corrupted Tornado Twins—his children from the future!
ON SALE 06.24.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

YOUNG JUSTICE #17
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID F. WALKER
art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
cover by JOHN TIMMS
variant cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
This very special issue focuses directly on the friendship at the heart of Young Justice: Conner, Tim, and Bart—a.k.a. Superboy, Drake, and Impulse. As younger men, these three iconic heroes built Young Justice on their friendship. Now their dream has grown and changed as much as they have. And with the demands of adulthood pulling them in different directions, they realize that nights like this one may never happen again.
ON SALE 06.03.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #48
written by SIMON SPURRIER
art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
variant cover by CLAUDIO CASTELLINI
Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by JIM LEE
As writer Simon Spurrier jumps on board for the start of the three-part tale “The Rule of War,” it’s close encounters…of a Justice League kind! After answering a distress signal from distant space, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Green Lantern discover an abandoned cargo ship full of young aliens! When the League attempts to return the children to their home planet, they are met with awe, terror, and war! Thus begins a three-part storyline that will take the League to a previously unknown planet, with an all-new species, a dangerous mystery, and a new, otherworldly villain.
ON SALE 06.03.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with three covers.
Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #49
written by SIMON SPURRIER
art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
variant cover by NICK DERINGTON
“The Rule of War” part two! After the devastating events of last issue, the League is separated and labeled as alien visitors on a war-torn planet. With events spiraling out of control, and no leader to guide planet Trotha’s citizens, how can the League save this world without interfering? As the team battles rogue factions, Batman makes a startling discovery that will threaten any hope the team has of returning home!
ON SALE 06.17.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

TEEN TITANS #43
written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
art by EDUARDO PANSICA
cover by BERNARD CHANG
variant cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
Robin begins a hunt that leads him to the KGBeast, the same assassin who wounded and nearly killed the first Robin, Dick Grayson. Will Damian Wayne cross the line to enact brutal revenge on the Russian villain—or can the Teen Titans temper the current Robin’s rage?
ON SALE 06.17.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH GIANT #5
Cover by CULLY HAMNER
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
The Flash races against the Reverse Flash in the hopes of freeing the future Central City from Eobard Thawne’s grasp! At every turn, Eobard is right on Barry’s heels. Can the Scarlet Speedster evade the Reverse Flash’s pursuit and save the future?
Written by DAVE WIELGOSZ
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
It’s Flash Day in Central City, and the parade is in full swing, but one person isn’t thrilled: Barry Allen. Hating the attention, Barry just wants the day to be over, but that might come sooner than expected when Tar Pit shows up!
Plus these reprint tales:
• “Gorilla Warfare Part Five,” The Flash #17 (2013)
• “The Death and Life of Oliver Queen Part Four” from Green
Arrow #4 (2016)
• “Secrets Part One,” from Blue Beetle #5 (2006)
ON SALE 06.10.20 | $4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES | DC

THE FLASH #750 DELUXE EDITION HC
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, GEOFF JOHNS, FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARV WOLFMAN, SCOTT LOBDELL, and others
art by RAFA SANDOVAL, SCOTT KOLINS, BRETT BOOTH, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, DAVID MARQUEZ, BRYAN HITCH, FRANCIS MANAPUL, RILEY ROSSMO, and others
cover by HOWARD PORTER
The landmark 750th issue of The Flash is now in a deluxe edition hardcover, with tales by an all-star lineup of writers and artists! As “The Flash Age” begins, a supercharged Speed Force wreaks havoc on Barry Allen’s life. Plus, the epilogue to Flash Forward finds Wally West adjusting to his newfound powers, and much more!
ON SALE 07.01.20
$17.99 US | 7.0625” x 10.875”
112 PAGES | FC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-507-1

THE FLASH #135 FACSIMILE EDITION
written by JOHN BROOME
art by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA
cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON
Kid Flash gets a new look in this tale involving an alien invasion and a “mind over matter” device that brings the Flash’s vision of his sidekick’s new look to life.
ON SALE 06.17.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Offered to coincide with the Flash Forward TP.

THE FLASH: UNITED THEY FALL TP
written by GAIL SIMONE
art and cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Barry Allen and Iris West take a vacation, but their relaxation is cut short when their cruise ship is attacked by King Shark! Can the Fastest Man Alive save a sinking ship when there’s no land in sight—or will he be fish food? This and more in stories featuring the Flash taking on his greatest rogues, including Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Heat Wave, Captain Boomerang, and Weather Wizard! Collects stories from The Flash Giant #1-7 (first wave) and The Flash Giant #1-5 (second wave).
ON SALE 07.15.20
$17.99 US | 184 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-77950-260-5

DC CLASSICS: JUSTICE LEAGUE #50
written by GEOFF JOHNS
art and cover by JASON FABOK
Batman: Three Jokers #1 is here at last—and to accompany it, DC reprints Justice League #50, the story that introduced the concept of the three Jokers, by the Three Jokers creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok.
ON SALE 06.17.20
$1.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC

TEEN TITANS/DEATHSTROKE: THE TERMINUS AGENDA TP
written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST and ADAM GLASS
art by BERNARD CHANG, CARLO PAGULAYAN, FERNANDO PASARIN, SERGIO DAVILA, POP MHAN, CAM SMITH, SEAN PARSONS, NORM RAPMUND, and ANDY OWENS
cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
The hunter becomes the hunted as the Teen Titans set out to end Deathstroke once and for all in these tales from Deathstroke #41-43 and Teen Titans #28-30. Deathstroke’s body count has grown even higher after murdering his therapist en route to escaping from Arkham Asylum, which prompts Commissioner Gordon to expose Slade’s identity as Deathstroke to the public! Now the world’s most wanted criminal, the walls are closing in on Slade Wilson, and the Teen Titans lie in wait…Is there any hope of escape?
ON SALE 07.29.20
$16.99 US | 160 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9965-1

DC ESSENTIALS: JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURE 6-PACK
Collect the whole Justice League with this DC Essentials 6-pack featuring all of your favorite characters. With all-new fresh paints, this collector’s pack is not one to be missed by any action figure fan.
• Allocations may occur
• Final products may differ from images shown
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2020
$140.00 US

“The Flash Age” Part Two – Review of THE FLASH #751

The battle with Paradox has just begun. Godspeed is helping this new big bad, and things are looking tough for Barry. But, if you think things are bad for him now, just wait till you read THE FLASH #751. The ending left this reviewer saying, “well, I didn’t expect that“. There are some serious things going down in a story for the ages…or at least, “The Flash Age”. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“Death of the Speed Force” Review of S6 E14 of THE FLASH!

Wally is back! That’s the good news. The bad news? The Speed Force is dying! Yes, that mysterious force that powers all the good speedsters in the multiverse is fading fast. Just why that is…and what the implications may be…are a BIG part of this episode of THE FLASH. That’s not all, though. There are major plot points in “Death of the Speed Force” for Nash Wells and for Iris’ mirror world doppelganger. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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