“Beacon of Hate” Review of THE FLASH 775

To say that I’m really enjoying Jeremy Adams’ run on THE FLASH would be the understatement of the year. This issue is one more reason why. Combine the best of Wally West’s personality with just a touch of Silver Age fun…then bring it all into the present with a bang, and you get what we’re seeing here. This sets up an existential threat from a classic Justice League villain, promising more great stories to come. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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Flash #775 Preview

DC has posted several preview pages from next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. The preview features Wally and other heroes struggling to deal with a mysterious weapon from space which landed in Central City…and it seems to have strange effects on people.

Check out the pages at the link.

THE FLASH #775
Writer: JEREMY ADAMS
Artist: FERNANDO PASARIN
Cover: BRANDON PETERSON
Variant Cover: JORGE CORONA
$4.99 US | 48 PGS | $5.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/19/21
Hunt for the glaive!
When a mysterious glaive crash-lands in the middle of Central City, the Flash must race against time to stop its ill effects, all while keeping an army of super-villains from obtaining this unknown and sinister cosmic prize.

DC’s January 2022 Solicitations

DC has posted the full complement of solicitations for January 2022, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. They’re sparse again, as has been typical for the past few months. But the Flash solo book continues under Jeremy Adams, and interestingly the solicitation text is almost identical to last month’s.

You can see the solicits in their entirety at CBR.

THE FLASH #778
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/18/22
Having traveled to Gemworld by way of the second dimension, the Flash joins Justice League Dark and the princess of Gemworld, Amethyst, in a race against time to thwart Eclipso’s evil plans.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #7
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and JAMES TUCKER
Art by ETHEN BEAVERS
Cover by RILEY ROSSMO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 7 of 7
ON SALE 1/4/22
The entity released from the Mirrored Room has accomplished its goal and is erasing the Multiverse and all of existence once and for all. In a last-ditch effort, using all his willpower, John Stewart saves what friends he can. Trapped in a construct bubble, the team works to formulate a plan of action, but is it too late? Is this the end of the Justice League?

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #11
Written by TIM SHERIDAN
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant cover by FICO OSSIO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/25/22
Dane, a.k.a. Nevermore, came to the academy to become a hero, but circumstance and fate are leading him down a much darker path. To understand their future, the Titans must look into the complicated past of their most mysterious student—and unearth truths that may leave them with an impossible choice.

INFINITE FRONTIER
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by XERMANICO, PAUL PELLETIER, and JESUS MERINO
Cover by MITCH GERADS
$39.99 | 352 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-424-0
ON SALE 2/15/22
When our heroes saved the Multiverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged…and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in.
Most of them, at least.
Alan Scott, the Green Lantern of the Justice Society of America, has noticed some of his allies are still missing in action, and he’s determined to find them. There are others, though, who would rather remain hidden than explain themselves, like Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, a man who should be dead but now is not. Plus, what does all this mean for the DCU’s place in the Multiverse? On opposite sides of a dimensional divide, both Barry Allen and President Superman ponder this question. Not to mention the Darkseid of it all! Or a team of Multiversal heroes called Justice Incarnate!

“Dream Big” Review of THE FLASH 774

In his first issues as writer of THE FLASH, Jeremy Adams has taken on re-introducing the Wally West we all loved prior to FLASHPOINT.  Wally’s family has come back to the spotlight as well, and that’s also a very good thing. This issue puts the spotlight on Wally’s daughter Irey, and on a very heart-warming father-daughter relationship. It’s a great story before we start diving into whatever that thing is that’s floating through space toward Earth. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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Flash #774 Preview

DC has posted three preview pages from next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. The pages give us our first glimpse of the new villain Dr. Nightmare, and tell us a bit about his abilities. Plus, Wally and Irey will be attending a dance together. Check it out at the link!

 

THE FLASH #774
Writer: JEREMY ADAMS
Artist: CHRISTIAN DUCE
Cover: BRYAN HITCH
Variant Cover: JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 9/21//21
Introducing Dr. Nightmare!
Bad dreams come to life and lead to chaos on the streets of Central City on the same night the Fastest Man Alive attends a daddy/daughter dance. Side-by-side with his super-powered daughter, Wally must not slow down, or they risk falling victim to the man named Dr. Nightmare.

DC’s December 2021 Solicitations

DC has posted their full complement of solicitations for December 2021, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. It’s a very sparse month, and for some reason the solicits at CBR and Newsarama didn’t include a cover for the Flash #777 issue; there’s a tiny one shown at Bleeding Cool, however. That month sees Wally having an adventure on Gemworld with Amethyst and the Justice League Dark.

You can see the solicitations in their entirety at CBR.

THE FLASH #777
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by WILL CONRAD
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/21/21
Justice League Dark on Gemworld!
Having traveled to Gemworld by way of the second dimension, the Flash joins Justice League Dark and the princess of Gemworld, Amethyst, in a race against time to thwart Eclipso’s evil plans.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #71
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and RAM V
Art by PHIL HESTER and SUMIT KUMAR
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE and NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
Variant cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/21/21
The Royal Flush Gang hatched one of the most elaborate plans in the history of the DC Universe, and now we know that all of it was a prelude to the crime of this and maybe even the next century. How does it connect to the trial of Black Adam?
When all seems lost, hope can still be found! With Wonder Woman now by their side, the Justice League Dark have survived to fight another day. Merlin is only getting started—can the team still prove they have the magic within to defeat the medieval mage?

JUSTICE LEAGUE 2021 ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and cover by SANFORD GREENE
Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 12/14/21
The return of Wonder Woman! Wait, what’s that? Also, the return of…OMAC! Jack Kirby’s greatest creation, the One-Man Army Corps, returns to the DC universe just in time to team up with the reunited Justice League to stop secret forces of evil from gathering! Join Eisner Award winner Sanford Greene as he brings the legacy of the League to life leading into Justice League vs. the Legion of Super-Heroes!

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #10
Written by TIM SHERIDAN
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant cover by FICO OSSIO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21
Dane, a.k.a. Nevermore, came to the academy to become a hero, but circumstance and fate are leading him down a much darker path. To understand their future, the Titans must look into the complicated past of their most mysterious student—and unearth truths that may leave them with an impossible choice.

DEATHSTROKE INC. #4
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
Variant cover by IVAN TAO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21
DEATHSTROKE VS. BLACK CANARY!
Now that they know the truth about the secretive T.R.U.S.T. organization, Black Canary and Deathstroke are at odds over what to do about it. But before they can set aside their hatred for each other, they are attacked by an army of the DC Universe’s deadliest villains!

ABSOLUTE DARK NIGHTS: METAL
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
$125.00 US | 400 pages
8 1/8″ × 12 1/4″ | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-527-8
ON SALE 5/31/22
The Dark Knight has uncovered one of the lost mysteries of the universe. Something that could destroy the very fabric of his reality: the Dark Multiverse! It’s a nightmarish realm of devastating danger—where a team of twisted, evil versions of Batman lies waiting for a chance to cross into our own world.
This Absolute edition of the epic story collects Dark Nights: Metal #1-6, Batman: Lost #1, and Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, as well as more than 100 pages of extras and special features in an oversize slipcase.

CRIME SYNDICATE
Written by ANDY SCHMIDT
Art by KIERAN McKEOWN and BRYAN HITCH
Cover by JIM CHEUNG and ROMULO FAJARDO JR.
$17.99 US | 152 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″| Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-282-6
ON SALE 1/18/22
There’s no justice on Earth-3! Following the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the Multiverse was reborn—and so was Earth-3, inhabited by evil reflections of familiar heroic faces in the DC Universe like Ultraman, Owlman, and Superwoman! Witness the all-new origin story of the baddest team of super-villains in the Multiverse. Collects Crime Syndicate #1-6, including backup origin stories for each member of the Syndicate illustrated by superstar Bryan Hitch!