Not much in the way of new Flash material this week, but DC is issuing the reprint of Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge #1. The Flash also makes appearances in Trinity and Millennium.
Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge #1 (2nd Printing)
The critically-acclaimed FLASH team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Scott Kolins reunites for a tale of villainy and twisted justice tying in to FINAL CRISIS! Captain Cold and the Rogues were accessories to the murder of Bart Allen. They’ve become what they never set out to be – wanted! Wanted by the good guys, by former Rogue Pied Piper, and by the Secret Society of Super-Villains. But just as they try to disappear underground, good, old-fashioned revenge yanks them back. And where is the Flash during all of this? It’s a Crisis — take a guess
Written by Geoff Johns; Art and covers by Scott Kolins
Notes: Very good. If your comic store sold out of the first printing, it’s absolutely worth picking this one up. (I reviewed this book a few weeks ago.)
This month in TRINITY: The Justice League joins Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to stand against the threat that the Crime Syndicate brings to Earth. And, in this month’s co-features, members of Batman’s “family” search for clues to what ties several thefts together – and what links them to the cosmic conflict that has resulted!
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza; Art by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert and Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens and Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher; Cover by Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang
Note: The Justice League, including the Flash, has been a significant presence in this book so far. And of course there’s the Crime Syndicate’s resident speedster, Johnny Quick.
The 1988 8-issue miniseries MILLENNIUM is collected for the first time! The Guardians of the Universe have left our dimension behind — and in their absence, the deadly robotic army of Manhunters threatens the survival of the DC Universe!
Written by Steve Englehart; Art by Joe Staton, Ian Gibson and others; Cover by Joe Staton and Mark Farmer
Notes: I think there’s a reason it took 20 years to collect this series. It was ambitious, but I don’t seem to recall anyone liking it at the time. On the other hand, Invasion! is also getting collected for the first time (after 19 years), and it was actually good. Anyway, the Flash’s part in this is fairly minimal IIRC, though events in his own series left a major mark on Wally West’s family.