This Week (Sep 17): Flash #244 and More

The Flash #244


Written by Alan Burnett; Art by Paco Diaz and Drew Geraci; Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

The epic “This Was Your Life, Wally West” kicks off in high gear as Flash faces a scary blast from the past in a new story written by Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series, SUPERMAN/BATMAN). Plus, Keystone City is abuzz over the new threat in town, who just might be the finish line for the Flash!

Notes: Chances are pretty good this will, in fact, be the final story arc in this series.

Team books and events after the cut.

Tangent: Superman’s Reign #7 of 12


Written by Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz; Art by Jamal Igle and Robin Riggs with Fernando Pasarin; Cover by Andie Tong
Batman (The DCU’s Greatest Detective) and The Batman (Tangent’s Mystical Avenger) must work together to attack the Superman’s empire!

Note: After last issue’s pause for exposition, this issue should get the plot back underway…especially with worlds about to collide!

Titans #5


Written by Judd Winick; Art by Julian Lopez and Prentis Rollins; Cover by Joe Benitez
When Raven’s half-brothers return to claim her and unite Trigon’s bloodline, Raven must choose which ties are stronger: the family she was born to, or the new family she has made.

Notes: I’m not sure what’s going on with this book, and given that it was the Wolfman/Perez-era New Teen Titans that got me into comics, that’s saying something.

DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar #6 of 6

Written by Keith Giffen; Art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott; Cover by Carlos Pacheco
Hell has been unleashed upon the earth, as all the villains from the DC Universe and the WildStorm Universe team up. And with the moon ripped from its orbit, the earth itself is being torn asunder. Could this final issue contain the end of two universes?

Notes: I haven’t been paying much attention to Dreamwar, as the only real interest I have in the WildStorm Universe and its characters are Planetary and Welcome to Tranquility…one of which ran around the fringes of the WSU, and the other of which is set in its own little corner. So I expect the Flash has probably been appearing in this all along.

DC Universe: Decisions #1 of 4

Written by Judd Winick and Bill Willingham; Pencil art by Rick Leonardi; Covers by Stephane Roux

Election season is upon us, and the stakes have never been higher! An unknown villain is attempting to assassinate the presidential candidates, and only the heroes of the DCU stand in the way. As Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman, Batman and more try to learn the killer’s identity, they are faced with the difficult task of reconciling their own personal ideals with the mission at hand.

Brought to you by writers Judd Winick (Green Arrow/Black Canary, Titans) and Bill Willingham (Fables, Day of Vengeance) and featuring sensational art by Rick Leonardi (Robin, Supergirl)!

Notes: It’s been very unclear whether this book is actually coming out this week, but it actually showed up on Diamond’s shipping list, so I guess it is. Given the premise, it seems likely that one Flash or another is going to show up. Here’s hoping their politics actually fit with the way they’ve been portrayed in the past.

Also

Tiny Titans often features Kid Flash. And Flash has been appearing in recent weeks of Trinity.

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1 thought on “This Week (Sep 17): Flash #244 and More

  1. The Human Tornado

    I gotta be the first to say wow. The writer put the kids on the back burner, gave us a nice background into The Flash and set up an interesting plot all in one issue. If this weren’t so close to the end it would be a great jumping on point for new readers of The Flash. Sad because I really have some faith in this team. Hopefully Wally doesn’t go away forever after Rebirth.

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