Monthly Archives: October 2008

Speed Reading: Rebirth, Crimson Lightning, Turner Tribute and More

Fellow Flash blogger Dixon of Crimson Lightning writes about catching up on his Flash comic index and launching a new feature, “Fast Talk,” all about the technobabble with which the Flashes breeze past the laws of physics.

Wizard Magazine’s 2009 preview, shipping in December, will feature an interview with Geoff Johns in which he talks about Flash: Rebirth. (via Comic Bloc’s BESTBUY)

That Flash neon sign coming in June? Comics Infinity is offering pre-orders for 10% off. (via aeryncrichton)

Aspen Studios’ planned tribute to founder Michael Turner has been making the rounds at The Pulse and elsewhere, and Newsarama has followed up with a short interview with Vince Hernandez.

Hiro and DaphneThe Pulse interviews Brea Grant, speedster Daphne from Heroes. Anyone else notice that they still keep dressing her in red?

Finally, Comics Should Be Good has a list of the Top Five Flashes. I’m sure most Flash fans will find something to disagree with in this list. 😀

Flash: Rebirth Launches in April

The very last question in Newsarama’s 20 Questions with Dan Didio:

Last question – something that wasn’t mentioned as one of the pieces of 2009, but yet, fans know it’s coming – what’s the timetable for Flash: Rebirth by Geoff and Ethan Vansciver?

DD: Flash comes back in April. The reason, and I’ll be very frank here – we’ve got so much going on with [Batman] “Battle for the Cowl” that I didn’t want Flash to get lost in the shuffle, so to speak. So April will see Flash: Rebirth #1, and by that point, we’ll also be talking about the big plan for the Flash universe, and the other Flash characters.

Now we know.

I’m looking forward to hearing more about the plans for the Flash franchise, though it’s going to be frustrating to wait. Keeping them under wraps has caused an awful lot of anxiety for fans of Wally West, contributing to the friction among the still-fractured Flash fan base.

This Week (Oct 29): Justice League

This week’s Flash appearances include Justice League of America — as Impulse! — a Justice Society of America trade paperback, and possibly DCU: Decisions and Trinity.

Justice League of America #26

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art and Cover by Ed Benes

The JLA stands helpless against the power of Anansi, the African spider god who has warped their histories. Vixen makes her final stand, brokering a deal with the powerful villain. But will she be forced to sacrifice the JLA and Animal Man? Or does her last-ditch effort mean something far worse?

[Note: Yes, that’s Impulse on the cover!]

Justice Society of America Vol.1: The Next Age (paperback)

Written by Geoff Johns Cover by Alex Ross; Art by Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert and Ruy Jose

The book collecting the first four issues of JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA is now available in trade paperback! Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate a recruitment program, tracking heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more!

Also likely candidates for Flash appearances: DC Universe: Decisions #4 (conclusion of the miniseries) and Trinity.