Impulse: Mercury Falling to be Traded

Collected Editions has obtained DC’s advance TPB solicitations for Fall 2009, including a big surprise in speedster collections:

The Flash (featuring Impulse): Mercury Falling

It’s been years since any of Impulse was collected (Impulse: Reckless Youth
), and that was only the first few issues. Mercury Falling, which ran from Impulse #62-66, was the major epic from the Todd Dezago/Ethan Van Sciver run on the book, and featured Inertia’s master plan, Max Mercury facing almost certain death, and Bart being forced to confront the fact that his mentor and guardian might not be around much longer, while desperately trying to find a way to save him.

It actually ties in quite well thematically with the recent stories in Flash and Rogues’ Revenge.

The title is a bit odd, considering that the Flash doesn’t appear in the story at all (that I remember), but it follows the same pattern as other recent collections of lesser-known characters, like JSA Presents: Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. Get the main franchise with the recognized name out there first, then add the original title of the book.

Update: Amazon now lists this as being released on May 12, 2009.


7 thoughts on “Impulse: Mercury Falling to be Traded

  1. fastest

    Wow, that’s good news. I’m a huge Bart Allen fan. So normally, when a Flash trade comes out, it means something big is happening with the Flash. Showcase Presents the Flash Vol 1 came out when Wally returned. Showcase Presents the Flash Vol 2 came out when Barry returned. The Millar/Morrison Flash book is coming out around the same time Flash: Rebirth would be starting. Is it safe to say that maybe, just maybe, Bart, Max or Inertia will be back by then, or perhaps some big event that pertains to one or all of them?

  2. Kelson Post author

    Well, it looks like it might line up with the end of Flash: Rebirth or the launch of the new ongoing series, assuming the mini does start in March.

  3. The Irredeemable Shag

    I suspect that by the end of “Legion of Three Worlds”, Bart will be returned to the 30th Century as the future Flash. So having this trade come out after that mini-series is complete, and labeling “Flash” works pretty well. That’s assuming my theory is correct. And my theories almost NEVER pan out.

    The Irredeemable Shag

    .-= The Irredeemable Shag’s latest blog post: Batman: Year Three =-.


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