Flash Comics for April 2009 (Updated)

The big news, of course, it the start of The Flash: Rebirth…but there’s also a big Titans crossover, “Deathtrap.”

Update: Full solicitations are up at Newsarama and elsewhere, and I’ve updated the post.

The Flash: Rebirth #1

Flash: Rebirth #1 (thumbnail)Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver

Through the decades, many heroes have taken the mantle of The Flash, but they all ride the lightning that crackles in the wake of the greatest hero the DC Universe has ever known, the man who sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse: Barry Allen!

Following the events of Final Crisis, Barry has beaten death and returned to a fast-paced world that a man out of time wouldn’t recognize. Or is it a world that is only just now catching up? All the running he’s done before was just a warmup for the high-speed race that he and every other Flash must now run, because even though one speedster might have beaten death, another has just turned up dead! From Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the visionaries responsible for the blockbuster Green Lantern: Rebirth and The Sinestro Corps War, comes the start of an explosive and jaw-dropping epic that will reintroduce to the modern age the hero who single-handedly birthed the Silver Age of comics! DC history will be made, and the Flash legacy will be redefined!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale April 1 • 1 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Team books, guest spots, and so on after the cut.

Team Books

Justice League of America #32

Justice League of America #32Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Federico Dallocchio
Cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter

While the team struggles with the aftermath of dissolution, the cosmic force known as Starbreaker sets out to ravage the earth for a hidden source of unimaginable power. But with the team facing its own crisis, who will stand in his way?

On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Justice Society of America #26

Justice Society of America #26Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill
Covers by Alex Ross

Featuring three painted covers by Alex Ross depicting the entire Justice Society of America! In a very special day-in-the-life story of the JSA titled “Black Adam Ruined My Birthday,” the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own – Stargirl! Don’t miss this momentous issue.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers by Alex Ross that can be ordered separately. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Teen Titans Annual 2009

Teen Titans Annual 2009Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raul Fernandez
Cover by Andrew Robinson

Prelude to the “Deathtrap” crossover between the pages of Teen Titans, Titans and Vigilante! Titans Tower has mysteriously come to life to attack the Teen Titans! But The Titans have one secret weapon their unknown assailant doesn’t know about. Will they be able to use this weapon in time to save themselves? Find out as the story continues in Titans #12! And be sure to check out the awesome interlocking covers by Andrew Robinson spanning the entire “Deathtrap” story that create one massive image!

On sale April 1 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Titans #12

Titans #12Written by Judd Winick
Art by Howard Porter
Cover by Andrew Robinson

“Deathtrap” Part 1 of 5! Completely unhinged, Jericho continues his assault upon his former teammates. As if that wasn’t enough, he also draws the Teen Titans into his twisted plot. And the Vigilante makes it his mission to stop Jericho – permanently! Continued in Vigilante #5!

On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Vigilante #5

Vigilante 5Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Andrew Robinson

“Deathtrap” part 2 of 5! After attempting to kill Cyborg, Vigilante has been locked up by the Titans. But Vigilante knows that there is a traitor in their midst, and he will use any means necessary to bring Jericho to justice – Even if that means killing all of the Titans to do it!

On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Teen Titans #70

Teen Titans #70Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Andrew Robinson

“Deathtrap” Part 3 of 5! Straight from the pages of Vigilante #5, the team gets roped into Jericho’s insane plot to take out both Titans teams. But how can they fight back against a menace who can possess their bodies? Continued in Titans #13, on sale in May!

On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Trinity #44-48

trinity-43-45Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Mike Norton & Ande Parks, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens and Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
Covers by Shane Davis & John Dell and Jesus Merino

Earth – and all of reality – is under assault from space, magic forces, other dimensions and more! But if Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman changed forever, does it mean salvation for everybody else – or disaster? The Trinity leads DC’s heroes and some surprising allies in a sprawling battle to save reality! Featuring Krona, Morgaine Le Fey, the Crime Syndicate, Despero, Enigma, the JLA and loads of other DC heroes and villains!

Issue #44 on sale April 1; issue #45 on sale April 8; issue #46 on sale April 15; issue #47 on sale April 22, issue #48 on sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Out of Continuity

Super Friends #14

Super Friends #14 thumbnailWritten by Sholly Fisch
Art by Scott Shaw! & Terry Beatty
Cover by J. Bone

When the alien Kanjar Ro invades Earth, he freezes all humans so that they won’t mess with him – including the Super Friends! What he doesn’t know is that he’s about to face resistance from their super best friends – the Super Pets!

On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Tiny Titans #15

Tiny Titans 15 thumbnailWritten by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar

Our magical friend Zatara visits the Titans’ Treehouse and brings some new fuzzy friends to meet the gang. And it’s Rose’s turn to babysit the Terror Titans when a group activity yields fiery results.

On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Upcoming Collections (May and Onward)

Booster Gold: 52 Pick-Up TP

Booster Gold: 52 Pickup thumbnailWritten by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund

Booster Gold is back in this softcover volume collecting Booster Gold #1-6 as the Super Hero from tomorrow must repair the timeline of the DC Universe to earn membership in the Justice League of America!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Note: This includes a story in which Booster meets a younger Barry Allen and Wally West as Flash and Kid Flash.

Final Crisis HC

Final Crisis thumbnailWritten by Grant Morrison
Art by J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, Marco Rudy, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
Cover by J.G. Jones

The year’s most mind-blowing event is collected in this spectacular new hardcover featuring Final Crisis #1-7! What happens when evil wins? That’s the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. Written by superstar creator Grant Morrison (JLA, Batman) with stellar art from J.G. Jones (52 covers), Carlos Pacheco (Superman) and Doug Mahnke (Black Adam), this event defined the DCU and the New Gods for the 21st century and beyond!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US

The Flash Presents: Mercury Falling TP

Flash Presents: Mercury Falling thumbnailWritten by Todd Dezago
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Eric Battle, John Stokes, Prentis Rollins and others
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

In this classic story from Impulse #62-67, featuring art by Ethan Van Sciver, Max Mercury discovers that his connection to the speed force has been severed. Now, it’s up to Impulse to save his mentor and surrogate father.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JLA Deluxe Edition Vol.2 HC

JLA Deluxe Vol.2 thumbnailWritten by Grant Morrison
Art by Howard Porter, Gary Frank, Greg Land, Val Semeiks and others
Cover by Howard Porter & John Dell

Collecting stories from JLA #10-17, Prometheus #1 and JLA/WILDCATS in Deluxe format, this volume features the Justice League facing off against Lex Luthor’s newly assembled Injustice Gang while the fate of the Earth itself hangs in the balance.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 320 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Showcase Presents: Super Friends Vol.1 TP

Showcase Presents: Super Friends vol.1 thumbnailWritten by E. Nelson Bridwell and Dennis O’Neil
Art by Ric Estrada, Vince Colletta, Ramona Fradon, Bob Smith and Kurt Schaffenberger
Cover by Alex Toth

The superstars of the 1970s animated adventures star in this new, bargain-priced volume collecting Super Friends #1-24!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 448 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

Tiny Titans: Adventures in Awesomeness TP

Tiny Titans: Adventures in Awesomeness thumbnailWritten by Art Baltazar and Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar

Check in on the young, adorable heroes of Sidekick Elementary as they head into space, get their report cards, transform into monkeys, fall in love and more! Collecting issues #7-12 of the monthly comic.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • FC, 144 pg, $12.99 US

Previously Solicited for April

DC/WildStorm: Dreamwar TP

DC/Wildstorm: DreamwarWritten by Keith Giffen
Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Cover by Mike McKone

The six-issue miniseries that pits the heroes of two universes against each other is collected! The WildStorm Universe is being torn apart — and when heroes from the DCU begin crossing over into their world, things go from bad to worse!

Advance solicited; on sale April 1 · 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part 1 TP

Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part 1Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham, Ruy Jose, Fernando Pasarin and Rodney Ramos
Cover by Alex Ross

Presenting a stunning new volume collecting Justice Society of America #7-12, featuring the start of the sequel to the classic Kingdom Come! Stranded from an alternate Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, Kingdom Come Superman runs into a JSA he never knew.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 · 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part III (Hardcover)

Written by Geoff Johns, Alex Ross and Peter Tomasi
Art by Alex Ross, Dale Eaglesham, Fernando Pasarin and Nathan Massengill
Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19-22, and the JUSTICE SOCIETY: KINGDOM COME Specials MAGOG, SUPERMAN and THE KINGDOM! Picking up where PART II left off, the Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth in a way that frightens some and thrills others. Torn between Gog’s desire to help the world and the moral cost it comes with, it’s old guard vs. the new as the line that was drawn is crossed.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 · 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Justice League Unlimited: Heroes TP

Justice League Unlimited: HeroesWritten by Adam Beechen, Mike McAvennie & Bill Williams
Art by Carlo Barberi, Rick Burchett, Leigh Gallagher, Sanford Green and others
Justice League Unlimited #23-29 are collected in this new title starring The World’s Greatest Super Heroes!

Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 · 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US


7 thoughts on “Flash Comics for April 2009 (Updated)

  1. ElfGrove

    “…because even though one speedster might have beaten death, another has just turned up dead!”

    Really? *sigh* I hope it’s not a perma-death thing. I would really prefer they manage Rebirth without killing off any more speedsters. I like the big “Flash Family” that was running around back during the days when Bart was Impulse. It’s fun having a group of speedsters like that.

  2. Dixon

    I couldn’t agree more, ElfGrove. I keep hoping that in the aftermath of the mini-series they’ll launch a companion title for The Flash entitled Flash Family, perhaps the equivalent of something like Green Lanter Corps., a regular title for Wally, Jay, the twins, and the rest of the family. How spectacular would that be?

  3. ElfGrove

    hat would be ideal in my universe Dixon. but I don’t expect that much. We’ll see what appens. just wait and hope.

    I’m hearing speculation that the kid in the red hoodie on “Teen Titans Annual 2009” and “Titans #12” is a new “Kid Flash”. I’m not seeing any familiar logos, and all the scans I’ve seen are fairly small. Is this just speculation or is there something to it?


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