Monthly Archives: February 2009

Speed Reading: Rogues, Waid, Crossovers

Mark Waid talks to Newsarma about Batman in Barcelona: Dragon’s Knight #1 includes the Flash’s Rogues in their Top 10 Costume-Dependent Comic Book Characters.

Seduction of the Indifferent is starting a feature on Pied Piper covers, and the first installment highlights Flash Comics #59. A decade before the Rogue of the same name first appeared, this other villain based on the Piper of legend fought Hawkman and Hawkgirl.

Robot 6’s Grumpy Old Fan looks into “Flash of Two Worlds” and its influences on later comics as part of his “Towards A Modern Superhero Canon” series.

Flash Comics for May 2009

DC’s solicitations for May are up at Newsarama and elsewhere.

The Flash: Rebirth #2

Flash: Rebirth #2Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver
Covers by Ethan Van Sciver
What’s happened to the Speed Force? One of the world’s most powerful speedsters is dead, and Barry Allen must discover who – or what – is responsible! But the reborn Barry is a man haunted by a dark secret in his past. A secret that drives him to push far beyond his limits. A burden that, if he’s not careful, could send him right back into oblivion! Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver’s reinvention of the Scarlet Speedster picks up the pace – we dare you to keep up!

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 May 6 • 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Notes: Oh, joy, another dead speedster. Awesome cover, though. (I can’t believe I just wrote “awesome.” I feel like I’m in fifth grade.)

Team books and more after the cut. Continue reading

This Week (Feb 18): JLA, Tangent

This week we have the conclusion of Tangent: Superman’s Reign as well as a new issue of Justice League of America.

Justice League of America #30

Justice League of America #30Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes

Featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup story! Can the entire combined might of the Justice League of Amercia and Dr. Light stand up to the cosmic entity known as Starbreaker as he continues consuming the sun? Could this be another Final Night for the DC Universe?

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Tangent: Superman’s Reign #12 (of 12)

Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Carlos Magno & Julio Ferreira
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Will Conrad

The dual universe-spanning epic concludes as the Justice League of America attempts to rally against Tangent Superman. It all comes down to one last-ditch effort as all hope remains with one lone individual. Who’s this being, and what’s their relationship to the Man of Telekinesis? And what will become of the Tangent Universe?

12 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99

Other likely appearances: Tiny Titans and Trinity.

Speedsters: Doomed to Die?

Things looked bad last week for Heroes’ resident speedster, Daphne Millbrook. And speedsters in comic books — Flashes especially — have a noted history of dying for the greater good. Actress Brea Grant notes in her blog:

for all of the millions of people who have asked about my character on heroes, just keep watching.

Can the super-fast thief-turned-courier outrace death?