This Week (May 6): Rebirth #2, Mercury Falling

Can you believe it’s been a whole month since Flash: Rebirth #1 launched? It has, and this week, the second issue of the miniseries that will change the Flash forever (for whatever “forever” means in comics). Also of note is the second-ever Impulse collection, Flash: Mercury Falling, featuring art by Flash: Rebirth‘s very own Ethan Van Sciver, written by Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts).

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!

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).

A 6-page preview is available at The Source.

2 of 5 · 32 pg, FC, $2.99 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.

Order from Amazon or read about it at Speed Force

144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Justice League of America: The Second Coming HC

Justice League of America: The Second ComingWritten by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes
In this new hardcover collecting Justice League of America #22-26, Red Tornado discovers the culprit behind his recent malfunctions — and the ensuing confrontation leads to a massive battle between the JLA and one of their oldest adversaries. Meanwhile, Vixen and Animal Man struggle with their own super-abilities and challenge Anansi, a deadly being who warps the histories of every JLA member. It’s DC’s heaviest hitters as you’ve never seen them before!

144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

As usual, there’s a good chance of a Flash appearing in Trinity this week.