DC has delayed Flash: Rebirth #4 again to August 26, making it a full 2 1/2 months after issue #3. Additionally, they’ve rescheduled issues #5 and 6.
|Flash: Rebirth #4||August 26||2 1/2 months after #3|
|Flash: Rebirth #5||October 14||1 1/2 months after #4|
|Flash: Rebirth #6||November
||1 month after #5|
That pushes them up to a deadline, because Blackest Night: Flash is supposed to spin out of Flash: Rebirth and start in
November [Edit: see comment thread]. Presumably it will need to line up with the rest of the Blackest Night tie-in miniseries (though we saw how well that worked with Final Crisis). Fortunately, Blackest Night: Flash is being drawn by a different artist, so Scott Kolins can start work on it while Ethan Van Sciver is still working on Flash: Rebirth.
Update August 13: On DC’s website, issue #6 has been pushed back another week to November 25.
On a related note, Ethan Van Sciver has posted the final cover to Flash: Rebirth #4 on his Facebook page. It’s very similar to the solicited one, with some color alterations. He mentioned on the Half-Hour Wasted podcast a few weeks ago that the solicited covers for #4-6 were all altered to prevent spoilers. I’m going to go on record here and predict that the final cover for #5 will be exactly like what we’ve seen, only the Black Flash carrying Professor Zoom’s lightning wand will be recolored as Professor Zoom.