This Week: Flash: Rebirth #4 and more!

Yes, it’s really happening: Flash: Rebirth continues this week! Also on hand are new issues of Wednesday Comics, Justice Society of America, Blackest Night: Titans, and The Last Days of Animal Man, as well as the second volume of Trinity.

The Flash: Rebirth #4

Flash: Rebirth #4Written by Geoff Johns
Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver

Barry Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now his return threatens it all. What secrets does Barry hold inside him about the fate of the Flash Family? What destiny awaits Wally and his twins? What murderous force targets Bart Allen? And what does it truly mean to be a speedster?

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).

4 of 6 · 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Team books and more after the cut.

Wednesday Comics #8

Wednesday Comics August The Flash battles Gorilla Grodd and tries to date Iris West in a story written by Karl Kerschl (Teen Titans Year One, The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive) and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl.

Wednesday Comics will arrive in stores folded twice to 7″ x 10″.

7″ x 10″, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US.

Blackest Night: Titans #1

Blackest Night: Titans #1Written by J.T. Krul
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by Brian Haberlin

Black Lantern Titans are descending together onto Titans Island! Will the Titans be prepared to fight off their deceased allies? And how can Beast Boy not lose his heart to Black Lantern Terra?

Explore the effect Blackest Night has on the greater DC Universe in this 3-issue miniseries from writer J.T. Krul (JSA Classified, Fathom) and superstar artist Ed Benes (Justice League of America)! 3-page preview at The Source. Update: IGN has a longer preview with finished art.

This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Brian Haberlin).

1 of 3 · 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Justice Society of America #30

Justice Society of America #30Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Jesus Merino

“Bad Seed” part 2 of 5! The JSA feels the strain when battling a monstrous collection of villains who’ve mounted an all-out war on the team to collect a bounty placed on the head of everyone in the group except Stargirl! Tensions flare, and the group is forced to make a compromise in order to chase their fleeing enemies or return to the mansion to find out why Mister Terrific’s communications have suddenly stopped! And Dr. Fate returns to the team in this second issue from the new creative team of writers Bill Willingham (Fables) and Matthew Sturges (Blue Beetle) and artist Jesus Merino (Superman Annual)!

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

The Last Days of Animal Man #4

Last Days of Animal Man #4Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland

Regrets…he’s had a few! Buddy Baker can’t bear to live with the regret that comes of his infidelity with Starfire…but Prismatik and Bloodrage will be happy to take the burden of life off his hands! They’ve launched a full-on assault against the League of Titans’ headquarters, and Buddy and Starfire are the only heroes who stand in their way!
4 of 6 · 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Note: This series takes place 15 years in the future. Prismatik is the daughter of the second Mirror Master.

Trinity Vol. 2 TP

Trinity Vol.2Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Mike Norton, Tom Derenick, Art Thibert, Andy Owens, Jerry Ordway and Wayne Faucher
Cover by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert

The second Trinity collection, featuring issues #18-35 of the weekly series, is here!

“The Trinity of Heroes” are legendary characters who are believed to be the keystone to all of creation. Convinced that Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are this Trinity, sorceress Morgaine LeFey teams up with Despero and Enigma to replace the three icons with evil doppelgangers from the Multiverse in order to recreate existence. Can the greatest heroes of 52 universes stop this evil plot — or will evil win?

424 pg, FC, $29.99 US

History of the DCU 2

Action Figures: Aquaman, Creeper, Flash, Black LightningAlso this week we get the next set of the History of the DC Universe action figures, featuring Aquaman, the Creeper, the Flash and Black Lightning. Newsarama has a write-up and photos of the figures.

Golden Age Flash 1:6 Scale Figure

Golden Age Flash 1:6 Figure
Update: I just noticed this one on Diamond’s shipping list. From the Amazon listing:

Jay Garrick, the original Flash, is portrayed in his prime as the latest addition to DC Direct’s popular line of 1:6 scale deluxe collector figures – the first Golden Age JSA character to get the 1:6 scale treatment! This version of The Flash is dressed in an intricate and authentically-detailed costume, including a chrome-plated helmet. The figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Notes: I wish I had a spare $99 lying around…