This Week (August 5): Flash of Two Worlds, Booster Gold

DC Comics Classics Library: Flash of Two Worlds HC

DC Comics Classics Library: Flash of Two WorldsWritten by Gardner Fox and John Broome
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Sid Greene
Cover by Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson

The super-speedsters of two worlds race into adventure in this new collection of tales! Learn how police scientist Barry Allen, The Flash of the 1960s, first crossed paths with his predecessor, Jay Garrick, in this hardcover featuring The Flash #123, 129, 137, 151 and 173.

144 pg, FC, $39.99 US.

Booster Gold: Reality Lost TP

Booster Gold: Reality LostWritten by Chuck Dixon and Dan Jurgens
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund

In this new volume, longtime BATMAN writer Chuck Dixon pens a story in which a time-traveling villain attempts to destroy Gotham City. And in a story written and drawn by Dan Jurgens, Booster discovers the timestream has been inexplicably altered, unleashing all types of anomalies only he can put back in order. Featuring Booster Gold #11-12 and #15-19!

168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Note: This includes a story in which Booster Gold travels back in time to the night that Barry Allen is struck by lightning.

Wednesday Comics #5

Wednesday Comics AugustWednesday Comics, DC’s spectacular 12-issue weekly series, continues to offer a comics experience unlike any other this August. In its second month, don’t miss the action in these continuing features:

  • The Metal Men encounter a deadly guest-villain in a story written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.
  • 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.
  • Supergirl attempts to deal with Streaky and Krypto gone bad in a story written by Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex) with art by Amanda Conner (Power Girl).
  • Green Lantern must help a fellow test pilot whose space mission has transformed him into a monster in a story written by Kurt Busiek (Trinity, Astro City) with art by Joe Quiñones (Teen Titans Go!).
  • Superman questions his heroic mission while on a trip to Smallville in a story written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (Joker).
  • Adam Strange takes a truly twisted journey into space in a story by writer/artist Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100).
  • Wonder Woman is lost in a dream world in search of her lost tiara, bracelets and magic lasso in a story written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives).
  • The Teen Titans are attacked by Trident in a story written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway.
  • Batman, Wednesday Comics’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 Bullets team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso.
  • Metamorpho, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman).
  • The Demon and Catwoman, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, Manhunter) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze.
  • Deadman, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock.
  • Kamandi, written by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Green Lantern Corps) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell).
  • Hawkman, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (Plastic Man, Special Forces).
  • Sgt. Rock, written by Adam Kubert (Superman: Last Son), illustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert.

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

7″ x 10″, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US.


6 thoughts on “This Week (August 5): Flash of Two Worlds, Booster Gold

  1. Lia

    Hey Kelson, I don’t know if you’re interested, but Jay appeared in Cry for Justice #2 — and it’s revealed that some bad guy killed those three dimwits (Noddy and…oh, I forget the others’ names), who were working as volunteer guards at the Flash Museum.

    Terrible series, with great trainwreck potential.

    1. Kelson Post author

      Oh, good grief! I know they’re products of another time and hadn’t been used much in…what, 50 years? But let them have the send-off they got in that one flashback issue from between Mark Waid’s and Geoff Johns’ run!

      What is it with this trend of pulling characters out of limbo just to kill them?

      Y’know, the only way I can see this being worth it is if Geoff Johns brings them into Blackest Night: Flash as comic relief Black Lanterns. Which of course won’t ever happen.

      1. Lia

        Even stranger, the issue brought back at least two dead villains without comment (unless they’ve been replaced by new guys), including one who’s confirmed as dead in Blackest Night #1. It really is remarkably awful.

        And yeah, I really loathe the practice of bringing characters out of limbo just to kill them. My secret hope is that this series will soon be declared out of continuity.

  2. Ben

    Regarding the Villians, The Original Doctor Polaris is still dead, so I assume it is the new Polaris that fought the Current Blue Beetle. Different people can take on different identities or costumes of former villians or dead characters. Now as for Winky, Blinky, and Noddy, I believe that the Three Dimwits could have retired on the money they got in the appearence that Kelson mentioned. I don’t believe that they were mentioned as being dead before Cry for Justice # 2, plus the characters brought back from the dead or whos’ histories were changed by the end of infinite crisis could include the Dimwits.

    1. Lia

      Bolt and Javelin were the dead villains brought back. Javelin’s speech patterns were totally different, so that supports it being a new guy, but to be honest I chalked it up to the general crapitude of the series so far.

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