Blackest Night: Flash #1 Solicitation & Cover (Updated)

IGN has posted an interview with editor Eddie Berganza about upcoming Blackest Night tie-ins, including a cover gallery of all the Blackest Night-related covers coming in December.

Including Blackest Night: The Flash, with a cover that looks…oddly familiar!

Blackest Night: The Flash Flash: Rebirth

If you look at the full-sized image, you can see “Thanks, Ethan” under Scott Kolins’ signature. I’ve got to say, Kolins looks like a perfect choice for this mini.

Full solicitations will be out on Monday.

So who wants to start taking bets on which Flash is in the reverse pose?

Update: I didn’t notice at first, but the second page of the article has the solicitation text for the issue:

Blackest Night: The Flash #1

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Variant cover by Francis Manapul

The Flashes of Two Cities – Barry Allen and Wally West – battle the undead Rogues. Will the legendary speedsters be able to handle the Black Lantern Rogues’ revenge?

Plus, witness the resurrection of Barry’s greatest enemy, the Reverse Flash in this hyper-speed miniseries event reuniting the fan-favorite Flash creative team of Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins!

This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Scott Kolins), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul).

On sale December 2 – 1 of 3 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Notes: Francis Manapul, of course, was recently announced as the artist on the new, ongoing Flash series. And may I say I like the description of Barry and Wally as the “Flashes of Two Cities.”


13 thoughts on “Blackest Night: Flash #1 Solicitation & Cover (Updated)

  1. fastest

    Man, I love Kolins. This is going to be great.

    As for who that is, I’m pretty sure that’s Wally. It kind of makes sense now.

    1. fastest

      Just read the solicitation. Never mind to my first comment. Although, I do think there is some merit to all this speculation about Wally maybe dying in Flash: Rebirth, it seems from the solicit that this cover is of Professor Zoom.

  2. Craig MD

    Pretty cool cover, but no mention of Jay? It will be interesting to see how this mini-series and the ongoing handles multiple Flashes living pretty much next door to each other.

    1. Kelson Post author

      Not necessarily. Thawne’s a time traveler, and he has implied that, from Barry’s perspective, his own resurrection hadn’t happened yet.

      1. papa zero

        Didn’t look back at the issue but I think Thawne said a friend of Barry’s resurrects him… so it may be that Rebirth gives away the ending of Blackest Night. 😛

  3. Jason

    If we were taking visual cues from the cover as well as the solicit text it looks like the Reverse Flash dies in Rebirth. The direction of the lightning bolt on his costume is a dead giveaway.


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