Blackest Night: The Flash #2 Solicited (With Cover)

IGN has DC’s January Blackest Night solicitations, including the Green Lantern books, the three second-half miniseries, and eight “dead” titles resurrected for the month. Two of those titles feature Golden-Age Flash villains the Fiddler and the Shade. Full solicitations for January 2010 should be up on Monday.

Blackest Night: The Flash #2

Blackest Night: The Flash #2Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Variant cover by Francis Manapul

Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins continue this must-have BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in!

The Flashes find themselves more tangled into Nekron’s ultimate plan than they could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, it’s a well-known fact that Captain Cold hates running. But when the Rogues of the past rise to claim those that still survive, he has no choice!

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 January 13 – 2 of 3 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Notes: I’m encouraged to see this not only still scheduled for January, but also still early in January. It implies that DC doesn’t plan to delay the book even if Flash: Rebirth ends up running past November.

The Black Lantern Rogues appear to be, from left to right:

Three of the dead Rogues have successors (four if you include the Rainbow Raiders). Two of them — Top and Boomerang — have died and come back to life before. Four of the surviving Rogues — Captain Cold, Mirror Master (Evan McCullogh), Weather Wizard, and Heat Wave — have also died and returned to life (Underworld Unleashed and Hell To Pay).

Classic Villain Guest Spots

Starman #81

Written by James Robinson
Art by Fernando Dagnino & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Tony Harris

James Robinson revives his beloved STARMAN series for one more issue as a Black Lantern Starman haunts Opal City. Which Starman has returned and who can stop him from wreaking havoc on the city? Well, the Shade would rather just continue his date with Hope O’Dare, but if no one else can be bothered, what choice does he have but to investigate? Just don’t dare call him a Super Hero.

As the rest of the DC Universe is learning, defeating Black Lanterns isn’t easy – is this the final curtain call for the immortal Shade? Find out in another of this month’s one-issue revivals of classic DC Universe titles!

ONE SHOT – on sale January 20 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Suicide Squad #67

Written by John Ostrander & Gail Simone
Art by J. Calafiore
Cover by Daniel LuVisi

Original SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and Gail Simone resurrect The Suicide Squad as they take on BLACKEST NIGHT and the Secret Six! The Fiddler has risen from the dead, and he’s targeting Deadshot and anyone who stands in his way. But someone else has targeted Deadshot – the Suicide Squad! Everything is about to hit the Wall (Amanda Waller, that is) – and this Wall hits back!

Continuing this month’s one-issue revival of classic DC Universe titles, this epic story carries into January’s SECRET SIX #17!

ONE-SHOT – on sale January 6 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Secret Six #17

Written by John Ostrander & Gail Simone
Art by J. Calafiore
Cover by Daniel LuVisi

John Ostrander and Gail Simone continue their epic team-up that begins in SUICIDE SQUAD #67! Suicide Squad has taken capture of Deadshot, forcing him to rejoin their ranks. But the Secret Six doesn’t see that happening any time soon!

On sale January 13 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


4 thoughts on “Blackest Night: The Flash #2 Solicited (With Cover)

  1. Lia

    *runs around in excited circles*

    Zombie Rogues, woot!!

    Although I’m glad that zombie Lisa is no longer showing frightening amounts of cleavage, man those are some ugly zombies.


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