Blackest Night: Flash #3 Solicitation & Cover

IGN has posted DC’s Blackest Night solicitations for February 2010, including the conclusion of Blackest Night: The Flash.

Blackest Night: The Flash #3

Blackest Night Flash #3 (Variant)On sale February 17 – 3 of 3 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Variant cover by Francis Manapul

It’s a case of the chicken-or-the-egg as Barry Allen takes on the Black Lantern Reverse-Flash and seeks answers to the very nature of Professor Zoom’s impending resurrection. Plus, the Rogues witness an act so horrifying that it changes one of their own forever.

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).

Notes: I hate to admit it, but I have no idea who the Flash is fighting on this cover. Well, almost no idea. Is this the new design for Nekron?

Also, this pretty much confirms that Professor Zoom’s personal timeline is, well, reversed, and that he’s being resurrected in Blackest Night, then going back in time for Flash: Rebirth. It’s not 100% certain, but it looks extremely likely at this point.

And finally: I believe this is the first official Flash art by Francis Manapul that DC has released. He’s doing alternate covers for all three issues of Blackest Night: The Flash, and will of course take over as the artist on The Flash when it launches next spring.


8 thoughts on “Blackest Night: Flash #3 Solicitation & Cover

  1. Ted

    Yup. Nekron. Another reason you should be following Blackest Night, you know, aside from the heavy dose of Flash each issue. 😉

  2. papa zero

    Francis Manapul is definitely good stuff – but I’m not psyched about the continuation of the whole electricity everywhere thing. :/

  3. Andrew

    I really love Francis Manapul’s art from Adventure Comics, so I can’t wait to see more of his Flash. And what I have seen so far looks hot.


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