Quick News: Velocity, DC History, Green Lantern, World’s Fastest Man

A few brief news items:

Top Cow’s delayed Velocity #1 is shipping June 16. I’ve been looking forward to this since reading the Pilot Season book, though of course this is an entirely new creative team. On the plus side, it’s a miniseries, so there’s not a huge commitment to picking it up.

Cartoon Network will be producing a Green Lantern animated series. Green Lantern: First Flight was pretty good, but of course there’s no guarantee that any of the same people will be working on this.

DC will be teaming up with TASCHEN Books to produce 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Basically it’s a history of DC Comics. How soon can I pre-order this?

Hypergeek notes that the UK graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World’s Fastest Man? has been nominated for the 2009 Eagle Awards. From his review, it looks like it’s not about a speester so much as it’s about a man who can stop time, and reluctantly becomes a hero. I’m going to have to look for this one as well. [Edit: I should note that I stopped reading the review once I decided the book looked interesting, just in case there were spoilers.]

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6 thoughts on “Quick News: Velocity, DC History, Green Lantern, World’s Fastest Man

  1. Acrobatic Flea

    75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking is listed on Amazon UK for a ‘mere’ £135!!! But no indication of when it’ll see print.

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    1. Kelson Post author

      Yow! That does seem a bit excessive! I figured something on the order of the Archives or Absolute prices at most. Here’s hoping it’s a placeholder!

      Amazon’s US site doesn’t list a price yet – just a button to sign up and be notified when it’s available.

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  2. Devin "The Flash" Johnson

    I’m going to keep a look out for “Whatever Happened to the World’s Fastest Man?” Sounds really interesting.

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  3. yranigami

    I really hope that the GL cartoon is more on a Jstice League level of sobriety rather than the current Batman series, which seems to be more for the younger set.

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  4. Dave West

    Hi, If you send me an address I’ll pop a copy of Whatever Happened To The World’s Fastest Man? in the post to you.

    Dave West (writer of the comic)

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    1. Kelson Post author

      Thank you very much for the offer, but it won’t actually be necessary since I managed to find a copy locally. I’m holding off on reading it until I’m caught up on Flash reviews, which I hope will be sometime this weekend.

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