Monthly Archives: October 2010

Speed Reading

Two weeks’ worth of linkblogging!

Teekl: Evil Magic Lolcat

From this week’s DC Universe Halloween Special 2010: Teen Titans Miss Martian and Blue Beetle encounter Klarion the Witch Boy and his familiar, Teekl, who have focused a bit too much on the “Trick” side of “Trick or Treat.” Written by Bryan Q. Miller, art by Trevor McCarthy.

Flash fans take note: The issue also has a Flash and Frankenstein story by Alex Segura and Kenneth Loh.

Flash Sales for September 2010

ICv2’s sales estimates for September are out. The Flash #5 sold 62K copies and was ranked 14 for the month. While that is a drop in raw numbers, it’s worth considering that comics sales are down overall in the third quarter…and that the book actually climbed in the rankings. In fact, it seems to be holding steady in terms of rankings, between 10 and 15 for every issue since the first.

Issue Rank Month Units Sold % Change
Flash v.3 #1 2 April 2010 100,903
Flash v.3 #2 12 May 2010 76,560 (-24.1%)
Flash v.3 #3 11 June 2010 68,799 (-10.1%)
Flash v.3 #4 15 July 2010 64,832 (-5.8%)
Flash v.3 #5 14 September 2010 62,063 (-4.3%)

Flash #8 Variant Cover by Stanley Lau

Artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau has posted the art for his Flash #8 variant cover featuring the Flash vs. the Reverse Flash. The Flash #8 focuses on the scarlet speedster’s nemesis, and is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 8.

Oddly enough, I don’t think I’ve seen the Flash #7 variant anywhere. We’re missing one…

(Thanks to @SpeedsterSite for spotting this!)