Speed Reading

Some recent articles from Quick Time: Boomerangs Across the Multiverse, The Dark Flash Saga…and a brand-new reference site focusing on Jesse Quick and Hourman.

That Fing Monkey provides a Flash Field Guide to help you identify comics’ premiere speedsters, and tells the tale of a Flash jersey.

NPR’s Monkey See columnist discovers that the Flash and Flash Gordon are not the same person, and asks readers: what long-running misconceptions have you had?

Speaking of other things called Flash, I recently attended Adobe MAX, a tech/design conference put on by Adobe Systems. Oddly enough, it had a few things in common with Comic-Con, though it had an entirely different sort of Flash fans. (That said, I did see one guy at the device lab with a super-hero Flash T-shirt, and on the last day of the conference, I drew a tiny Flash logo on the community chalk board.)

IO9 reveals 10 insane facts comics taught us about American history. (The ISB analyzes the Future Lincoln assassination seen in The Flash.)

Captain Comics considers a 30th Century Justice League: who would Barry Allen team up with in the future?


2 thoughts on “Speed Reading

  1. kyer

    Ha! I remember when I first found FFN’s fan literature, I thought the (then) only ‘Starman’ listing was referring to the movie/tv show. Was so disappointed at the time…

    Anyway, that post on the jersey coincides with my recent realization that DC has seriously dropped the ball when it comes to Flash merchandise. Why don’t they have a DC Shop where you can request shirts and such made to order? Instead, they frustrate the fans enough that some resort to…eh…Rogue tendencies to fill their needs. I myself have not had to do this..yet..as I finally found a shirt I really like, but I can see how tempting it would be.

  2. Ken O

    Kyer, they have http://www.zazzle.com/dccomics
    Of course there is no Flash only merch at the moment, but I’m sure we could all mail them until they caved to our demands.

    I’m actually happy they never made a hockey jersery for the Flash. There is such a difference in quality of jerseys meant for actual play and the “fake” jerseys that I don’t think I’d be happy with a fake one. I passed on a DKM jersey a few years ago because it felt so cheap (and its price wasn’t cheap).


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