DC Retroactive Flash Comics for August

DC has released covers and slightly more detailed descriptions of the 1980s and 1990s-themed Retroactive Flash specials in their August solicitations, along with the official info on the “Road to Flashpoint” collection.

DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ’80S #1
Written by WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS
Art and cover by GREG LAROCQUE

From the minds that brought you the Scarlet Speedster’s adventures in the 1980s comes a brand new adventure from that exciting era, along with a classic tale from that same decade.

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

This cover should put to rest any question about which Flash is starring in this issue.

DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ’90S #1
Written by BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art and cover by MIKE BOWDEN

During the ’90s, Wally West took the title “The Fastest Man Alive” to a whole new level. Join the the writer who turned the sidekick into a hero in his own right for another race against evil, along with a classic tale from that decade.

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

At the time DC solicited the 1970s special, they didn’t have a cover yet and posted style guide art instead.

THE FLASH: THE ROAD TO FLASHPOINT HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL and SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Make way for Hot Pursuit – the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force! He’s here to make sure no one breaks the speed limit – hero or villain! And just wait until you see whose face is under Hot Pursuit’s helmet!

This hardcover collection of THE FLASH #8-12 leads up to FLASHPOINT, the biggest comic-book event for summer 2011!

On sale OCTOBER 26 • 128 pg, FC, $22.99 US

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8 thoughts on “DC Retroactive Flash Comics for August

  1. Kyer

    WALLY!
    (I just had to.)

    Anyway, am I the only one who upon seeing those covers thought Flash: 007 License to Run and Flash: Aladdin and the Forty Rogues?

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  2. Outsider

    “Join the the writer who turned the sidekick into a hero in his own right…”

    …what?

    I thought it was Mark Waid. Was Superboy Prime punching history or Professor Zoom messing with time?

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  3. married guy

    Actually, that blurb should be on Messner-Loebs issue speil, not Augustyn’s or Waid’s for that matter

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  4. Lee H

    Always nice to see Greg Larocque back. Hope that Mike Bowden’s interior art is better than his cover though – yikes!

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    1. Kyer

      *sigh* I’ve been trying to be extremely diplomatic on account these will be the first true Wally West stories in so very long, but…yeah…always preferred slim and trim Flash (artwork) over bloated ones. What works for The Hulk doesn’t work nearly so well on a speedster.

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