Flash #9 Solicitation and Cover, the Return of Jay Garrick & Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns Vol. 3

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Continuing the debut of GORILLA GRODD in DC Comics – The New 52!
• THE FLASH travels to GORILLA CITY for the first time!
• Who are the “RUNNERS” – and what do they mean for THE FLASH and the SPEED FORCE?

Big thanks to Collected Editions for their always eagle-eyed approach, which spotted this listing for The Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns Vol. 3.  The hardcover collection is due Sept. 4.  More to follow on the expected contents of this 640-pager.

DC’s May Justice League solicitations are up at The Source.  Flash fans looking for Jay Garrick should check out the solicit for EARTH TWO #1 after the jump…

1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• First issue of an ongoing series from writer JAMES ROBINSON and artist NICOLA SCOTT!
• Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 – and what befell them?
• Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others!
• You may think you know Earth 2…but this is DC Comics – The New 52, where anything can happen!
• Don’t miss the extra-sized debut issue!

Garrick does not appear on the variant cover, which was included with the solicit.

Full listings, including upcoming collections, will be forthcoming.


12 thoughts on “Flash #9 Solicitation and Cover, the Return of Jay Garrick & Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns Vol. 3

  1. Gian Parico

    The Flash #9 solicitation has me really excited. Grodd is one of my favorite villains, and I have always enjoyed the Gorilla City concept in the Flash universe.

    I am guessing that the new story arc right after the Captain Cold two-issue run will be focused on the Speed Force (Barry may have found Gorilla City right after escaping the Speed Force).

    1. Kyer

      I join you in your ‘wait and see’ approach. As we’ve already seen, a *name* doesn’t necessarily mean what we think. A name without a *picture* means even less. This could be Jay and Alan in walkers. 🙁

      Would have been cautiously excited about the words ‘runners’ and ‘speed force’ in the same book, but since the campaign to be allowed to use Wally fell through….again, waiting.

  2. Lia

    I don’t get how it’s been stated that most of the Rogues’ history happened, but Barry’s never been to Gorilla City before (and hasn’t been married, etc). This piecework approach to continuity isn’t working for me.

    1. Kelson

      I think we’re seeing the same kind of thing that happened with other characters after Crisis on Infinite Earths: different parts of editorial have different takes on the status quo, or the same parts of editorial change their minds over time, until the details all settle out.

      There’s a great quote by Neil Gaiman in the intro to Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame. I can’t remember it exactly, but he described it something like this: on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Green Lantern knew Superman’s secret identity, and on Tuesday and Thursday, he didn’t. Metaphorically speaking, the story was written on a Wednesday (depending on Hal Jordan knowing Clark Kent) and turned in on a Thursday, so it got rejected.

      1. Kyer

        Neil Gaiman is a brilliant man.

        Anyway, this may be the new continuity and everything before trash, but to me everything after Final Knight is Elseworld and I’m going to treat it as such. I guess that makes me like Superboy Prime. 😀

    2. Lee H

      At this point it’s pretty clear that none of the old Flash series are still in continuity.

      Barry’s been the Flash for five years and has fought the likes of Captain Cold, Girder, Tar Pit and Folded Man along the way. That’s all there is to it.

  3. Savitar

    Jay nor Alan are not on any covers despite this being their big return? Highly suspicious.

    I’m happy to see Jay back but have to wait and see on this.


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