Full Details on Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns Vol.3

DC’s full June 2012 solicitations are out, including full details on The Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol.3

THE FLASH OMNIBUS BY GEOFF JOHNS VOL. 3 HC

GEOFF JOHNS and GREG RUCKA
Art by HOWARD PORTER, ALBERTO DOSE and OTHERS
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
On sale AUGUST 29 • 640 pg, FC, $75.00 US

  • A third massive FLASH HC from superstar writer GEOFF JOHNS!
  • THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE clashes with his Rogues Gallery, including CAPTAIN COLD, THE PIED PIPER, TRICKSTER and MIRROR MASTER!
  • Collects THE FLASH #201-225 and WONDER WOMAN #214!

As predicted, it ships the final week in August and wraps up the entire Geoff Johns run on the Wally West Flash series. One question is answered: it does include both halves of that Flash/Wonder Woman/Villains United crossover. Another remains: What about The Flash #1/2, the short story leading into Rogue War that provided a little depth to the second Trickster?

Volume 2 runs through Flash #200 and collects what I think is the best of Geoff Johns’ run on the character. Volume 3 collects Ignition and runs through the Identity Crisis-to-Infinite Crisis era, finishing with Rogue War.

I still think we’re likely to get a fourth volume next year that collects Johns’ Barry Allen run, starting with Flash: Rebirth and running at least through The Road to Flashpoint, if not all the way through Flashpoint itself, though I imagine DC would like to put that off a while to give the current collections a bit more shelf life. Flashpoint only came out in paperback last week, after all.

Pre-order at Amazon:
»Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns vol.2 ships in April.
»Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns vol.3 ships in August/September.

(Thanks to Collected Editions for the tip!)

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4 thoughts on “Full Details on Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns Vol.3

  1. Esteban Pedreros

    At this point of his run I was barely interested and kept buying out of the habit, but it ultimately became my least favorite era of the character. “The Secret of Barry Allen” is a story that was really hard to swallow… at the time I thought that it was just John’s attempt to justify Wally’s vote on his 5 or 6 issue story arc for the Justice League, that was a follow up to Identity Crisis. I hate all those stories.

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    1. Jessie

      It was more about tackling the consequences of doing Mind Wipes on people, which is something that was done by Barry in the Silver Age. He wanted Wally to undergo a similar set of circumstances, to come out as better person and unlike Barry who never talked about the things he did, Wally was able to repair all of his important relationships with direct conversation. He wanted to put real consequences in this book, something that I think was missing for some time up until Blitz. Also Identity Crisis is BS, and any stories that can save Wally or Barry is all we can ask for,

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