Upcoming Flash Collections: Move Forward (New 52 vol.1) & Showcase Presents vol.4

Showcase Presents: The Flash vol.4

DC Comics’ full solicitations are up for September 2012 monthlies and the next few months of collections.

Flash HC: Move Forward (New 52)THE FLASH VOL. 1: MOVE FORWARD HC

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

  • In this first DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 collection of THE FLASH, Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, plunging the city into darkness! The only way The Flash can save his city is to make his brain function even faster than before – but as much as it helps him, it also comes at a steep price.
  • Collects issues #1-8 of the original monthly series.

DC first told us about this collection back in January, but didn’t announce a firm release date at the time. Collecting Flash v.4 #1-8 covers the opening “Mob Rule” arc, the two-parter with Captain Cold, and the one-shot in the Speed Force introducing Turbine.

The Flash: Move Forward is available for pre-order now.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE FLASH VOL. 4 TP

Written by JOHN BROOME, GARDNER FOX, E. NELSON BRIDWELL, CARY BATES and FRANK ROBBINS
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, ROSS ANDRU and others
Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 528 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

  • The Flash faces Heat Wave, Gorilla Grodd and Captain Cold, and meets Green Lantern, Superman and the Golden Age Flash!
  • Collects THE FLASH #162-184.

Let’s take a quick look at what’s in here. Barry Allen and Iris West’s wedding…Reverse-Flash…oh, no, it’s the Mopee story!…a three-Flash team-up with Wally West and Jay Garrick…the Stupendous Triumph of the Six Super-Villains with the now-iconic, frequently-homaged cover of the Rogues standing over the Flash’s dead body…the second Superman/Flash race (the first was in the pages of Superman)…the Giant-Head Flash…Cary Bates’ first Flash story, introducing Earth-Prime…the Samuroids…and the Most Tragic Day. They stories 1966-1968, as the Flash inches its way from Silver-Age goofiness toward the more serious (but still odd) Bronze Age.

Showcase Presents: The Flash vol.4 is also available for pre-order.

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6 thoughts on “Upcoming Flash Collections: Move Forward (New 52 vol.1) & Showcase Presents vol.4

  1. Kyer

    Mopee?! And here I was all ready to put a reminder on my calendar to get this one. Wasn’t that unfortunate lapse in better judgement by the Flash creative team of the time *erased*? (May have been the only, really, golden good thing Flashpoint did.)

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  2. Lee H

    “oh, no, it’s the Mopee story!”

    I cracked up laughing for a good 30 seconds when I read that. Good thing I wasn’t drinking!

    Seriously though, I’m so psyched for the 4th Showcase. It finishes off Carmine Infantino’s first run on the Barry Allen Flash series!

    Hopefully DC will finish the entire series (assuming Trial of the Flash to be out of print by the time they get to volume 10/11), but it’s these first four volumes that are without a doubt the most significant.

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  3. Lia

    Interesting that the Showcase solicit picks just a few villains to mention. I guess they’re the ones with the most name recognition these days.

    But aw yeah, Stupendous Triumph of the Six Super-Villains! The art inside the issue is a bit odd, but I do love that cover.

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  4. Savitar

    Mopee…..heard so many bad things about this that I have to read it just for a good laugh. That, the wedding, and Giant Head Flash, this makes this book a must-buy for me. 🙂

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