This Week: Flash Chronicles Vol.3, Digital Flash(back) #48, Impulse #7-8

Following on the heels of last week’s Flash Archives vol.6 for the hardcover collector, DC has the next volume of the softcover series reprinting the Silver Age Flash starring Barry Allen: Flash Chronicles vol.3

In this third collection of 1960s adventures in chronological order, the Fastest Man Alive battles Rogues including The Trickster, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Gorilla Grodd and more. • Collecting THE FLASH #113-118.

Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox, art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, and Murphy Anderson.

The Flash Chronicles Vol. 3 at Amazon

The surprise comes with this week’s back issues from ComiXology. For the last few months, DC has been releasing three issues a week of the Wally West Flash series. Last week, they only released two, and this week, they’re only releasing one…but we’ve also got two issues of Impulse featuring Bart Allen!

Flash #48 by William Messner-Loebs and Greg LaRocque. The Elongated Man guest stars in part one of this three-parter leading up to the big Flash #50. A flood of cheap drugs is causing a devastating crime wave, and the clues point to the return of Vandal Savage…as well as his arch-nemesis, the Immortal Man. Flash v.2 on ComiXology.

Impulse #7–8. The first is a one-shot by Martin Pasko, Nick Gnazzo, Mark Stegbauer, in which Impulse battles the one-shot villain Gridlock. The second features the return of regular writing & art team Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos for an Underworld Unleashed crossover in which Bart faces off against the new improved Blockbuster, who bartered his soul for intelligence…but is even less happy now than he was before.

Impulse on ComiXology.


10 thoughts on “This Week: Flash Chronicles Vol.3, Digital Flash(back) #48, Impulse #7-8

  1. Javi

    Flash #48 was my first Wally West as The Flash issue. I bought it digitally the instant I got on Comixology today! Can’t wait to have #49 and #50 soon!!!

  2. Kyer

    *curse word* M heart got a work out just now because for some reason when I did a 24-hour Advanced search for Wally on Google an article showed up mentioning the “upcoming” Wally West co-feature. I dived for the mouse to click on it and…it’s from 2009.
    That was *cruel* Google. Seriously cruel. -_-;;

    1. Kelson Post author

      I get some weird results with the Google Alerts I have set up for “Barry Allen” turning up news stories about real people with that name, either first & last or first & middle. Wally West and Jay Garrick seem to be less common.

  3. Savitar

    Is there any particular reason why the Chronicles series reprint less issues per volume than the Archives series do? Anything to do with hardcover versus softcover?

  4. married guy

    Pre-ordered Chronicles volume 3.
    I like the fact the issues are presented in chronological order.
    That, and it’s still 200% cheaper than buying individual issues!

  5. Wayne Lippa

    I thought for sure I would be able to download Flash #s 48, 49 and 50 today. Now I have to wait at least 1 more week before I can get both of the other two. Rats!

  6. Kyer

    More snafu’s via Google:
    Here it is nearly the anniversary of The New DC 52 and I’m still regularly getting Google searches with stuff like this:
    Q:What is the comic book hero flashes real name?
    A: The Flash’s real name is Wally West. The voice …
    in Entertainment & Arts | 3 days ag
    Whoops. I guess DC needs to spend more on their marketing department?

  7. mrmaczaps

    noticed while reading Chronicles theres a few places that Wally is referred to as Walter… odd choice as he goes by Wallace… unless somewhere along the lines this was changed and thats why Walter West was used as the alternate/Dark Flash name…. any ideas?

    1. Kelson Post author

      I believe this is a case where the names flip-flopped a bit before settling on Wallace, but Mark “DC trivia expert” Waid incorporated it into the story.

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