Today sees the release of DC’s Justice League solicitations for February. The cover for Flash #17 was revealed late last week as part of an interview with Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato over at Comic Book Resources, which also announced that the debut of the new Reverse-Flash would also be a part of issue #17.
THE FLASH #17
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The finale of “GORILLA WARFARE” as Barry’s battle with Grodd comes to its bone-crunching conclusion!
• Don’t miss the introduction of one of The Flash’s greatest foes!
In the CBR interview, it is also mentioned that Manapul will be taking a two-issue break from Flash following “Gorilla Warfare.” Buccellato will handle writing duties on his own for #s 18 and 19, and he mentioned Marcio Takara as a possible artist on Twitter. [UPDATE: Manapul confirmed this on Twitter on Saturday]. Follow the jump for a sketch of Flash by Takara!
Cool. Thanks. RT @FrancisManapul: @Thunderbolt_005 it will be written by @BrianBooch and drawn by @marcio_takara
Takara is confirmed by Manapul himself.
thanks! I’ll add this in.
The previous was a copy of a tweet I received from Manapul
“Cool. Thanks. RT @FrancisManapul: @Thunderbolt_005 it will be written by @BrianBooch and drawn by @marcio_takara”
Well I’m sad that Manapul won’t be on art for a couple of issues, I can’t complain because I’ve always really loved Marcio Takara’s artwork. Plus, Manapul deserves a break from all that had work!
While* not Well
Not that it’s particularly relevant, because these sketches are a few years old now and the characters no longer look like this, but here are the Rogues sketches I’ve gotten from Marcio over the years: