Monthly Archives: December 2012

Flash Chronicles Vol.4 in April

Flash Chronicles v.4

Written by JOHN BROOME
On sale APRIL 10 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this fourth volume collecting The Flash’s 1960s adventures in chronological order, the Fastest Man Alive battles Mirror Master, The Trickster and Captain Boomerang. This volume includes “Flash of Two Worlds,” in which The Flash first meets his Golden Age predecessor.

Collects THE FLASH #119-124.

DC’s full March 2013 solicitations include an exact release date for this collection, previously announced for “April”. In addition to the stories mentioned above, these issues are notable for containing “The Land of the Golden Giants” and the first appearance of the Top.

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Impulse and Jay Garrick in Smallville Season 11 #11

Smallville Season 11 #11

DC’s “Beyond the New 52” solicitations for March 2013 are up at Newsarama.

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
On sale MARCH 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

  • All-new digital adventures in print for the first time!
  • In order to face Bart’s demons, Superman and Impulse confront a reluctant ally: the JSA’s Jay Garrick!
  • Lois’s investigation into Lex takes a surprising turn.
  • Chloe’s journey through her doppelgänger’s memories turns dangerous.

This marks the third print issue in a row to feature Impulse. I’m not 100% certain, but I believe the digital issues that will be collected in #9 should be hitting ComiXology this month.

Trickster Returns in Flash #18 (March 2013) – Solicitation & Cover

The Justice League Group solicitations are up at CBR, including…

1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale MARCH 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

  • The Trickster is accused of murder! Can The Flash help solve his case?
  • Plus, a surprising twist ending that will rock the world of…DIAL H?

This is the first of two stand-alone issues between Gorilla Warfare and the upcoming Reverse-Flash storyline during which Francis Manapul is taking a break. He’ll be back as co-writer and artist with #20.

Hey, waitaminute, is that Turbine in a new T-themed costume?

DC Collectibles New 52 Flash Action Figure on Sale at Amazon

Hey Speed Readers,

Just wanted to let those interested know that DC Collectibles New 52 Flash is on sale at for $8.32 USD! It is Amazon Prime eligible which means free 2 day shipping or $3.99 overnight shipping for those that subscribe. In any case, a steal for this price.

For those that still can’t decide whether to blow less than 10 dollars on this pretty solid action figure you can catch a bunch of comparison pics at my own site,

More Mint on Card and Loose Pics

More comparison shots with other DC Direct/DC Collectibles Barry Allen Releases

More comparison shots with other DC Direct/DC Collectibles Flash Releases

And finally the Group Shot:

For what it is worth I thought the figure was a solid effort overall. Sure it could use a bit more articulation and the face is, for lack of a better word, “derpy”, but the details in the sculpt alone are totally worth it. The electric seams on Flash’s armor are actually sculpted into this figure in contrast with Mattel’s version of the figure which not only lacks the sculpted details but instead has painted on yellow lines which serve to make the figure look kind of hokey. If they had only kept the original solicited head sculpt this version would have been superior in every way. Still for this price I can’t complain at all.

Again the link can be found HERE

Just to be clear, makes no money off of this link. We simply want to help out fellow Flash fans and collectors.

So who plans on picking up this guy up for the low, low discounted price of 8 bucks?

Flash Johnson

Annotations: The Trial of the Flash, #335 – “How to Trash a Flash!”

Welcome to the latest installment in our annotations of the collected edition of The Trial of the Flash!  We analyzed related stories leading up to the release of Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash.  In addition, we interviewed author Cary Bates about the buildup and the Trial itself, plus showed you what wasn’t included in the collection.

IN THIS ISSUE:  Central City’s TV media market ranking….revealed!

Links to original artwork, scans and research are included throughout this post.  For definitive legal analysis of the story by Bob Ingersoll, go here.  Tom vs. Flash took on this issue here.  See you after the jump!

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This Week’s Digital Flashbacks: Flash vs. Razer & Impulse with the Trickster

Flash #84

ComiXology has made another change in their Flash/Impulse re-issue schedule. For a while they were releasing three issues of the 1987 series starring Wally West each week, then two issues of that series and two of Impulse. Recently, they caught up to where the comics released for the Flash 101 sale left off, and pause the Flash but kept Impulse going. This week, Flash is back, but they’re releasing just one issue of each 1990s speedster series: Flash #84 and Impulse #39.

Flash #84: Fresh out of the dual wringers of “The Return of Barry Allen” and “Back on Track,” Wally West carries on protecting Keystone City, this time going up against a blade-armored mercenary known as Razer.

Impulse #39: The Trickster returns, pulling in threads from the organized crime, toxic dumping and flood storylines.

Update: Here’s the Impulse summary from ComiXology (I can’t believe I forgot this one): “The Trickster is back in town. And you can bet he’s got something up his sleeve when, working with Impulse, he tricks Manchester’s rival crime families into believing the toxic waste they’ve been dumping in town is actually a formula that can turn metal into gold!”

Impulse #39