Flash #23 & Teen Titans #23 (August Solicitations)

Flash vs. Reverse Flash on the cover of Flash #23

DC Comics’ August 2013 solicitations are up, including…

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Flash makes a desperate play to save Iris from Reverse-Flash—and you can’t be sure who will be left standing by this issue’s end!

Kid Flash on the cover of Teen Titans #23

1:25 B&W Variant cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Kid Flash finds himself on the run from his past as a growing rift between Red Robin and Superboy boils over and could tear the Teen Titans apart, just as their speedster teammate needs them most.

Plus there’s Earth 2 starring Jay Garrick, and the second half of Trinity War running through the Justice League titles.


8 thoughts on “Flash #23 & Teen Titans #23 (August Solicitations)

  1. Kyer

    Odd. I find myself feeling more curiosity over what’s going on with Bart than with Barry. (Cover makes it look like he’s being attacked by the sunburned HIndu goddess of destruction.) The Flash cover just reminds me of Enemy Mine. The threat of gore is still keeping me away from the title and this just cements that.

  2. Konkrypton

    You stay away from the Flash’s book for fear of gore? There hasn’t been any that I know of in almost 2 years.

    1. Nick!

      Because there hasn’t been. Granted, the book has had its violent parts (particularly the Grodd issues), but it has been nothing that hasn’t already been featured in “The Flash” before.

      1. Kyer

        You mean I didn’t see decapitated fingers and an arm being pulled off (along with a gush of blood?) Or maybe my idea of what constitutes ‘gore’ is just older than that of most..though not technically the dictionary’s version.
        ‘Gore’ to me is any permanent mutilation. I’m also shy on things like parasites. With Wally’s stories to this day I can’t look at a few JLA pages (think middle parts of Obsidian Age and the pages where a possessed J’onn was torturing the League founders.)

        Yeah, I get that Mob Rule’s mutilation wasn’t permanent, but it -was- repeated with references that it was repeated numerous times. That didn’t stick well with my stomach when just a theory. The panel with the actual dismembered fingers made my stomach churn.
        So, yeah, it’s too much for *me*…especially since there is no single character that I love so much I’ll sacrifice mental comfort in return for seeing the character some more.
        Others mileage appears to vary.
        Don’t even want to think about the Grodd stuff.

        1. Nick!

          Whatever level of violence you are comfortable/uncomfortable with is, of course, your business, your implication that stuff like this has never been associated with Flash is disingenuous (you, yourself, even point how stuff during Wally’s era that you felt was gory) as is your implication that gore is constantly showing up in the title when, in fact, it isn’t.

  3. Kyer

    I pointed out JLA stuff that Wally happened to be in. There was a xover event too, something to do with aliens that looked like the aliens from Aliens. I totally could not read that one even with Wally there. To this day don’t know how it ended and have no interest in finding out. Can’t recall a single non- Editorial enforced The Flash/Wally issue in it that had me cringing from gore. There was blood, yes. There was fighting, yes. Death, yes. But no tearing off of limbs ‘onscreen’. Not that I recall.

    Constantly showing up in the trades. That’s all I ever see other than a scattering of scans on the Net because the only single issues I have were gifts. So I buy a DC52 Flash trade and there’s all these fingers, then I hear that the next trade contains brain noshing and also a limb torn off….well, yeah. I get nervous.

    Also, I never said ‘constant’. Just enough to make me wary.

    Why all the rancor? I’m not calling for a boycott or a book ban.
    Rhetorical question. Look, didn’t come to fight. Just wanted to escape reality for a few minutes. Really too tired of most *everything* right now.

    It’s a comic book. I’m currently not fully enjoying it for my stated reasons. You are. Enough said from me here on this.

  4. Scott Timms

    Looking forward to Barry being pushed. The writers said he wasnt gonna run at light speed cause if a guy can run at the speed of light then villians wont be much of a challenge. Flash can only showcase his speed up to a task (liked the multiple enemies in rogue Annual). So I am very excited about him having to use to full force of his speed (would say speedster vs speedster but not sure what reverse flash’s power set really is). I get not making him go the speed of light but maybe he will reach it a few times in the New 52 era (storyline dictating).

  5. Mike

    I’ve been really enjoying Flash but Teen Titans is so f**king bad. They completely ruined all the characters. Bart included. It’s a complete waste of money.


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