Monthly Archives: June 2013

Google Reader Replacement: Feedly

If you follow Speed Force with Google Reader, you’re probably scrambling to find a replacement before it shuts down on July 1. Or maybe you’ve picked one already.

Personally, I ended up going with Feedly. Feedly started out as a nicer way of using Google Reader’s service, but over the last few months they’ve built their own system to handle everything behind the scenes, as well as added a purely web-based app that you can access in any browser (previously they only had the mobile apps and Chrome/Firefox extensions). Best of all, there’s a button right on the front page that will transfer everything from Google Reader to Feedly.

So if you haven’t picked a replacement for Google Reader yet, check out Feedly.

Barry and Bart…Anything More You Need Here? (Review of Flash #21)

Flash 21 coverThis 21st issue of The Flash is easily the fastest paced story of Barry in the New 52 – in more ways than one!  This is one of the top meetings we’ve been looking forward to in the New 52, and the payoff is exceptional here.  Barry meets Bart…and there’s a lot more to THIS story, so let’s get straight to the review of this excellent installment of The Flash.


This Week: Flash Meets Kid Flash and Justice League Dark

Flash #21 CoverToday features the release of the following new comics featuring the Flash and/or Kid Flash:

The Flash #21
While on his path to finding the Speed Force Killer, Barry must contend with The Teen Titans! Plus, The Flash meets Kid Flash for the first time!
Written by: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato; Art and cover by: Francis Manapul.
A preview is available.

Justice League Dark #21
Want to know how each team member is going to die? Dr. Destiny has all the gruesome answers. Guest-starring The Flash and Swamp Thing!
Written by: Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes; Art by: Mikel Janin; Cover by: Mikel Janin
Note: This is the conclusion of a three-part story guest-starring the Flash and Swamp Thing.

Teen Titans #21
Something is very wrong with Red Robin…and he’s about to prove it! Can the rest of the Titans stop this tragedy? Or is it already too late?
Written by: Scott Lobdell; Art by: Eddy Barrows; Eber Ferreira; Cover by: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira.

DC has stalled in releasing digital back issues of the flash and Impulse. It’s been a few weeks since the last update, which is unfortunate since both series left off in the middle of a story – Flash in “Chain Lightning,” and Impulse in the beginning of “Dark Tomorrow.” I think they’ve stepped up the Superman releases to tie in with “Man of Steel.”

Flash #21 Preview is Up

Flash #21 Cover

DC Comics has released a preview of Flash #21 through Uproxx. Part 2 of “Reversed” features the first meeting of Flash (Barry Allen) and Kid Flash (Bart Allen) in the New 52 continuity. The Flash knows someone’s been killing people touched by the Speed Force, but doesn’t know who…so he starts with the only other speedster he knows about.

Unfortunately, the splash pages are shrunken down to a fairly narrow column, so it’s virtually impossible to read any of the narration boxes, but you can get a good sense of the art.

The Flash #21 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato comes out next week.

Speed Force Fifth!: Year One(ish) In Collectibles!


Hey Speed Readers,

As part of our Fifth Anniversary celebration, today we will be flashing back to 2009 to take a look at the state of the Flash action figure universe five (ish) years ago. Honestly 2008 only had one semi-decent Flash release so we will be skipping ahead slightly to a year or so before I came on board. DC Direct/DC Collectibles released five different versions (how apt) of The Flash back in 2009 beginning with Wally West from the Justice League of America series. Wally was released alongside Hal Jordan, Wonder Woman, and Geo-Force in January as part of the third series of releases and was the last original sculpt that we would see of Wally West released by DC Direct:

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