In an extensive interview at CBR about the Manapul/Buccellato team’s new job on Detective Comics, Francis Manapul reveals that Brian Buccellato will be returning to write The Flash for three more issues after the Gage/Googe one-shot, from Flash #27-29. “Hopefully,” he says, “the idea is to wrap up some of the things we didn’t quite get around to during our run.” They didn’t say anything about who will be doing the art. It may not even have been decided yet.
This is starting to remind me of the end of the Waid/Augustyn run (which, oddly enough, is right where DC is currently at in their slow digital re-release). Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn finished up with Flash #159, the end of the Dark Flash saga, followed by several done-in-one issues by Pat McGreal…and one by Waid/Augustyn. Then DC brought on a little-known writer named Geoff Johns to do an arc while they looked for someone to take over the book long-term.
First to say it: YAY!
I love this duo
Glad to see they’re coming back for three more shots! Just hope they aren’t the last three great Flash stories of the New 52. The creative team that comes after is gonna have a tough act to follow! Manapul & Boosh will now have a place among the great Flash runs, alongside Waid/Ringo, Johns/Collins & Bates/Infantino.
Not both of them, just Brian Buccellato. I was in a rush to type this, so maybe I wasn’t as clear as I could have been.
I know what you mean, Kelson- I was so excited that I think I misunderstood your article & thought Francis was coming back too; your article was clear on everything in my 2nd reading. Still excited Boosh is gonna be back for those 3 issues, though!
I really want them to stay on the book, but I hope they have success with Batman.
Maybe they can do some Detective Comics/Flash crossovers- I like the friendship/ connection Barry & Bruce developed due to their analytical skills, & I think it would be awesome for Manapul & Boosh to have them interact on cases.
Yeah connecting them with their human side more than their cape side would be a lot of fun.
Very anxious to see where this goes. I hope it’s good, and wish Brian and Francis the best. Really enjoyed their work, and Francis’ drawings just get better every time I see them.