So in a sneak attack “stealth release” Warner Bros’ latest direct to DVD animated project, JLA: Trapped In Time will be carried exclusively by Target and will be available in all United States Target Stores next week, January 21st.
The Rogues are without their leaders, with Lisa out of action and Captain Cold nowhere to be found. Mirror Master, Heat Wave and and Weather Wizard are left alone to stand against some of the worst villains Gotham City has to offer. Even worse, Mirror Master’s powers are not working right and Weather Wizard is out cold…can anything else go wrong? That’s where we pick up with Rogues Rebellion #4!
The Rogues just can’t catch a break! On the run from the Crime Syndicate and the Secret Society, the Rogues are forced into a showdown with an army of escapees from Arkham Asylum!
Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Scott Hepburn, Andre Coelho
Cover by: Declan Shalvey
Also: New to the digital backlist at ComiXology, Impulse #87 has Bart Allen coming to grips with the fact that the “perfect” reality he’s created with Bedlam’s powers might not be so perfect after all. Written by Todd Dezago, art by Carlo Barberi and Greg Adams.
There are just two issues left until the entire Impulse series is available digitally. Well, that and two annuals, a couple of team-up one-shots, and of course Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe.
THE FLASH ANNUAL #3
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by BRETT BOOTH, RON FRENZ, NORM RAPMUND and LIVESAY
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale APRIL 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The start of a major new arc for the Fastest Man Alive! In the future, The Flash is a broken man. His powers have failed him time and again at great cost to him and the city he has sworn to protect. Now he’s coming back to 2014 to stop the one event that destroyed his life. Meanwhile, in the present, Barry Allen must contend with thieves trying to capitalize on the devastation of FOREVER EVIL. It’s a tale of two timelines that ushers in one of DC’s most storied characters…featuring The New 52 debut of WALLY WEST!
Yesterday, DC announced the return of Wally West. Today, Comicosity has the scoop on DC’s April 2014 annuals, including the Flash Annual #3. This answers a lot of questions about the setup, and while it’s not 100% clear that Wally West is the Flash from the future, it certainly implies it. (These are Flash solicitations. You really do have to watch for ambiguity.)
2014 is a bit late to undo Flashpoint 😉 Seriously, though, I’m a little concerned that this sounds similar to the Reverse Flash arc that we just finished, though perhaps the fact that it’s Barry Allen’s present day will make a difference…and presumably Wally West’s methods will be less destructive, and the inevitable conflict between speedsters will have at least the potential for a more positive outcome for both.
In an article at USA Today, DC Comics announced some major Flash news.
First, the new creative team will be co-writers Robert Venditti and Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps) with artist Brett Booth (Teen Titans). They’ll take over with Flash #30 on April 23.
Venditti on the appeal of the Flash: “From a very young age, one of the first things you want to be able to do is run fast,” the writer says. “You don’t want to fly, you don’t want to have a ring that makes constructs out of light. It’s just a simple, basic thing: ‘I want to be able to run fast.'”
Second, Flash Annual #3 hits the following week…and will reintroduce Wally West, DC’s original Kid Flash and the main Flash from 1986-2008.
This isn’t a cryptic remark from Dan Didio. This is a clear statement in a national newspaper. Wally West is returning. In what form, in what role, remains to be seen. This black-suited speedster could be him, or it could be someone else. Brett Booth has long championed the idea of bringing Wally West into the New 52, and went so far as to design a costume for him back when the New 52 was young.