It’s time for another link round-up post!
Flash commentary and reviews
- The Culture Cast reviews The Flash #27
- Weird Science: The Flash #27 Review
- FLASH #27 « Comic Book and Movie Reviews
- What Culture: 10 Characters Who Should Recur On The Flash TV Series
- Total Heroes Series 1 New 52 The Flash Action at Fastest Fan Alive
- DC Collectibles’ Suicide Squad Captain Boomerang Action Figure review and pictures at Fastest Fan Alive
- Can The CW’s The Flash Capture Arrow’s Magic? (CBS) – A more business-oriented look at The Flash’s prospects via @FlashCWFans
- SHOWCASE PRESENTS: The Flash Doesn’t Run Really Fast – an alternative interpretation of the Flash’s powers
Flash art and Cosplay
- John Byrne Rogues commission
- Flash #139 cover homage
- Golden Age Flash Movie Poster Mashup – Imagine Fred Astaire as Jay Garrick, The Scarlet Speedster
- Speed Force photo pool on Flickr: Recent additions include a Green Arrow/Flash cosplay team-up
More Comics Reviews
- Justice League: War at DVDs Worth Watching
- Forever Evil #5 – at TMStash
- Earth 2 Vol. 2: The Tower of Fate – Collected Editions
- What Would You Do With 30 Minutes to Live? – Powerful concept behind this webcomic, reviewed at Comics Worth Reading
More Comics Stuff
- IO9: Real-Life Locations That Would Make Badass Supervillain Lairs (via TMStash)
- It Was Years Ago But We’re Still Angry With You – Interesting opinion piece on Alan Moore, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and authors’ relationship to their audience at CSBG
- Keeping the Titans from Growing Old – Grumpy Old Fan looks at team dynamics and various approaches DC has taken toward keeping the concept fresh.
- Two thought-provoking articles at Multiversity Comics on artists in comic books: The Diminishing Role of Artists in a Visual Medium and the follow-up, What To Look For When You’re Talking About Comic Art.
- Committed: The Wrong Kind of Nerd (?) – Fandom: There’s more than one way to do it (CSBG)
- Solar Eclipse of November 3, 2013, Observed from Space – AWESOME Time-lapse video of the moon’s shadow crossing the earth during a solar eclipse, as seen from orbit. Notice how it covers a relatively small area and moves as the moon orbits and the earth rotates.
- Marvel vs. DC: Crossover Craziness blog launches dedicated to those rare inter-company crossovers.
- Five Ways to Use a Smart Watch at Comic-Con – So I was reading about smart watches the day before the Comic-Con presale, and couldn’t help but think about combining them.
You can follow the Speed Force team members for additional Flash and comics material at The Rogues Kick Ass (Lia), Fastest Fan Alive (Devin), and TMStash (Ed).
Some other active Flash sites to keep an eye on include The Flash Podcast, Flash TV News, The Fastest Forum Alive, The New 52 Flash, and FlashFans.org.
Dick Tracy watch. The first thing that I thought of when I saw the photo.
I feel so old.
Artists. Lovely article.
With the exception of Mark Waid I generally could care less about potentially following a writer. (Even then I waited a year before picking up the Hawkeye HC just to see how the art was going.) It’s the artist’s work that makes me want to check out a graphic novel in the first place. Bad art drives me away (early IDW Tennant Doctor Who!) -unless- I was already solidly invested in a character beforehand. (Such was the case with Wally where I fell for him long before I decided I could barely stand a certain famous and since deceased artist’s interpretation of the characters.)
If the art is blah then imho there is no point in investing in a graphic novel. You might as well just buy a regular novel or a novel with a scattering of quality pen/ink illustrations (the original Sherlock Holmes books.)