Initially it was reported that this Flashpoint paperweight set would be exclusive to the Action Figure Xpress site, and would be sold in April. However, it’s currently nowhere to be found on the site, so my spouse emailed them and inquired about it. They replied that the set will now be a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, and any leftovers will be sold at the AFX site. So keep an eye out for it in July and beyond.
So writers, Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have both obviously been very busy since the release of their controversial first issue of The Flash yesterday. Both Newsarama and Comicosity have interviews with the new Flash writing team as they discuss the New 52 introduction of Wally West, the mysterious blue and silver speedster dubbed Future Flash and even Iris and Patty Spivot. We have some tidbits after the jump that stood out to us.
After the jump we will have a major SPOILER to discuss regarding Wally West in FLASH #30 – do not go forward unless you’ve read the latest issue (or unless you don’t mind being spoiled)…
SPOILER AHEAD – YOU’VE BEEN WARNED
After the events of FOREVER EVIL, Central City is a mess…in just about every way you can measure. The reconstruction work has begun, and everyone is dealing with the consequences of the vicious attack on the Gem Cities by the Crime Syndicate. Barry is feeling a particular level of guilt…after all, he IS the Fastest Man Alive. The themes of devastation, recovery, regret, and lost time run strongly through this excellent debut from the new FLASH team of Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund. Oh, and did I mention….Wally?
LIGHT SPOILERS ONLY
Hey Speed Readers,
So a couple days ago Wizkids announced via ICV2 their very first exclusively Flash-themed HeroClix set. The Flash is scheduled for release in the Fall and Wizkids is going all out for this set. Not only will we be getting a standard 68 piece set, we can also look forward to a 24 piece Primer Gravity Feed set featuring rare and unique sculpts (kind of a sneak peek/sampler) and a 6 piece Fast Forces set spotlighting the Rogues to kick things off. Take a look after the jump.
New Flash-related comics this week:
THE FLASH #30
An all-new creative team makes its debut to show the deadly consequences of The Flash’s speed powers. During the traumatic events of FOREVER EVIL, Central City suffered the worst that the Crime Syndicate could dish out. Now The Flash has returned to make things right, but there are limits to what even the Fastest Man Alive can do!
Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen, art and cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.
“The Race of Outlaws” begins! Despite her best efforts, Selina Kyle just can’t stop being Catwoman. What’s dragged her back into the catsuit? A globe-trotting contest that will have her competing to earn the prize for being the best thief in the world. But watch out, Catwoman – there’s no honor among thieves!
Written by Ann Nocenti, art by Patrick Ollife, cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.
Note the presence of Rogues Mirror Master and Glider on the cover.
And in digital back issues, we have The Flash #186: Part 3 of Crossfire. The Thinker has assimilated everyone in Keystone City to create a giant human/cyborg supercomputer — including the Flash!
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood, cover by Brian Bolland