Monthly Archives: May 2014

Annotations: The Trial of the Flash, #336 – “Murder on the Rocks”

Welcome to the latest (emphasis on late!) installment in our annotations of the collected edition of The Trial of the Flash!  A while back, we analyzed related stories leading up to the release of Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash.  In addition, we interviewed author Cary Bates about the buildup and the Trial itself, plus showed you what wasn’t included in the collection.


IN THIS ISSUE:  The Final Fate of Gigi!

Links to original artwork, scans and research are included throughout this post.  For definitive legal analysis of the story by Bob Ingersoll, go here.  Tom vs. Flash took on this issue here.  See you after the jump!

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Batman & The Flash: Hero Run Mobile Game Out For Android and iOS!


Batman & The Flash: Hero Run Mobile Game Out For Android and iOS!

Hey Speed Readers,

So a few days back I got a phone call from a friend informing me of a new Flash and Batman-related mobile game. At first I dismissed the news as one of those lame unlicensed mobile apps that lets you fly a reasonable facsimile of your favorite character against generic enemies (especially because of the odd pairing of Batman and The Flash). But nope, sure enough there is a new mobile game available for the Android and iOS featuring Batman, The Flash and a couple of surprise characters.

More info and pics after the jump

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Future Barry’s Long Road Back Continues in FLASH #31 (review)

Flash #31The Future Flash is coming…but he has a few stops to make along the way.  He’s already killed the Future Grodd…what more does he have planned before meeting himself in the present?   That’s where we pick up in THE FLASH #31!


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This Week: All-New Flash #31 and Catwoman Goes “Rogue”

Flash #31 is on sale today, picking up where Flash Annual #3 left off, with Future Flash arriving in Central City.  There is also a fantastic 1:25 Mike Allred variant cover.  Here’s the original solicit:

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 BATMAN ’66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Continued from THE FLASH ANNUAL #3! Guest starring Future Flash, Future Mirror Master and…Wally West! The future is invading Central City and the fates of Wally West and his Aunt Iris hang in the balance!

Flash #31

Present-day Mirror Master and Glider make appearances in Catwoman #31, as part of the “Race of Outlaws” storyline.  Check out the cover after the jump!

Finally, it looks like the digital backissues of Flash vol. 2 is standing pat at #188, but expect a new backissue added next week.

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John Wesley Shipp’s Secret Role Revealed!

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop. Since John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen in the 1990 Flash TV show, was cast in the Flash pilot in a recurring, but unnamed role, fans have gravitated toward two theories:

  • Henry Allen, Barry’s father
  • Jay Garrick

The secret is out, and we now know that he’ll be playing Henry Allen.

“Given his history with The Flash, Andrew [Kreisberg], Geoff [Johns] and I could only think of one person we wanted to play Barry’s father and that was John Wesley Shipp,” said executive producer Greg Berlanti. “He gives a fantastic and emotional performance in the pilot and we are looking forward to his presence in many more episodes.”

The Flash premieres in October on the CW in the US and on CTV in Canada.