Monthly Archives: June 2014

Flash TV Pilot to Screen at Comic-Con

On Saturday, July 26, Warner Bros. will have a massive 3-hour event at Comic-Con International featuring the screenings of both the Gotham and Flash pilot episodes, scenes from Constantine, and cast/crew appearances.

Sadly, this means I won’t be able to attend the event, as I don’t have Saturday tickets. On the plus side, I also don’t have to worry about spending 4 hours waiting in line and getting shut out, so that’s 7 more hours of convention I can actually go to. Now that I think about it, I might be getting a better deal.

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Annotations: The Trial of The Flash, #342 – “Smash-Up”

Welcome to the latest 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:  Flash vs. Fauna of Equatorial Africa!

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 Podcast links here, including these issues.  As always, huge thanks to the DC Indexes. See you after the jump!

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Change is Coming – Review of THE FLASH #32

Flash 32 FinalThis issue of THE FLASH may not reveal everything that is coming down the road for Barry, Wally, and company…but one thing is certain.  Change IS coming, for Barry’s personal life, for his work at THE FLASH, and for at least one more Rogue!  Want to know more?  Read on…but remember we still give…


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Flash TV Quick Hits

  1. The US debut for the first episode of the Flash TV Series is set for October 7. To help get you up to speed (so to speak), CW will be airing the two-part “Arrow” episode introducing Barry Allen the previous week. They also plan encore showings of the first two episodes.
  2. Rumor has it that CW will be screening the pilot at Comic-Con International next month in San Diego. I’ll try to make it to the presentation if it’s on one of the days I’m attending.
  3. The pilot has apparently leaked online. No, I haven’t watched it.

This Week: Flash #32 (Preview!) Plus Rogues w/Catwoman, More Digital Spin

Flash 32 FinalFlash #32 arrives in stores this week. The future Flash continues working his way back into the past, this time paying a visit to Captain Cold, while in the present day, Barry Allen investigates the theft of super-villain weapons from police lock-up during the Crime Syndicate’s reign. Plus: What’s up with the speed force? Van Jensen, Robert Venditti, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund. Preview at Complex.

“Race of Thieves” continues in Catwoman #32, with Glider and Mirror Master guest-starring.

Justice League #31: The new Power Ring debuts. Geoff Johns, Danny Miki, Ivan Reis

And in digital back-issues, DC is adding two more issues to the backlist: Flash #239 and Flash #240, parts 2-3 of “Fast Money.” Could cashing in on his fame be the way to solve Wally West’s money problems? Probably not, if Spin turns public opinion against him. And what’s Grodd doing in all of this? Tom Peyer, Freddie Williams II.

Interview with Mark Waid at HeroesCon 2014!

We talked with writer, publisher and comic shop owner Mark Waid at HeroesCon 2014 on behalf of TMStash and about Thrillbent Comics (check it out!), the continuation of EMPIRE at Thrillbent, his take on THE FLASH (including both his take on the New52 Wally West and his comments about the name of the Speed Force itself), Foggy’s health issues in DAREDEVIL and more!  Don’t miss this interview with Mark Waid (just click on the link below)!

Just a note for Flash fans who cannot wait for the Flash-related questions, they start at 3:23…but honestly you should catch the whole thing…and don’t forget to check out!