Monthly Archives: January 2015

Big week! Piper on TV, Flash #38, Season Zero, HC vol.5: History Lessons

If you want new Flash this week, you’re in luck!

Tonight’s TV episode, “The Sound and the Fury,” introduces the TV version of the Pied Piper. Watch a preview here.

Monday saw the release of a new Flash: Season Zero digital chapter, introducing King Shark. preview at Zap2it.

And then there’s Wednesday:

Flash #38 arrives, continuing the saga of Barry Allen trapped in the speed force while the future Flash takes over his life. preview at Man Cave Daily.

Flash vol.5: History Lessons is out in hardcover, featuring the last few issues written by Brian Buccellato with art by Patrick Zircher, Agustin Padilla and others, and a one-shot by Christos Gage and Neil Googe. Flash Annual 2 (first New 52 meeting of Flash Barry Allen and Green Lantern Hal Jordan), Flash #26 (Flash vs. the Aviatrix), and Flash #27-29 (Flash and Deadman vs. the ghost of the Keystone Killer).

Finally, DC is adding three more silver-age Flash issues to the digital backlist at ComiXology and elsewhere: Flash #134-136 (1963), featuring Captain Cold, the Elongated Man, Mirror Master, and the debut of Kid Flash’s costume.

Flash History Lessons Banner

“The Sound and the Fury” Preview Clip

The CW posted a one and a half-minute clip from this week’s Flash episode, titled “The Sound and the Fury” and featuring the debut of a new villain. It’s a bit spoilery, so you’ll have to decide for yourself if you want to watch it before the episode airs tomorrow.

Who’s looking forward to this week’s episode?

Flash Podcast Launches Supergirl Radio

Supergirl Radio



New Fan Podcast Dedicated to the Upcoming Supergirl TV Show on CBS.


Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 – The Flash Podcast, which launched in December 2013 and was the first fan podcast for CW’s The Flash, is expanding its podcast circle with the launch of its first sister podcast Supergirl Radio, on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd!

Supergirl Radio is a fan podcast devoted to the upcoming Supergirl TV show on CBS, created by Arrow’s and The Flash’s Greg Berlanti and The New Normal’Ali Adler, and starring Glee’s Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine.

Supergirl Radio will be helmed by female duo: Teresa Jusino and Rebecca Johnson, both of whom have made names for themselves analyzing pop culture individually, and will now be joining forces to celebrate the arrival of Supergirl to television.

This fan podcast will begin with a “Season Zero” – as The Flash Podcast did – from February through September 2015, where listeners will get to join the journey and discover more about Kara Zor-El a.k.a. Supergirl, the last daughter of Krypton. Once Supergirl debuts on CBS, Supergirl Radio will become your one-stop shop for all things related to the series. Andy Behbakht, host of The Flash Podcast, is a producer on the show and will work behind the scenes with our hosts.

Supergirl Radio “Season Zero” will provide an in-depth exploration of Supergirl’s history in the DC Comics Universe, dissecting both past interpretations of the character and the current New 52 version throughout the season, with episodes dedicated to iconic storylines and big events that have involved Supergirl. There will also be focus on Supergirl in other media in which she’s appeared, from movies to television and much more!

Supergirl is an upcoming superhero drama by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Ali Adler (The New Normal, Glee, Chuck) that will be a new interpretation of Superman’s famous cousin as she discovers the heroine within her. Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) was cast on January 22 as the next person to take this iconic heroine to the skies.

CBS gave the Warner Bros. TV project a series commitment on September 19, 2014 and describes as following: “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”

Site link:

Supergirl Radio is a fan dedicated podcast and is not affiliated with DC Comics, Warner Bros. Television or CBS Television. Supergirl & all logos and artwork are trademark of DC Comics and DC Entertainment.

Slowdown…and ZOOM! (Updated)

I’ve moved the site to a shiny new server in hopes of speeding it up. Unfortunately the shiny new server is in Virginia, and the database is in California. I suspect that’s why it’s about 4 times slower right now. I’ve got a request in to move that, and with any luck it’ll solve the problem.

These things never go smoothly…

Update (Jan 26): The database is moved over, and the site’s not only responsive again, it’s (as I’d hoped) faster than before!

I did change some of the software around (for the techies, I switched Apache to NginX), so if anything’s not working – contact forms, comments, search, etc – let me know at speedforce – at – pobox – dot – com.

Preview for new Flash: Season Zero Storyline featuring King Shark

Probably Just the Wind

Zap2it has a preview of Monday’s new Flash: Season Zero chapter, which starts a new storyline featuring King Shark.

“When a peculiar string of homicides start to occur in Central City, Barry and Joe recruit the S.T.A.R. Labs team to help with the investigation … and what they find can’t possibly be true.”

Take a hint, guys: in this kind of story, it’s never just the wind.