Flash #41 in June: New Costume and ZOOM!

Flash #41

DC’s June solicitations are starting to roll out, including…

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Professor Zoom is back, and he’s not alone! Who’s along for the ride to kill the fastest man alive? Find out here!

Interesting, considering that Reverse-Flash Daniel West is out and about in the relaunched Suicide Squad.

Also, what do you think of the adjustments to the costume?

Update: Artist Brett Booth tweets that this isn’t the issue’s cover, but the costume design drawing.

Also: A scan of some of the interior pencils showing the Flash in action with the new costume.


34 thoughts on “Flash #41 in June: New Costume and ZOOM!

  1. Nick!

    So….looks like Flash got bumped up to a $3.99 comic, which probably means I’m out. I cannot justify to myself to buy a comic for that price. Maybe I’ll pick them up in the back issue bins at a convention down the line.

  2. Lee H

    I don’t like the way the thighs are cut in half diagonally, it looks awkward and inelegant. I’m not sure what purpose it’s supposed to serve aesthetically – it would look a lot better if the the lightning strip separating the two textures ran down the length of the leg, similar to the previous costume and the TV show. Like this: http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/40/2815144-fls_cv19_qsx0pxzxj7.jpeg

    Hopefully it’ll look somewhat better in the book, with a more professional colouring job.

  3. Kyer

    It changed.

    Uh….my first impressions are that the dark on the thighs for some reason make me think of cowboy chaps. The second is that I miss the lighter background on the chest icon.
    Are the arm lightning accents only on the upper arms or also on the lower? I can’t tell. Prefer the lower….never liked upper arm accents even on the alter-Flashes in Elseworlds and Chained Lightning. Darkness on upper torso makes it look like a sport shirt. Also not a look I care for.
    On a scale of one to 10 I’m pretty much in the middle or a bit lower. Going to give it a view viewings to see if it grows on me.

    1. Kyer

      Honestly, I need to see it without the ribbony lightning around the figure. Can’t tell what’s part of the costume and what’s just Speed Force.

    2. Kelson Post author

      The sport shirt remark reminds me: I’ve noticed people wearing a style of shirt where the torso and sleeves are black and the shoulders are a solid color, or vice versa. Especially if someone’s wearing black pants with it, it always reminds me of either a Starfleet or Green Lantern uniform.

  4. Kelson Post author

    Personally I think it’s more complex than it needs to be, at least for the comics page, but that’s a matter of taste. I seem to recall Brett Booth saying he likes very detailed art, so I can see the appeal.

    Given the complexity, I like that it keeps the color scheme for the most part, keeping the two main tones as different shades of red. (Black might work, but it would start looking too much like the Daniel West Reverse Flash costume). Though I hope they decide to make the emblem circle white again by the time it reaches print.

  5. Mr. F

    Yeah…I’m just going to keep praying to Jack Kirby for a new creative team and keep not buying until someone grants my wish.
    Really? Zoom? We just had a long Flash vs. Flash arc that started only a few months after a Flash vs. Reverse Flash arc!
    And BRETT BOOTH…urrrrrrrgggggg…brett booth.
    Don’t get me started on Brett Booth

  6. TheFlash1990

    Don’t like it at all. The Infantino design was perfect the way it was. Still hate the chin strap too.

  7. married guy

    Don’t like it. Sorry, but the Flash has one of those costumes where everytime someone tries to tweak it, it always looks worse. The New 52 design was overly busy, and this one looks even more so.
    K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid) really does seem to apply to the Flash.
    If you’re going to change the suit. Do it COMPLETELY.
    The Walter West design was extremely cool. Different colour scheme, different logo, but still instantly recognisable.
    This one looks like the car crash Bar Torr thing from Teen Titans….

  8. David

    It doesn’t look too bad, I think a better picture that’s clearer might make it look better.

    But I wish he would have went down the same route when he designed Wally’s 52 costume (which I thought was pretty awesome) By taking various designs from previous Flash’s and combining it into something new and great.

  9. scott timms

    I really dont want the emblem red in the background and I love the show but I want the shows Flash to lookmore like the comic not the other way around. Really,it’s my only gripe about the show and appeapprantely now the comic.

  10. veronica

    I like it. But I suspect that it will revert back to the original incarnation when Booth is off the book.

  11. Michael Moore

    I am not excited to see Zoom at all, especially for a buck more. Quite sick of multiple speedsters and even the speed force. It seems that is all writers can do, speed force, multiple Flashes, then again and once in awhile toss in Grodd. All that DC has been able to do with the Flash is divide the fan base so no way 100% will like who is in the dang suit. Sad to say but DC is offering too many better books at 2.99 to justify this one. So Flash bumped for Midnighter.


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