ZOOM is back…and creating all sorts of havoc in the lives of the Allens. Yes, I mean plural…but the connection between Zoom and you-know-who isn’t clear quite yet (or if you don’t-know-who, check after the jump). What we DO know is that Barry (and others) are making some very tough moral choices, and each one of those choices appears to be setting the stage for significant repercussions. With that in mind, let’s get to the review, shall we?
SOME SPOILERS AFTER THE JUMP!
Flash #42 is out this week, featuring the continuing adventures of DCYou Barry Allen vs. Professor Zoom, as Barry’s father breaks out of prison. Preview at Uproxx.
DC’s digital backlist adds two more issues from 1969:
Flash #186 (1969) guest-stars Sargon the Sorcerer…and Professor Zoom! Also one of the more definitive Dead Flash covers. Our own Greg Elias put together annotations for Flash #186 as part of his “Zoom Room” series.
Flash #187 collects four stories from the 1960s, featuring Mirror Master, Abra Kadabra and the Top.
The CW has officially released images of the new Flash costume for the second season of the show, and it looks pretty good. I guess the only real change that I can see is the white logo, which brings it a bit closer to his costume in the comics. What does everyone think of it?
Uproxx has a preview of Flash #42. Barry Allen shows up at a crime scene, but this time he’s locked out…because his dad’s the one who’s broken out of jail! And just what is Professor Zoom’s involvement…?
Flash #42 by Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse arrives in stores next week.
It’s an all-digital week for the Flash.
The latest Flash Season Zero chapter has the Flash going after giant mutant spiders in the sewers while Caitlin and Cisco pursue a mystery relating to Caitlin’s former mentor.
Newly added to the digital backlist:
Flash #184 (1969): You are about to witness the most tragic day in the life of the Flash.
Flash #185 (1969): “While vacationing in France, Barry and Iris see the Eiffel Tower being lifted off into space; other buildings take off as well; Barry and Inspector Martell of Interpol investigate.” Yeah, it’s that crazy. And check out the cover…
Via THR: Michael Ironside will appear as Lewis Snart, the “estranged, abusive father” of Leonard and Lisa Snart, a.k.a. Captain Cold and Golden Glider.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Lewis is described as cold-blooded, ruthless career criminal. Recently released from prison, he returns to Central City with a plan that will endanger both of his children.
Ironside will appear in the third episode of The Flash season two, “Family of Rogues,” along with Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Glider (Peyton List).
Now I’m trying to remember if the Snarts’ father had a canonical first name in the comics. All I remember is a few Flashbacks and the horribly miscalculated hostage-taking attempt in Final Crisis: Rogues Revenge.