Monthly Archives: August 2015

Australian TV Clip Hints At Something New

The Australian TV network Fox 8 has produced a short teaser for the second season of The Flash, and it shows us a seemingly new aspect of Barry Allen’s powers. You can see the video clip and some analysis of it at Movieweb‘s site.

Presumably the energies of the singularity caused this change in Barry’s lightning, and one wonders what else it changed for him and the other characters. What do you think?

Upcoming Flash Books for Early 2016

The Beat has a round-up of DC Comics books for 2016, including details and release dates for four Flash Collections:

I could swear I remembered seeing something about “The Flash: Silver Age” collection before, but I can’t seem to find it. Maybe I was thinking of last year’s Silver Age Flash Omnibus? In any case, it’s yet another reprint of the early 1950s Flash stories. I’m not sure why they don’t just reprint the Flash Chronicles series, since it seems to be the same material and format.

Presumably this means that Flash: Earth One (JMS) and Multiversity Too: The Flash (Grant Morrison), both announced for 2016, will be later in the year. That makes sense, as DC hasn’t announced an artist yet for either book. (For the record, Morrison & Paquette’s Wonder Woman: Earth One is on the schedule for April.)

Read on for more details.

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This Week’s FLASH-backs to 1970: Identity Exposed!

1970’s The Flash #196-197 are now available on DC’s digital backlist.

Flash #196 collects reprints of older stories including “The Mightiest Punch of All Time” (with the Reverse-Flash), “The Speed of Doom,” “The Origin of the Flash’s Masked Identity” and “Mirror Master’s Invincible Bodyguards.”

Flash #197: “Barry Allen takes acting lessons and uses his speed to play several roles almost simultaneously.”

Flash #197

Review of THE FLASH #43 – A Father’s Desperation

Flash 43 CoverProfessor Zoom has gathered his crew, and his plans are coming together (if a bit slowly). But, this issue highlights the relationship of Henry Allen and his son…and just how far Dr. Allen is willing to go to protect Barry. We are far from reaching the bottom of the rabbit hole in this mystery, but there are some interesting hints as to who (and how many) are involved, all in issue #43 of THE FLASH!


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Jesse Quick Cast for Flash Season 2


CW has cast another speedster: Violett Beane will play Jesse Quick. According to TV Line:

Jesse — who will appear in multiple episodes of the CW smash — is characterized as a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom.

Jesse Quick was introduced in the early 1990s Justice Society of America series as the daughter of golden-age heroes Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick (not to be confused with the Crime Syndicate villain of the same name). When her parents split up, she followed her father’s legacy, using his super-speed formula as a hero and taking over his business when he died. She became a recurring guest in the Flash comics. She eventually reconciled with her mother, and when she temporarily lost her speed, she took on the Liberty Belle persona for a while. She has yet to be seen in the New 52/DC You, though a version of her did appear in the Ame-Comi Girls digital-first series a few years back.

Jay Garrick, Wally West, AND Jesse Quick! They’re going to need a team name by the end of the season!

Image via The Flash Podcast.