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.

The Flash By Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Deluxe Edition
On Sale Date: March 22, 2016
$49.99 USD, $58.00 CAD

A mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake and only Barry has the power to stop him. But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face-to-face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time. All this will lead to a confrontation with the Flash’s most deadly foe, the Reverse Flash!

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato’s unforgettable era of the Flash is finally collected into one deluxe hardcover edition! Collects The Flash #1-25.

The Flash by Grant Morrison & Mark Millar
On Sale Date: April 19, 2016
$24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD

Two legends of the industry, Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, put their own distinctive mark on the Scarlet Speedster in their defining run on The Flash! Confined to a wheelchair after a run-in with the mystery villain known only as The Suit, how can the Flash, a.k.a. Wally West, protect Keystone City from evil run amok? Morrison and Millar team up for one of the most pivotal chapters in the hero’s distinguished history!

This epic storyline is cowritten by Grant Morrison (Final Crisis) and Mark Millar (Civil War), in the run that saw Millar catapulted to comics superstardom. Collects The Flash #130-138!

Flash: The Silver Age Vol. 1
On Sale Date: May 17, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback

This thrilling volume collects the earliest adventures of the Flash—police scientist Barry Allen, who is the star of the hit TV series The Flash on the CW! These stories, from the late 1950s, relate the origin of the Flash, his discovery of his incredible super-speed, and the introductions of the first of his “Rogues Gallery” of super-villains, including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard, all of whom have been featured on the TV series, as well as the Pied Piper, Mirror Master and Mr. Element. Also in this volume, witness the debut appearances of fellow heroes Kid Flash and the Elongated Man.

Collects SHOWCASE #4, #8 and #14, and THE FLASH #105-112.

The Flash by Geoff Johns Vol. 2
On Sale Date: May 24, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
Trade Paperback

The second volume in this new collection features the best-selling run on The Flash written by critically acclaimed writer and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns.

Wally West finds himself without his super speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master to save the city he loves? Plus, the Flash is shocked to learn that a strange cult is killing all the people he has ever rescued. Featuring art by fan-favorites Ethan Van Sciver, Scott Kolins and more! Collects The Flash #177-200.


5 thoughts on “Upcoming Flash Books for Early 2016

  1. David Vickery

    Anyone else find it funny how they will straight up collect the run that happens in the middle of both Waid runs but not the Waid runs themselves?

    I know it’s all politics but it’s really silly watching them skirt around everything Waid wrote.

    Oh well, the Morrison/Millar run is still solid and it’s nice to see it collected.

  2. Nick!

    I wonder with “The Sliver Age” and the other similar-related titles, if DC is trying to emulate Marvel’s “Epic Collections” line. Having a large amount of classic stories collected in chronological order. If that is where they are going with this, I totally behind it.

    1. Kelson Post author

      Though looking at it again, the page count is higher. It just gets really frustrating to watch the same stories get reprinted over and over while others from the Gold, Bronze, and even later Silver Age remain out of print.

      At least they’re filling out the digital backlist. It’s slow, but there’s progress on making the rest of the run available in some form.

      1. Nick!

        Oh, totally agree about the reprinting the same stuff again and again. With this larger page count (like the Epic Collections), I hope they can cover more ground in a quicker fashion.


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