Monthly Archives: September 2015

Iris West’s Mother Cast

Details are light, as they’re keeping the character’s name and even which episode she’ll appear in under wraps, but the CW has cast Vanessa Williams (the other one, not the singer).

On the show, Joe West hasn’t revealed much about what happened to Iris’ mother, though it’s been implied that she died some time back. Whether we’ll be seeing an alternate reality version, or whether Joe has simply been allowing people including their daughter to think that she died — or even whether she’s been allowing them both to think she’s dead — remains to be seen.

In the original comics, Iris’ parents are Ira and Nadine West — or rather, her adoptive parents are. Her birth parents Fran and Eric Russell sent her into the distant past to escape a devastating 30th-century world war. (They survived the war, and later reunited with their daughter.) She has two adoptive siblings, Rudolph (Wally’s father) and Charlotte. In the New 52, Iris’ father is William West, and her unnamed mother died when she was very young. In this version, she has two brothers: Rudy (still Wally’s father) and their younger brother Daniel, who would go on to find his own connection to the speed force.

Review of THE FLASH #44 – A Plan Is Coming Together

Flash 44In this issue of THE FLASH, we see Professor Zoom’s plan coming together – designed to destroy Barry’s reputation along with his life! Robert Venditti and Van Jensen have been pulling key members of the cast together for this moment, in an over-the-top series of moments for Eobard Thawne and company as we move through THE FLASH #44. We won’t spoil too much here…but you can learn more after the jump!


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This Week: Flash #44, Season One DVD/Blu-Ray, Flashback Secrets

Flash #44 is out in stores today, continuing the story of Professor Zoom and his time-spanning team as they prepare to utterly destroy the Flash. Preview at Newsarama.

Season One of the new Flash TV series came out on DVD and Blu-Ray yesterday.

DC Comics’ digital backlist has added two more Flash comics from the 1970s:

Flash #204: Iris Allen finds herself compelled to reveal the Justice League’s secrets.

Flash #205: contains reprints of older stories, including the first appearance of Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash — a lost Jay Garrick adventure, “Journey into Danger” — Kid Flash in “Race to Thunder Hill” — and Johnny Quick in “Too Many Speed Kings.”

Flash #204: Iris reveals Barry Allen's secret!

Prof. Zoom vs Central City in Flash #44 Preview

Newsarama has a preview of Flash #44, available next week.

Professor Zoom’s war against the Flash escalates as Zoom’s team launches an attack that Central City will never forget. With Wally West in the line of fire, The Flash is racing against the clock to save his city—and his friend.

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by WES CRAIG

Flash 44 Flash 44 GL Variant