Upcoming Collections: Flash by Waid and Manapul/Buccellato

Flash by Mark Waid Book 1

Also from DC’s August solicitations, the contents and cover for Flash by Mark Waid Book One and Flash by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Omnibus:

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK ONE TP
Written by MARK WAID
Art by GREG LAROCQUE, JOSE MARZAN, JR., MICHAEL COLLINS, TRAVIS CHAREST, MIKE PAROBECK and others

In 1990, Mark Waid’s legendary writing career began when he scripted his first issue of THE FLASH. Waid would continue to work on Wally West for nearly a decade, building a world that would keep the character running for years. In this first volume of a new series, Young Wally West is quickly in danger—not only from The Flash’s enemies, but from powers that he doesn’t know how to control! Collects THE FLASH #62-68, THE FLASH ANNUAL #4-5 and THE FLASH SPECIAL #1.
On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 368 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Now we know!

Flash Annual #4 is an alternate future in which Wally West is retired, in the witness protection program. He has to come out of hiding when his old enemies find him and kidnap his son.

Flash Annual #5 ties into Eclipso: The Darkness Within. Several of the Flash’s Rogues try to steal the Black Diamond from the same museum, and things go wrong for everyone.

Flash #62-65: “Born to Run” looks back at Wally West’s early days as Kid Flash.

Flash #66 guest-stars Aquaman.

Flash #67-68 bring a surprising new twist in Abra Kadabra’s future history.

THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL AND BRIAN BUCCELLATO OMNIBUS HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

A mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake and only Barry Allen has the power to stop him in these stories from THE FLASH #0-25, plus issue #23.2 (starring Reverse-Flash)! 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!
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 704 pg, FC, $99.99 US

Wow…this really does cover the entire Manapul/Buccellato run! “Move Forward,” “Rogues Rebellion,” “Gorilla Warfare” and “Reverse!”

6 thoughts on “Upcoming Collections: Flash by Waid and Manapul/Buccellato

  1. Flashfacts

    Wait, any clue if the Waid collection is referring to the TV special or the 50th anniversary special from a couple years before? I only ask because of the inclusion of annual 4 and both books have material by Waid.

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  2. Lee H

    “Flash Special” is the 50th anniversary issue. The TV tie-in is “The Flash TV Special”.

    The page count would be way out if it were just the back-up story from the TV Special.

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  3. Flashy

    So, what’s the difference between the new solicitation for the Manapul/Buccellato and this one?? I mean, the new sol it’s at 100USD and the previous which covers exactly the same and hardcover, but oddly has less pages (amazon sometimes fucks the pages up thou) it’s 34USD, and they both are set to release on november (16 and 22)

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    1. Kelson Post author

      Amazon has a list price of $75 (which is closer to the same ballpark) with a major pre-order discount. The release dates are effectively the same, since Amazon gets their books the first Tuesday after comic stores’ Wednesday release. I imagine they just had a preliminary price and page count that didn’t match the final and discounted the heck out of it.

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  4. Valentino

    How come the Manapul/Buccellato doesn’t have all the Villains Month issues? and Mark Waid is on trade how come not Hardcover?

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