Monthly Archives: January 2017

New Extended Flash Teaser

The CW has released an extended teaser for the next episode of The Flash (and possibly a few episodes beyond), titled “Borrowing Problems From The Future”. In it, we see Iris find out about the tragic event which will happen five months in the future, and what the speedsters and Team Flash are planning to do to avert it.

The mid-season return airs next week on January 24th, and keep in mind that Legends of Tomorrow will now be shown right after The Flash. Anyone looking forward to the return of either show? Feel free to talk about what you want to see!

Early April DC Solicitations

April solicitations aren’t due out until next Monday, though for some reason Bleeding Cool has most of them up already. Trades aren’t listed, so it’s possible there will be a Waid or Johns TPB announced that day. But until then, here are the Flash-related solicitations for April. Spoilers, naturally!

THE FLASH #20
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
The dangerous scientists of Black Hole have been stealing the bodies of dead speedsters, prompting Iris West and The Flash to go deep undercover among them! And in doing so, they discover a shocking secret: a traitor within The Flash’s inner circle!
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TITANS #10
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
“Made in Manhattan” finale! While Wally and Dick are trapped inside Meta Solutions with the raging Mammoth, Psimon reveals that his employers have big plans for Bumblebee! Can the rest of the Titans rally before the Fearsome Five unleash hell on New York City?
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #7
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by KHOI PHAM
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
“The Rise of Aqualad” finale! Out of the depths of the San Francisco bay rises King Shark, backed by an army of mutant shark-people! Outnumbered and out…teethed, can Damian, the Teen Titans and their new ally Jackson Hyde defend their city from the jaws of disaster?
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

I’m not certain whether this is the final solicitation for the Flash-Batman crossover, or if we’ll be seeing something different on Monday. But here’s how it’s been listed so far.

BATMAN #21
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 19

THE FLASH #21
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 26

BATMAN #22
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale MAY 3

THE FLASH #22
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale MAY 10

“The Button”: Two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party — and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!

Each issue of “The Button” will feature both a lenticular cover along with a regular cover, each drawn by Fabok. The lenticular cover editions will retail for $3.99, with the regular covers at the standard Rebirth price of $2.99.

Surprise Returns To Flash Season Three

Spoilers here for upcoming episodes!

It’s been announced recently that two familiar actors will be returning this season on The Flash: Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne) and Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond). No word yet on how or why they’ll be returning, though some have pointed out that Savitar’s been known to impersonate dead people for his own ends, and of course there are multiple Earths for doppelgangers to appear in. Still, it’ll be good to see both of them again, and Eddie has been much-missed by a lot of fans.

How do you think their returns will be handled on the series? What do you hope to see done with the characters? Share your thoughts here!

Flash/Batman Crossover In April-May

It was widely announced on Thursday that there will be a four-issue crossover between The Flash and Batman books this coming April/May, in which the duo will tackle the enigma of the blood-spattered button in the Batcave. You may remember that cliffhanger from the DC Universe: Rebirth #1 issue last May, and while the readers are privy to the source of the button, the characters wouldn’t be.

The story will take place in the #21 and #22 issues of both books, with creative teams Tom King and artist Jason Fabok (Batman), and Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter (Flash). Pretty cool to see Porter back on the Flash title, even if it’s only for a bit!

CBR has more of the details on the series, including a few comments from Williamson and Dan DiDio. And here’s DC’s official description of the crossover:

“Two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party — and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!”

Should be interesting, and one wonders who the unwelcome intruder is. It’s a shame that original Wally West doesn’t seem to be getting involved in the search too, but he’s definitely been finding some of the details over in the Titans book from Abra Kadabra, so I guess he’s still involved in his own way.

Looking forward to the crossover? What do you hope to see in it?

Race Time! Review of TITANS #7

This issue had me at the cover. Wally West racing Superman? Count me in! And yet, this issue of TITANS delivers so much more! The Superman of the pre-Flashpoint world meets the original Wally West!  A new Titans Tower! Roy and Donna! And that’s not all! This starts a new arc for the classic Titans team, and it looks like we are in for another exceptional ride. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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