Monthly Archives: March 2018

“Perfect Storm” Part 5 – Review of THE FLASH #43

The battle is on and the odds are highly stacked against Barry.  Not only is Grodd messing with his mind…Grodd has taken over the minds of both Wallys, along with Avery, August, and Meena! Barry may have learned an important lesson too late, and Grodd may finally have his ultimate victory. What’s a Scarlet Speedster to do? To find out more follow us after the jump!


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William Messner-Loebs is Homeless

William Messner-Loebs, the writer who set the tone for Wally West’s long journey to adulthood in his three-year run on The Flash back in 1988-1992, has fallen on hard times. The home he and his wife lived in was damaged by a gas leak last year and declared “unlivable,” and they’ve been living out of their car. He’s been doing odd jobs – janitor, Panera, etc. – trying to make ends meet.

Reporter Derek Kevra chronicles Bill Messner-Loebs’ heyday in comics during the 1980s and 1990s, then troubles in the early 2000s as work dried up just as illness and bills led to eviction. Help from the Hero Initiative and a fan campaign to get publishers to hire him again helped them get back on their feet, and they bought the home that they lived in until last year. Between interviews, Kevra dug out his old comic collection and found just how many of them had Messner-Loebs’ name on them.

The couple was recently approved for a housing voucher, and they’re looking for a new home. The Hero Initiative has gotten in touch as well. They’ve been relying on the Severe Weather Network this winter, as it’s the only emergency housing in the area. You can contribute to the SWN’s goFundMe page, or to help Bill and Nadine directly, you can contact Derek Kevra through fox2newsdesk at

Mini-Gallery: Flash Cosplay at WonderCon 2018

I didn’t catch nearly as many Flash-themed cosplayers at this year’s WonderCon as I did at last year’s, but I get the impression from looking online that there were a lot more, and I just missed them! Here are the people I did find wearing Flash and related costumes. I actually saw at least three Killer Frosts, though I only caught two on camera. You can see my full WonderCon gallery on Flickr.

Golden Age Flash (Jay Garrick) Kara Danvers and the Flash (Barry Allen) Killer Frost Killer Frost and Vibe

Flash #46 Covers

DC has released the regular and variant covers for Flash #46, which is due out in May, and both are very interesting. At left, you can see the main cover by Dan Panosian, which shows Wally West reacting to scenes from his past (such as Savitar, Zoom, Impulse, and his marriage to Linda) and suggests he may get back more of his memories. And at the end of this post you can see the variant by Francesco Mattina, featuring an intense Zoom in his classic look.

So obviously “Flash War” is going to be difficult for Wally, and it sounds like Zoom is going to put him through the ringer again. What are readers hoping to see happen in the story?

Flash #43 Preview

DC has released the official five-page preview for next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can read it at 13th Dimension. In it, Barry is chased by the mind-controlled members of the Flash Family (and Godspeed), who are the puppets of Grodd because of Barry’s own recklessness. The issue is due out on March 28th.


Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant covers by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“PERFECT STORM” part five! With the Flash Family hot on his heels, Barry takes the fight to Grodd. If he’s going to survive, he’ll need to steal his powers back and stop Grodd by any means necessary!
On sale MARCH 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“Null and Annoyed” Synopsis

We’ve already seen the trailer, but here’s the official synopsis for the next episode of The Flash, titled “Null and Annoyed”. It’s due to air on April 10th, and is directed by Kevin Smith. This will be the third episode Smith has directed.

“Null and Annoyed” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
DANNY TREJO RETURNS AS BREACHER; KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS — Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) take different approaches to finding the remaining bus metas before DeVoe gets to them. However, Ralph’s cavalier attitude frustrates Barry and the two clash over what it means to be a hero. Meanwhile, Breacher (guest star Danny Trejo) returns to ask Cisco (Carlos Valdes) for a favor. Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Lauren Certo & Kristen Kim (#417). Original air date 4/10/2018.

Looking forward to seeing Danny Trejo again? How about the return of Kevin Smith?