Monthly Archives: February 2019

DC’s May 2019 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for May 2019, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. “Flash Year One” begins that month in The Flash book, and Heroes In Crisis finally wraps up to ominous effect. You can see the list in its entirety at CBR.

THE FLASH #70
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by TONI INFANTE
“The Flash Year One” starts here! Barry Allen feels helpless in his life in Central City. As a forensic scientist, he’s always catching criminals after they’ve committed their crimes. All that changes one fateful night when Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals. When he wakes from a coma, he realizes he can run at incredible speeds. Can Barry master these powers and be the hero his city needs…or will the powers burn through him?
ON SALE 05.08.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #71
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
“The Flash Year One” continues! Barry Allen struggles to control his powers as he experiments with his newfound abilities. When one of his tests lands him in a mess, he’ll come face to face with his first villains!
ON SALE 05.22.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

HEROES IN CRISIS #9
written by TOM KING
art and cover by CLAY MANN
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comrades, or will they need to close up shop? The answers will be found in the ashes of this final showdown, and the fates of Booster Gold, Harley Quinn and the rest hang in the balance.
ON SALE 05.22.19
$3.99 US | 9 of 9 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

YOUNG JUSTICE #5
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by PATRICK GLEASON and KRIS ANKA
cover by PATRICK GLEASON
variant cover by KRIS ANKA
Gemworld rips in half as Dark Opal battles the teen heroes of Young Justice as this huge, in-continuity epic continues. While Robin, Amethyst, Impulse, Teen Lantern and Superboy fight for their freedom, the secrets of Jinny Hex, Jonah Hex’s great-great-granddaughter, are revealed—and it is a DC Universe doozy!
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

Variant cover JUSTICE LEAGUE #23
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JEROME OPENA
“The Sixth Dimension” chapter four! Our heroes have been banished to the prison planet of villains by the World Forger. Stuck with no way of escape, the team hatches a plan to defeat the World Forger and get back to their dimension with the help of a new ally, but where is Superman?!
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #24
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JEROME OPENA
“The Sixth Dimension” chapter five! The League’s plan is in full swing, but one member of the team isn’t on board with their message and sides with the World Forger! Betrayed, there’s only one person who can turn the tide of this battle. Can Superman find the strength to escape his prison planet and save the Justice League, or is the League doomed to live out their days trapped in the Sixth Dimension?!
ON SALE 05.15.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

DEATHSTROKE #43
written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST and ADAM GLASS
art and cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
variant cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
“The Terminus Agenda” finale! It’s code red for the Teen Titans as their plan to capture and imprison Deathstroke has backfired in the worst possible way. Mercy Hall is on lockdown, and all the super-villains have escaped their cells! As the villains team up to take down their captors, Deathstroke makes one final attempt at “fixing” Damian—will Damian finally abandon Batman’s code to save his friends from certain death?
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

TEEN TITANS #30
written by ADAM GLASS
art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
variant cover by ALEX GARNER
“The Terminus Agenda” epilogue! Every decision has consequences, and after the shocking events of DEATHSTROKE #43 (trust us, you don’t want to miss it!) it’s time for Damian and the rest of the Teen Titans to take stock of what they’ve done. But the team barely has time to process before a new threat emerges in the form of Crush’s absentee father…Lobo!
ON SALE 05.15.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

DIAL H FOR HERO #3
written by SAM HUMPHRIES
art and cover by JOE QUINONES
Teen daredevil Miguel and runaway Summer travel to the home of the Flash in Central City to steal back the H-Dial as a secret former wielder of the powerful device swears to do anything to become a hero again—including handing the dial to Mr. Thunderbolt, the villainous entity working to steal the Dial. But it’s hard to work together when you can’t trust your partners…so it’s time for the mysterious Summer to reveal her past to Miguel!
ON SALE 05.22.19
$3.99 US | 3 of 6 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T

SUPERMAN: LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS,
MATT FRACTION, GREG RUCKA and MARC ANDREYKO
art by YANICK PAQUETTE, STEVE LIEBER and MIKE PERKINS
cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June! As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it’s up to Lois, Jimmy and the heroes of the DC Universe to rescue the Man of Steel.
ONE-SHOT | PRESTIGE FORMAT
ON SALE 05.29.19
$9.99 US | 80 PAGES
FC | RATED T

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #48
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
Over the years, Scooby and the gang have nabbed enough nefarious villains to fill a rogues gallery. But the tables are turned when they have to help a rogues gallery of the Flash’s most nefarious super-villains! Can the gang rescue the Rogues from the ghost of a fellow Rogue—that sinister spinner, the Top? And if they do, can they also rescue themselves from the Rogues?
ON SALE 05.22.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E

DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE TP
written by MICHAEL NORTHROP
art and cover by GUSTAVO DUARTE
The greatest heroes in the DC Universe, the Justice League of America, answer mail from their biggest fans—kids!—courtesy of Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, and artist Gustavo Duarte (BIZARRO).
Does Superman ever make mistakes? What was Wonder Woman’s 11th birthday like? Does Aquaman smell like fish? In this new middle grade graphic novel, iconic heroes are asked questions both big and small, and when they are not busy saving the world, the Justice League even finds time to respond. Their honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid.
Full of feats, follies, and colorful illustrations, Dear Justice League gives readers the inside scoop on everyday heroics, no matter who wears the cape!
ON SALE 07.31.19
$9.99 US | 160 PAGES
FC | 5.5” x 8”
ISBN: 978-1-4012-8413-8

BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and TOM KING
art by JASON FABOK and HOWARD PORTER
main edition cover by JASON FABOK
international edition cover by MIKEL JANIN
The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is now available in trade paperback! The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
Retailers: The main cover is available only to accounts in the U.S. and Canada.
The International Edition may be ordered by retailers in any region.
ON SALE 06.19.19
$14.99 US | 96 PAGES | FC
MAIN EDITION ISBN: 978-1-4012-9429-8
INTERNATIONAL EDITION ISBN:
978-1-4012-9861-6

JLA: TOWER OF BABEL (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP
written by MARK WAID
art by HOWARD PORTER, STEVE SCOTT and others
new cover by HOWARD PORTER
The JLA faces its greatest challenge—treason within their own ranks! If the team survives, can they ever trust Batman again? And after being thwarted over and over again, Ra’s al Ghul seeks to distract Batman by stealing the bodies of his dead parents while he enacts his nefarious plot! Collects JLA #43-46 and stories from JLA Secret Files #3.
ON SALE 06.26.19
$16.99 US | 128 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9184-6

THE MAN OF STEEL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by IVAN REIS, JOE PRADO, EVAN “DOC” SHANER, RYAN SOOK, KEVIN MAGUIRE, ADAM HUGHES, JASON FABOK, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others
cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis! The six-issue weekly series written by Brian Michael Bendis is collected, along with the prelude story from DC NATION #0.
ON SALE 06.26.19
$17.99 US | 184 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9173-0

“The Price” Part 3 – Review of BATMAN #65

The epic team-up (or tear-apart) continues as Batman and the Flash fight off a horde of Gotham and Gotham Girl clones. Can they defeat them in time to save Central City from the real Gotham Girl’s next attack? And, will this crisis bring Bruce and Barry back together…or split them apart for good? Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“The Price” Part 2 – Review of THE FLASH #64

Batman and Flash have several things in common – a nose for detective work, a desire to right the wrongs that bad people do…and a single-mindedness that at times blinds them to the feelings of others. What is…the price of that? We are finding some of those answers right here, and they aren’t pleasant. That’s where we stand in Part 2 of “The Price”, in THE FLASH #64. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“Cause and XS” Review of S5 E14 of THE FLASH!

Any fans of “Groundhog Day” the movie out there? It’s one of those movies that I somehow have to stop and watch whenever it shows up on TV. Tonight’s episode is the superhero version of that plot, and it works brilliantly here. Watch Nora as she tries to save everyone, and tries again, and again, and…you get the idea. It’s “Cause and XS” on THE FLASH! Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“The Price” Part One – Review of BATMAN #64

Batman and the Flash share a great sense of loss…and guilt. Batman was one of the architects of Sanctuary, the healing place for heroes where Wally and so many others died in HEROES IN CRISIS. Barry Allen carries guilt for sending Wally there. Now, can they work together…or will they tear themselves apart for good? We begin with “The Price of Justice”, the first of four crossover issues with Batman and The Flash. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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“Goldfaced” Review S5 E13 of THE FLASH!

The official description of this episode (from the CW Network) is, “Barry and Ralph must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to purchase a device that could help them stop Cicada.” What could POSSIBLY go wrong? Meanwhile, is Sherloque looking for love in all the wrong places…again? And why is Nora helping him? Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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