Category Archives: Flash News

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?

Flash #14 Preview

FreakSugar has a five page preview of next week’s issue of Flash #14, which you can read at the link. The issue will feature the return of the Rogues, and as you can see in the preview, will attempt to blend their pre- and post-Flashpoint selves into a whole. It’ll be interesting to see what Joshua Williamson does with it.

THE FLASH #14
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON—Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO—Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

“ROGUES RELOADED” part one! Central City is quiet…a little too quiet. Which means one thing: the Rogues are up to something, and only The Flash can stop them! But first Barry Allen needs to track down his classic cadre of villains, who’ve vanished in advance of their greatest plan ever. Plus, artist extraordinaire Carmine Di Giadomenico returns!
On sale JANUARY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

March DC Solicitations

Newsarama has posted the full complement of DC’s March solicitations, and there’s a lot going on that month. Posted above is the cover for the Titans annual, which promises a team-up between the Titans and their mentors!

THE FLASH #18
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SINS OF THE FATHER” part one! With his superhero career finally underway, Wally West must learn the truth about his father, Daniel West, the long-lost villain known as Reverse-Flash. To retrace his steps, Kid Flash and The Flash must travel to the most dangerous place in the DC Universe: Belle Reve Prison!
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #19
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SINS OF THE FATHER” finale! Wally’s quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash’s oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally’s father, Reverse-Flash, alive.
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #6
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by KHOI PHAM
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE RISE OF Aqualad” part one! New story! New city! New member? As the team adjusts to their new lives at Titans Tower, Damian investigates a series of strange disappearances in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Jackson Hyde heads west to fulfill his destiny…and finds himself in the crosshairs of the Teen Titans!
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #9
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Made in Manhattan” part two! The Titans come face-to-face with the Fearsome Five and their newest member…Bumblebee?! Meanwhile, Dick and Wally make a stunning discovery about Meta Solutions!
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS ANNUAL #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by MINKYU JUNG
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
When Dick, Wally, Donna and Garth awaken in an unfamiliar place, they find themselves face-to-face with their mentors: Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman! Allied together against a common foe, the mentors and protégés must race against the clock to unlock the secret of their current predicament and save the planet from an alien invasion!
On sale MARCH 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #22
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
In this series finale, a new dawn rises on Earth-2. After a terrible struggle, the Wonders have restored their world, better than ever. Can they become the new heroes and caretakers the reborn planet needs to protect it from future threats? And what of the price they paid for peace—what is the final fate of the Earth-2 Batman and his legacy?
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK TWO TP
Written by MARK WAID and GERARD JONES
Art by GREG LAROCQUE, M.D. BRIGHT, PHIL HESTER and PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by TY TEMPLETON
Once Wally West was Kid Flash, sidekick to his mentor and friend The Flash, a.k.a. Barry Allen. But the death of Barry made Wally the fastest man alive—and the new Flash! Now, somehow, Barry has returned—as a violent and paranoid speedster determined to eliminate what he’s created! Is Barry really back? This second collection of stories from Mark Waid’s epic run on THE FLASH includes THE FLASH #69-79, THE FLASH ANNUAL #6, GREEN LANTERN #30-31 and #40, plus a story from JUSTICE LEAGUE QUARTERLY #10.
On sale APRIL 26 • 432 pg, FC, $34.99 US

TEEN TITANS: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER, BOB HANEY, PAUL LEVITZ and others
Art by NICK CARDY, CARMINE INFANTINO, GEORGE TUSKA, JIM APARO, NEAL ADAMS and others
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
In these tales from the 1970s, the assassination of a world leader forces the Teen Titans to rethink their mission, leading to time travelling and cross-country adventure as they take on social issues of the day. This new title collects TEEN TITANS #25-53; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #94, 102 and 149: BATMAN FAMILY #6, 8 and 9; and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #205.
On sale JUNE 7 • 776 pg, FC, $125.00 US

Some interesting-sounding issues that month, and a couple of cool collections/trades. “The Return of Barry Allen” is always a popular story, so it’s good to see it released in another trade. And, as I noted a few days ago when we saw the sneak peek at the Flash solicitation, it’s nice to have Captain Boomerang officially back as part of the Flashverse.

Anything you’re looking forward to in March? Share your thoughts!

Sneak Peek At March Solicitations

The full list of DC’s March solicitations hasn’t been posted yet (they’ll probably be out on Monday), but the Teen Titans and one of The Flash solicits/covers are out already.

THE FLASH #19
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON—Art by NEIL GOOGE—Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO—Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“SINS OF THE FATHER” finale! Wally’s quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash’s oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally’s father, Reverse-Flash, alive.

TEEN TITANS #6
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” part one! New story! New city! New member? As the team adjusts to their new lives at Titans Tower, Damian investigates a series of strange disappearances in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Jackson Hyde heads west to fulfill his destiny…and finds himself in the crosshairs of the Teen Titans!
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

It’s good to see Captain Boomerang back in the Flashverse, because in the New 52 there was absolutely no sign that he was connected to it at all. We’d already seen a hint that Boomerang has faced the Flash in the Rebirth Suicide Squad book, but this is the first time in The Flash book itself.

You can see the rest of the solicitation snippets at Bleeding Cool at the site. Be back here for the full list of solicitations next week!

Flash #12 Preview Is Up

Flash #12 is out this week, and Multiversity Comics has the exclusive five-page preview. Check it out at the link!

THE FLASH #12

Written by Joshua Williamson, art by David Gianfelice cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico, variant cover by Dave Johnson.

“Speed of Darkness,” part three! Time is running out for The Flash and Kid Flash as they race to help the Shade regain control of the Shadowlands, the dimension of pure darkness from which the Shade draws his terrible power, before it reaches our world and consumes the light forever.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.

Flash #11 Preview

Flash #10 Newsarama has the preview for this week’s issue of Flash #11. You can see several pages here!

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the solicitation for the issue:

THE FLASH #11
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE SPEED OF DARKNESS” part two! Lost in the infinite horror of the Shadowlands, The Flash and Kid Flash’s new partnership is tested as they fight to uncover the dark secrets of the Shade and his mysterious plans for the speedster duo.
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T