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DC’s August 2017 Solicitations

DC released their full list of August 2017 solicitations today, and here are the books relating to the Flash Family. You can see the entire collection at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #28
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER • Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“NEGATIVE” part one! It’s a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He’s got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you’d want The Flash to put behind bars. There’s just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under control before they kill him?
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #29
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER • Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“NEGATIVE” part two! What’s a Rogue to do when The Flash goes bad? Get worse. Operating from behind bars in Iron Heights, the incarcerated Rogues graduate from costumed crooks to true kingpins of crime, unleashing the new villain known as Shrapnel upon the chaotic and unprotected streets of Central City.
On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #14
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND • Variant cover by DAN MORA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“THINGS FALL APART!” With a traitor in their midst, the Titans reach their breaking point as Nightwing reveals his shocking prime suspect! As tempers flare and distrust spreads, the team is forced to face a new conspiracy—and the Titans must save Manhattan from the nefarious Trident!
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DEATHSTROKE #22
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by DIOGENES NEVES and JASON PAZ • Cover by RYAN SOOK • Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“DEFIANCE” part two! With his new team assembled, Deathstroke takes Team Defiance on their first mission to retake control of a U.S. Embassy held hostage in a small foreign country. But while the team fights for their lives against a mysterious new villain known as the Radiant Man, Slade abandons his team to address some unfinished business with an old friend: Dr. Light!
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Foil-stamped embossed cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant covers by ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE and JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. Only the main cover by Capullo will feature foil and embossing.
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK NIGHTS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger—and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other—one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World’s Greatest Heroes as you’ve never seen them before to face what’s coming their way!
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T+

JUSTICE LEAGUE #26
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“LEGACY” part one! A group of heroes from a post-apocalyptic future escape into the past to stop their world from coming to be. But to do it they’re going to need the help of the Justice League—who just happen to be these time travelers’ parents!
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #27
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“LEGACY” part two! A massive metahuman war threatens to leave the future ripe for conquest by the despot known only as Sovereign. So warn the children of the Justice League, who have come back in time to save the world. But the term “blood feud” takes on new meaning when the younger heroes declare that for the crisis to be averted, one of the Justice League must die!
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and TOM KING
Art by JASON FABOK and HOWARD PORTER
Lenticular cover by JASON FABOK
International edition cover by JASON FABOK
Retailers: The lenticular dust jacket will be offered only on the first printing of this title. The International Edition may be ordered by retailers in any region. The main lenticular cover is available only to accounts in the U.S. and Canada.
The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is collected in a new Deluxe Edition hardcover! 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!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 96 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” • $19.99 US

THE FLASH: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 2 TP
Written by JOHN BROOME and GARDNER FOX
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON
Cover by MICHAEL CHO
This thrilling volume collects the early 1960s adventures of the Flash, including the
Scarlet Speedster’s battles against Mirror Master, Abra Kadabra, Captain Boomerang, Gorilla Grodd and many more! This title also features the pivotal Silver Age story “The Flash of Two Worlds,” which introduced the idea of the multiverse to DC Comics! Collects THE FLASH #117-132.
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 424 pg, FC, $29.99 US

TITANS VOL. 2: MADE IN MANHATTAN TP
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND and MINKYU JUNG
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
As Wally West and the Titans adjust to their new lives in New York City and investigate a new threat, a mysterious company called Meta Solutions comes to the forefront. Who are they? And what stunning discovery will the Titans make about their new foe? Collects issues #7-10, TITANS ANNUAL #1 and stories from DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL.
On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 152 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Flash #21 Preview

The four-part crossover “The Button” continues this week in Flash #21, and you can see the preview up at The Beat. There are a whole lot of easter eggs to be seen here, and it features the return of a long-missed standby from the Flashverse.

Check out the preview at the link, and let us know what you think about it. What do you hope to see in the remaining three issues of the story arc?

Batman #21 Preview

DC has released the preview for Batman #21, which is the first part of the upcoming FlashBatman crossover, and you can see it at Comic Vine. The issue is out this Wednesday, and is part of a four-issue story titled “The Button”. And as you can see, it features the return of a long-missed villain.

Planning to pick this up? What do you hope to see in the story? Share your thoughts!

DC’s Full July 2017 Solicitations

DC has released the full list of solicitations for July, and here are the ones which relate to the Flash. You can see them in their entirety at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #26
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “RUNNING SCARED” part two! Barry Allen and Iris West witness a chilling vision of the future courtesy of the Reverse-Flash, who reveals the couple’s legendary romance will yield only darkness for the world of tomorrow. Now, Thawne forces The Flash to make a choice: spend forever alone or doom the future?
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #27
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“RUNNING SCARED” finale! Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Legendary enemies separated by centuries pulled through time itself to battle again and again. Until now. For one year The Flash has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!
On sale JULY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #13
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by V KEN MARION and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Variant cover by DAN MORA
*Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“JUDAS AMONG US”! As Omen begins her investigation into the identity of the team’s traitor, the Titans launch a full assault on H.I.V.E., who they believe hold the key to restoring Bumblebee’s broken mind. Meanwhile, tensions rise when Roy discovers Wally and Donna’s blossoming romance—which threatens to tear the Titans apart!
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DEATHSTROKE #21
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“DEFIANCE” part one! A new day has dawned for Deathstroke. Having emerged from the Speed Force a changed man, Slade Wilson takes aim at living a better life—a life in service of justice. But when the world refuses to accept the new Deathstroke, Slade recruits a group of young heroes to join him including including former Teen Titans, Kid Flash and Power Girl, his children, Rose and Jericho, and the bombastic Terra! But has Slade truly shed his villainous past? And what other shadowy forces are working against him? Find out as Deathstroke’s bold new direction begins here!
On sale JULY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

GREEN ARROW #26
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art and cover by OTTO SCHMIDT
Variant cover by MIKE GRELL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“HARD TRAVELING HERO” part one! Unwilling to let another city suffer the same fate as Seattle, Green Arrow kicks off a new quest to hunt down the Ninth Circle across America! To stop disaster before it can happen, the (in)famously hot-headed Oliver Queen must mend fences with those he’s alienated in the past, starting with THE FLASH! The second epic year of GREEN ARROW REBIRTH begins here!
On sale JULY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

SUPER SONS #6
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
*Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“TEEN TITANS TANGO” part one! Robin has a new member in mind for the Teen Titans, and—spoiler alert—it’s Superboy! But something sinister is at work, and Damian’s real motives for introducing Jon to the team are revealed to devastating consequences!
On sale JULY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TRINITY #11
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
*Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“DEAD SPACE” part three! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are in for the fight of their lives against the combined might of the Justice League and the mysterious alien force inhabiting their bodies and controlling the Watchtower! The trinity may have found a way to save their friends—but the cost is high, and time is running out!
On sale JULY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

NEW SUPER-MAN #13
Written by GENE LUEN YANG
Art by BILLY TAN
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“THE ZERO ULTIMATUM” part three! Shanghai falls—and Emperor Super-Man rules the ashes! With an army of super-villains on the streets, the Justice League of China leads the movement to take the city back. New Super-Man’s head isn’t in the game upon discovering the shocking secret of his mother’s true identity, and Wonder-Woman has been transformed and Bat-Man is overwhelmed! It’s up to I-Ching and the New Flash of China to snap Kenan out of it and save Shanghai!
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

ABSOLUTE JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, GENE HA, CARLOS D’ANDA, IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
For the first time, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s stellar run on JUSTICE LEAGUE from the dawn of DC: THE NEW 52 is collected in DC’s Absolute Edition format! First, Batman discovers an evil that requires him to unite Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg for the first time as the Justice League! Then, find out who has joined the team after its origin! And why does Green Arrow want to join their ranks so badly? Plus, someone is out to get the Justice League, and he is determined to show the world how mortal these godlike beings really are!
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 360 pg, FC, 8.25″ x 12.5″, $99.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR SAGA OMNIBUS HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI, FRANCIS MANAPUL and others
Art by JASON FABOK, JIM LEE, FRANCIS MANAPUL, PHIL JIMENEZ, FERNANDO PASARIN, SCOTT KOLINS and others
Cover by JASON FABOK
The Justice League originally united to stop the forces of Darkseid from destroying Earth! Now the ruler of Apokolips is back, but this time he’s set his sights on the world-shattering Anti-Monitor. Will the combined might of the Justice League be enough to protect Earth from becoming collateral damage as gods fight?
This new title collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #40-50, a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1 and the DARKSEID WAR specials starring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Lex Luthor and Shazam!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 512 pg, FC, $75.00 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP
Art by JIM LEE, JASON FABOK, BRYAN HITCH, GEORGE PEREZ, NEAL ADAMS, MIKE SEKOWSKY and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
The World’s Greatest Heroes unite in black and white in this new adult coloring book! Featuring the art of top talents including Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, Bryan Hitch, George Pérez, Neal Adams, original Justice League of America artist Mike Sekowsky and many others!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 96 pg, B&W, $15.99 US

DCTV: THE FLASH — KID FLASH ACTION FIGURE
From the hit CW series, it’s Wally West, a.k.a. Kid Flash! This young hero comes with extra hands and an extra head without his familiar mask.
KID FLASH—6.69”
$28.00 US • On Sale NOVEMBER 2017
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Batman #22 Variant Cover Revealed

The upcoming FlashBatman crossover “The Button” will begin next week, and DC’s released another telling cover from it. This one’s a variant from Batman #22, and features disturbing allusions to guest-stars Professor Zoom and Flashpoint’s Thomas Wayne (you can see the main cover for this issue here).

We saw at the end of Flash #19 that Professor Zoom’s alive and remembers the events of Flashpoint, including his death at the hands of Thomas Wayne. It’ll be interesting to see if he meets with Flashpoint Batman during the crossover, as he’s already expressed the intention of attacking his son. Plus, of course, there’s the mystery of the Comedian’s button which Barry Allen and Batman will be tackling.

The crossover begins on April 19th with Batman #21, and continues the following week in Flash #21. It will then continue in issues #22 of the Batman and Flash series.

Sneak Peek At July Solicitations

DC’s full July 2017 solicitations won’t be released until next week, but a few have been trickling out here and there on various sites. Here’s a look at two upcoming Flash-related issues.

TITANS #13
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by V KEN MARION and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Variant cover by DAN MORA
*Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“JUDAS AMONG US”! As Omen begins her investigation into the identity of the team’s traitor, the Titans launch a full assault on H.I.V.E., who they believe hold the key to restoring Bumblebee’s broken mind. Meanwhile, tensions rise when Roy discovers Wally and Donna’s blossoming romance—which threatens to tear the Titans apart!
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

SUPER SONS #6
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
*Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“TEEN TITANS TANGO” part one! Robin has a new member in mind for the Teen Titans, and—spoiler alert—it’s Superboy! But something sinister is at work, and Damian’s real motives for introducing Jon to the team are revealed to devastating consequences!
On sale JULY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

There will probably be fireworks both inside the Titans issue and within the fandom itself, as Wally seems to be pursuing Donna Troy rather than Linda Park. We’ll have to see what happens in the story.