Category Archives: Flash News

Titans Annual #1 Preview

DC has released an eleven-page preview from the upcoming Titans Annual #1, which you can see up at Blastr. There’s also a brief interview with writer Dan Abnett at the site, so check it out. The issue features a team-up between Barry Allen and the original Wally West, as well as the rest of the Titans and their Justice League mentors, and reintroduces old-school villain the Key. It’s due out this Wednesday.

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

DC’s Full June Solicitations

DC has released their full solicitations for June 2017, and here are all the ones which relate to the Flash Family. You can see the solicits in their entirety at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #24
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • 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” prelude—guest-starring Hal Jordan! Green Lantern Hal Jordan has recruited Barry Allen for a dangerous mission that only The Flash can accomplish! Unfortunately, that mission is on a hostile space station deep in the cosmos, which means leaving Kid Flash alone to defend his and Barry’s loved ones from a deadly attack by their greatest enemy…
On sale JUNE 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #25
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO and 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 one! When Eobard Thawne murdered Barry Allen’s mother, he killed a piece of The Flash’s past. Now, Reverse-Flash is back to kill Barry’s future! The Flash’s biggest storyline yet begins as he is pushed to his limits and his secrets are laid bare in a chase through time itself! Don’t miss the extra-sized anniversary issue!
On sale JUNE 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #9
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY • Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER • Cover by KHOI PHAM • Variant cover by Paolo Pantalena
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.
“Blood of the Manta” part one! Still dealing with the consequences of “The Lazarus Contract,” Kid Flash’s status with the team is challenged by Damian…and the Teen Titans will never be the same. Meanwhile, Aqualad learns more about his powers and the truth about his lineage is revealed!
On sale JUNE 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #12
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT • 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.
“Bad Omen”! After the stunning events of “The Lazarus Contract” rocked the Titans to their core and called into question the team’s leadership, Omen discovers the shocking truth about their future—that one of their very own is destined to betray them…and it could be anyone!
On sale JUNE 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV • Art by JIM LEE, ANDY KUBERT, JOHN ROMITA JR. and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 14 • 40 pg, FC, card-stock covers, $4.99 US • RATED T

TRINITY #10
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL • Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL • Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
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.
“All Along the Watchtower” part two! The Justice League Watchtower is infested. The world’s greatest heroes have been infected. And as their HQ hurls to Earth, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are faced with the difficult decision of destroying the Watchtower and their teammates to save the Earth.
On sale JUNE 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH VOL. 3: ROGUES RELOADED TP
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, JESUS MERINO, ANDY OWENS and NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
In “Rogues Reloaded,” the Flash’s old foes, the Rogues, have abandoned Central City, pulled off that big score they’ve been after for years and are living it up in a beachside mansion. The only problem? They ripped off the wrong marks—and now some truly evil people are out for revenge. If the Rogues are going to have any chance of surviving, they’ll need the help of their least favorite person alive: the Flash. Collects issues #14-20.
On sale JULY 26 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE FLASH: THE REBIRTH COLLECTION DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO and NEIL GOOGE
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts—but where did this amazing new friend come from? Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads—and reeling from the reemergence of his protégé, Wally West! Collects issues #1-12 and THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1.
On sale JULY 26 • 304 pg, FC, $34.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE REBIRTH COLLECTION DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by TONY S. DANIEL, BRYAN HITCH, JESUS MERINO, MATTHEW CLARK, NEIL EDWARDS and others
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
A new day dawns for the Justice League as they welcome a slew of new members into their ranks. But can the world’s greatest superheroes trust these new recruits? And will the members of the League be able to come together against an ancient evil that threatens to reclaim not just the world, but the entire universe?! Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE: REBIRTH #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-11.
On sale JULY 12 • 312 pg, FC, $34.99 US

DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH OMNIBUS EXPANDED EDITION HC
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
DC’s Rebirth event began with a bang in June 2016, relaunching every DC hero from Aquaman to Wonder Woman! Now, the entire collection of REBIRTH specials are gathered in a massive new hardcover, expanded to add newer issues including BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: REBIRTH #1, DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 and the one-shots starring the Atom, the Ray, Killer Frost and Vixen!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 792 pg, FC, $99.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE STATUES: AQUAMAN, THE FLASH AND WONDER WOMAN
The World’s Greatest Heroes unite on the big screen for the first time this November in the Warner Bros. feature film Justice League! Now, DC Collectibles captures the likenesses of Aquaman, The Flash and Wonder Woman in these spectacular new statues!
AQUAMAN—13.37″ high
Sculpted by David Pereira
THE FLASH—12.55″ high
Sculpted by David Giraud
WONDER WOMAN—13″ high
Sculpted by James Marsano
Limited Editions of 5,000
Each statue sold separately
Each $150.00 US
On Sale OCTOBER 2017
Allocations May Occur

Flash #18 Preview

Flash #18 is due out this week, and Nerdist has a preview of the first five pages. Check it out at the link!

Flash #18
“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!”

Readers may remember that Reverse Flash was killed or lost in time after an explosion while working with the Suicide Squad. And that means an appearance by another familiar face, as can be seen on the cover.

Jay Garrick Returns On The Cover Of Flash #22

DC has posted the cover for the last issue of the upcoming FlashBatman crossover, and it’s another big one. As reported by CBR, Jay Garrick is apparently back as of Flash #22. This image is part of a lenticular cover by Jason Fabok.

Jay has been in the Earth-2 book since the early days of the post-Flashpoint era, where he’d been youthfully de-aged and was no longer the elder statesman readers had become so familiar with. But that series ends next month, and people had been hoping he’d return to the main DCU. It’s not clear what version of Jay we’ll be seeing in the upcoming crossover, but his uniform (and helmet!) is much more reminiscent of pre-Flashpoint Jay than the one in the Earth-2 book.

Looking forward to the return of Jay? What do you hope to see done with him, and potentially with the JSA? Share your thoughts!

DC’s May Solicitations

Here are the Flash-related DC solicitations for May, courtesy of Newsarama. Early May will also see the last half of the FlashBatman crossover, of course, and DC chose to group those solicits with their April listings. And in case you missed it earlier, there’s more about the TitansTeen TitansDeathstroke crossover “The Lazarus Contract” here.

THE FLASH #23
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #11
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part one! When Deathstroke discovers that Wally West’s return holds the key to bringing his son back from the dead, he’ll stop at nothing to do just that! Don’t miss the debut chapter of the epic crossover event that you’ve been waiting for!
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #8
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World’s Deadliest Assassin—Deathstroke! But when Robin interrogates Nightwing about his history with Deathstroke, dark secrets are revealed and alliances are broken!
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DEATHSTROKE #19
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part three! Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster? Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Find out what happens when the World’s Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT #1
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by PAUL PELLETIER—Cover by MIKE McKONE
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” finale! The conclusion to our epic crossover is here, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
On sale MAY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #20
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“ENDLESS” part one! The League find themselves trapped in a time loop after they are attacked by a man wielding a mysterious alien weapon. The result is one member dead, and many civilians obliterated!
On sale MAY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“ENDLESS” finale! In order to save the lives of a fallen friend and many innocents, the League must make the dangerous time loop work for them and stop it all from happening. All that stands in their way is one man’s hatred—and a hammer that can bend time!
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH VOL. 9: FULL STOP TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by JESUS MERINO, PHILIPPE BRIONES, PAUL PELLETIER, GUS VAZQUEZ and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
In the aftermath of his clash with Zoom from issues #48-52, The Flash is on the run from the law—and the task force charged with arresting him is made up of the Rogues! With villains like Captain Cold, Weather Wizard and Mirror Master nipping at his heels, the Scarlet Speedster must clear his name while a new enemy emerges: the Riddler!
On sale JUNE 28 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE FLASH UNWRAPPED BY FRANCIS MANAPUL HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
For the first time ever, experience Francis Manapul’s acclaimed run on THE FLASH through beautifully reprinted original ink art that showcases the artist’s masterful skill and creative vision. THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL UNWRAPPED collects THE FLASH #0-8.
On sale JULY 19 • 200 pg, B&W, $34.99 US

TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST TP
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM, JONBOY MEYERS and DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
The Teen Titans are further apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul! Collects issues #1-5 and TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1.
On sale JUNE 14 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 1 OMNIBUS HC NEW EDITION
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, CURT SWAN, ROMEO TANGHAL and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
In 1980, writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez introduced a timeless team including Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changeling, Raven and Starfire—young heroes with great powers and strong personalities who learned their way in the world through the strength of their friendship and the adventures they shared.
This omnibus edition collects the team’s debut in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26, plus the first sixteen issues of their smash-hit monthly series, including the first appearances of foes including Deathstroke and Trigon, as well as a confrontation with the Justice League of America.
On sale AUGUST 30 • 688 pg, FC, $75.00 US

Got your eye on anything that month? Share your thoughts!

Batman #22 Cover Revealed

As we already know, there’s a FlashBatman crossover coming in April/May, and Professor Zoom will be involved. Now DC’s released the cover from the penultimate issue of the story, Batman #22, which features an interesting lenticular image with Professor Zoom, Flashpoint Batman, and hints at the Watchmen.

 

I’m a little bit puzzled why Matha Wayne seems to be dead here, as Flashpoint Martha became that world’s Joker, but perhaps history’s been changed by the intervention of Doctor Manhattan. Thawne obviously hints at his involvement with the well-known bloodstain on his yellow costume.

Anyway, looks interesting, and the audience will clearly have to figure out what’s going on alongside the Flash and Batman. It’ll be great to see Professor Zoom up to his old shenanigans.