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DC’s January 2019 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for January 2019, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. It’ll be an interesting month for Flash fans, as there are four issues of The Flash solo series due out: three regular issues, plus an annual. There will also be two issues of Heroes In Crisis, and certainly the cover to #4 is notable for obvious reasons. And January is when the Young Justice series begins, which co-stars Impulse.

You can see the full list of solicits at CBR.

THE FLASH #61
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAVID YARDIN
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Powerhouse looks to turn the Scarlet Speedster into a scarlet skid mark! The two Force wielders find themselves at odds when Alexa wants to overthrow the criminal government of Corto Maltese that’s crushing her people. (Remember that locale from THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS?) Barry must quash their beef and convince Powerhouse to join his Force Quest if he ever hopes to learn the secrets behind these new Force powers!
ON SALE 01.02.19
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THE FLASH #62
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAVID YARDIN
variant cover by JAE LEE
The Flash tracks down a new user of the mysterious Sage Force, a young Zandarian spy named Bashir (a.k.a. Psyche), who’s just starting to understand his newfound abilities. Here’s hoping he’s a quick study, because the Flash needs his help against the dual threat known as Gemini, who wants to steal both the Speed and Sage Forces! And whose side is Power-house on when the Strength Force agent shows up to flex her muscle?
ON SALE 01.16.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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THE FLASH #63
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
It’s two against one when Gemini tag-teams the Flash! The threat is doubled for the Scarlet Speedster when Gemini gets their hands on the Strength Force. But where’s that leave Powerhouse? She and the Flash must ride or die together in order to get her super-strength back, but they’ll have to survive a trip through the Strength Force first. Follow along in the Flash’s footsteps on the next leg of his Force Quest!
ON SALE 01.30.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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THE FLASH ANNUAL #2
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by SCOTT KOLINS
A HEROES IN CRISIS tie-in! In Barry’s grief and guilt following Wally West’s death at Sanctuary, he refuses to divulge the heartbreaking news to the rest of the Flash family until he’s searched every corner of the globe for his former partner— including inside the Speed Force itself. But his journey into the heart of all speedster powers inadvertently triggers the release of his long-lost ally Godspeed! And when Godspeed immediately races off to attack Kid Flash Wallace West, Barry must hunt his former friend and check in on his fellow speedsters. What is Godspeed planning and what does he want with the rest of the Flash Family? Can Barry protect everyone after he couldn’t save Wally? With a heart-wrenching appearance from Wally’s former sidekick, the recently returned Bart Allen, this annual is an absolute can’t-miss for all Flash fans!
ON SALE 01.30.19
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
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Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

HEROES IN CRISIS #4
written by TOM KING
art by CLAY MANN
cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
Wonder Woman versus…Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system—not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!
ON SALE 01.02.19
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HEROES IN CRISIS #5
written by TOM KING
art by CLAY MANN
cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn’t supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the ’Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn’t lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash continue to investigate the mysterious murderer. The answer can be found in Sanctuary…but is it safe to go digging in the crime scene?
ON SALE 01.30.19
$3.99 US | 5 of 9
32 PAGES | FC | RATED T+
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YOUNG JUSTICE #1
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON
variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
AMETHYST variant cover by TBD
IMPULSE variant cover by TBC
ROBIN variant cover by TBD
SUPERBOY variant cover by TBD
WONDER GIRL variant cover by TBD
blank variant cover available
Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex!
When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation—but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!
ON SALE 01.09.19
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
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TEEN TITANS #26
written by ADAM GLASS
art by BERNARD CHANG
cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH
variant cover by ALEX GARNER
The Teen Titans plot the ultimate break-in—the Batcave! But Batman’s security is no joke, and the Titans will need to work together to get past it without alerting the Dark Knight himself. What’s so important to Damian that he’d betray his father this way?
ON SALE 01.23.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1
written by ADAM GLASS
art by RYAN BENJAMIN
cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH
Betrayed by the Red Hood, Damian hunts down Jason Todd and vows vengeance—or death! Meanwhile, Djinn and the rest of the Titans battle one of the Other’s closest allies—Joy Stick! (Making his DCU debut from the Teen Titans Go! universe.) But when Control Freak learns all of Djinn’s most dangerous secrets, Djinn will do anything to keep the Teen Titans from finding out the truth!
ON SALE 01.30.19
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #9
written by GEOFF JOHNS
art and cover by GARY FRANK
variant cover by GARY FRANK
The critically acclaimed series by master storytellers Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reaches its most shocking chapter yet when the DC Universe collides with its greatest threat: Dr. Manhattan. But nothing is hidden from Manhattan, and the secrets of the past, present and future will rock the very foundation of the DC Universe.
ON SALE 01.23.19
$4.99 US | 9 of 12 | 32 PAGES | FC
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BLACKEST NIGHT OMNIBUS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC
written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI, JAMES ROBINSON, GREG RUCKA, STERLING GATES and others
art by IVAN REIS, ARDIAN SYAF, EDDY BARROWS, SCOTT KOLINS, NICOLA SCOTT, JERRY ORDWAY and others.
cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
The war between the Corps rages as the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends on the DC Universe! Can Green Lantern Hal Jordan lead DC’s champions against an army of Black Lanterns made up of deceased heroes and villains? This massive hardcover collects Blackest Night #0-8, Adventure Comics #4, 5 and 7, Blackest Night: Batman #1-3, Blackest Night: THE Flash #1-3, Blackest Night: JSA #1-3, Blackest Night: Superman #1-3, Blackest Night: Titans #1-3, Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1-3, Catwoman #83, Green Arrow #40, Green Lantern #43-52, Green Lantern Corps #39-47, Phantom Stranger #42, The Atom and Hawkman #46, The Power of Shazam! #48, The Question #37, weird Western Tales #71 and more!
ON SALE 06.05.19 | $150.00 US | 1,648 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9119-8

BLACKEST NIGHT SAGA (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP
written by GEOFF JOHNS
art by IVAN REIS, OCLAIR ALBERT and others
cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
A war has been brewing between the different colored Lantern Corps—the Green fighting the Yellow, the Red trying to destroy all, the Blue attempting to broker peace among the tribes. However, the real battle is yet to come: the undead Black Lanterns are coming and seemingly nothing can stop them. Putting aside old vendettas, it’s up to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps to lead DC’s greatest champions as well as their deadliest foes in a battle to save the universe from an army of the dead. Collects Blackest Night #0-8.
ON SALE 02.06.19
$24.99 US | 320 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9091-7

ELSEWORLDS: JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 3 TP
written by CHUCK DIXON, EVAN DORKIN, PAT McGREAL, FABIAN NICIEZA and others
art by EDUARDO BARRETO, NORM BREYFOGLE, DAVE GIBBONS, KEVIN MAGUIRE and others
cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
In this long-forgotten tale, Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite battle across the entire Multiverse, and almost every character you can think of is along for the ride! Plus, when a cosmic storm passes over planet Earth, it brings a mysterious plague that nearly kills the entire male population, and the only two men who survive are Superman and Lex Luthor! Collects Conjurors #1-3, Flashpoint (1999) #1-3, Superman and Batman: World’s Funnest#1, JLA: Created Equal #1-2 and Green Lantern: 1001 Emerald nights #1.
ON SALE 02.20.19 | $34.99 US | 432 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8791-7

NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA TP
written by GENE LUEN YANG
art by BRENT PEEPLES and MATT SANTORELLI
cover by BERNARD CHANG
Kong Kenan has been joined by the mighty Justice League of China, including Bat-Man, Wonder-Woman and the Flash, and Laney Lan has reported on their heroics since day one. But there’s more to Shanghai’s ace reporter than meets the eye, and when faced with turmoil in her own family, Laney’s commitment to reporting the truth will be tested like never before. Collects issues #20-24.
ON SALE 02.06.19
$14.99 US | 128 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8829-7

THE DC UNIVERSE BY LEN WEIN HC
written by LEN WEIN and others
art by JIM APARO, DICK DILLIN, CARMINE INFANTINO, DICK GIORDANO, NEAL ADAMS, JIM STARLIN and others
cover by NICK CARDY
For the first time, acclaimed writer Len Wein’s greatest tales of the DC Universe are collected, from the start of his prestigious career to its finale. Includes stories from Teen Titans #18, Phantom Stranger #20-24, JLA #100-102, Action Comics #419-420, 422-423, 425-426, 429, 432, DC Comics Presents #27-29, JLA 80-Page Giant #2, DC Retroactive: Green Lantern—The ‘80s: Big Betrayal #1 and Swamp Thing Winter Special #1.
ON SALE 02.20.19
$34.99 US | 384 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8787-0

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER TP NEW EDITION
written by DARWYN COOKE
art by DARWYN COOKE and J. BONE
cover by DARWYN COOKE
Darwyn Cooke’s acclaimed epic is back in a new title collecting the 6-issue miniseries plus JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1! When Cold War paranoia outlawed the heroes of the Golden Age, stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice. But as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, a new breed of hero would define the American Way!
ON SALE 02.13.19 | $34.99 US | 520 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9092-4

Flash #56 Preview

DC has posted five pages from this week’s issue of The Flash, which you can read at CBR. In it, Barry and Detective Burns must confront a god-like Heat Wave after he’s incinerated most of the people around them, though things may not be as they seem. Check it out at the link!

 

THE FLASH #56
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
enhanced foil cover by DAN PANOSIAN
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Things are about to get hot—very hot!—when Flash has to battle fire monsters generated by his longtime nemesis, Heat Wave. Unfortunately, the pilot light blew out in Mick Rory’s head, because he’s comatose from the effects of the Sage Force! How can the Scarlet Speedster reach his old frenemy and get him to put out the fire monsters? Looks like Commander Cold takes a demotion…so he can pretend to be Captain Cold and talk Heat Wave down!
ON SALE 10.10.18
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New Impulse Art From Young Justice

DC still hasn’t told us much about the upcoming Young Justice title for DC’s new ‘Wonder Comics’ imprint, but they’ve released some neat new art of Bart Allen and his teammates. The series will be written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Patrick Gleason, and will debut in January 2019.

I’m glad to see Bart looking happy and carefree again. What do you guys think of the promo art and costume designs?

DC Announces Flash: Year One

Flash creators Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter will be releasing an upcoming story called The Flash: Year One in 2019, though not many details have been released yet. However, CBR notes that it’s confirmed to be in canon, and Newsarama says the story will detail how Barry worked through the trauma of his mother’s murder and father’s arrest. The art depicts a youthful Barry, so it clearly takes place rather early in his life. It will apparently be published within the core Flash title, not as a separate mini-series.

This is a subject which hasn’t been covered much since the plot point of his mother’s murder was introduced, so it could be an interesting story. What does everyone hope to see in it?

Bart Allen Will Be Part Of A New DC Imprint

DC has announced a new youth-oriented imprint called ‘Wonder Comics’ which will debut in 2019, and its flagship title will be a new Young Justice book. There are few details as of yet, since the announcement was more about the imprint than its titles, but the Young Justice book will star Impulse (Bart Allen), Superboy (Conner Kent), and Robin (Tim Drake) and will be written by Brian Michael Bendis. You can read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Seeing Bart Allen again is exciting news, as he returned in the Flash title at the end of “Flash War” but hasn’t been seen since. At Fan Expo, Joshua Williamson announced at a DC panel that Bart would be appearing in another title before returning to the core Flash book, and it seems that the unnamed title is Young Justice.

Looking forward to seeing Bart in action again? Any interest in the other ‘Wonder Comics’ imprints? Share your thoughts here!

Flash #55 Preview

DC has posted the official preview pages for Flash #55, and you can read them at CBR. In it, Barry fights Solomon Grundy alongside the Justice League Dark, and Iris meets some of Barry’s police co-workers for a night out. The issue takes place about a week after Flash #54, so Barry still has the mysterious Forces on his mind. Check out the pages at the link!

 

THE FLASH #55
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Barry Allen’s CSI team gets called to the scene of an arson at Iron Heights, and the victim happens to be a well-known Flash Rogue. Barry’s new partner thinks it’s an inside job, the warden sending a message to the inmates about who’s in charge. But the real culprit turns out to be the latest “Force” threat. Can the Flash and Commander Cold snuff this flaming mystery before it becomes an inferno?
ON SALE 09.26.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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