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Flash #40 Preview

DC has released the official five-page preview for next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see it at 13th Dimension. It features a battle of the Flash Family versus Grodd and Raijin. Catch the preview pages at the link, and the issue will be out on February 14th.

 
 

THE FLASH #40
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant covers by HOWARD PORTER
“PERFECT STORM” part two! Gorilla Grodd is after Central City’s Speed Force, and The Flash is on the run! But the one thing Barry Allen can’t outrun is the truth…and his nemesis knows a terrible secret about the Fastest Man Alive.
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Flash Annual #1 Preview

The first Flash annual of the Rebirth era is out this week, and you can see the official 11-page preview at Den of Geek. The preview features the return of old-school Wally West to the book, as well as the Top. Interestingly, the Top possibly hints at memories of the pre-Flashpoint universe and a desire to restore others’ memories, although it’s not always clear with him whether that’s reality or part of his mental health issues. Plus there’s mysterious destruction in the 25th century Flash Museum, so check out the preview at the above link.

THE FLASH ANNUAL #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
“FLASH WAR” prelude! The biggest Flash story of 2018 starts here, with a special story starring the classic Wally West, who’s conflicted over whether to let Iris West know he is alive—and he’ll need the help of the Flash to figure out what to do! But when Magenta, Wally’s old love, needs his help, the Flash returns home to Keystone City where he is confronted with violent memories of an unknown world…A major turning point for the Flash family that sets the path for earth shattering stories in 2018!
On sale JANUARY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC’s April 2018 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for April 2018, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. You can see the rest at CBR.

THE FLASH #44
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“PERFECT STORM” part six! Grodd rains lightning down on Central City to burn it to the ground. The Flash is as fast as a bolt of lightning, but is he as fast as a thousand?
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #45
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON •Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE • Cover by BARRY KITSON • Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“PERFECT STORM” epilogue! After Wally’s fateful decision, Iris’ health begins to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Barry and the Flash family work at lightning speed to try and find a solution, but tensions between Wally and Barry cause Iris’ condition to continue to worsen!
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #22
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and ANDREW HENNESSY • Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
“Titans Apart” part three! As Arsenal follows the trail of a conspiracy that no one else can see, he finds himself at the mercy of Cheshire, who’s both a deadly assassin and his ex! Only Donna Troy takes Roy at his word, but she’s trapped in the Watchtower…and must escape to save the man she loves!
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TITANS ANNUAL #2
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art by TOM GRUMMETT • Cover by PAUL PELLETIER and ANDREW HENNESSY
“Titans Apart” finale! Arsenal and Donna discover the truth about the Bliss conspiracy…only they’re too late! With the Justice League off the board and the Titans divided, who will stand against the evil Brain as he attempts to create his new world order—and kill everyone on Earth in the process?
On sale APRIL 25 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #19
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY • Art by SCOT EATON and WAYNE FAUCHER • Cover by DAN MORA • Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
“The Following” part three! Beast Boy has gone rogue, turned by the nefarious Puppeteer into an unstoppable killing machine, along with hundreds of innocent teenagers! Can the Teen Titans stop their former friend’s deadly rampage and put an end to the Puppeteer’s reign once and for all?
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #42
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by PETE WOODS • Cover by DAVID YARDIN • Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“JUSTICE LOST” part two! Trapped in the chaos of tribal conflict, the Justice League becomes divided over whether to intervene in a civil war in order to protect thousands of fleeing refugees—and a crucial decision could have dire consequences for one of their members! Meanwhile, Batman and Aquaman clash over how to take down the nemesis known only as the Fan, who holds all of their secrets hostage.
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #43
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by PETE WOODS • Cover by DAVID YARDIN • Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“JUSTICE LOST” finale! Struggling to save one of their own and extricate themselves from the grip of war, the Justice League’s hand is forced by the mercenary Deathstroke! Decisions must be made about Red Lion’s brutality, the insidious tactics of the Fan and the League’s role as the World’s Greatest Heroes. When the dust settles, will the old alliances still stand?
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #22
Written by GENE LUEN YANG • Art by BRENT PEEPLES and MATT SANTORELLI • Cover by PHILIP TAN • Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
“SEAS OF CHANGE” part three! The saga of the Aqua-Man of North Korea crashes to a close! As the Justice League of China heads off an international incident on their shores, our heroes discover that sometimes villainy is only a matter of perspective—and reasoning with North Korea’s most menacing metahuman and his marine militia may be the only hope both countries have of survival!
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

SIDEWAYS #3
Written by DAN DiDIO and JUSTIN JORDAN • Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Life is moving pretty fast for Derek James…and unfortunately, things are about to get even faster as he is forced to fight a super-speedster hell-bent on destruction—all while wearing no pants! Can Sideways move through space and time quick enough to stop a new villain born out of the recent Speed Force Storm: Killspeed? Also, what better way to learn about Derek’s powers than right from the horse’s mouth—featuring a backup story hosted by Sideways himself!
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

SUPERMAN #44
Written by PATRICK GLEASON and PETER J. TOMASI • Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON • Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
“BOYZARRO RE-DEATH” part three! Gathered together from the cosmic recesses of the universe are the most powerful forces of bad ever assembled! Now the Super Foes face the Legion of Fun—and the only heroes who dare to stand against this intergalactic threat of the Bizarroverse are Superman and son!
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

SUPERMAN #45
Written by PATRICK GLEASON and PETER J. TOMASI • Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON • Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
“BOYZARRO RE-DEATH” finale! The challenge of the Bizarroverse continues as the Super Foes battle the Legion of Fun! As Superman and Son return to Hamilton for a quick recharge, they learn what the little town truly meant to them—and what they meant to the locals of the town.
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

GREEN ARROW VOL. 5: HARD-TRAVELING HERO TP
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by OTTO SCHMIDT, JUAN FERREYRA and JAMAL CAMPBELL
Cover by OTTO SCHMIDT
Unwilling to let another city suffer the same fate as Seattle, Green Arrow kicks off a quest to hunt down the Ninth Circle across America! To stop disaster before it can happen, the hot-headed Oliver Queen must mend fences with those he’s alienated, including the Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Green Lantern! But can even the Justice League help the Emerald Archer take down his deadliest foes?
Collects GREEN ARROW #26-31.
On sale MAY 2 • 144 pg, FC • $16.99 US

BATMAN IN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by BOB HANEY and CARY BURKETT
Art by JIM APARO, JOHN CALNAN, JOE STATON, DON NEWTON and others
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
In these team-up tales from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #110-156, the Dark Knight Detective teams up with the greatest heroes of the 1970s, including Mister Miracle, Swamp Thing, Kamandi, the Flash, Green Arrow, Deadman, the Demon, the Creeper and—The Joker?!
On sale AUGUST 29 • 896 pg, FC, $99.99 US

JLA YEAR ONE TP NEW EDITION
Written by MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by BARRY KITSON, MICHAEL BAIR, JOHN STOKES and MARK PROPST
Cover by BARRY KITSON
The definitive tale of the JLA’s formation is back in a new deluxe hardcover of the epic tale starring the Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman! Learn how the five founding members of the JLA pulled together as a team, earning the respect of the public and defeating foes like Vandal Savage, scientist T.O. Morrow and the Brotherhood of Evil!
Collects JLA: YEAR ONE #1-12, with sketches and other bonus material!
On sale MAY 23 • 336 pg, FC, $29.99 US

ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME HC
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS, JERRY ORDWAY and others
Cover by DAN JURGENS and JERRY ORDWAY
All of reality comes under attack when a mysterious force of entropy begins slowly erasing time itself—making its way from both the past and future toward the present! As history itself unravels around them, the heroes of the world–including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, the Justice Society and the Titans—scramble to fix the broken time stream. But even if they stop the true source of the chaos, the world they save will never be the same!
Collects ZERO HOUR #0-4 in hardcover for the first time. Includes a new introduction by Dan Jurgens, updated timeline to the DC Universe and never-before-collected bonus material.
On sale MAY 2 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US

ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME HC NEW EDITION
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by ALEX ROSS
Winner of five Eisner and Harvey Awards, KINGDOM COME is the best-selling graphic novel from acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross, now back in print as an Absolute Edition!
In the not-so-distant future, the DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass, becoming as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. The previous regime of heroes—the Justice League—returns under the most dire of circumstances, which sets up a battle of the old guard against these uncompromising protectors in a conflict that will define what heroism truly is.
Collects KINGDOM COME #1-4.
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 340 pg, 8.25” x 12.5”, FC • $99.99 US

Kid Flash Officially Joins Legends of Tomorrow

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Keiynan Lonsdale is joining Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular, beginning with the second half of this season. Kid Flash Wally West will join the team now that he’s left Central City. (via ComicBook.com)

Showrunners on The Flash have talked about the difficulty of writing two speedsters on a show, so with any luck this will give Wally more opportunities to shine.

Legends of Tomorrow returns February 12. It will share the Monday 8pm time slot with Supergirl, so that instead of breaking for reruns in the middle of the season, they’ll each break for the other show.

Movement on the Flashpoint Movie – Spider-Man: Homecoming Writers in Negotiations to Direct

Variety reports that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct Flashpoint. The stand-alone movie has been without a director since November 2016, when Rick Famuyiwa left the project. (via Comics Beat)

As far as super-heroes go, the pair wrote the story for Spider-Man: Homecoming. But that doesn’t tell us much about their directing style. They have directed a few films together, notably the 2015 comedy Vacation and the upcoming murder mystery Game Night – so it’s anybody’s guess what sort of tone the studio is aiming for at this point. (Presumably if they’re actually adapting the Flashpoint comic book, even loosely, they aren’t going for broad comedy.)

Flashpoint stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and while it’s billed as a Flash solo film, it will also feature the DCEU’s Wonder Woman and Cyborg.

Sneak Peeks At The Upcoming Flash War

Monday brought a lot of teases for the upcoming “Flash War” storyline, in the form of some preview pages and an interview at CBR. Writer Joshua Williamson posted several coloured preview pages from Flash Annual #1 at his Twitter account, and then CBR posted the same pages plus another soon afterward. The annual is due out on January 31st, and is the prelude to “Flash War”.

It seems that somebody has torn through the Flash Museum — possibly the Top, who returns in the issue — and has given us a look at some of the interesting easter eggs to be found inside. Most notably, the existence of the classic incarnation of Bart Allen, as well as Max Mercury, Johnny Quick, Savitar, the Tornado Twins, and John Fox. I think most of us would like to have many or all of them return to continuity and the Flashverse, so it’s welcome news.

Plus, we know there will be conflict between Barry and the original Wally West during “Flash War”, so there’s a page of that too. Looks like the younger Wally may have to play peacemaker between them.

 
 
 

CBR has also posted an interview with Williamson, in which he talks a bit about what we’ll be seeing in Flash issues for the coming year, including “Flash War”.