Category Archives: Flash News

Sneak Peek At The Upcoming Flash Annual

Flash writer Joshua Williamson posted a nice little tidbit on Twitter yesterday which excited a fiercely diehard segment of Rogues fandom: the apparent return of the Top in January’s Flash annual! It’s been a long, long time since we’ve been happy, as unfortunately Turbine and then the later iteration of New 52 Roscoe Dillon never really hit the mark for us. So this news is very much welcome and appreciated. No other details yet, but the annual will also bring back Magenta for the first time in a long while, so there’s much to look forward to in January.

Flash #35 Preview

DC has released five preview pages for Flash #35, which you can see at CBR. In it, we find out how Meena survived Godspeed’s attack, as well as her motivation for seeking out the Negative Speed Force. The issue is due out in stores this week.

 

THE FLASH #35
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and MICHAEL MORECI
Art by POP MHAN
Covers by NEIL GOOGE
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Black Hole” part two! Betrayed and broken, The Flash must come to terms with the damage he has caused his friends, family and city, and find a way to repair it…or risk losing those he loves most forever!
On sale NOVEMBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DC’s February 2018 Solicitations

DC has released the full list of solicitations for February 2018, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. You can see the solicits in their entirety at Newsarama.

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

THE FLASH #41
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“PERFECT STORM” part three! The Flash has lost what he prizes most of all and must call in an old ally to protect Central City while he sets out to get it back…Wally West! But with a new Flash protecting his city, will Barry be willing to cross lines he never crossed before?
On sale FEBURARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #38
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by MARCO SANTUCCI
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“JUSTICE LOST” part five! Alone on the Watchtower, The Flash must find a way to save an astronaut drifting out into space. Meanwhile, Batman’s obsession with redeeming himself for two critical failures feeds a growing crisis of confidence in his leadership.
On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #39
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by IAN CHURCHILL
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“JUSTICE LOST” part six! An environmental disaster unites both Justice League teams as Cyborg faces the first test of his leadership while still being overshadowed by Batman. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns struggle with internal conflicts while being recruited by a mysterious visitor for an unspecified deep-space mission.
On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #20
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
“Titans Apart” part one! After the Titans are forced into a hiatus by the Justice League, Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, finds himself without a team—but not without a purpose—as he investigates the rise of a dangerous new drug running rampant in the streets of New York City. But Arsenal isn’t alone—his ex, Cheshire, has joined him on his mission! But are her motives as altruistic as she claims? Or are darker forces at work?
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #17
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by ALLISON BORGES
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN
“The Following” part two! When Robin’s murder investigation casts suspicion on Beast Boy’s new employer, Nevrland, Beast Boy finds himself the odd man out on the Teen Titans. Caught between his best friends and his new purpose in life, Beast Boy sets out to prove that Nevrland is completely aboveboard…but what he finds will lead Beast Boy down a dangerous path!
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #20
Written by GENE LUEN YANG
Art by BRENT PEEPLES and RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG
“SEAS OF CHANGE” part one! It’s the dawn of a new era for the Justice League of China! The New Super-Man of China and his teammates have struck out on their own, and even the Ministry’s newly formed Lantern Corps is no match for this renegade force to be reckoned with! But as China’s superhero community reorganizes itself, trouble is brewing in North Korea…and from the depths emerges a new metahuman that will change everything.
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US •RATED T

THE FLASH VOL. 5: NEGATIVE TP
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, POP MHAN, NEIL GOOGE, GUS VAZQUEZ and CHRISTIAN DUCE
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
It’s a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! Barry Allen’s personal life is in shambles, his new Negative-Flash powers aren’t working properly, and someone has been tampering with evidence at the Central City Police Department. The Flash is not having a good day, and it’s going to get worse when he comes face to face with Bloodwork, a terrifying new villain with secret ties to Barry Allen.
Collects THE FLASH #28-32.
On sale MARCH 21 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7727-7

BATMAN BY NEAL ADAMS BOOK ONE TP
Written by BOB HANEY, FRANK ROBBINS, DENNIS O’NEIL and others
Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO and others
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Neal Adams’ epic tales of the Dark Knight are presented in a newly recut collection of stories from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #175-176 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79-85. These stories include Batman’s team-up adventures with Deadman, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow and the Teen Titans!
On sale MARCH 7 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7782-6

JUSTICE LEAGUE TASK FORCE VOL. 1: PURIFICATION PLAGUE TP
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, CHUCK DIXON, DENNIS O’NEIL, PETER DAVID, JEPH LOEB and MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN
Art by SAL VELLUTO, GABRIEL MORRISSETTE, GREG LAROQUE and others
Cover by SAL VELLUTO
It’s the Justice League as you’ve never seen them before, with a lineup that includes Wonder Woman, The Flash, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and more! Led by Martian Manhunter, the “strike team” of fellow Justice League members are on a very special mission when Rafael Sierra and a group of rebels are planning to assassinate Sanobel President Enrique Ramos. Will they be able to work together and stop the rebels in time?
Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE TASK FORCE #1-12.
On sale MARCH 21 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7796-3

DC COMICS: THE ART OF DARWYN COOKE TP
Written by DARWYN COOKE and others
Art by DARWYN COOKE and others
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
This beautiful book features the distinctive style of Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Darwyn Cooke, dating back to 1985’s TALENT SHOWCASE #19, and stories from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS, LEGION WORLDS, JSA ALL STARS, JONAH HEX and more, plus dozens of covers! This new trade paperback edition adds over twenty covers not collected in the GRAPHIC INK: THE DC COMICS ART OF DARWYN COOKE hardcover!
On sale MARCH 14 • 408 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7797-0

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: POWER AND GLORY TP
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by BRYAN HITCH, DANIEL HENRIQUES and ANDREW CURRIE
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
It’s massive widescreen action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch, as the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks…something with ties to ancient Krypton! And more importantly…whose side will the Man of Steel fall on?
Collects issues #1-4 and 6-10.
On sale MARCH 7 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7800-7

DC ESSENTIALS: BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, THE FLASH AND REVERSE-FLASH ACTION FIGURES
The DC Essentials Action Figure line gets two new heroes—and two new villains! Don’t miss your chance to own your own brand-new Batman, Deathstroke, The Flash and Reverse-Flash action figures!
BATMAN — 7.04”
DEATHSTROKE — 6.96”
THE FLASH — 6.96”
REVERSE-FLASH — 6.96”
Each $26.00 US • On Sale JULY 2018
Allocations may occur
Final products may differ from images shown

Flash #34 Preview is up at The Beat

The Beat has a 5-page preview of The Flash #34, out in stores on Wednesday. Picking up where #32 left off, after a quick break for the “Bats out of Hell” tie-in, we’re clearly going to find out just what’s going on with that surprise return!

Writers: Joshua Williamson & Michael Moreci
Artist: Pop Mhan
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia
Letterer: Steve Wands

“Black Hole Rising” part one! When a shocking reunion leads to an even more dire discovery about The Flash’s new powers, Barry and Wally will have to confront their rocky past if they both hope to get out alive!

DC’s January Solicitations

DC released the full list of January solicitations today, and you can see all the Flash-related issues and TPBs here. The “Flash War” story arc begins that month in the Flash annual, and the Superman issues promise the return of a long-missing member of the Flash Family (see below). Plus you can read the solicits in their entirety at CBR.

THE FLASH #38
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by BARRY KITSON
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“A Cold Day in Hell” finale! The Flash and an unlikely ally must discover who is behind the death of one of the Rogues before the murderer strikes again! But Flash is trapped inside of Iron Heights with one person blocking his exit: Captain Cold!
On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #39
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
700th Anniversary variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“The Perfect Storm” part one! In the 700th tale of THE FLASH, Barry Allen wants to make amends to the people he’s hurt, but Gorilla Grodd has other plans! If Grodd’s shocking attack on Central City wasn’t enough, the reason why—and how it connects to everything The Flash has faced since the Speed Force Storm—will rock our hero to his core…and change everything he thought he knew!
On sale JANUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

TITANS #19
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Variant cover by DAN MORA
“Who is Troia?” The Titans attempt to regain their balance after their epic clash with Troia—Donna’s villainous future self—and look toward a brighter tomorrow. But the Justice League wants answers about Donna Troy’s true nature, and they’ll get them—even if it means shutting down the Titans for good!
On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #16
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by OTTO SCHMIDT
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN
“The Following” part one! In the aftermath of “Super Sons of Tomorrow” the Teen Titans are left without a place to call home. But a Titan’s work is never finished, and when a series of strange murders crop up in San Francisco, it’s up to the team to crack the case and prevent further bloodshed. Are the killings the work of a single serial killer…or is there a greater conspiracy at work?
On sale JANUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

SUPERMAN #38
Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON
Art by ED BENES
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
Variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
“SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” finale! With no other choice left, the Batman of Tomorrow brings in the Titans of Tomorrow to take on today’s Teen Titans—as the life of Superman’s son hangs in the balance! See the return of future Superman Conner Kent, Wonder Woman Cassie Sandsmark and Bart Allen Flash in the final battle of this epic crossover.
On sale JANUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

SUPERMAN #39
Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
“SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” finale! With no other choice left, the Batman of Tomorrow brings in the Titans of Tomorrow to take on today’s Teen Titans—as the life of Superman’s son hangs in the balance! See the return of future Superman Conner Kent, Wonder Woman Cassie Sandsmark and Bart Allen Flash in the final battle of this epic crossover.
On sale JANUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #36
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art and cover by PETE WOODS
Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“JUSTICE LOST” part three! Footage of a major Justice League failure ends up on an extremist website, going viral across social media and prompting a Congressional investigation of the team. As public debate explodes over America’s trust in the Justice League, the team faces a crisis of confidence in Batman and his methods, which ultimately highlights fractures within the team over civil rights and methodology.
On sale JANUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #37
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art and cover by PETE WOODS
Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“JUSTICE LOST” part four! As public confidence in the League continues to fall, strained relationships within the team are set aside when Simon Baz is kidnapped by the mysterious figure known as the Fan: a zealous Justice League acolyte who was inspired by the team as a youth and who now deals death to the League’s enemies. The Fan knows literally every detail about the League membership’s powers and tactics, and easily turns their own systems and resources against them “for their own good.”
On sale JANUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, IVAN REIS and others
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
Continued from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers’ Mountain crackles with dark energy that will release an army of the world’s worst nightmares into the streets of Gotham City!
This one-shot also answers the question: Where are the Metal Men? And who is the latest addition to the team?
ADVANCE SOLICITED • ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #7
Written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING
Art by BRIAN CHING
Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN
In five days, Luthor will bring war to the Garage—so the gang rides out to assemble an army. Natasha Irons is determined to save her world, but sending so many of her friends away on missions leaves her alone with Barbara…and the Batman. Can she defend the Garage against the first of Luthor’s metahuman League: The Flash?
On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST

TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK TWO TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, BEN RAAB, MARK WAID and others
Art by TOM GRUMMETT, MIKE McKONE, IVAN REIS and others
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING
The Titans return from the trip with the Legion…ten years too late! Get ready to meet the all-new Titans lineup: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Animal Man, Aquawoman and The Flash! Face to face with themselves ten years from now, the Teen Titans make a pact that doesn’t bode well for the future. Now they must find a way home, before the Titans of Tomorrow catch up with them!
Collects TEEN TITANS #13-19, LEGENDS OF THE DCU 80-PAGE GIANT #1, BEAST BOY #1-4 and TEEN TITANS/LEGION #1.
On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 320 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7752-9

YOUNG JUSTICE BOOK TWO TP
Written by PETER DAVID and others
Art by TODD NAUCK, KOI TURNBULL, ANGEL UNZUETA and others
Cover by TODD NAUCK and LARY STUCKER
In this new helping of stories from YOUNG JUSTICE #8-17, YOUNG JUSTICE: 80-PAGE GIANT #1, YOUNG JUSTICE IN NO MAN’S LAND #1, SUPERGIRL #36-37 and pages from YOUNG JUSTICE: SECRET FILES #1, the team is studying espionage under Captain Atom. Their class project? Solve a cold case that involves a forty-year-old murder. Now, the true killer has resurfaced to target anyone who might expose the truth about the original crime—and that includes each and every member of the team!
On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 416 pg, FC, $34.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7766-6

FLASHPOINT UNWRAPPED HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
The epic adventure known as FLASHPOINT is presented for the first time in the original pencil art! This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. It’s a world on the brink of war—but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who intends to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the timeline!
On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 160 pg, B&W, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7767-3

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 5: LEGACY TP
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, OCLAIR ALBERT and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
In these stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE #26-31, the children of the Justice League come from the future to stop a terrible event that destroyed their world. There’s only one problem: they came back too late. The cataclysm has already been set in motion, and now the children are forced to come up with a backup plan that involves doing the unthinkable.
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7725-3

TEEN TITANS VOL. 2: THE RISE OF AQUALAD TP
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM, WADE VON GRAWBADGER, PHIL HESTER, TREVOR SCOTT, POP MHAN and others
Cover by KHOI PHAM
As the Teen Titans adjust to life in Titans Tower, Damian investigates a series of strange disappearances in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Aqualad Jackson Hyde heads west to fulfill his destiny…and finds himself in the crosshairs of the Teen Titans! Plus, out of the depths of the San Francisco Bay rises King Shark, backed by an army of mutant shark-people!
Collects TEEN TITANS #6-7, 9-11, 13 and 14!
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7504-4

TITANS VOL. 3: A JUDAS AMONG US TP
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, V KEN MARION, BRETT BOOTH and others
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
As Omen begins her investigation into the identity of the team’s traitor, the Titans launch a full assault on H.I.V.E., whom 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!
Collects issues #12-18.
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7504-4

Flash #32 Preview

DC has released the official five-page preview for Flash #32, and you can check them out at Comicosity. (The site says the pages are for #33, but that’s wrong. #33 is the issue with Red Death, and that’s due out on October 25th.) Here we see Barry and Wally teaming up again, although there’s no indication of whether the Top’s in the issue as I’ve been wondering 😉 The issue will be out next week, and be sure to visit Comicosity to see the pages!

THE FLASH #32
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
Cover by KELLEY JONES
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“WELCOME TO IRON HEIGHTS”! It’s Barry Allen’s first day on the job at Iron Heights Penitentiary, and it does NOT go very well as Warden Wolfe proves to be an even more demanding boss than Director Singh at the CCPD Crime Lab! And to top it all off, a ghost from Flash’s past comes back to haunt him!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • RATED T