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Flash #60 Preview

For some reason, the last two Flash issues have had no official preview pages released. This week’s issue has one double-page spread posted as a first look, and that will have to do. You can see it (along with the variant cover) at Inside Pulse, and it shows us another look at the new Strength Force user Fuerza, who was briefly introduced at the end of last issue.

THE FLASH #60
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Barry puts his fleet feet in his mouth against the next Force wielder he meets! Introducing the new Strength Force user, Powerhouse: she’s a young rebel using her powers to fight the corrupt police state in Corto Maltese. When Barry learns that she wants to use her super-strength to overthrow the government, he tries to intervene—and ends up tripping into a melee with the new hero instead.
ON SALE 12.12.18
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DC’s February 2019 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for February 2019, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. There will be a four-part Flash/Batman crossover that month as fallout from the events of Heroes In Crisis, and interestingly all issues will be written by Flash writer Joshua Williamson. Plus, some great-looking trades that month.

You can see the full solicitations at CBR.

BATMAN #64
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by GUILLEM MARCH
cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
variant cover by SEAN MURPHY
“THE LAST COLD CASE” part one! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable…by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League’s past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash—the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case—are at each other’s throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process…and neither the World’s Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again! But who is really pulling the strings here? And how does Gotham Girl fit into all this? Friendships will be tested and blood will be spilled in this titanic crossover event…
ON SALE 02.06.19
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THE FLASH #64
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
variant cover by TOM RANEY
blank variant cover available
“THE LAST COLD CASE” part two! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable…by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League’s past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash—the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case—are at each other’s throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process…and neither the World’s Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again! But who is really pulling the strings here? And how does Gotham Girl fit into all this? Friendships will be tested and blood will be spilled in this titanic crossover event…
ON SALE 02.13.19

BATMAN #65
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by GUILLEM MARCH
cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
variant cover by JEFFREY ALAN LOVE
“THE LAST COLD CASE” part three! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable…by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League’s past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash—the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case—are at each other’s throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process…and neither the World’s Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again! But who is really pulling the strings here? And how does Gotham Girl fit into all this? Friendships will be tested and blood will be spilled in this titanic crossover event…
ON SALE 02.20.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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THE FLASH #65
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by RAFA SANDOVAL and
JORDI TARRAGONA
cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
variant cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
“THE LAST COLD CASE” finale! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable…by the Flash!
A cold case from the Justice League’s past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash—the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case—are at each other’s throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process…and neither the World’s Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again! But who is really pulling the strings here? And how does Gotham Girl fit into all this? Friendships will be tested and blood will be spilled in this titanic crossover event…
ON SALE 02.27.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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TEEN TITANS #27
written by ADAM GLASS
art by BERNARD CHANG
cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH
variant cover by ALEX GARNER
Every Teen Titan has a secret—and they all come spilling out here! As Djinn helps Robin recover from his injuries after a brutal showdown with Red Hood, she tells him all about her dark past, revealing some unsettling truths about herself. Meanwhile, Red Arrow helps Crush find a new sense of purpose, and Roundhouse reveals the tragic story of how he got his powers!
ON SALE 02.20.19
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YOUNG JUSTICE #2
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by PATRICK GLEASON and EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
cover by PATRICK GLEASON
variant cover by SANFORD GREENE
The new teen super-team unites as Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl, Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex join forces to help Amethyst free Gemworld from those who control it. In another section of the strange dimension, Connor Kent and Impulse find themselves taken captive—but if this is really Superboy, why isn’t he putting up a fight with his friend and former teammate against the bad guys?
ON SALE 02.06.19
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THE FLASH VOL. 9: RECKONING OF THE FORCES TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE and SCOTT KOLINS
cover by DAN MORA
In these stories from THE FLASH #52-57, Barry Allen races to the House of Heroes at the center of the Multiverse to meet with the Flashes of 52 worlds for info on the new forces he’s recently encountered. Meanwhile, in Central City, Trickster’s turning informant against Warden Wolfe, but that brings about a sneak attack that Barry and the time-lost Commander Cold must team up to stop—if they can quit butting heads long enough to do so.
ON SALE 03.27.19 | $16.99 US | 144 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8855-6

THE FLASH: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 4 TP
written by JOHN BROOME and GARDNER FOX
art by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA
cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
This adventures from the early 1960s include the Flash’s battles with some of his best-known foes: Captain Cold, the Shade, Captain Boomerang, the Trickster, the Reverse-Flash and more. This collection also guest-stars Kid Flash and the Golden Age Flash. Collects THE FLASH #148-163.
ON SALE 03.06.19
$24.99 US | 384 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8823-5

JLA: NEW WORLD ORDER (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP
written by GRANT MORRISON
art and cover by HOWARD PORTER and JOHN DELL
The world’s most classic heroes reunite to stop the world’s newest champions. Posing as a new group of super-heroes, the Hyperclan have descended upon Earth, convincing everyone that they are a benevolent force. But as their true nature and plans come to light, only the World’s Greatest Heroes can stop them. Standing side by side, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter take on the alien posers and come to realize that Earth needs a force made up of only the mightiest of heroes. Collects JLA #1-9 and JLA SECRET FILES #1.
ON SALE 03.06.19
$19.99 US | 248 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8865-5

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE BRONZE AGE VOL. 1 TP
written by DENNIS O’NEIL, ROBERT KANIGHER and MIKE FRIEDRICH
art by DICK DILLIN, JOE GIELLA and NEAL ADAMS
cover by KARL KERSCHL
In these adventures of the Justice League from the early 1970s, classic members of the League including Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, the Atom and Black Canary battle villains including The Joker and the Doomsters, and meet supernatural heroes including the Spectre and Deadman! Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #77-95.
ON SALE 03.27.19
$29.99 US | 416 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8902-1

Flash #57 Preview

DC has posted the official preview pages for this week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at The AV Club. In it, Barry and Detective Burns are trying to find their way out of Heat Wave’s mindscape because of his infection by the Sage Force. Check it out at the link!

 

THE FLASH #57
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
The insidious secret that corrupted Heat Wave’s mind is free and looking for a new host—one who doesn’t run quite so hot! Unfortunately, it takes over Central City Detective Burns instead, and now she’s the one rampaging across the city wrecking shop! Burns must lean on an unlikely source to help her with these new powers, while Flash and Iris West make a big decision about their next move.
ON SALE 10.24.18
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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
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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
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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
$3.99 US | 4 of 9
32 PAGES | FC | RATED T+
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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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?