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The Shade returns to Flash comics in November

Flash #10

DC’s November 2016 solicitations are out!

THE FLASH #10
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by FELIPE WATANABE and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

“THE SPEED OF DARKNESS” part one! A villain from The Flash’s history returns for the first time in years when The Shade visits Central City. But what does Opal City’s master of shadow want with Barry Allen and the newly christened Kid Flash?
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #11
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON

“THE SPEED OF DARKNESS” part two! Lost in the infinite horror of the Shadowlands, The Flash and Kid Flash’s new partnership is tested as they fight to uncover the dark secrets of the Shade and his mysterious plans for the speedster duo.
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #5
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by MIKE CHOI

“The Return of Wally West” part five! Wally West will do anything to save his friends—even at the cost of his own life! The full extent of Abra Kadabra’s greatest trick is finally revealed!
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Titans 5

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK ONE TP
Written by MARK WAID
Art by GREG LAROCQUE, JOSE MARZAN JR., MICHAEL COLLINS, TRAVIS CHAREST, MIKE PAROBECK and others
Montage cover

In 1990, Mark Waid’s legendary writing career began when he scripted his first issue of THE FLASH. Waid would continue to work on Wally West for nearly a decade, building a world that would keep the character running for years. In this first volume of a new series, Young Wally West is quickly in danger—not only from The Flash’s enemies, but from powers that he doesn’t know how to control! Collects THE FLASH SPECIAL #1, THE FLASH #62-68 and THE FLASH ANNUAL #4-5.
RESOLICIT • On sale DECEMBER 7 • 368 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Flash #4 Preview is Up

Flash 4 Flash 4 Variant

Actually it’s been up for several days now and I missed it. Check it out at Comicosity!

THE FLASH #4
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Neil Googe and Ivan Plascencia
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: August 10, 2016

“Lightning Strikes Twice” part four! The leader of the science-terrorist group Black Hole has weaponized the Speed Force, leading to a final confrontation with The Flash and his new league of citizen speedsters.

Flash Movie Casts Kiersey Clemons as Iris West

Variety reports that Warner Bros has cast Kiersey Clemons as the female lead in the Flash movie opposite Ezra Miller. Clemons most recently appeared in Neighbors 2, and was featured in Flash director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout indie film, Dope. She’s also been cast in a remake of Flatliners.

Technically,  WB hasn’t confirmed that the female lead is in fact Iris West, but it’s a safe enough bet that Variety ran with it in their headline.

(via Comics Alliance)

Flash & SDCC Day 2 – New Speedsters at STAR Labs

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Flash writer Joshua Williamson revealed some new information about the book at the Justice League Rebirth panel today at Comic-Con International.

Highlights from Newsarama’s liveblog and CBR’s liveblog (head over to those sites to read more):

His original plan was to pare things down to just one speedster, Barry Allen, but as he kept working on it, he realized it would be better to go the other way: Introduce lots of speedsters and show what makes Barry unique.

S.T.A.R. Labs has set up a training facility for the new speedsters. CBR has serveral art pages showing more than a dozen speedsters-in-training.

In addition to his friend August from the police force, two women named Mina and Avery will be working with the Flash.

There are no plans to bring Harrison Wells or other elements of the TV show at this time. (While S.T.A.R. Labs hasn’t been a big part of the New 52 Flash series, it’s been part of the DCU for decades.)

He also touched on what we already know about Godspeed — that he’s a villain who goes around killing other speedsters — and Kid Flash — that we’ll see younger Wally West’s journey toward becoming the hero seen in teasers for the new Teen Titans series.

Flash with Mina and Avery

Kid Flash of Two Worlds: Flash #8-9 in October

Kid Flash of Two Worlds - Flash #9

Flash writer Joshua Williamson posted the Flash #9 cover on Twitter with the caption, “KID FLASH OF TWO WORLDS IN FLASH #9! Coming in October! Ties into DCU: Rebirth!”

First Comics News has the solicitations for October including:

FLASH #8
(W) Williamson (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Dave Johnson
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” part eight! When Godspeed brings his killing spree to Iron Heights, Barry Allen must protect his own Rogues Gallery-including his mother’s killer-from the deadly speedster! Luckily, The Flash has some help from Wally West, the newly christened Kid Flash!
In Shops: Oct 12, 2016
SRP: $2.99

FLASH #9
(W) Williamson (A) Neil Googe (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Dave Johnson
“KID FLASH OF TWO WORLDS!” In this single-issue tale, Wally West meets Wally West! The original Kid Flash meets his cousin for the very first time in this special issue, which continues The Flashes’ investigation into the events that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1.
In Shops: Oct 26, 2016
SRP: $2.99

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Flash Media Round-Up: Movie Iris, Season 3 Villain

Actress Kiersey Clemons is reportedly the top choice for the female lead in the Flash movie. Clemons also appeared in Dope, the movie that director Rick Famuyiwa is best known for. Ezra Miller plays Barry Allen in the film, so the female lead is likely to be Iris West.

On the heels of yesterday’s Kid Flash reveal, set photos have captured Keiynan Lonsdale in costume along with another actor in an unidentified costume that looks villainous. Possible spoilers after the cut. Continue reading