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Arrowverse Crossover Villain: Dr. John Deegan of Arkham Asylum

The December 2018 crossover between Arrow, Flash and Supergirl will focus on Gotham City (it’s not clear which universe, but I’d guess Supergirl’s), feature Superman and the Flash together, and introduce both Batwoman and Lois Lane.

Now we have a villain: Jeremy Davies will be playing Dr. John Deegan of Arkham Asylum, who “might just be crazier than the inmates he treats.”

He sounds like a new character.

But I wonder if he’s an adaptation of Doctor Destiny, aka John Dee?

Good casting in either case!

DC’s December 2018 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for December 2018, and here you can see all the ones relating to the Flash. The solicits are oddly sparse that month, with only one issue of The Flash solo series listed, and neither Barry nor Wallace are mentioned in their respective team books (the Justice League listings are included here anyway). But there are some interesting trade paperbacks that month to round things out.

You can see the solicitations in their entirety at CBR.

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
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

DAMAGE #12
art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
written by ROBERT VENDITTI
cover by AARON LOPRESTI
Will Damage earn his spot as the world’s strongest hero—or will he be branded a villain forever? It’s Damage versus the Justice League, and it’ll take more than brute strength to win the day. Even with an unstoppable alter ego, Ethan’s gotta use both brains and brawn to have a hope against the League, because they’ve got a knock-’em-dead trick up their sleeve as a nuclear option. The first year of Damage’s story comes to an end—and a new chapter begins! And how does Deadman fit into the picture?
ON SALE 12.19.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #13
written by JAMES TYNION IV
art by GUILLEM MARCH
cover by GUILLEM MARCH
variant cover by JAE LEE
It’s on—the Totality will totally total the Multiverse! What could possibly go wrong when the Legion of Doom gets their hands on it? Plus, what is the connection between JUSTICE LEAGUE and the new BATMAN WHO LAUGHS miniseries from Scott Snyder and Jock?
ON SALE 12.05.18
Each $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #14
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, JIM CHEUNG and MARK MORALES
cover by JIM CHEUNG
variant cover by JAE LEE
Let’s take a trip to “Hawkworld” in part one of a new Totality-related storyline! Martian Manhunter, John Stewart and Hawkgirl avoided “Drowned Earth” with a detour to Thanagar-Prime: J’onn looks to tap into the ancient Martian mental database, GL struggles while practicing his new UV powers, and Kendra searches for answers about her connection to the Totality.
ON SALE 12.19.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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FLASH ROGUES: REVERSE-FLASH TP
written by JOHN BROOME, FRANCIS MANAPUL, BRIAN BUCCELLATO, TOM KING, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and others
art by CARMINE INFANTINO, FRANCIS MANAPUL, JASON FABOK, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO and others
cover by FRANCESO MATTINA
Jump on the Cosmic Treadmill and discover the untold origin of the Reverse-Flash! Who is he, and what is his relationship to Barry Allen? Collects The Flash #139, 197 and 283, The Flash #8 (2012), The Flash: Reverse Flash #23.2, Batman #21 and The Flash #25.
ON SALE 01.16.19
$16.99 US | 168 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8925-6

BATMAN IN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: THE BRONZE AGE VOL. 2 TP
written by BOB HANEY
art by JIM APARO, NICK CARDY, NEAL ADAMS and others
cover by KARL KERSCHL
Throughout the 1970s Batman fought evil side by side with DC’s greatest—and occasionally, strangest—superheroes, including these tales guest-starring such legendary heroes as the Teen Titans, the Flash, the Metal Men, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Black Canary and others. Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #92-109
ON SALE 01.23.19
$34.99 US | 440 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8582-1

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
written by GERRY CONWAY and others
art by DICK DILLIN and others
cover by KARL KERSCHL
In these tales from the 1970s, the Justice League started expanding its lineup to include even more characters, such as the Elongated Man and the Red Tornado! Throw in team-ups with the classic Justice Society of America and the returned Seven Soldiers of Victory, and it’s easy to see why these stories became fan-favorite epics. Collects Justice League of America #147-181.
ON SALE 05.22.19
$125.00 US | 880 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8948-5

THE NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC
written by MARV WOLFMAN
art and cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, STAN WOCH, EDUARDO BARRETO and others
cover by GEORGE PEREZ
In this fourth massive collection of the hit 1980s series, team member Lilith ascends to godhood and takes up residence on Olympus, home of the Greek gods of myth. And as the Crisis on Infinite Earths begins, Starfire is called home to the planet Tamaran to be wed to a member of the military. Collects NEW TEEN TITANS Series Two #10-31, NEW TEEN TITANS Series Two ANNUAL #1-2 and a story from OMEGA MEN #34.
ON SALE 05.01.19
$99.99 US | 800 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8930-0

GREEN LANTERN: KYLE RAYNER VOL. 3 TP
written by RON MARZ
art by PAUL PELLETIER, DARRYL BANKS and others
cover by PAUL PELLETIER and ROMEO TANGHAL
In these 1990s tales, Kyle Rayner teams up with the Flash, Wally West, to battle a new version of classic Green Lantern villain Sonar. Then John Stewart stops in for a visit, and Kyle sets out on a journey to learn from the legends of the DC Universe how to be a better hero. First stop…Gotham City. Collects Green Lantern #66-75 and Green Lantern Annual #4.
ON SALE 01.09.19
$24.99 US | 296 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8571-5

DARK NIGHTS: METAL TP
INCLUDES TWO ISSUES NOT IN THE DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER!
written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and GRANT MORRISON
art by GREG CAPULLO, DOUG MAHNKE, YANICK PAQUETTE, JORGE JIMENEZ, HOWARD PORTER and others
cover by GREG CAPULLO
The Dark Knight has uncovered one of the lost mysteries of the universe…one that could destroy the very fabric of the DCU! The dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger—and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe! Collects the best-selling DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1-6, plus BATMAN: LOST #1 and DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1, which were not included in the Deluxe Edition hardcover!
ON SALE 01.23.19
$19.99 US | 280 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8858-7

Flash #54 Preview

DC has posted six preview pages for this week’s issue of The Flash, and you can read them at Screen Rant. In the preview, Barry must deal with his newfound acquisition of the Strength Force, as well as contend with several hostile individuals within Iron Heights prison. Check out the pages at the link!

 

THE FLASH #54
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
The Flash is now the strongest man alive thanks to a jolt from one of the new forces! Turning his jacked-up sights to Trickster, the two duke it out inside Iron Heights for utter supremacy. Will anyone stop these two behemoths from beating the hell out of each other…or is this just what Warden Wolfe wants?
ON SALE 09.12.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

DC November 2018 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for November 2018, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. You can see the entire list of solicits at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #58
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“FORCE QUEST” part one! Following “Flash War,” Barry Allen remains the Flash, but he’s no longer the Fastest Man Alive! With Hunter Zolomon on the run, and new forces such as the Strength, Sage and Still Forces unleashed on the Multiverse, Barry must leave Central City behind and travel the world to learn the secret history of the Speed Force.
ON SALE 11.14.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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THE FLASH #59
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“FORCE QUEST” part two! Next stop: Gorilla City! The Flash’s next destination on his new training mission is the stomping grounds of his longtime foe Gorilla Grodd. But instead of a primate paradise, he finds the kingdom in ruins! Flash must use his CSI skills to uncover who destroyed Gorilla City, but the discovery of a brand-new villain means Barry isn’t the only person researching the true origins of the Speed Force.
ON SALE 11.28.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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HEROES IN CRISIS #3
written by TOM KING
art and cover by CLAY MANN
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
The Man of Steel versus…Booster Gold?! Superman 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 11.28.18
$3.99 US | 3 of 7 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1
written by JAMES TYNION IV
art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by FRANK CHO
“Drowned Earth” part one! The Ocean Lords—ancient sea gods with a grudge against Aquaman and Wonder Woman—invade the Earth with an alien army and flood the globe. As Batman, Superman and the Flash race to stop the waters from rising and turning everyone into aquatic monsters, Mera seeks the advice of an old enemy, and Arthur must face down Black Manta…or lose his connection to the ocean forever!
RETROSOLICITED | ONE-SHOT
ON SALE 10.31.18
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #11
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
variant cover by JAE LEE
“DROWNED EARTH” part two! The Justice League is scattered across the Seven Seas, pursued by the Ocean Lords and their army of alien mercenaries and constantly at risk of turning into fish monsters. You know, just a day at the beach. Their only hope lies in the crippled Aquaman, who believes the road to victory lies in unleashing equally vengeful gods on Earth’s oceans. Meanwhile, Batman guards the Totality in the sunken Hall of Justice, where no one can attack him…or can they?
ON SALE 11.07.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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AQUAMAN #42
written by DAN ABNETT
art by LAN MEDINA
cover by EDUARDO PANSICA
variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
A “DROWNED EARTH” tie-in story! As Aquaman and Wonder Woman race home from the Graveyard of Gods to turn the tide against the Ocean Lords, Arthur learns a stunning secret about his past! Armed with the knowledge that the Justice League may be fighting the wrong enemy, Aquaman must confront the ocean lords and learn the truth before the cosmic flood resets all life on Earth!
ON SALE 11.21.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #12
written by JAMES TYNION IV
art by FRAZER IRVING
cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JAE LEE
“DROWNED EARTH” part three! It’s Batman, in a full-body cast, versus the Legion of Doom! Get a ringside seat for the craziest fight in comics as a bedridden Batman battles The Joker, Lex Luthor, Gorilla Grodd and Sinestro! Meanwhile, Aquaman locks tridents with Poseidon and Mera discovers an ancient secret that could change the fate of Atlantis—and the entire Earth—forever!
ON SALE 11.21.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
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AQUAMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE: DROWNED EARTH #1
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art by FRANCIS MANAPUL and
HOWARD PORTER
cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
variant cover by FRANK CHO
“DROWNED EARTH” finale! Aquaman faces the truth behind Atlantis’ past and must find a way to reclaim the power of his birthright or watch the floodwaters drown everything he has ever loved! With the world at stake and the Justice League on their last sea legs in their battle against the Ocean Lords, Arthur makes the ultimate sacrifice to return balance to land and sea!
ONE-SHOT
ON SALE 11.28.18
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
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TEEN TITANS #24
written by ADAM GLASS
art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
variant cover by ALEX GARNER
The Teen Titans bring the house down in this issue—and it just might crush them to death! Set up by the mysterious villain known as the Other, the Teen Titans find themselves trapped beneath a crumbling building. The only thing between them and a dirt nap: Crush’s bench-pressing the entire complex. But how long can she hold out? The Titans race the clock against gravity, muscle fatigue and getting squashed like a bug. Plus, Damian’s secret mentor is revealed, and Robin realizes there’s a traitor in their midst!
ON SALE 11.21.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
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TITANS #30
written by DAN ABNETT
art by MINKYU JUNG
cover by BEN OLIVER
variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
“MAROONED” part two! Stranded on an alien world with no means of travel, Beast Boy finally succumbs to his more monstrous tendencies and could become the most dangerous thing on an already dangerous planet. The Titans are forced to square off against a savage and gargantuan Garfield! Will the Titans be able to maintain their fractured team in the face of extraterrestrial adversity and sinister secrets coming to light? And even if they can, how on Earth will they ever get back home?
ON SALE 11.28.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
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DC NUCLEAR WINTER SPECIAL #1
written by PAUL DINI, STEVE ORLANDO, PHIL HESTER, MARK RUSSELL, MAIRGHREAD SCOTT and others
art by CULLY HAMNER, PHIL HESTER, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, YASMINE PUTRI and others
cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
The holidays are tough enough as it is, but when you’re living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or, you know, 2018) the world can seem bleaker than ever. So do yourself a favor this holiday season, break out your best eggnog and enjoy 10 all-new stories featuring the World’s Greatest Heroes, including looks at the futures of Batman, Superman and the Flash, as well as many more denizens of the DC Universe.
PRESTIGE FORMAT
ON SALE 11.28.18
$9.99 US | 80 PAGES
FC | RATED T

THE FLASH VOL. 8: FLASH WAR TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
and HOWARD PORTER
cover by HOWARD PORTER
One of the biggest Flash adventures 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. It’s a major turning point for the Flash family! Collects THE FLASH #46-51 and a story from ANNUAL #1.
ON SALE 12.12.18
$16.99 US | 160 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8350-6

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES BY ALEX ROSS AND PAUL DINI TP NEW EDITION
written by ALEX ROSS and PAUL DINI
art and cover by ALEX ROSS
SUPERMAN: PEACE ON EARTH. BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME. SHAZAM!: POWER OF HOPE. WONDER WOMAN: SPIRIT OF TRUTH. JUSTICE LEAGUE: SECRET ORIGINS. JUSTICE LEAGUE: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE. These six legendary painted graphic novels by the superstar team of artist Alex Ross and writer Paul Dini are back in a new trade paperback edition.
ON SALE 12.19.18
$29.99 US | 8.0625” x 10.875”
400 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8554-8

DC MEETS HANNA-BARBERA VOL. 2 TP
written by DAN ABNETT, JEFF PARKER, BRYAN HILL, SCOTT LOBDELL and PETER J. TOMASI
art by PAUL PELLETIER, SCOTT KOLINS, DENYS COWAN, BRETT BOOTH, FERNANDO PASARIN and others
cover by DOUG MAHNKE
What happens when The Flash meets his match in the amazing Speed Buggy? Or when the Super Sons clash with Dynomutt? Will Black Lightning crumble when he crosses paths with Hong Kong Phooey? And what happens when Aquaman meets another denizen of the depths: Jabberjaw! Collects THE FLASH/SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1, SUPER SONS/DYNOMUTT SPECIAL #1, BLACK LIGHTNING/HONG KONG PHOOEY SPECIAL #1 and AQUAMAN/JABBERJAW
SPECIAL #1.
ON SALE 12.19.18
$16.99 US | 168 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8628-6

DC CORE: THE FLASH PVC STATUE
sculpted by JAY KUSHWARA
Putting the “force” in the Speed Force, the latest statue from the DC Core line has the legendary hero cracking the pavement with the impact of his strides. This Scarlet Speedster will make a great addition to any collection.
DC CORE is a line of 9″ premium statues that appeals to fans of DC and its core characters. Made from PVC, this statue line provides fans a great, high-quality product at a consumer-friendly price, making them ideal for collectors of any budget.
• Limited to 5,000 pieces
• Figure measures 10″ tall
• Allocations may occur
• Final products may differ from images shown
• Approximately 4 units per carton
ON SALE APRIL 2019
$50.00 US

Flash #53 Preview

DC has released the official five-page preview for this week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see it at The Beat. In it, we learn new details about Commander Cold’s history as a law enforcement officer in the 25th century, and a few hints of what may have happened to the Trickster last issue. Check it out at the link!

 

THE FLASH #53
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Then, it’s a slippery slope for the Scarlet Speedster when he must team up with the frosty Commander Cold to stop a powered-up Trickster from trashing Central City. The Trickster’s first target is the maximum-security prison Iron Heights, which could mean a criminal breakout the city would never survive.
ON SALE 08.22.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

Flash #52 Preview

DC has the official seven-page preview for this week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see it at CBR. As per the solicitation, you’ll notice many Multiversal Flashes in the preview, including some who haven’t been seen in quite a while such as Tangent Flash, Fastback, the Flashes of Kingdom Come and the Justice Riders, and many more.

The primary cover is at left, and the variant is shown below.

THE FLASH #52
Joshua Williamson (W) • Christian Duce (A)
Cover by Dan Mora
Variant Cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
On your mark, get set and go for part one of “Grips of Strength”! 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, back 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.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99