Category Archives: Flash News

Flash #66 Preview

DC has posted the official preview pages for Flash #66, and you can read them at CBR. They show a somewhat revamped childhood origin story for longtime Flash foe/ally James Jesse, also known as the Trickster, and the issue is centred on him.

 
 

THE FLASH #66
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by TIM SALE
James Jesse, the original Trickster and new crime lord of Central City, is taking over—and his plans for the city are his most diabolical ever. But how was he able to claim his throne, and where has he been for all these years? Learn all the answers in this issue that details each dastardly trick he’s pulled to get to the top!
ON SALE 03.13.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
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Flash #65 Preview

DC has posted the five-page preview for Flash #65, and you can read it at Adventures In Poor Taste. It’s the last issue of the four-part crossover with the Batman book, and features the duo trying to help Gotham Girl with her mental health issues.

 

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
FC | RATED T+
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DC’s May 2019 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for May 2019, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. “Flash Year One” begins that month in The Flash book, and Heroes In Crisis finally wraps up to ominous effect. You can see the list in its entirety at CBR.

THE FLASH #70
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by TONI INFANTE
“The Flash Year One” starts here! Barry Allen feels helpless in his life in Central City. As a forensic scientist, he’s always catching criminals after they’ve committed their crimes. All that changes one fateful night when Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals. When he wakes from a coma, he realizes he can run at incredible speeds. Can Barry master these powers and be the hero his city needs…or will the powers burn through him?
ON SALE 05.08.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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THE FLASH #71
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
“The Flash Year One” continues! Barry Allen struggles to control his powers as he experiments with his newfound abilities. When one of his tests lands him in a mess, he’ll come face to face with his first villains!
ON SALE 05.22.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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HEROES IN CRISIS #9
written by TOM KING
art and cover by CLAY MANN
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comrades, or will they need to close up shop? The answers will be found in the ashes of this final showdown, and the fates of Booster Gold, Harley Quinn and the rest hang in the balance.
ON SALE 05.22.19
$3.99 US | 9 of 9 | 32 PAGES
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YOUNG JUSTICE #5
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by PATRICK GLEASON and KRIS ANKA
cover by PATRICK GLEASON
variant cover by KRIS ANKA
Gemworld rips in half as Dark Opal battles the teen heroes of Young Justice as this huge, in-continuity epic continues. While Robin, Amethyst, Impulse, Teen Lantern and Superboy fight for their freedom, the secrets of Jinny Hex, Jonah Hex’s great-great-granddaughter, are revealed—and it is a DC Universe doozy!
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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Variant cover JUSTICE LEAGUE #23
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JEROME OPENA
“The Sixth Dimension” chapter four! Our heroes have been banished to the prison planet of villains by the World Forger. Stuck with no way of escape, the team hatches a plan to defeat the World Forger and get back to their dimension with the help of a new ally, but where is Superman?!
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #24
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JEROME OPENA
“The Sixth Dimension” chapter five! The League’s plan is in full swing, but one member of the team isn’t on board with their message and sides with the World Forger! Betrayed, there’s only one person who can turn the tide of this battle. Can Superman find the strength to escape his prison planet and save the Justice League, or is the League doomed to live out their days trapped in the Sixth Dimension?!
ON SALE 05.15.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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DEATHSTROKE #43
written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST and ADAM GLASS
art and cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
variant cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
“The Terminus Agenda” finale! It’s code red for the Teen Titans as their plan to capture and imprison Deathstroke has backfired in the worst possible way. Mercy Hall is on lockdown, and all the super-villains have escaped their cells! As the villains team up to take down their captors, Deathstroke makes one final attempt at “fixing” Damian—will Damian finally abandon Batman’s code to save his friends from certain death?
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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TEEN TITANS #30
written by ADAM GLASS
art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
variant cover by ALEX GARNER
“The Terminus Agenda” epilogue! Every decision has consequences, and after the shocking events of DEATHSTROKE #43 (trust us, you don’t want to miss it!) it’s time for Damian and the rest of the Teen Titans to take stock of what they’ve done. But the team barely has time to process before a new threat emerges in the form of Crush’s absentee father…Lobo!
ON SALE 05.15.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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DIAL H FOR HERO #3
written by SAM HUMPHRIES
art and cover by JOE QUINONES
Teen daredevil Miguel and runaway Summer travel to the home of the Flash in Central City to steal back the H-Dial as a secret former wielder of the powerful device swears to do anything to become a hero again—including handing the dial to Mr. Thunderbolt, the villainous entity working to steal the Dial. But it’s hard to work together when you can’t trust your partners…so it’s time for the mysterious Summer to reveal her past to Miguel!
ON SALE 05.22.19
$3.99 US | 3 of 6 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T

SUPERMAN: LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS,
MATT FRACTION, GREG RUCKA and MARC ANDREYKO
art by YANICK PAQUETTE, STEVE LIEBER and MIKE PERKINS
cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June! As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it’s up to Lois, Jimmy and the heroes of the DC Universe to rescue the Man of Steel.
ONE-SHOT | PRESTIGE FORMAT
ON SALE 05.29.19
$9.99 US | 80 PAGES
FC | RATED T

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #48
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
Over the years, Scooby and the gang have nabbed enough nefarious villains to fill a rogues gallery. But the tables are turned when they have to help a rogues gallery of the Flash’s most nefarious super-villains! Can the gang rescue the Rogues from the ghost of a fellow Rogue—that sinister spinner, the Top? And if they do, can they also rescue themselves from the Rogues?
ON SALE 05.22.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E

DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE TP
written by MICHAEL NORTHROP
art and cover by GUSTAVO DUARTE
The greatest heroes in the DC Universe, the Justice League of America, answer mail from their biggest fans—kids!—courtesy of Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, and artist Gustavo Duarte (BIZARRO).
Does Superman ever make mistakes? What was Wonder Woman’s 11th birthday like? Does Aquaman smell like fish? In this new middle grade graphic novel, iconic heroes are asked questions both big and small, and when they are not busy saving the world, the Justice League even finds time to respond. Their honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid.
Full of feats, follies, and colorful illustrations, Dear Justice League gives readers the inside scoop on everyday heroics, no matter who wears the cape!
ON SALE 07.31.19
$9.99 US | 160 PAGES
FC | 5.5” x 8”
ISBN: 978-1-4012-8413-8

BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and TOM KING
art by JASON FABOK and HOWARD PORTER
main edition cover by JASON FABOK
international edition cover by MIKEL JANIN
The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is now available in trade paperback! The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
Retailers: The main cover is available only to accounts in the U.S. and Canada.
The International Edition may be ordered by retailers in any region.
ON SALE 06.19.19
$14.99 US | 96 PAGES | FC
MAIN EDITION ISBN: 978-1-4012-9429-8
INTERNATIONAL EDITION ISBN:
978-1-4012-9861-6

JLA: TOWER OF BABEL (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP
written by MARK WAID
art by HOWARD PORTER, STEVE SCOTT and others
new cover by HOWARD PORTER
The JLA faces its greatest challenge—treason within their own ranks! If the team survives, can they ever trust Batman again? And after being thwarted over and over again, Ra’s al Ghul seeks to distract Batman by stealing the bodies of his dead parents while he enacts his nefarious plot! Collects JLA #43-46 and stories from JLA Secret Files #3.
ON SALE 06.26.19
$16.99 US | 128 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9184-6

THE MAN OF STEEL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by IVAN REIS, JOE PRADO, EVAN “DOC” SHANER, RYAN SOOK, KEVIN MAGUIRE, ADAM HUGHES, JASON FABOK, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others
cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis! The six-issue weekly series written by Brian Michael Bendis is collected, along with the prelude story from DC NATION #0.
ON SALE 06.26.19
$17.99 US | 184 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9173-0

Flash #63 Preview

DC has released the official preview pages for this week’s Flash #63 (there are two Flash issues out this week), and you can see them at DC Comics News. The pages have been shrunk down on the site, but you can make them full size by changing each image URL; I posted larger versions at my fandom blog, if that helps. Mind you, Tumblr also shrinks down images, so those aren’t full-sized either.

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
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
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Flash Annual #2 Preview

DC has posted five pages from this week’s Flash Annual #2, and you can see them at Comicsverse. In it, we see Bart Allen make an attempted triumphant return, and the sad fallout from the Heroes In Crisis series. Check it out at the link.

 

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
FC | RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

DC’s April 2019 Solicitations

DC has released the full complement of solicitations for April 2019, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. You can see the list in its entirety at CBR. And be sure to check out the cover to Heroes In Crisis this month!

THE FLASH #68
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by MITCH GERADS
The Flash has arrived back in his home of Central City to discover something…off. The people are all acting strangely, including his friends and colleagues—but before Barry can figure out why, the entire Central City PD attacks! At last the great trick is revealed: the Trickster now rules supreme! With Iron Heights as his fun-house base of operations, Trickster plunges the entire city into madness—and the Flash is powerless to save them!
ON SALE 04.10.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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THE FLASH #69
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by MITCH GERADS
Riot in Central City! Trickster has pulled out all the stops in his assault on Flash’s hometown, and the Scarlet Speedster is powerless to crack Trickster’s code! Our hero is faced with an impossible choice: save the people of Central City—or let the villain who caused it all escape to wreak havoc another day!
ON SALE 04.24.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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HEROES IN CRISIS #8
written by TOM KING
art by CLAY MANN and MITCH GERADS
cover by MITCH GERADS
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
You’ve seen all the clues. You’ve heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it’s time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman will have their leadership challenged and will question their own judgment. Sanctuary has become something they never imagined…and it’s still potentially carrying on without them!
ON SALE 04.24.19
$3.99 US | 8 of 9 | 32 PAGES
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JAE LEE
The Justice League pulls back the curtain on their futures and learns that not everything is what they’ve seen. The team goes to confront the Justice League of Tomorrow for the truth, but can they handle it? Meanwhile, with his powers waning, Superman struggles to remain hopeful on a world with no sunlight.
ON SALE 04.03.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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JUSTICE LEAGUE #22
written by JAMES TYNION IV
art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
variant cover by LEINIL YU
The Multiverse is teetering on the brink, and Lex Luthor’s Legion of Doom is poised for victory. But as the combined intellects of Brainiac and the world’s smartest man make their move toward conquering the keys to the sixth dimension, a much bigger power grows on the horizon. At last, the final form of Perpetua takes her shape, and the DCU will never be the same again!
ON SALE 04.17.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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DEATHSTROKE #42
written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST and ADAM GLASS
art and cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
“The Terminus Agenda” part two! Captured by the newest group of Teen Titans, Deathstroke finds himself powerless and restrained inside Damian’s secret prison. But when a crisis erupts, only Deathstroke stands between the Teen Titans and total disaster—can Robin swallow his pride to protect his team?
ON SALE 04.03.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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TEEN TITANS #29
written by ADAM GLASS and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
art by BERNARD CHANG
cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
variant cover by MICO SUAYAN
“The Terminus Agenda” part three! After their last mission nearly ended in disaster, the Teen Titans are coming apart at the seams. As Deathstroke’s influence over Damian reaches new heights, the team must evaluate how far they are willing to go in their war on crime. And with the Teen Titans seemingly on the brink of destruction, a new threat reveals itself. And the worst enemies of all…come from within!
ON SALE 04.17.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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YOUNG JUSTICE #4
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by PATRICK GLEASON and JOHN TIMMS
cover by PATRICK GLEASON
variant cover by DAN MORA
This all-new, in-continuity Wonder Comics sensation explodes as all the secrets of these heroes—Robin, Superboy, Wonder Girl, Jinny Hex, Teen Lantern, Amethyst and Impulse—are revealed! Young Justice forms once again—just in time to battle the great Dark Opal and stop his plans for an invasion of Earth that could destroy humanity. It’s a big, bold new chapter into the future of the DC Universe!
ON SALE 04.03.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
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THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK SIX TP
written by MARK WAID, BRIAN AUGUSTYN and RON MARZ
art by PAUL RYAN, EDUARDO BARRETO, BART SEARS and others
cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
In these tales, the mayor of Keystone asks the Flash to relocate himself away from Keystone City—but trouble still manages to find the Fastest Man Alive in his new home of Santa Marta. First, the Flash saves a presidential candidate from the Top, a member of the Rogues. Then, Mr. Frost strikes—and his illusions threaten to destroy both the Flash and his new home. And when word spreads that the Flash has moved to a new city, several of his greatest foes show up to cause trouble, including the earthquake-causing Major Disaster! Collects THE FLASH #119-129, THE FLASH/GREEN LANTERN: FASTER FRIENDS #1-2, THE FLASH PLUS NIGHTWING #1 and a story from DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY BASH #1.
ON SALE 05.29.19 | $29.99 US | 416 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9380-2

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 2: GRAVEYARD OF GODS TP
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by MIKEL JANIN, JORGE JIMENEZ, FRANCIS MANAPUL, FRAZER IRVING, BRUNO REDONDO and GUILLEM MARCH
cover by MIKEL JANIN
In this second Justice League collection, Hawkgirl takes wing against Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team of Black Manta and Cheetah—underwater! Then, in “Drowned Earth,” the Justice League is scattered across the Seven Seas, pursued by the Ocean Lords and an army of alien mercenaries. Collects Justice League #8-12, JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1 and AQUAMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE: DROWNED EARTH #1.
ON SALE 05.08.19 | $19.99 US | 208 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8849-5