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Rogues #1 Preview

DC has posted several preview pages for the Black Label Rogues series due out next week, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. This is a mature readers’ imprint, so be warned of profanity and violence.

In the preview, we see a flashback to better days for the Rogues and other DC villains, but we know that the present-day reality will not be so sunny for them. Check it out at the link!

ROGUES #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by LEOMACS
Cover by SAM WOLFE CONNELLY
Variant cover by MASSIMILIANO LEOMACS
1:25 variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
$6.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 4
Prestige Plus | 8 ½” x 10 7/8″
ON SALE 3/22/22
17+
Ten years ago, the Rogues disbanded and went their separate ways. But time hasn’t been kind to the former blue-collar super-criminals. Caught in an endless cycle of prison, rehab, dead-end jobs, broken relationships, probation, and endless restitution fees, the Rogues are sick of paying for their crimes. Luckily, Captain Cold has a plan. One last job that will leave them all richer than their wildest dreams and free from their past…if they can survive. This is the Rogues as you’ve never seen them before, reimagined by the incredible talents of master storytellers Leomacs (Basketful of Heads) and Joshua Williamson (Batman, The Flash, Infinite Frontier). DC Black Label presents Rogues, a neo-noir heist that will make your blood run cold.

DC’s June 2022 Solicitations

DC has posted their full complement of solicitations for June 2022, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. That month sees the beginning of Dark Crisis, a crossover event in which Bart Allen will appear and the solo Flash book will have a tie-in. Plus, the Black Label Rogues series comes to a bloody conclusion.

You can see the solicitations in full at CBR.

THE FLASH #783
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON and MICHAEL ATIYEH
Variant cover by BENGAL
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/21/22
A Dark Crisis tie-in: the search for Barry Allen! With the Justice League gone, Wally gathers the entire Flash Family in a desperate attempt to search the Speed Force and finally locate the missing Barry Allen. But does Barry want to be found? This three-issue story ties directly into this summer’s event. Dark Crisis continues here!

DARK CRISIS #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant covers by JAMAL CAMPBELL, INHYUK LEE,
GREG CAPULLO, JONATHAN GLAPION, and BRUNO REDONDO
1:25 variant cover by DAN SCHOENING
1:50 variant cover by STEVE BEACH
1:100 foil variant cover by GREG CAPULLO and
JONATHAN GLAPION
Team variant cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
$5.99 US | 40 pages | 1 of 7 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/7/22
Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis.
And now…Dark Crisis!
The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes step out of the shadows of the classic heroes to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop a darkness greater than anything they’ve ever faced from destroying everything?
Don’t miss out on the first issue of the blockbuster event of the summer!

DARK CRISIS: YOUNG JUSTICE #1
Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN
Art by LAURA BRAGA
Cover by MAX DUNBAR
Variant cover by TODD NAUCK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/21/22
Crises have always had devastating impacts on the generation of heroes that make up Young Justice, and Dark Crisis will hit them even harder. Tim Drake, Impulse, and Superboy go missing during the Justice League’s funeral. The only person concerned enough to find them? Cassie Sandsmark, a.k.a Wonder Girl. But…the three boys of Young Justice aren’t on this Earth anymore…they’re on the world of their dreams, one they may never want to leave!

DC PRIDE 2022 #1
Written by DEVIN GRAYSON, STEPHANIE WILLIAMS,
TRAVIS G. MOORE, ALYSSA WONG, and others
Art by NICK ROBLES, BRITTNEY WILLIAMS,
EVAN CAGLE, W. SCOTT FORBES, and others
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Wraparound variant cover by JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY
1:25 foil variant cover by JEN BARTEL
$9.99 US | 104 pages | One-shot | Prestige Format
ON SALE 5/31/22
DC’s 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batwoman, and more! This special also includes:
A Multiversity: Teen Justice kickoff story spotlighting Kid Quick and written by the miniseries team, Danny Lore and Ivan Cohen!
An introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines that will include a teaser for her upcoming Dreamer project!
Pinups by P. Craig Russell, J.J. Kirby, and more!

ROGUES #4
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by LEOMACS
Cover by SAM WOLFE CONNELLY
Variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
1:25 variant cover by LEOMACS
$6.99 US | 48 pages | 4 of 4 | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″
ON SALE 6/28/22
17+
Gorilla City blues! All the Rogues wanted was a better life for themselves. But that’s all over thanks to all their greed and backstabbing. Those still left alive are busted up with their backs against the wall, and Grodd’s forces are closing in. With no heroes racing to save them, they must make a deadly deal with Gorilla Grodd to survive.

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #5
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, TIM SHERIDAN, and JEREMY ADAMS
Art by XERMÁNICO
Cover by MITCH GERADS
Variant cover by XERMÁNICO
1:25 ratio variant cover by SCOTT KOLINS
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/28/22
The Clockwork Killer’s identity is finally revealed as the dust settles after the showdown at Arkham Asylum. But as we learn the truth behind how the Clockwork Killer came to be, Thomas is faced with a reality-altering choice!

MULTIVERSITY: TEEN JUSTICE #1
Written by IVAN COHEN and DANNY LORE
Art by MARCO FAILLA
Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Variant cover by STEPHANIE HANS
1:25 variant cover by BENGAL
1:50 variant cover by MARCO FAILLA
PRIDE variant cover by STEPHEN BYRNE
Blank sketch variant cover
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/7/22
Kid Quick—the Future State Flash—and their fellow heroes Supergirl, Robin, Aquagirl, Klarienne the Witch Girl, and Troy take center stage in a miniseries that rocks Earth-11 to its core! Co-writers Ivan Cohen (The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries) and Danny Lore (DC Pride, Champions) join rising-star artist Marco Failla (DCeased: Hope at World’s End) for the incredible debut issue, which begins with an attack by the H.I.V.E. and ends in the Church of Blood! What is Sister Blood’s true mission among the lost souls of New York City? Can Teen Justice get through their growing pains fast enough to learn the answer in time to stop it? And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the ultimate battle? The secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title!

AQUAMAN & THE FLASH: VOIDSONG #1
Written by JACKSON LANZING and COLLIN KELLY
Art by VASCO GEORGIEV
Cover by JAY ANACLETO
Variant cover by VASCO GEORGIEV
$6.99 US | 56 pages | 1 of 3 | Prestige
ON SALE 6/21/22
They descend suddenly from the stars, in monumental ships like floating cathedrals. They are touched by a dark and terrible force from beyond our reality, silent but for the one note they emit that freezes all motion. Their mission: to drain the Earth of all its kinetic energy and leave it a lifeless husk. They never expected anyone could escape their song—but the Flash was in the Speed Force when they struck, and Aquaman was in the deepest ravine far below the ocean’s floor. These heroes have little in common. They’ve rarely even fought side by side without their fellow Justice League members. Now they must find a way to work together against impossible odds to save the world and the people they love.

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #3
Written by KENNY PORTER
Art and cover by JASON HOWARD
Variant cover by ANDY MUSCHIETTI
$5.99 US | 48 pages | 3 of 3 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/28/22
Barry has learned to control his powers and is finally starting to feel like the hero he’s always dreamed he could be. But then a showboating new villain going by the name, the Top shows up looking to test his abilities and make some cash selling his weapons after showing how they can take out the Flash! Barry will need to use every skill he’s picked up along the way if he’s going to stop this topsy-turvy terror!!

EARTH-PRIME #5: THE FLASH
Written by ESS CARSON and EMILY PALIZZI
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by KIM JACINTO
Photo variant cover
$5.99 US | 48 pages | 5 of 6 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 6/7/22
Impulse and XS burst onto the scene in 2049! When Barry Allen and Iris West go out of town for a much-needed vacation, Bart and Nora are left to stay out of trouble in Central City. With their parents gone, Bart begs Nora to let him go on patrol and really be a hero, but Nora refuses, saying it’s too dangerous without Barry there. But when one of Bart’s classmates at Central City University starts causing trouble, how can Impulse not leap into action?

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY VOL. 1: X MARKS THE SPOT
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by BRANDON PETERSON, WILL CONRAD, and others
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
$17.99 US | 200 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-562-9
ON SALE 7/12/22
The original New Teen Titans have reteamed and formed the Titans Academy to teach the next generation of super-powered teens…if the students can survive the training. Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Donna Troy are the teachers at the school and will pass along their knowledge to the young recruits looking to learn how to use their powers to reach their full potential. Collects Suicide Squad #3, Teen Titans Academy #1-5, Infinite Frontier #0, and Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook #1.

Flash #780 Preview

DC has posted several preview pages from next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. The issue is the third part of the “War for Earth-3” story which has spun out of the Suicide Squad book, though the story also continues where the last Flash issue left off. Linda’s just learned that she has speed, but she’s got bigger problems to worry about: the fact that Wally and the kids have mysteriously disappeared. Check it out at the link!

THE FLASH #780
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON and DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
Cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA
Variant cover by MAX DUNBAR
$3.99 | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 (card stock)
ON SALE 3/15/22
Even the Fastest Man Alive can’t outrun all the danger of the War for Earth-3. Enlisted by his former teammates on the Teen Titans, Wally West helped bring the Titans to Earth-3 but will any of them make it home? Chased by Earth-3’s Johnny Quick, the Scarlet Speedster quickly finds himself running out of options.

DC’s May 2022 Solicitations

DC has posted their full complement of solicitations for May 2022, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. That month sees the continuation of Linda Park-West’s plot, as well as the finale of the current Teen Titans series (which features new speedster Bolt, as well as occasionally Wally West). Plus, the penultimate part of the four-issue Rogues Black Label series.

You can see the solicits in their entirety at CBR.

THE FLASH #782
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON and MICHAEL ATIYEH
Variant cover by TODD NAUCK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/17/22
The Speed Force on lockdown! Some of the Rogues are plotting something big inside Iron Heights, and the Flash goes inside to root out the plot. Meanwhile, Wallace figures out his future, and Linda tries to find out if she really has powers…

DARK CRISIS FCBD SPECIAL EDITION 2022 #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and more!
Art by JIM CHEUNG, DANIEL SAMPERE, and more!
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
$.30 NET per copy | 32 pages
Standard periodical
6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
ON SALE 5/7/22
Witness the rise and fall of the Justice League! The event years in the making is here with Dark Crisis! The Justice League is comics’ greatest super-team—made up of DC Comics’ legendary heroes, they have saved the world countless times. No crisis was too much for them to handle…until now! The Justice League has been defeated by the Great Darkness and its army of DC’s most dangerous enemies—now a new generation of heroes must rise to protect not only the Multiverse…but also the legacy of the DCU!
A prelude to DC Comics’ biggest story of 2022! Includes a preview and art from Dark Crisis #1 coming, in June! Don’t miss out on this Free Comic Book Day special featuring the blockbuster talents of Joshua Williamson, Jim Cheung, and Daniel Sampere! For free!

JUSTICE LEAGUE: ROAD TO DARK CRISIS #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, JEREMY ADAMS, BRANDON THOMAS, CHUCK BROWN, STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, and
PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, FICO OSSIO, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, LEILA DEL DUCA, and more!
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:25 variant cover by RAFAEL SARMENTO
$5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/31/22
The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath.
How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which heroes rise up…and which villains try to take advantage? And what dark forces are lying in wait to attack?
An all-star roster of DC talent showcases a world without a Justice League and sets the stage for next month’s Dark Crisis event!

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #3
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, TIM SHERIDAN, and JEREMY ADAMS
Art by XERMÁNICO
Cover by MITCH GERADS
Variant cover by XERMÁNICO
1:25 variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/17/22
The DC event of 2022 continues! Thomas Wayne’s investigation into the Clockwork Killer goes sideways when he is confronted by a deadly alien invader the world knows as…Project: Superman? But what’s happened to the Kryptonian and Krypton in the World of Flashpoint? Will Thomas Wayne do what he has to in order to stop Superman—or has he changed? And what are those strange earthquakes now erupting across reality?

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #15
Written by TIM SHERIDAN
Art by TOM DERENICK
Cover by TOM DERENICK and MATT HERMS
Variant cover by TODD NAUCK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
FINAL ISSUE! In the shadow of the new Titans Tower, the students and faculty decide whether the school is the right place for them.

ROGUES #3
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by LEOMACS
Cover by SAM WOLFE CONNELLY
Variant cover by MAX DUNBAR
1:25 variant cover by LEOMACS
$6.99 US | 48 pages | 3 of 4 | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″
ON SALE 5/24/22
17+
“Book III: The Heist”! Captain Cold had a plan to steal from Gorilla Grodd. A plan that was going to make the Rogues rich and change their lives for the better. But now that plan has exploded, and Rogues blood is splattered all over Gorilla City. If the remaining members are going to survive, they need to think fast and work together. But a betrayal by one of the Rogues brings the heat to a whole new level! Continuing this groundbreaking neo-noir take on some of the DCU’s greatest villains!

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #2
Written by KENNY PORTER
Art by JUAN FERREYRA
Cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Variant cover by ANDY MUSCHIETTI
$5.99 US | 48 pages | 2 of 3 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 5/24/22
Barry Allen’s early days as the Flash continue! Barry struggles to balance his new job as a hero with his internship at the crime lab. The pressure starts overwhelming him, literally, when the monstrous molten menace called Tar Pit appears in Central City looking to put an end to the Scarlet Speedster’s interference in his family’s business! Barry’s anxiety kick-starts his powers, sending him phasing through objects with explosive results. Can Barry get a handle on his abilities and stop Tar Pit in his tracks, or will he be tarred and feathered out of Central City for good?

THE FLASH VOL. 16: WALLY WEST RETURNS
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by BRANDON PETERSON, WILL CONRAD, and others
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
$16.99 US | 280 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-536-0
ON SALE 6/7/22
Wally West is ready to call it quits. After a tumultuous and traumatic few years from DC Universe: Rebirth to Heroes in Crisis to Dark Nights: Death Metal, the former Kid Flash is ready to walk, not run, away from the superhero life—but Barry Allen needs his former partner now more than ever. This volume collects The Flash #763-771 and The Flash 2021 Annual #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and JAMES TUCKER
Art by ETHEN BEAVERS
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
$16.99 US | 152 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-537-7
ON SALE 6/7/22
From Justice League Unlimited producer James Tucker and series writer J.M. DeMatteis comes an all-new season starring the World’s Greatest Heroes! The doors to the Multiverse are cracked open, sending the Justice League hurtling to different Earths, where things aren’t quite as they appear! Can the Justice League band together with heroes across multiple Earths and put a stop to an ancient evil, or will all of existence disappear once and for all? Collecting Justice League Infinity #1-7!

TALES FROM THE DC DARK MULTIVERSE II
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, COLLIN KELLY & JACKSON LANZING, PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON, VITA AYALA, and
STEVE ORLANDO
Art by DEXTER SOY, BRYAN HITCH, ARIEL OLIVETTI, MIKE PERKINS, and KARL MOSTERT
Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ and ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ
$24.99 US | 456 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-77951-535-3
ON SALE 6/7/22
The twisted timelines that showed the Dark Multiverse and all the devastating danger that it contains are collected in Tales from the Dark Multiverse II. What dark realities exist within the realms of the Dark Multiverse? Follow Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League as our heroes through these crumbling and shattered worlds!

Flash #779 Preview

DC has posted several preview pages for next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. The preview sees the intersection between Wally’s story and the subplot with his kids, as the young Wests sense he’s in danger and go to help in Gemworld. And Maxine Baker (Animal Man’s daughter, with powers of her own) is along for the ride. Check it out at the link!

THE FLASH #779
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
Black history month variant cover by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/15/22
Unexpected heroes arrive to help the Flash in his final confrontation with Eclipso. Can Wally West move fast enough to save the universe? Find out in part three of “The Eclipso War!”

Flash #778 Preview

DC has posted several preview pages from next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. The preview features the continuation of Wally’s adventures in Gemworld with Justice League Dark, and Irey encounters dangerous people when she sneaks out of the house with Maxine Baker. Check it out at the link!

 

THE FLASH #778
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/18/22
Having traveled to Gemworld by way of the second dimension, the Flash joins Justice League Dark and the princess of Gemworld, Amethyst, in a race against time to thwart Eclipso’s evil plans.