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The Flash/Speed Buggy Special #1 Prevew

This week will see one of the odder Flash issues you’ll read in a while, The Flash/Speed Buggy Special #1. You can see the official five page preview at DC’s own site, so check it out and see what you think. The issue is out this Wednesday.

 
 

THE FLASH/SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL • Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND • Variant cover by IVAN REIS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
When Wally West tries to take down Kilg%re, he’s stunned to find he has an unknown ally who can move just as fast as he can. Dr. Pernell, a brilliant S.T.A.R. Labs scientist, has found a way to power his buggy using the Speed Force. When The Flash agrees to help test the limits of the vehicle in a race, something sends them spiraling out of the Speed Force and into the unknown. They land in a post-apocalyptic future, but Dr. Pernell is gone, leaving only the buggy, which is now sentient. Together with his new anthropomorphic ally, The Flash must find a way to repair the time stream and stop the triple threat of Savitar, Speed Demon Buggy and…Reverse Speed Buggy!
RETRO-SOLICITED • ONE-SHOT • On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DC’s August 2018 Solicitations

DC has released their full list of solicitations for August 2018, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. It includes single issues, TPBs, and a rather unique-looking vinyl action figure based on Chris Uminga’s art. Plus, it seems like we’ll be seeing some Multiversal Flashes in the main Flash title!

You can see the full complement of solicits at CBR.

THE FLASH #52
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
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.
ON SALE 08.08.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers each.
Please see the order form for details.

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.

TEEN TITANS #21
written by ADAM GLASS
art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
variant cover by BABS TARR
Next up on the Teen Titans’ target list is none other than longtime antagonist Gizmo, whose neighborhood toy store secretly serves as a front for his arms-dealing business. (You can get a Nerf blaster and a rail gun? Cool!) But this whole escapade is about to blow up in their faces when they find Gizmo strapped to an atomic bomb that’s about to go off—right in the middle of New York City. And it’s rush hour to boot? Nice knowing you, Big Apple!
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.

THE FLASH VOL. 7: PERFECT STORM TP
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, CARLOS D’ANDA and DAN PANOSIAN
cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Gorilla Grodd is after Central City’s Speed Force, but the one thing Barry Allen can’t outrun is the truth, and his nemesis knows a terrible secret about the Fastest Man Alive. As Barry battles Grodd, he loses what he prizes most in the world and must call in Wally West to protect Central City while he sets out to get it back. But with a new Flash protecting his city, will Barry be willing to cross lines he never crossed before? Collects The Flash #39-45.
ON SALE 09.26.18
$16.99 US | 168 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8452-7

IMPULSE BY MARK WAID AND HUMBERTO RAMOS OMNIBUS HC
written by MARK WAID and others
art by HUMBERTO RAMOS, WAYNE FAUCHER, OSCAR JIMENEZ and others
cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
This fast-paced hardcover includes Impulse’s relocation from the 30th century to his adventures in 20th-century Alabama under the tutelage of speedster Max Mercury. In these early tales, Impulse meets White Lightning, battles the ninja crew of Savitar, teams up with Zatanna and visiting Legionnaire XS and more! Collects IMPULSE #1-27, THE FLASH #108-111 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS 80-PAGE GIANT #1.
ON SALE 10.17.18
$99.99 US | 768 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8133-5

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 7: JUSTICE LOST TP
written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
art by IAN CHURCHILL, PETE WOODS and PHILIPPE BRIONES
cover by DAVID YARDIN
Trapped aboard the crippled Watchtower, the Justice League and Justice League of America teams clash over leadership and the urgent question of who can be rescued…and who will be left behind. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns face critical choices over how to deal with the League’s two most powerful figures! Collects issues #39-43.
ON SALE 09.12.18
$14.99 US | 128 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8425-1

TITANS BOOK ONE: TOGETHER FOREVER TP
written by JUDD WINICK
art by IAN CHURCHILL, JOE BENITEZ, JULIAN LOPEZ, HOWARD PORTER and others
cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
In these tales from 2008, the Titans are being stalked and attacked! Can Nightwing, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire, Red Arrow and Donna Troy survive long enough to stand against their old enemy—and more importantly, can they rally together to defeat him? Then, their former teammate Jericho returns to exact his own twisted form of vengeance. Collects TITANS #1-11 and TITANS EAST SPECIAL #1.
ON SALE 09.26.18
$24.99 US | 320 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8428-2

TITANS VOL. 4: TITANS APART TP
written by DAN ABNETT
art by PAUL PELLETIER, ANDREW HENNESSY and MINKYU JUNG
cover by PAUL PELLETIER and ANDREW HENNESSY
The Titans attempt to regain their balance after their epic clash with Troia—Donna’s villainous future self—and look toward a brighter tomorrow. But the Justice League wants answers about Donna Troy’s true nature, and they’ll get them—even if it means shutting down the Titans for good! Collects TITANS #19-22 and ANNUAL #2.
ON SALE 09.19.18
$16.99 US | 136 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8448-0

DC ARTISTS ALLEY: THE FLASH BY CHRIS UMINGA DESIGNER VINYL FIGURES
designed by CHRIS UMINGA
sculpted by JOE MENNA
Channeling the popular comic convention experience, DC ARTISTS ALLEY brings unique, artistic viewpoints to the DCU through highly detailed, limited-edition designer vinyl figures that include prints featuring the original artwork the figure is based on.
Due to the extraordinary excitement for DC Artists Alley, DC Collectibles is thrilled to bring our fans one additional figure per artist to the collection. It all arrives just in time for the holidays and as a bonus, each figure will come with a unique variant!
STANDARD FIGURE
This limited-edition vinyl figure of The Flash combines the classic traits of the Justice League’s speedster (complete with a trail of smoke) with many of the accents and details associated with Uminga’s signature style: huge eyes, oversized hands and a playful mix of creepy and cute.
• Limited to 3,000 pieces
• Individually numbered
• Figures measure 6.4″ tall
• Allocations may occur
• Final products may differ from images shown
• Approximately 6 units per carton
ON SALE DECEMBER 2018
$40.00 US • EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

DC ARTISTS ALLEY: THE FLASH BY CHRIS UMINGA BLACK AND WHITE VARIANT FIGURE DESIGNER VINYL FIGURE
This ghostly black-and-white variant of The Flash (limited to 500 pieces) bumps up the creepy quotient of Uminga’s signature style. Specifications are the same as the standard figure.
ON SALE DECEMBER 2018
$40.00 US • EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

Flash #46 Preview

DC has posted the official five-page preview for Flash #46, which is due out this Wednesday, and you can see the pages at CBR. In it, we see a flashback to Hunter Zolomon and get some resolution for a plot point in Flash: Rebirth #6 from eight years ago. Pretty neat.

 

THE FLASH #46
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by SCOTT KOLINS • Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“THE ROAD TO FLASH WAR!” Wally West is overwhelmed by fragments from his past! With his protégé’s psyche falling apart, Barry Allen races around the DCU calling in every favor possible to save his shattered family. Meanwhile, Hunter Zolomon’s sinister machinations tip over the first domino in what might prove to be the end of everything for The Flash!
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Flash #45 Preview

DC has posted the official five-page preview for next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see it at Monkeys Fighting Robots. In it, Barry meets with Meena while the rest of the Flash Family helps clean up the damaged city.

 

THE FLASH #45
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON •Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE • Cover by BARRY KITSON • Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“PERFECT STORM” epilogue! After Wally’s fateful decision, Iris’ health begins to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Barry and the Flash family work at lightning speed to try and find a solution, but tensions between Wally and Barry cause Iris’ condition to continue to worsen!
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DC July 2018 Solicitations

DC has released their full list of solicitations for July 2018, and here all the ones relating to the Flash. As you can see, they’re surprisingly sparse: Wally West is apparently no longer in the Titans book, and there’s no issue of New Super-Man And The Justice League of China. But “Flash War” is continuing this month, and young Wally is in Teen Titans. Read on below, and you can see the full complement of solicits at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #50
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by HOWARD PORTER
cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
The lightning-fueled finale of “Flash War”! Zoom adapts two new Speed Force powers into his arsenal against both Barry Allen and Wally West. What are these strange new powers? What can they do? And how will this haunt the Scarlet Speedster long after “Flash War” is over? It’s the power of two Flashes pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Hunter Zolomon!
ON SALE 07.11.18
$3.99 US | 40 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #51
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by HOWARD PORTER
variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
As the dust settles in the wake of “Flash War,” the Flash and his family of speedsters try to pick up the pieces of what’s left. But bad blood can run deep. This is the one race the Flash Family can’t win!
ON SALE 07.25.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

TEEN TITANS #20
written by ADAM GLASS
art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
variant cover by BABS TARR
Batman has no idea what he’s doing. Superman? Not a clue. Wonder Woman? Whatever. Damian Wayne is Robin, and he’s done with the bleeding-heart approach favored by the heroes of the senior circuit. New plan of action: recruit a new Teen Titans. Kid Flash, Red Arrow and newbies Roundhouse, D’jinn and…wait, Lobo has a daughter? That’ll end well. And then build something in secret deep beneath the new Teen Titans HQ. Secret from his teammates, secret from even Batman. It’s a secret that will change the way you look at Robin forever!
ON SALE 07.04.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #3
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
John Stewart: Ultraviolet Lantern? Believe it! Under the influence of the Ultraviolet Spectrum, John Stewart engages in some ultraviolence against his teammates Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Meanwhile, the rest of the League investigates the scene of the fallen Source Wall fragment, and encounters not only a horde of giant monsters, but a pair of longtime archenemies using stolen Atom technology to literally get under their skin. Best to stock up on Cortizone for that sort of itch! All this and…the Turtle? Yep.
ON SALE 07.04.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #4
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
What is hidden in the darkest depths of the ocean and farthest reaches of space doesn’t even compare to the insidious secrets buried in the pasts of Flash, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter! While the rest of the League battles to save their friends before all of reality unravels, the citizens of Earth make a startling decision…to join the Legion of Doom!
ON SALE 07.18.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

DC BEACH BLANKET BAD GUYS SPECIAL #1
Written by PAUL DINI, LEE BERMEJO, GABRIEL HARDMAN, CORINNA BECHKO, TIM SEELEY, SHEA FONTANA and more
Art by CARLOS D’ANDA, GABRIEL HARDMAN, DAVID WILLIAMS, OTTO SCHMIDT and more
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
It’s summertime in the DCU and the bad guys are taking over! Beat the heat with 10 all-new stories by top comics talent starring DC’s most spectacular super-villains! In this issue, find out what Mr. Freeze does on the hottest day of the Gotham City summer! Learn what made Grodd such a bad gorilla! Then, while in a small beach town, Deathstroke gets hired for murder by the last person he’d expect! And The Joker and Bizarro team up for a truly weird summer bromance!
On sale JULY 25
ONE-SHOT • PRESTIGE FORMAT • 80 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T+

THE FLASH: ROGUES: CAPTAIN COLD TP
written by JOHN BROOME, GARDNER FOX, CARY BATES, WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS, GEOFF JOHNS, FRANCIS MANAPUL, BRIAN BUCCELLATO and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CARMINE INFANTINO, GREG LAROCQUE, SCOTT KOLINS, FRANCIS MANAPUL, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO and others
cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Captain Cold, leader of the Rogues, has been one of the Flash’s greatest foes since the start of the Scarlet Speedster’s crime-fighting career! Now DC has collected this unforgettable villain’s greatest battles in this new title that includes SHOWCASE #8; THE FLASH #150 and 297, THE FLASH #28 and 182 (1987 series), FLASHPOINT: CITIZEN COLD #1, THE FLASH #6 (2011 series) and THE FLASH #17.
ON SALE 08.22.18
$16.99 US | 160 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-7521-1

THE FLASH: THE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK THREE HC
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, POP MHAN, CHRISTIAN DUCE, GUS VAZQUEZ, HOWARD PORTER and others
cover by MIKE McKONE
Dark clouds gather around Barry and his new family when the citizens of Central City meet Negative Flash. The Flash sets out to save everyone he has ever loved from Negative Flash, but there’s just one problem: he is Negative Flash! Barry Allen must get his new powers under control and battle terrifying new villains before they both kill him. Collects issues #28-38.
ON SALE 08.08.18
$34.99 US | 264 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8140-3
7.0625″ x 10.875″

THE NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 9 TP
written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ
art by GEORGE PEREZ, ROMEO TANGHAL, DAN JURGENS, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others
cover by GEORGE PEREZ
Trigon is back! After suffering from crippling visions, Raven sees that her demonic father is returning to Earth. The New Teen Titans reunite the team, bringing Lilith and Kid Flash back into the fold for a fight for the ages! Don’t miss these tales from THE NEW TEEN TITANS #1-9 (1984 series).
ON SALE 08.01.18
$19.99 US | 240 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8125-0

Flash #45 Cover Revealed

Here’s the cover for the next issue of The Flash, which is due out on April 25th. If the image is anything to go by, it looks like there might be some fireworks in the issue. And this will lead into the coming “Flash War” in May.

 
 

THE FLASH #45
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON •Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE • Cover by BARRY KITSON • Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“PERFECT STORM” epilogue! After Wally’s fateful decision, Iris’ health begins to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Barry and the Flash family work at lightning speed to try and find a solution, but tensions between Wally and Barry cause Iris’ condition to continue to worsen!
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T