Previews are up for tomorrow’s releases of Flash #3 at Multiversity Comics and Titans #1 at Comic Book.com.
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Three: In issue #3, dozens of innocent people mysteriously gain super-speed! But not all are heroic, and it’ll take everything The Flash and August have to harness the lightning before Black Hole does.
Written by Joshua Williamson, illustrated by Carmine Di Giandomenico
“The Return of Wally West” Part 1: After an old ally returns to the team, the Titans set their sights on a dangerous enemy with the power to change reality itself! But the Titans have never faced a threat this massive before, and with so much on the line, will they be able to stand united as a team? Or will their past mistakes be their undoing?
Written by Dan Abnett, pencils by Brett Booth, inks by Norm Rapmund
Flash #2 is out this week, and Comicbook.com has a preview of the issue.
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Two: In issue #2, The Flash trains novice speedster August Heart to help protect the people of Central City from the Black Hole, a new breed of rogue with a deadly agenda for the Fastest Men Alive.
Writer Joshua Williamson, artist Carmine Di Giandomenico and colorist Ivan Plascencia. Cover by Dave Johnson, variant cover by Karl Kerschl.
DC is re-releasing a bunch of its early Barry Allen stories from the 1950s and 1960 in the first volume of a new series of softcovers, Flash: The Silver Age.
Collecting the earliest adventures of The Flash from SHOWCASE #4, 8 and 14, and THE FLASH #105-113! Witness the origin of The Flash, the debuts of his Rogues Gallery, including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard, and the introductions of fellow heroes Kid Flash and the Elongated Man.
Stories by John Broome and Robert Kanigher with art by Carmine Infantino, and a cover by Michael Cho.
Presumably this series replaces the “Flash Chronicles” series that previously reprinted the early Barry Allen Flash stories in softcover trade paperbacks and got up to 1961. I like to think that someday DC will actually keep going with one of these reprint series and we’ll get past the mid-1960s.
DC has a preview for Titans: Rebirth #1, out this week.
In this one-shot issue, direct from the events of the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, Wally West has returned from the Speed Force and will try to reunite with his former team: The Titans! Now years later, Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith and Nightwing know that their memories had been altered, but are still unaware of the friend and teammate they’ve long forgotten.
When Wally shows up in their apartment, the Titans attack! He’ll have to find a way to stop his friends, while proving that he is the “missing Titan”. Find out more from writer Dan Abnett and artists Brett Booth (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Andrew Dalhouse (colors) and Carlos M. Mangual (letters) in this week’s one-shot TITANS: REBIRTH #1!
Crave Online has a preview of Flash #51, available today. The Riddler has set up shop in Central City, and makes his move against the Flash *and* the Rogues!
Written by Van Jensen, art by Gus Vazquez, Joe Eisma and Guy Major. Cover by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Alex Sinclair, variant cover by John Romita, Jr., Danny Miki and Alex Sinclair
After several years adding more Flash back issues to their digital catalog on an almost weekly basis, DC stopped. Only the new comics would show up on ComiXology, so I stopped keeping an eye out.
It turns out DC has started up again. The main Flash series from 1987 onward have been complete for a ehile, and DC had been working on filling in the 1959-1986 series when they stopped. Over the past two months they’ve added:
Flash/Green Lantern: Faster Friends, a two part miniseries starring Wally West and Kyle Rayner as they find one of Jay Garrick and Alan Scott’s old cases comes back to haunt them. (Also one issue showed up on LOST, mainly I think because they find a polar bear.)
Flash 50th Anniversary Special, in which three generations of Flashes battle the same villain across the ages, and a future Flash John Fox makes his debut.
Flash 80-page Giant #1 and #2, each featuring a mix of Jay, Barry, Wally and Bart, plus max Mercury and Jesse Quick.
DC First: Superman/Flash, featuring the first race between Superman and Jay Garrick.
Flash Secret Files #3, which introduced Hunter Zolomon.
Flash (1959) #107, which was skipped for some reason the when they started releasing the Silver Age Barry Allen issues.
And there’s also a digital collection of theMorrison /Millar /Ryan / Mhan run. The individual issues have been available already, but now you can get them all in one package.