“Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash”, And More

The CW has released the official synopsis for the January 30th episode of The Flash, titled “Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash”. The episode will introduce an unnamed metahuman villain, and somebody close to the team will temporarily gain powers themselves.

“Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash”
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MEN — A meta who can shrink anything he touches battles Team Flash. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) get caught in his crossfire and are shrunk to miniature versions of themselves. Cecile (guest star Danielle Nicolet) realizes her pregnancy has caused her to have temporary powers and discovers she can hear other people’s thoughts, which unnerves Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Meanwhile, Barry (Grant Gustin) meets someone with a mysterious connection to Henry Allen. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Judalina Neira (#412). Original airdate 1/30/2018

Plus, it’s been revealed that we’ll be seeing another non-Flash villain on the show later this season. This one is Hyrax, a Green Arrow foe who’s an environmental activist. There are an unusual number of non-Flash villains on the show this season.

“A Cold Day in Hell” Finale – Review of THE FLASH #38

Our favorite speedster has been drawn into a trap by the Rogues, with help from August Heart aka Godspeed. Stuck in an absolute zero environment, Barry cannot access his speed to defend himself against Len Snart’s brutal attack. Things are looking pretty rough for The Flash in an arc that re-establishes the Rogues as the baddest group of bad guys around.  So, how can Barry get out of this one? To find out more, follow us after the jump!


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“The Elongated Knight Rises” Synopsis

The CW has released the official synopsis for the second Flash episode in January, titled “The Elongated Knight Rises”. It will air on January 23rd.

The Flash 4×11 “The Elongated Knight Rises”
THE RISE OF THE HERO — When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry (Grant Gustin) is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sterling Gates & Thomas Pound (#411). Original airdate 1/23/2018.

The synopsis doesn’t say so, but from set photos it seems that the “familiar villain” is the second Trickster (Devon Graye).

Looking forward to seeing Ralph in action by himself? How do you think he’ll fare? Share your thoughts!

Sneak Peeks At The Upcoming Flash War

Monday brought a lot of teases for the upcoming “Flash War” storyline, in the form of some preview pages and an interview at CBR. Writer Joshua Williamson posted several coloured preview pages from Flash Annual #1 at his Twitter account, and then CBR posted the same pages plus another soon afterward. The annual is due out on January 31st, and is the prelude to “Flash War”.

It seems that somebody has torn through the Flash Museum — possibly the Top, who returns in the issue — and has given us a look at some of the interesting easter eggs to be found inside. Most notably, the existence of the classic incarnation of Bart Allen, as well as Max Mercury, Johnny Quick, Savitar, the Tornado Twins, and John Fox. I think most of us would like to have many or all of them return to continuity and the Flashverse, so it’s welcome news.

Plus, we know there will be conflict between Barry and the original Wally West during “Flash War”, so there’s a page of that too. Looks like the younger Wally may have to play peacemaker between them.


CBR has also posted an interview with Williamson, in which he talks a bit about what we’ll be seeing in Flash issues for the coming year, including “Flash War”.

“The Trial of the Flash” Trailer and Images

The CW has released the extended trailer and official still images for The Flash‘s mid-season premiere, titled “The Trial of the Flash”. The episode will air on January 16th. One still can be seen at left, and look below for the trailer and a link to the images.

The other stills can be seen at Flash TV News. As noted at the link, the prosecutor in the story arc will be played by Mark Valley, who starred as Christopher Chance in the FOX DC series Human Target.

“The Trial of the Flash” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
BARRY FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE — As Barry’s (Grant Gustin) trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison. Philip Chipera directed the episode written by Lauren Certo & Kristen Kim (#410). Original airdate 1/16/2018.

Flash #38 Preview

DC has posted the official five-page preview for next week’s Flash #38, and you can see it at Comicsverse. At left is the regular cover for the issue, and the variant cover by Francesco Mattina is below; both of which suggest a serious reckoning for the Rogues in this issue. So check out the first few pages at the link.


Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
“A Cold Day in Hell” finale! The Flash and an unlikely ally must discover who is behind the death of one of the Rogues before the murderer strikes again! But Flash is trapped inside of Iron Heights with one person blocking his exit: Captain Cold!
On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T