“Duet” – Review of S3 Ep17 of THE FLASH

The casts of THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL are filled with exceptionally talented people – and in this musical crossover episode we get a chance to see many of them at their absolute finest.  How does “Duet” fare? It’s a bit uneven, but with some exceptional moments…and a song that may become the official “Barry and Iris” anthem. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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DC’s Full June Solicitations

DC has released their full solicitations for June 2017, and here are all the ones which relate to the Flash Family. You can see the solicits in their entirety at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #24
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude—guest-starring Hal Jordan! Green Lantern Hal Jordan has recruited Barry Allen for a dangerous mission that only The Flash can accomplish! Unfortunately, that mission is on a hostile space station deep in the cosmos, which means leaving Kid Flash alone to defend his and Barry’s loved ones from a deadly attack by their greatest enemy…
On sale JUNE 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #25
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO and HOWARD PORTER • Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“RUNNING SCARED” part one! When Eobard Thawne murdered Barry Allen’s mother, he killed a piece of The Flash’s past. Now, Reverse-Flash is back to kill Barry’s future! The Flash’s biggest storyline yet begins as he is pushed to his limits and his secrets are laid bare in a chase through time itself! Don’t miss the extra-sized anniversary issue!
On sale JUNE 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #9
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY • Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER • Cover by KHOI PHAM • Variant cover by Paolo Pantalena
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“Blood of the Manta” part one! Still dealing with the consequences of “The Lazarus Contract,” Kid Flash’s status with the team is challenged by Damian…and the Teen Titans will never be the same. Meanwhile, Aqualad learns more about his powers and the truth about his lineage is revealed!
On sale JUNE 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #12
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT • Variant cover by DAN MORA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“Bad Omen”! After the stunning events of “The Lazarus Contract” rocked the Titans to their core and called into question the team’s leadership, Omen discovers the shocking truth about their future—that one of their very own is destined to betray them…and it could be anyone!
On sale JUNE 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV • Art by JIM LEE, ANDY KUBERT, JOHN ROMITA JR. and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 14 • 40 pg, FC, card-stock covers, $4.99 US • RATED T

TRINITY #10
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL • Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL • Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“All Along the Watchtower” part two! The Justice League Watchtower is infested. The world’s greatest heroes have been infected. And as their HQ hurls to Earth, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are faced with the difficult decision of destroying the Watchtower and their teammates to save the Earth.
On sale JUNE 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH VOL. 3: ROGUES RELOADED TP
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, JESUS MERINO, ANDY OWENS and NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
In “Rogues Reloaded,” the Flash’s old foes, the Rogues, have abandoned Central City, pulled off that big score they’ve been after for years and are living it up in a beachside mansion. The only problem? They ripped off the wrong marks—and now some truly evil people are out for revenge. If the Rogues are going to have any chance of surviving, they’ll need the help of their least favorite person alive: the Flash. Collects issues #14-20.
On sale JULY 26 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE FLASH: THE REBIRTH COLLECTION DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO and NEIL GOOGE
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts—but where did this amazing new friend come from? Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads—and reeling from the reemergence of his protégé, Wally West! Collects issues #1-12 and THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1.
On sale JULY 26 • 304 pg, FC, $34.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE REBIRTH COLLECTION DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by TONY S. DANIEL, BRYAN HITCH, JESUS MERINO, MATTHEW CLARK, NEIL EDWARDS and others
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
A new day dawns for the Justice League as they welcome a slew of new members into their ranks. But can the world’s greatest superheroes trust these new recruits? And will the members of the League be able to come together against an ancient evil that threatens to reclaim not just the world, but the entire universe?! Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE: REBIRTH #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-11.
On sale JULY 12 • 312 pg, FC, $34.99 US

DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH OMNIBUS EXPANDED EDITION HC
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
DC’s Rebirth event began with a bang in June 2016, relaunching every DC hero from Aquaman to Wonder Woman! Now, the entire collection of REBIRTH specials are gathered in a massive new hardcover, expanded to add newer issues including BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: REBIRTH #1, DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 and the one-shots starring the Atom, the Ray, Killer Frost and Vixen!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 792 pg, FC, $99.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE STATUES: AQUAMAN, THE FLASH AND WONDER WOMAN
The World’s Greatest Heroes unite on the big screen for the first time this November in the Warner Bros. feature film Justice League! Now, DC Collectibles captures the likenesses of Aquaman, The Flash and Wonder Woman in these spectacular new statues!
AQUAMAN—13.37″ high
Sculpted by David Pereira
THE FLASH—12.55″ high
Sculpted by David Giraud
WONDER WOMAN—13″ high
Sculpted by James Marsano
Limited Editions of 5,000
Each statue sold separately
Each $150.00 US
On Sale OCTOBER 2017
Allocations May Occur

Full “Duet” Trailer

Here’s the extended trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “Duet”. It’s the big musical crossover episode with the Music Meister (Darren Criss) and the cast of Supergirl, with guest appearances by Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Martin Stein (Victor Garber). All are accomplished singers, of course.

What do you think of the 1940s setting? Are you looking forward to the episode and the songs? Share your thoughts here!

“Into The Speed Force” Review of S3 Ep16 of THE FLASH

Wally West has been drawn into the Speed Force by Savitar, who is now free to pursue his evil plans on our Earth…including the future murder of Iris West! Wally was Barry’s best hope for defeating Savitar, so what now? Barry has one hope of making this right…going into the Speed Force again! In this series, any trip to the Speed Force appears to be tied to some serious life’s lesson. This time, Barry needs to learn something important…but what? Want to know how this winds up? Just follow us after the jump!

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