DC October 2018 Solicitations

DC has released their full complement of solicitations for October 2018, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. You can see the solicits in their entirety at CBR.

THE FLASH #56
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
enhanced foil cover by DAN PANOSIAN
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
Things are about to get hot—very hot!—when Flash has to battle fire monsters generated by his longtime nemesis, Heat Wave. Unfortunately, the pilot light blew out in Mick Rory’s head, because he’s comatose from the effects of the Sage Force! How can the Scarlet Speedster reach his old frenemy and get him to put out the fire monsters? Looks like Commander Cold takes a demotion…so he can pretend to be Captain Cold and talk Heat Wave down!
ON SALE 10.10.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #57
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
The insidious secret that corrupted Heat Wave’s mind is free and looking for a new host—one who doesn’t run quite so hot! Unfortunately, it takes over Central City Detective Burns instead, and now she’s the one rampaging across the city wrecking shop! Burns must lean on an unlikely source to help her with these new powers, while Flash and Iris West make a big decision about their next move.
ON SALE 10.24.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #9
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:100 variant cover by JIM LEE
THE ROAD TO “DROWNED EARTH”! Superman and Batman can’t agree on how to put back the moon—you know, the one that went missing in issue #1. On the other hand, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have faith in each other, working together on a new addition to the Hall of Justice. Martian Manhunter takes Hawkgirl under his wing to test out the limits of her recently broken wing, and Flash and Green Lantern get up to some hijinks in the Hall’s cafeteria. Can you say super food fight?!
ON SALE 10.03.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with three covers.
Please see the order form for details.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #10
written by SCOTT SNYDER
art and and enhanced foil cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
variant cover by JAE LEE
THE ROAD TO “DROWNED EARTH”! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Earth. Who are those guys? Some very big fish—and you know what big fish do? Eat smaller fish like Aquaman and his Justice League buddies!
ON SALE 10.17.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

TEEN TITANS #23
written by ADAM GLASS
art by BERNARD CHANG
enhanced foil cover by NICK DERINGTON
variant cover by ALEX GARNER
The Teen Titans head to Gotham City, where they must thwart a plot to assassinate Commissioner Gordon! So who is the mysterious figure giving Robin his intel, and how does he know so much? Speaking of Robin, is he developing real feelings for the magical Djinn, or is he falling under the spell of her mystical ring? Meanwhile, more secrets come to light and more drama unfolds, putting Kid Flash and Red Arrow at odds!
ON SALE 10.17.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

HEROES IN CRISIS #2
written by TOM KING
art and cover by CLAY MANN
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary —with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It’s up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary’s A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED] tries to make a shady deal to hide from the Trinity, while [REDACTED] searches out an old friend to help him out of this mess—and only gets deeper in trouble.
ON SALE 10.24.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | 2 of 7 | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

YOUNG JUSTICE BOOK THREE TP
written by PETER DAVID, GEOFF JOHNS, BEN RAAB, CHUCK DIXON, DWAYNE McDUFFIE and others
art by TODD NAUCK, SUNNY LEE, CARY NORD, CARLO BARBERI, DREW JOHNSON and others
cover by TODD NAUCK and LARY STUCKER
In this volume’s “Sins of Youth” epic, the machinations of the covert organization known as the Agenda affects the team’s respective ages—leaving some heroes grown to adulthood and others reverted to adolescence! Collects YOUNG JUSTICE #18-19 and the SINS OF YOUTH titles JLA JR. #1, AQUAMAN/LAGOON MAN #1, BATBOY AND ROBIN #1, KID FLASH/IMPULSE #1, STARWOMAN AND THE JSA #1, SUPERMAN JR./SUPERBOY SR. #1, WONDER GIRLS #1, THE SECRET/DEADBOY #1, SUPERBOY #74, SINS OF YOUTH #1 and SINS OF YOUTH SECRET FILES #1.
ON SALE 11.21.18
$29.99 US | 408 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8510-4

TEEN TITANS: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 2 TP
written by BOB HANEY, LEN WEIN, NEAL ADAMS, MARV WOLFMAN and MIKE FRIEDRICH
art by NICK CARDY, IRV NOVICK, GIL KANE, WALLACE WOOD, NEAL ADAMS and others
cover by NICK DERINGTON
Collected for the first time in trade paperback, these stories pit our teen team against Captain Rumble, the Mad Mod and other far-out foes. Plus, the classic tale “A Christmas Carol” is reimagined as “A Christmas Happening.” Collects TEEN TITANS #12-24 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83.
ON SALE 11.28.18
$34.99 US | 352 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8517-3

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: THE TOTALITY TP
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by JIM CHEUNG, JORGE JIMENEZ DOUG MAHNKE and others
cover by JIM CHEUNG
Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Dark Nights: Metal and JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, the core members of the Justice League—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and more—are reunited in all-new adventures! The League was forced to make an impossible decision…and now it’s time to face the consequences! The returning Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path…This new title collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-7!
ON SALE 11.21.18
$17.99 US | 176 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8499-2

A VERY DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SEQUEL TP
written by JEFF LEMIRE, TOM KING, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, DAN DiDIO, SHEA FONTANA, GREG RUCKA and others
art by STEVE EPTING, PHIL HESTER, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, BILQUIS EVELY, NEAL ADAMS and others
cover by ANDY KUBERT
Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only the World’s Greatest Super Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukkah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! Collects DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1, GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #1, BATGIRL #18 and TRINITY #16.
ON SALE 11.07.18 | $16.99 US | 176 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8496-1

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE VOL. 2 TP
written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING
art by BRIAN CHING, COLLEEN DORAN, LYNNE YOSHII and others
cover by DOUG MAHNKE
Lex Luthor plans to bring war to the Garage, so the gang rides out to assemble an army. Natasha Irons is determined to save her world, but sending so many of her friends away on missions leaves her alone with Barbara…and the Batman. Can she defend the Garage against the first of Luthor’s meta-human League: the Flash? Plus, meet the founder of the Garage, Black Canary! Collects issues #7-12.
ON SALE 11.07.18
$16.99 US | 144 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8498-5

JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS TP
written by TOM TAYLOR
art by STEPHEN BYRNE
cover by KARL KERSCHL
Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Collects Justice League/Power Rangers #1-6. Co-published with BOOM! Studios.
ON SALE 11.21.18
$16.99 US | 160 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8515-9

Season Five Flash Teaser Released At SDCC

It’s San Diego Comic Con weekend, and as always, Saturday is the day for major media presentations. DC released trailers for Aquaman and Shazam today, and showed trailers for all of its CW superhero shows. You can see the teaser-trailer for The Flash series right here.

As you can see here, we get an old-school Flash ring in the teaser, and a very good look at young Nora Allen. She’s called XS, which is obviously a nod to Barry and Iris’ superhero granddaughter in the comics; here she’s their daughter (or at least says she is).

We also get an extended look at a villain, who is apparently Cicada. You may recall him as a villain from the Geoff Johns era, and he’s got his lightning-shaped knife in the teaser. He will be played by Chris Klein (American Pie) this season.

What did you think of the trailer? Did it catch your interest, and are you looking forward to Cicada or XS? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Who IS the Fastest Man Alive? Review of THE FLASH #50

Joshua Williamson has delivered an amazing end to FLASH WAR, with all the elements one needs for an epic conclusion. The battle ends with major consequences for all. Not all the outcomes are good…but some are outstanding! We set the stage for HUGE adventures going forward without diminishing the impact of this arc. And, we finally answer the question, “Who IS the Fastest Man Alive?” Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

SPOILERS AHEAD! If you haven’t read THE FLASH #50, STOP HERE and read it first! You will be glad you did!

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Flash #50 Preview

DC has released the official preview for this week’s issue of The Flash, which you can see at Nerdist. The preview’s a bit longer than usual (seven pages instead of five), presumably because it’s an oversized anniversary issue. It’s also the final part of “Flash War”, although the next issue will apparently have some more fallout from the story. Check it out at the link!

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.

FLASH WAR Part 3 – Review of THE FLASH #49

FLASH WAR is turning out to have a massive scope – the entire Justice League is out to stop Barry and Wally as they race around the world. Zoom has sent Wally on a mission to break the Speed Force itself, thinking that this was the only way to save his family. Will it work? Can Barry stop him? Can anyone stop Wally? Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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Flash #49 Preview

DC has posted the five-page preview for next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see it at ComicBook.com. Unfortunately it’s difficult to read the pages at the site; you may have to save them to see them properly. They feature a race between the Flashes with complications Wally and Barry may not have anticipated.

The issue is out on June 27th.

THE FLASH #49
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER • Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“FLASH WAR” part three! There’s only one thing that can put Wally West’s life back together. As he races back to the present, he has one goal: break the Speed Force! Can The Flash stop his former sidekick before it’s too late?
On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T