“The Color of Fear” Part One – Review of THE FLASH #23

There are some upside-down and backward things happening in this issue. We start with a look in the 25th Century at the Flash Museum, where they celebrate The Flash’s best friend and ally…and it’s not who you think. That being said, we do have a visit from one of Barry’s true best friends, and the return of…well, you’ll need to follow us after the jump for more!

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Flash #23 Preview

DC has released a five-page preview from this week’s Flash issue, and you can see it at Newsarama. It gives us a glimpse of the 25th century Flash Museum…with an interesting perspective about Professor Zoom’s role in history. Plus some evidence suggesting the Top existed in Rebirth continuity, which is welcome news for us lonely Top fans.
 

THE FLASH #23
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER • “RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“Finish Line” – Review of S3 Finale of THE FLASH

This season of THE FLASH has had a lot of twists and turns – let’s just do a quick review. We began with FLASHPOINT, then moved to Doctor Alchemy, Savitar, Kid Flash, Killer Frost, Gypsy, HR Wells from Earth 19…and moved all the way up to last episode’s tragic ending. How could they possibly resolve all of this, much less top the drama of last week’s cliffhanger? And, what clues will we get to Season 4? We get a LOT packed into this season’s finale, and to say “everything changes” would be an understatement this time around! Want to know more? Just follow us after the jump!

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DC’s August 2017 Solicitations

DC released their full list of August 2017 solicitations today, and here are the books relating to the Flash Family. You can see the entire collection at Newsarama.

THE FLASH #28
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and 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.
“NEGATIVE” part one! It’s a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He’s got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you’d want The Flash to put behind bars. There’s just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under control before they kill him?
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #29
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and 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.
“NEGATIVE” part two! What’s a Rogue to do when The Flash goes bad? Get worse. Operating from behind bars in Iron Heights, the incarcerated Rogues graduate from costumed crooks to true kingpins of crime, unleashing the new villain known as Shrapnel upon the chaotic and unprotected streets of Central City.
On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #14
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND • 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.
“THINGS FALL APART!” With a traitor in their midst, the Titans reach their breaking point as Nightwing reveals his shocking prime suspect! As tempers flare and distrust spreads, the team is forced to face a new conspiracy—and the Titans must save Manhattan from the nefarious Trident!
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DEATHSTROKE #22
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by DIOGENES NEVES and JASON PAZ • Cover by RYAN SOOK • Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI
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.
“DEFIANCE” part two! With his new team assembled, Deathstroke takes Team Defiance on their first mission to retake control of a U.S. Embassy held hostage in a small foreign country. But while the team fights for their lives against a mysterious new villain known as the Radiant Man, Slade abandons his team to address some unfinished business with an old friend: Dr. Light!
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Foil-stamped embossed cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant covers by ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE and JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. Only the main cover by Capullo will feature foil and embossing.
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK NIGHTS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger—and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other—one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World’s Greatest Heroes as you’ve never seen them before to face what’s coming their way!
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T+

JUSTICE LEAGUE #26
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“LEGACY” part one! A group of heroes from a post-apocalyptic future escape into the past to stop their world from coming to be. But to do it they’re going to need the help of the Justice League—who just happen to be these time travelers’ parents!
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #27
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and OCLAIR ALBERT • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“LEGACY” part two! A massive metahuman war threatens to leave the future ripe for conquest by the despot known only as Sovereign. So warn the children of the Justice League, who have come back in time to save the world. But the term “blood feud” takes on new meaning when the younger heroes declare that for the crisis to be averted, one of the Justice League must die!
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and TOM KING
Art by JASON FABOK and HOWARD PORTER
Lenticular cover by JASON FABOK
International edition cover by JASON FABOK
Retailers: The lenticular dust jacket will be offered only on the first printing of this title. The International Edition may be ordered by retailers in any region. The main lenticular cover is available only to accounts in the U.S. and Canada.
The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is collected in a new Deluxe Edition hardcover! The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 96 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” • $19.99 US

THE FLASH: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 2 TP
Written by JOHN BROOME and GARDNER FOX
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON
Cover by MICHAEL CHO
This thrilling volume collects the early 1960s adventures of the Flash, including the
Scarlet Speedster’s battles against Mirror Master, Abra Kadabra, Captain Boomerang, Gorilla Grodd and many more! This title also features the pivotal Silver Age story “The Flash of Two Worlds,” which introduced the idea of the multiverse to DC Comics! Collects THE FLASH #117-132.
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 424 pg, FC, $29.99 US

TITANS VOL. 2: MADE IN MANHATTAN TP
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND and MINKYU JUNG
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
As Wally West and the Titans adjust to their new lives in New York City and investigate a new threat, a mysterious company called Meta Solutions comes to the forefront. Who are they? And what stunning discovery will the Titans make about their new foe? Collects issues #7-10, TITANS ANNUAL #1 and stories from DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL.
On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 152 pg, FC, $16.99 US

“Finish Line” Images

The season finale of The Flash airs this week, so the final fight with Savitar and Killer Frost is coming down to the wire. The CW has released a new poster for the episode “Finish Line” (which you can see at left), and some still images from the finale as well. The images are available at BeautifulBallad.org.

It was announced recently that the show will remain in its usual day and timeslot next season, while Arrow will be moved to Thursdays at 9 PM.

Looking forward to the finale? What do you hope to see happen in it, and then beyond into Season Four?

“The Button” Finale – Review of THE FLASH #22

Recognize that guy on the cover? I sure do! The one, the only…wait, the real question is, does anyone else recognize him? No, I don’t mean you, the wonderful followers of Speedforce.org…I mean does anyone else in today’s DCU recognize…him? That’s just one revelation as some of the mysteries of REBIRTH are confirmed in this issue of THE FLASH! Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!

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