Flash #46 Covers

DC has released the regular and variant covers for Flash #46, which is due out in May, and both are very interesting. At left, you can see the main cover by Dan Panosian, which shows Wally West reacting to scenes from his past (such as Savitar, Zoom, Impulse, and his marriage to Linda) and suggests he may get back more of his memories. And at the end of this post you can see the variant by Francesco Mattina, featuring an intense Zoom in his classic look.

So obviously “Flash War” is going to be difficult for Wally, and it sounds like Zoom is going to put him through the ringer again. What are readers hoping to see happen in the story?

Flash #43 Preview

DC has released the official five-page preview for next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can read it at 13th Dimension. In it, Barry is chased by the mind-controlled members of the Flash Family (and Godspeed), who are the puppets of Grodd because of Barry’s own recklessness. The issue is due out on March 28th.

 

THE FLASH #43
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant covers by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“PERFECT STORM” part five! With the Flash Family hot on his heels, Barry takes the fight to Grodd. If he’s going to survive, he’ll need to steal his powers back and stop Grodd by any means necessary!
On sale MARCH 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“Null and Annoyed” Synopsis

We’ve already seen the trailer, but here’s the official synopsis for the next episode of The Flash, titled “Null and Annoyed”. It’s due to air on April 10th, and is directed by Kevin Smith. This will be the third episode Smith has directed.

“Null and Annoyed” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
DANNY TREJO RETURNS AS BREACHER; KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS — Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) take different approaches to finding the remaining bus metas before DeVoe gets to them. However, Ralph’s cavalier attitude frustrates Barry and the two clash over what it means to be a hero. Meanwhile, Breacher (guest star Danny Trejo) returns to ask Cisco (Carlos Valdes) for a favor. Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Lauren Certo & Kristen Kim (#417). Original air date 4/10/2018.

Looking forward to seeing Danny Trejo again? How about the return of Kevin Smith?

“Flash War” Teaser

Flash writer Joshua Williamson has posted a single preview page of Howard Porter’s art from Flash #47 on Twitter, which he says is the first page from “Flash War”. The issue is due out in May, and obviously features a conflict between Barry and Wally…it seems like the hostility starts right at the beginning of the story.

Are you looking forward to “Flash War”? What do you hope to see happen in it, and to be done with Barry and Wally? Share your thoughts here!

DC June 2018 Solicitations

DC has posted the full complement of solicitations for June 2018, and you can see all the ones relating to the Flash here. There are some changes spinning out of the No Justice event in May, and it seems as though the lineup of the Titans will be changing and may not include Wally West. Plus, there’s a relaunch and new creative team for Justice League, and “Flash War” continues that month. You can read the full list of solicitations at CBR.

THE FLASH #48
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 two! Barry Allen and Wally West are brought to the future to stand trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, but a terrible truth is uncovered when they reach the court—and Wally West is confronted with something he never even realized he lost.
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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

TEEN TITANS SPECIAL #1
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and others
Cover by ROBSON ROCHA and TREVOR SCOTT
Robin, Kid Flash and Red Arrow are sick of the super-hero status quo, and if the adults won’t do anything about it, you’d better believe these teenagers will! Following the shocking events of NO JUSTICE, don’t miss this special oversized issue that sets the stage for a fearless new direction that will change the Teen Titans forever!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 27 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

TITANS SPECIAL #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by PAUL PELLETIER and others
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
It’s the dawn of a new age of TITANS! The events of METAL and NO JUSTICE have left the team in tatters, but a strange new threat has emerged to lead Nightwing to reassemble the Titans with a mix of old blood and new. A rash of metahuman power fluctuations are threatening people around the globe, and only the friends who grew up as superheroes can help those whose powers have grown out of control! It all starts here in this special issue kicking off a bold new direction!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 13 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

THE FLASH/SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL • Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND • Variant cover by IVAN REIS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
When Wally West tries to take down Kilg%re, he’s stunned to find he has an unknown ally who can move just as fast as he can. Dr. Pernell, a brilliant S.T.A.R. Labs scientist, has found a way to power his buggy using the Speed Force. When The Flash agrees to help test the limits of the vehicle in a race, something sends them spiraling out of the Speed Force and into the unknown. They land in a post-apocalyptic future, but Dr. Pernell is gone, leaving only the buggy, which is now sentient. Together with his new anthropomorphic ally, The Flash must find a way to repair the time stream and stop the triple threat of Savitar, Speed Demon Buggy and…Reverse Speed Buggy!
RETRO-SOLICITED • ONE-SHOT • On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art by JIM CHEUNG and MARK MORALES • Cover by JIM CHEUNG • Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Blank variant cover available
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE TOTALITY” part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes…in ways our heroes couldn’t possibly imagine! In this debut issue, 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…
On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

JUSTICE LEAGUE #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ • Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Retailers: This issues will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE TOTALITY” part two! The League faced an impossible decision…and now they must face the consequences! While Martian Manhunter and Batman attempt to recruit an old ally back into the fold, The Flash and Hawkgirl are blindsided by new challenges that could rewrite their mythologies!
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

THE MAN OF STEEL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS • Art by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO • Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Retailers: Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis! RETRO-SOLICITED • On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #24
Written by GENE LUEN YANG • Art by BRENT PEEPLES and MATT SANTORELLI • Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant cover by BERNARD CHANG • Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “Fear the Future”! New Super-Man and the Justice League of China prepare for their final mission, and the fate of the Chinese metahuman future lies in the treacherous realm of ghosts! The team must enter the realm and confront their greatest fears to discover the path forward for their country—and help restore balance to the entire world in the process!
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS BOOK FIVE TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by HOWARD PORTER, PETER SNEJBJERG and others
Cover by HOWARD PORTER and JOHN LIVESAY
The rivalry between The Flash’s original Rogues and the newer Rogues has ignited into a war that may destroy Keystone City and kill the Scarlet Speedster! The Rogues turned heroes get their minds readjusted, thanks to the revived Top, and when both Zoom and his inspiration, Reverse-Flash, turn up, things look bleak for The Flash and his allies! Collects THE FLASH #214-225.
On sale JULY 18 • 336 pg, FC, $24.99 US
ISBN: 978-1-4012-8108-3

ABSOLUTE FLASHPOINT HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANDY KUBERT, SANDRA HOPE and JESSE DELPERDANG • Cover by ANDY KUBERT
The red-hot five-issue miniseries by writer Geoff Johns and artist Andy Kubert returns in a new Absolute edition!
This is Flash Fact: when Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war—but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of the Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! This Absolute edition features a new cover and an introduction by Andy Kubert, plus behind-the-scenes material.
On sale DECEMBER 12 • 272 pg, FC • 8.25” x 12.5” • $75.00 US
ISBN: 978-1-4012-8626-2

TITANS: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT TP
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND, KHOI PHAM, PHIL HESTER, LARRY HAMA, CARLO PAGULAYAN, PAUL PELLETIER and others
Cover by IVAN REIS
When Deathstroke discovers that Wally West’s return holds the key to bringing his 
son back from the dead, he’ll stop at nothing to do just that. Standing in his way? Both the Teen Titans and the Titans! But will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Collects TITANS #11, TEEN TITANS #8, DEATHSTROKE #19-20 and TEEN TITANS: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT SPECIAL #1.
On sale JULY 18 • 136 pg, FC, $16.99 US
ISBN: 978-1-4012-7650-8

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 4 TP
Written by GARDNER FOX
Art by MIKE SEKOWSKY and BERNARD SACHS
Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
In these 1960s adventures, Aquaman, the Atom, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman meet the Justice Society of America from the parallel world known as Earth-2 and battle classic DC villains including Dr. Polaris, the Key and Brainstorm. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31-41.
On sale JULY 11 • 264 pg, FC, $24.99 US
ISBN: 978-1-4012-8061-1

THE NEW TEEN TITANS KID FLASH AND WONDER GIRL MULTI-PART STATUES
BASED ON ART BY GEORGE PÉREZ • SCULPTED BY JOE MENNA
These six-inch scale polyresin statues based on art by George Pérez and sculpted by Joe Menna are suitable to be displayed alone as an expression of your favorite character or combined with Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Wonder Girl and Raven to tell the story of this young superhero team.

KID FLASH STATUE
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered.
Measures Approximately 6.46″ Tall
$80.00 US • On Sale OCTOBER 2018 • Allocations may occur
Final products may differ from images shown
* Approximately 6 units per carton.

“End of the Race” – Review of THE FLASH #42

Grodd has stripped Barry Allen of his powers. All of Central City has been frozen in a moment of time as Grodd continues to take increasing control of the Speed Force, and if he succeeds everyone in Central City will die! Barry is on a desperate hunt for a way to regain his powers…so desperate that he has freed Godspeed from Iron Heights! All of this is coming to a head as we reach Part Four of the “Perfect Storm” arc. Can Barry regain his powers? Will he alienate the entire Flash family in the attempt? And, can anyone stop Grodd? Want to find out more? Follow us after the jump!

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