“Tilted Mistakes” Review of SPEED FORCE #4

This mini-series is picking up steam as we get to the penultimate issue (could we make this an ongoing please?). It’s Wallace West and Avery Ho against…Conner Kent? Yes, the battle has gotten even more dangerous as the Symphonee app threatens to take over the world. Meanwhile, we will finally get the story behind it all – how this evil plot came together in the first place. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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Speed Force #4 Preview

DC has posted several preview pages from next week’s issue of Speed Force, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. The preview features the showdown between Wallace and a controlled Superboy, as well as the past inspiration for the Fiddler’s recent rise to infamy. Check it out at the link!

 

SPEED FORCE #4
Written by JARRETT WILLIAMS
Art by DANIELE DI NICUOLO
Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Variant cover by LEIRIX
Black History Month variant cover by NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 2/13/24
Just as our young speedsters inch closer to uncovering the secret location behind the musical mayhem affecting Keystone and Central Cities, someone’s taken control of Connor, and he’s coming for Avery and Wallace. Also, someone’s about to have a…sing-off? The breakaway hit continues!

“Top Priority” Review of THE FLASH #5

What is your top priority? For Wally, it seems that everything is his top priority…after all, he’s THE FLASH! But, what does that mean for his son Jai, the one who does NOT have super-speed? Jay has a connection to the Speed Force, but his powers seem to cause him more trouble than anything else. That’s especially true as his powers continue to evolve…and that’s part of the deal in this issue. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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Flash #5 Preview

DC has posted several preview pages from next week’s issue of The Flash, and you can see them at Adventures In Poor Taste. The preview gives us a good look at what’s going on with Jai these days, and he seems to be going through a rough time regarding his powers and emotions. Check it out at the link!

 

THE FLASH #5
Written by SI SPURRIER
Art and cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Variant covers by MIKE DEODATO JR. and JAMES STOKOE
1:25 variant cover by WERTHER DELL’EDERA
1:50 variant cover by MATT TAYLOR
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 1/23/24
As Wally West’s powers continue to evolve beyond his understanding, another confrontation with the Stillness makes the group wonder if they are here to protect Earth with the Flash, or from him. While Wally seeks out the Resident for answers, Jai has a secret he really needs to tell his Dad, and Jai’s quest to find Wally brings him into the heart of the horrors affecting Central City!

DC’s April 2024 Solicitations

DC has posted their full complement of solicitations for April 2024, and here are all the ones relating to the Flash. That month sees the debut of a William Messner-Loebs Flash Omnibus, a reprinted collection many people have wanted for a long time. It seems like it may be the first of two volumes. Plus, Speed Force and Wally West’s solo series continue that month, and there’s also a Flash annual as well.

You can read the solicitations in their entirety at Adventures In Poor Taste.

THE FLASH #8
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Art and cover by RAMON PEREZ
Variant covers by LEIRIX and MATT TAYLOR
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 4/23/24
The Stillness’s prayers have been answered, and with the help of someone very familiar to Wally West, the next stage of their plan is enacted… meanwhile, where is Wally, and what has the Resident done with him?

THE FLASH 2024 ANNUAL #1
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Art by A.L. KAPLAN
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Variant cover by DANIEL BAYLISS
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 4/30/24
With Wally West M.I.A., Central City needs help dealing with all the bizarre new threats that have arisen, so thankfully, Wallace West, Avery Ho, and Circuit Breaker are here to help. But can they count on Barry Allen, who is having a crisis of his own?

SPEED FORCE #6
Written by JARRETT WILLIAMS
Art by DANIELE DI NICUOLO
Cover by TAURIN CLARKE
Variant cover by ELEONORA CARLINI
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 4/9/24
The young speedster team has found the source of the missing scientists— but is it too late to turn back the tide of brainwashed teens?

TITANS #10
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by LUCAS MEYER
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Variant covers by BRADLEY WALKER and DANIEL BAYLISS
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 4/16/24
The Titans are committed to helping humanity, whether humanity believes in them or not. The team is fighting on several fronts, but they refuse to back down. They refuse to buckle under overwhelming pressure. But are the Titans being manipulated? Are they on the wrong side of a conflict that could consume the world?

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #11
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by MIKEL JANÍN
Variant cover by TONY HARRIS
Variant cover by TRAVIS MERCER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 4/16/24
As Huntress pushes to recruit the Harlequin’s Son, the Legionnaire enacts his plans against the JSA! What does this mean for the future of the world’s first superteam?!

DC’S SPRING BREAKOUT!
Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN, CAMERON CHITTOCK, JOEY ESPOSITO, MORGAN HAMPTON, PATRICK R. YOUNG, TOM KRAJEWSKI, MIKE BARR, and more!
Art by KENYA DANINO, VASCO GEORGIEV, PAUL PELLIETIER, NICO BASCUÑÁN, and more!
Cover by JOHN TIMMS
Batman variant cover by DAN MORA
Harley variant cover by DAN MORA
$9.99 US | 80 pages | Variant $9.99 US (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 4/30/24
Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, Harley is breaking King Shark out of Belle Reve prison…all is right in the DCU as both heroes and villains face all sorts of different spring breaks. Breaking out of a coffin? Lex Luthor has that covered. Spring break training? Send in Superman! Breaking out of your shell? Batman and Mr. Freeze explore that possibility through a connection in their shared past. Breaking down a worthy adversary? Katana and her sword of souls might just be able to tackle that. And it wouldn’t be a spring break without a Teen Titans beach trip! All these and more in DC’s Spring Breakout!—eight breakout stories to put a spring in your step (is there a zit breakout story? You’ll have to read to find out!)

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by BOB HANEY
Art and cover by BRUNO PREMIANI
Blank sketch cover
Foil variant cover by BRUNO PREMIANI (5.99 US)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 4/9/24
Before they were Teen Titans they were kid sidekicks, but in this seminal issue Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Robin first come together and work as a team. Join the future Titans as they face “The Thousand-and-One Dooms of Mr. Twister” in this full-facsimile reprint of the 1964 classic that started it all.

THE FLASH BY WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS AND GREG LaROCQUE OMNIBUS VOL. 1
Written by WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS and MIKE BARON
Art by GREG LaROCQUE, BUTCH GUICE, and others
Cover by GREG LaROCQUE
$125.00 US | 986 pages | 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″ | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-581-9
ON SALE 6/18/24
Following the death of Barry Allen, Wally West will don the red suit and become the new Fastest Man Alive. Kid Flash no more, Wally must pave his own path forward and live up to the legacy of the man who saved the universe.
Collects The Flash #1-28, The Flash Annual #1-3, Manhunter #8-9, Secret Origins Annual #2, and pages from Invasion! #2-3, featuring over a dozen never-before-collected issues.

JLA YEAR ONE
Written by MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by BARRY KITSON, MARK PROPST, and JOHN STOKES
Cover by BARRY KITSON
$29.99 US | 336 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-594-9
ON SALE 6/11/24
Today, the Justice League of America is legendary—the greatest superhero team ever established. But a decade ago, the League’s founders were just five individual crime-fighters. Then, a threat too large for just one hero brought them all together, setting the foundation for the most famous team-up of all time.
Acclaimed storytellers Mark Waid (Kingdom Come), Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes) take the JLA back to its roots in this fan-favorite storyline. Collects JLA Year One #1-12, with an introduction by Mark Waid.

TITANS VOL. 1: OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by NICOLA SCOTT
$16.99 US | 120 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-512-3
ON SALE 6/4/24
The Justice League has fallen and only the Titans can save us now!
In the aftermath of Dark Crisis, the world is without a Justice League. Nightwing is determined to step out from his mentor’s shadow and lead his former teen teammates to be the world’s foremost superheroes, protecting all humanity. Nightwing vows to operate openly and with full transparency among his team and allies. But already the Titans are at odds with the powerful Amanda Waller, Borneo is on fire, and the Church of Blood has been reborn. When the Flash is found dead in Titans Tower, it’s a wake-up call for the whole team—can they really handle this much responsibility? Or are they in over their titanic heads?
Titans: Out of the Shadows brings together the titanic team of Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Batman: One Bad Day) and Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman: Year One). Expect thrills, chills, and pools of blood spills as the Titans attack from out of the shadows! Collects Titans #1-5.

NIGHTWING VOL. 5: TIME OF THE TITANS
Written by TOM TAYLOR and C.S. PACAT
Art by TRAVIS G. MOORE, BRUNO REDONDO, JULIO FERREIRA, and more
Cover by BRUNO REDONDO and ADRIANO LUCAS
$24.99 US | 184 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-523-9
ON SALE 6/25/24
The Titans of Blüdhaven!
After the events of Dark Crisis, it’s now Dick’s time to lead…so Nightwing and the Titans unite to become the premier league in the DC Universe and move their base of operations to Blüdhaven. But before they can even settle in, they must confront the demon of darkness, Neron, along with the murderous Grinning Man. Will the team survive a battle through the depths of hell itself?
Plus, while Nightwing continues to mentor Jon Kent (a.k.a. Superman), they use their detective skills to track down who’s behind the circus murders. And that person may be connected to Dick Grayson…
Collects Nightwing #101-105.

DARK CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE, JIM CHEUNG, JACK HERBERT, and more
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ
$19.99 US | 320 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-518-5
ON SALE 5/28/24
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Can these heroes step up to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop a darkness greater than anything they’ve ever faced? From Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere, this blockbuster event picks up story threads from the classic Crisis on Infinite Earths while also planting the seeds for the Dawn of DC! Collects Justice League #75 and Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #0-7.

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. GODZILLA VS. KONG
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE and TOM DERENICK
Cover by DAN MORA
$29.99 US | 264 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-77952-529-1
ON SALE 6/25/24
“I know how to take Superman and the Justice League off the board. Forever.”—Lex Luthor
How do you destroy the Justice League? The question has been plaguing Lex Luthor and his Legion of Doom since the two titanic groups first came to blows. When confronted with the colossal entities of Skull Island, Lex believes he’s found the answer to their eternal question.
It’s Superman vs. Godzilla, Wonder Woman vs. Behemoth, Green Lantern vs. Scylla, Batman vs. Camazotz, and Supergirl vs. Kong in this all-out battle for the fate of the DC Universe. Can Superman stand up to the power of Godzilla? Can Lex Luthor harness the primal forces of Skull Island? It’s time to find out the answers to these questions and more!
Acclaimed writer Brian Buccellato (Injustice) and bestselling artist Christian Duce (Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point) bring the cataclysmic crossover event of the year as the DC Universe clashes with Legendary’s MonsterVerse. Collects Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1-7.

DARK CRISIS: YOUNG JUSTICE
Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN
Art by LAURA BRAGA
Cover by MAX DUNBAR and LUIS GUERRERO
$16.99 US | 152 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-517-8
ON SALE 6/11/24
Crises have always had devastating impacts on the heroes that make up Young Justice, and Dark Crisis will hit them even harder. Tim Drake, Impulse, and Superboy go missing during the Justice League’s funeral. The only person concerned enough to find them? Cassie Sandsmark, a.k.a. Wonder Girl. But…the three boys aren’t on this Earth anymore…they’re on the world of their dreams, one they may never want to leave! Who is giving them everything they want, and what do they expect from our heroes? Presenting the next evolution in this generation of heroes’ story from the epic creative team of Meghan Fitzmartin and Laura Braga. Collects Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1-6.

“The Waiting Game” Review of JAY GARRICK: THE FLASH #4

THIS is how “The Dawn of DC” should be handled across the DC lineup! I’ve enjoyed every issue so far…but this issue may be the best one so far. How did Judy get her speed? For that matter, how did Jay get his speed – you may learn some new details. And just what has this bad guy got up his sleeve? Just a quick recommendation – GO BUY THIS SERIES! Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!

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