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Digital Discount on Morrison/Millar Flash

ComiXology is doing a major discount sale on comics by Grant Morrison this week, including two collections of Flash covering 12 issues from 1998-1999 co-written by Morrison and Mark Millar with art by Paul Ryan and Pop Mhan. Emergency Stop and The Human Race are available for $4.99 each (down from $10.99).

In addition to the two title stories (in which Wally faces a sentient supervillain costume, solves his own murder, and races against his childhood imaginary friend for the fate of the Earth), they also include a Mirror Master story, a Jay Garrick solo story, the story introducing the Black Flash (a manifestation of death for speedsters), a courtroom drama guest-starring Green Lantern and Green Arrow, and an updated version of Flash of Two Worlds set in the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths timeline.

Green Arrow/Flash Digital Sale at ComiXology

We’re less than 24 hours from the US premiere of The Flash Season 2 and Arrow Season 4, and ComiXology has a tie-in sale. Digital collections are discounted up to 70% off.

They have the first five New 52 Flash collections (the whole Manapul/Buccellato run), plus the two volumes of the 2010 Brightest Day relaunch and, interestingly, the two volumes from 2006-2007 featuring Bart Allen as the Flash: Lightning in a Bottle and Full Throttle.

Now’s your chance to pick up “The Dastardly Death of the Rogues” or catch up on the New 52 Flash.

Digital Discount: Trial of the Flash in Convergence Sale

wpid-flash-340-trial-begins.jpgQuick note: ComiXology is running a Convergence Week 3 sale featuring DC comics from the 1980s. If you scroll way down to the end, you’ll find The Flash #340-350, featuring the famous (or is it infamous) “Trial of the Flash” story that wrapped up the pre-Crisis series starring Barry Allen.

After releasing two issues a week for several months, DC hasn’t added any new Flash issues to their digital backlist since the big Flash 500 sale in March. Maybe we’ll see more after Convergence?

Massive Flash 500 Sale at ComiXology

Flash 500 Sale (ComiXology)

To celebrate the Flash’s 75th Anniversary, DC and ComiXology are holding a gigantic sale with ~500 digital comics at 99¢ each — including many that are new to the digital backlist!

  • Flash (New 52 series) starring Barry Allen: complete including annuals, zero, etc.
  • Flash (1959) starring Barry Allen: 74 issues including #105-155 and scattered issues later in the run, 21 of which are newly digitized this week.
  • Flash (1987) starring Wally West: complete run (they’ve finally filled in the missing 5 issues from #226-230), not including annuals
  • Flash (2010) starring Barry Allen: complete run.
  • Flash: Rebirth
  • Flash: The Fastest Man Alive starring Bart Allen complete run (first time online)
  • Flashpoint, Citizen Cold, Kid Flash Lost and Reverse Flash.
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths
  • Flash: Season Zero set in the TV continuity (which, to be honest, is already 99¢ an issue)
  • JLA: Year One
  • Flash/Green Lantern: Brave and the Bold starring Barry Allen and Hal Jordan (new online)
  • Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion
  • Final Crisis: Rogues Revenge (new online)
  • Blackest Night: The Flash

Plus scattered single issues, some of them newly available digitally, including:

  • Flash Comics #1 (first appearance of Jay Garrick)
  • Showcase #4 (first appearance of Barry Allen)
  • All the Superman/Flash races
  • The “Dead Heat” crossover issues of Impulse
  • Flash Plus Nightwing
  • The first arc of the New 52 Justice League
  • The Legends of the DC Universe 3-parter starring Barry Allen (a great melding of the CSI and superhero sides of his life)
  • Secret Origins issues featuring the Rogues and the Flash
  • Speed Force
  • Flash Spectacular 1978
  • Team-up issues of DC Comics Presents, Brave and the Bold, and Booster Gold (including the issue that IIRC is the source of the Rainbow Raider “I believe in me!” panel).

There’s so much stuff here, and so much new stuff, that I can’t get too upset at them for not adding more Golden Age comics even though the Flash whose 75th anniversary is being celebrated is Jay Garrick. (They did at least make a point of including some of his guest spots in the Silver Age collection.)

The sale runs through March 16. Check it out – if you want to read some classic (or recent) Flash comics, now’s a good time to look.

Update: ComicsAlliance has a list of recommendations, since you probably don’t have a spare $495 lying around to buy the full set. Though somehow they left out Flash #54, “Nobody Dies.”

Digital Flash Sale on ComiXology: 99-cent issues & completing the set

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As anticipated, ComiXology has launched a digital Flash sale timed with today’s launch of the Flash TV Show.

Collections from Flash: Rebirth onward are discounted, plus the following series are being offered at only 99 cents an issue (typical back issue price at ComiXology is $1.99):

  • Flash (Barry Allen New 52/2011-present) #1-30 (excluding annuals)
  • Flash (Barry Allen 2010-2011) full series
  • Flash: Rebirth
  • Flashpoint
  • Flash (Wally West 1987-2009) #1-225 (excluding annuals, #0, #1/2 and #1,000,000)

Regarding that last item: DC has been slowly adding every issue of the series to their online library after pushing key issues in earlier sales. This summer they stopped at the end of the Geoff Johns/Scott Kolins run at #200 and jumped completely over the Johns/Howard Porter run to fill in the last 10 issues by Tom Peyer/Freddie Williams and Alan Burnett/art committee — then stopped adding anything else. At the time I’d hoped that DC was merely waiting for the Flash TV show launch for a major event, and it turns out that was the case!

The Wally West Flash series is now almost complete digitally! None of the annuals are up yet, and they’re still missing five issues from #226-230, between the end of Geoff Johns’ run and the One Year Later relaunch with Bart Allen as the Flash. To be honest I can see why they’d be missed — there’s a one-issue fill-in story (that literally had been written and drawn years before and kept on file in case an issue ran late, back when DC still did that) and a four-part editorial wrap-up story that tried to bring things full circle with Vandal Savage’s return. Also missing: the Wizard #1/2 issue that featured the Trickster and led into Rogue War. I can imagine the reprint rights might be complicated with that one.

Not included in the sale, but also available online:

  • Flash: Season Zero (TV tie-in, already 99 cents per issue)
  • Flash (New 52) newer issues and annuals
  • Flash (Wally West, 1987-2009) #231-247
  • Flash (Barry Allen, 1959-1986) handful of issues scattered around, plus the Trial from #340-350.
  • Blackest Night: The Flash
  • Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion
  • Impulse (complete excluding annuals)

Now if we can just get them to fill in those last few issues and the annuals for Wally West, then get serious about the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Barry Allen series.

The 1990 Flash 50th Anniversary special would also be great to see…and the 1991 Flash TV Special! Now that would be kind of trippy!

Head over to the digital Flash sale on ComiXology.