DC has released the full complement of variant covers for the upcoming milestone issue Flash #750, and you can see them all at Newsarama. There’s a cover to mark each decade of the Flash’s existence, and each one has different artists and is appropriately themed for that decade. Shown at left is the 1940 Jay Garrick cover by Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok, and the 1980 Crisis-themed cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto can be seen below. All the rest can be seen at the link, featuring various Flashes and Flash villains over the years, so be sure to check them out!
Here’s the cover for the next issue of The Flash, which is due out on April 25th. If the image is anything to go by, it looks like there might be some fireworks in the issue. And this will lead into the coming “Flash War” in May.
THE FLASH #45
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON •Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE • Cover by BARRY KITSON • Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
“PERFECT STORM” epilogue! After Wally’s fateful decision, Iris’ health begins to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Barry and the Flash family work at lightning speed to try and find a solution, but tensions between Wally and Barry cause Iris’ condition to continue to worsen!
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
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?
Bleeding Cool has posted some upcoming covers from September, including one for Flash #30 (by Howard Porter) and Titans #15 (Dan Mora). You can see the Flash-related images embedded in this post, and the full group of DC covers are here. The Titans cover is at the end of this post.
Flash writer Joshua Williamson was at Boston Comic Con last weekend, and he talked a bit about upcoming aspects of the Flashverse in general, as well as details about Dark Nights: Metal. Flash fans may find the upcoming tidbits interesting, particularly if they’re fans of Bart Allen:
Discussing The Flash, Williamson brought up Barry’s new negative speed force powers.
“Barry’s a guy who’s always been about the science,” said Williamson. “Now, he’s forced to sort of re-learn everything. In the past, he’d have that lightning coming off of him and it wouldn’t do anything, but now you see it’s destroying the street. And now, a big part of this [upcoming] arc is that he can’t heal anymore. He used to use the speed force to heal, and he became very reliant on his powers to help him with this, and now he can’t do it anymore.”
A fan then asked if there were plans to bring Bart Allen or Conner Kent back.
“We all love those characters,” said Williamson. “I was a big fan of Young Justice, so we do think about those characters all the time. I don’t know if that helps you or not.”
That’s a rather non-committal answer about Bart, but hopefully this means he’s on DC’s radar. It’s something to continue asking them for, at least.
And while we’re here, CBR did an interview with Flash writer Joshua Williamson about his most recent story arc on the book, and specifically about how he sees Eobard Thawne. There he offers some insight into Thawne’s troubled psychology and the development of the story. Check it out, you may find it interesting.
Plus, here’s a look at Barry’s daughter Nora Allen in Justice League #26, courtesy of Comicosity. The two Green Lantern kids are described as having the Allen surname as well, so it’ll be interesting to see what their deal is and how they may be related to Barry. This will presumably be another alternate future, since we were just treated to a glimpse of the potential future Dawn and Don Allen in the Flash series; perhaps history will be changed so Nora and these other kids are never born. We will have to see.
THE FLASH #12
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Setting up THE ROGUES as a team as the next major storyline for the series begins!
• GLIDER takes center stage!
What a gorgeous cover. DC’s August Justice League solicitations are up at The Source. The cover for the Flash Annual was revealed last week.
For the full Annual solicit, plus Kid Flash solo and Jay Garrick’s Earth 2 adventures, follow the jump…