Strathaar at Comic Bloc reports from Emerald City Comicon:
Sunday conversation or Superman panel today, I’m tired so everything is mixing together, Sattler was asked about Wally West and wtf is up with the backup being dropped. The fan asked where he could get his fix on.
Sattler replied he can’t say details just yet, but in the next little bit they will have an announcement, and they have big plans for Wally that we will enjoy.
In the same thread, Bookwriter sheds some light on the Kid Flash news.
I attended the DC Nation Panel yesterday at Emerald City Comic Con, and an audience member asked if there was still plans for a new Kid Flash monthly. Ian Sattler did not come out and answer the questions, but smiled, winked and nodded his head up and down. We all clapped and cheered.
Finally, Broken Frontier reports from MegaCon:
Flash is the character to watch next with it’s creative team striving to make Barry Allen the premier Flash. It was revealed that early iterations of the new ongoing was almost like a team book with the whole Flash family, but they decided to make it more Barry focused. Didio joked about it being akin to the Hannah Barbara’s Wacky Races. Visions of Dick Dastardly dressed as Zoom danced in my head.
Buried in Pop Culture Zoo’s write-up of DC Nation at Emerald City Comicon this weekend is this line:
A Kid Flash series is still being planned.
Whether it will ever see the light of day, who knows? I suppose anything’s possible. DC is finally launching that Zatanna series they talked about two years ago, Top Cow is doing that Velocity series that was supposed to spin out of 2007’s Pilot Season, and even Teen Titans: Games has finally got a release date after twenty years.
Also of possible interest to Flash fans: the JSA will return to Smallville at the end of this season, and there’s talk of Hal Jordan and possibly Barry Allen having adventures in the distant future.
More coverage at Comics Alliance, and Comic Book Resources, and a good round-up at Robot6.
SpeedsterSite points to this video montage from Emerald City Comicon, which includes clips from the DC Nation Panel in which Ian Sattler announces several tie-in miniseries to this year’s big event, Blackest Night. Pop Culture Zoo describes the panel in detail.
Blackest Night is an 8-issue miniseries, plus stories running through Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps, plus at least six three-issue miniseries.
August sees the launch of the launch (leaked a few days ago) of the following 3-issue minis:
- Blackest Night: Batman
- Blackest Night: Superman
- Blackest Night: Titans
Apparently at the panel, Sattler confirmed three more 3-issue miniseries starting in November:
- Blackest Night: Justice Society of America
- Blackest Night: Wonder Woman
- Blackest Night: Flash
Well, there’s no shortage of dead speedsters to become Black Lanterns, or dead Rogues for that matter — plus the events of Flash: Rebirth seem to be adding to the supply.
This might relate to this bit from Ethan Van Sciver’s interview at Speedster Site:
SS: Also, if Rebirth ships on time, we’ll be done by September. Will we have a Flash ongoing title directly following by the end of the year, or will we have to suffer like we did at the end of Flash #247?
EVS: And you’re incorrect about September, but I can’t announce why yet! Don’t worry, it’s a good thing.
Update: CBR has posted their own write-up of the panel.