First up, we have a brand new DC Collectibles 6″ action figure line called DC Icons. Not only will the series be featuring characters and designs from the New 52 but they will also be mining the classics; In the second wave, due out in Late 2015/Early 2016 we can expect to find Barry Allen circa the Crisis on Infinite Earths and featuring a brand new Cosmic Treadmill!
Roberto Vindell sent in pictures of his custom gold Flash ring.
I’m a huge flash fan, and I’ve always wanted a ring like Barry’s. So I collected all my old gold, and my mom took it to Nicaragua along with my plastic flash ring that I got with issue 1 of Barry’s relaunch. The jeweler did an amazing job duplicating it for me. It came out awesome and I never take it off! I feel like the Flash now!
We just received an email from Joey Forlini the winner of Speed Force and Arroba Silver’s Design and Win Your Own Flash Ring Contest that we cosponsored a few months back. He just received the final result of his custom Flash ring design and sent us some great pictures:
Wow. A great design turned into a fantastic piece of jewelry. We have not received word about when the ring will be available for ordering but we will definitely keep you all updated. In the meantime you can check out the Arroba Silver website HERE. Officially licensed by DC Comics to sell DC Comic-related jewelry, Arroba Silver has a wide variety of rings, earrings and even cufflinks inspired by the world’s greatest superheroes and most notorious supervillains (except for the Rogues who are horribly underrepresented and don’t like being called supervillains). They are still offering readers of Speed Force a 10% discount on any order. Go to Arrobasilver.com, pick your items, enter code: GA001 during checkout, and save 10%.
For all that entered, followed the contest, and check out this site, thank you again for all the support. You helped make this contest a huge success and we hope to get something like it going again sometime soon. (I know we keep saying that but I promise something awesome is coming up)
Oh and before I forget Joey also sent me an flashtastic picture of a smart car his local comic shop owner had customized to promote his store, The 4th Wall:
You can visit the store’s online website, HERE. Based in Canada, they aim to make comics as accessible as possible by bringing a friendly atmosphere for new and old readers to their store. Plus they price all of their books at U.S. prices. So if you are in Canada and looking to save a few bucks drop by. You might still be able to see that car too.
Pictured in the photo is our contest winner, Joey Forlini.
Thanks for reading.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the Design and Win Your Own Flash Ring Contest will be ending at the end of the day, 4/19/2010. All entries must be in by 12:00am Pacific Time to be counted and sent on to ArrobaSilver for the final judging of the contest.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone and I wish all of the current entrants good luck in the contest. The winner will be announced in the very near future and I will keep you all posted on the date.
Thanks again for all the great entries we have received thus far and remember you still have until 12:00am Pacific Time to get those last entries in.
You can find the rest of the contest details HERE
Thank you for your understanding. Any further inquiries can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. ArrobaSilver is still offering 10% off for all readers of Speedforce.org. They have a plethora of officially licensed Flash and Justice League Rings and other jewelry available. Enter GA001 at checkout to apply the discount.
With only two weeks left in the contest, I’d like to take some time to highlight some of the entries we’ve received so far and will all be passed on to Arrobasilver for consideration:
Ryan cleverly combined elements of the Blue Lantern and The Flash:
While Adam Komar from Conroe, TX had the interests of those conflicted between light and dark in mind with his concept:
Cape Sandlin incorporated a variation of The Flash logo itself into a modest but visually stunning piece of work:
And Aaron Rivin Rivin took a more traditional approach to his concept: [Edit: Images removed because they were plagiarized (see comments).]
Kevin Allen from Rochester, MI described his concept as: “This is a ring he would wear when giving an interview, or at the opening of a new wing of the Flash Museum. It is a ring he would only take out for super important events. As such, it takes some of the elements of his normal ring, but also adds a few style choices to make it look more regal and important.”
And Joey Forlini delivers with a simple yet engaging piece framed with elements of The Fastest Man Alive.
And that’s only a few of the great submissions we have so far. Thanks for all the entries. I look forward to seeing even more of all your great work, so get those submissions in while you still can. You can visit the Official Contest Page HERE for details on submissions and such.
UPDATE: The show is no longer available at wb.com, but is now on CW Seed.
The Flash TV series is a favorite of mine from back when I was just a little guy. My dad was a huge fan of sci-fi tv series, and we used to flip back and forth from The Flash to the Simpsons way back in the day. A few years later my sister would let me rent out the old Flash series from Erol’s, as they carried two VHS of the series, The Flash and The Flash II: Revenge of The Trickster. I found both to be highly entertaining and watched them numerous times with captive eyes. I believe a third one was released later on but I never got a chance to watch it.
At this point in my collection I had only one Flash action figure with which I could act out his adventures with. It was made by Toy Biz and had an action feature that made his arms move when you wound the mechanism on it’s back. I believe these were the immediate successors of the Super Powers Collection Action figures and even had a knock-off quality when compared to them. I had a slew of X-Men action figures so they pulled double-duty as villains. Fun times.
When they finally released the The Flash on DVD back in January of 2006, I was there at Best Buy first thing in the morning to pick it up. I was not disappointed. Well except for the mixed up episodes and the reports of some discs not working correctly. But the show had high production values, a cool suit, a solid cast, and cameos from some future Hollywood mainstays (Angela Bassett and Richard Belzer). Like many first seasons of series it had it’s ups and downs. Many of which are showcased at Crimsonlightning.com, which ran a regular feature reviewing each episode of the show. Although I have to disagree with their review of Sins of The Father, personally that’s one of my favorites. I love the dice scene and the quick change costume scene towards the end. Pure Awesome.
Despite it’s low points the show was the first time that we really had a serious portrayal of a mainstream comics character in live action on TV and it was decently faithful.
I would love to see a live action Flash series (or better yet movie) in this day and age, but we will have to settle for this show in the meantime. We Flash fans have been doing a lot of settling though lately. I can only hope that with DC putting the spotlight back on The Flash in the DC Universe, we will see The Flash take the spotlight in other media as well.
If you missed it up top you can watch free episodes of The Flash here. Feel free to come back and leave some thoughts for us on the series and any memories you may have of it.
Credit: Dustin Fletcher for the link.
Also Speedforce.org and Arrobasilver.com’s Design and Win Your Own Flash Ring Contest is in full swing! So feel free to check out the page and send your entry in today! There is little over a month remaining in the contest and we have some great entries so far. Keep ’em coming!