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“Color of Fear” Part Two: Review of THE FLASH #24

Okay, I’m in for this one. The “Color of Fear” story arc ramps up considerably in the second installment, with some huge implications for the Flash family (and some nods to the past as well). Long time flash fans will appreciate this one – and new fans will enjoy it as well, in another excellent issue of THE FLASH. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!


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“The Color of Fear” Part One – Review of THE FLASH #23

There are some upside-down and backward things happening in this issue. We start with a look in the 25th Century at the Flash Museum, where they celebrate The Flash’s best friend and ally…and it’s not who you think. That being said, we do have a visit from one of Barry’s true best friends, and the return of…well, you’ll need to follow us after the jump for more!


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Barry and Hal’s First Meeting in the New 52 – On the Road to…Arena World? (Review of Flash Annual #2)

Flash Annual #2 (via Comic Vine)This is a book Flash and Green Lantern (at least Hal) fans have been waiting for since the start of the New 52 – just how did these two meet?  What kind of adventure would bring these two together?  How in the world would a very by-the-book Barry and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants Hal get along?  We find all that and more in The Flash Annual #2!


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Flash Annual #2 First Look

DC has a preview of its July annuals, including Flash Annual #2, shipping July 31. The main story by Brian Buccellato and Sami Basri guest-stars Green Lantern, looking back at the first meeting (in new 52 continuity) of Hal Jordan and Barry Allen. Judging by the preview page, they don’t start off very well. (Do two heroes ever meet for the first time and start by, you know, working together?)

On a related note, last week Newsarama interviewed Nicole Dubuc about her back-up story in the book, about “a man who has lost his wife in a fire — and he blames the Flash for not saving her.”

Flash Annual #2 Preview Page

Annotations: The Trial of the Flash, #332 – “Defend The Flash…and Die?”

Welcome to the latest installment in our annotations of the collected edition of The Trial of the Flash!  We analyzed related stories leading up to the summer 2011 release of Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash.  In addition, we interviewed author Cary Bates about the buildup and the Trial itself, plus showed you what wasn’t included in the collection.  Are you ready, Batman?

IN THIS ISSUE:  Carmine Infantino vs. Dave Gibbons – you decide!  Plus, Legal…Vultures?

Links to original artwork, scans and research are included throughout this post.  For legal analysis of the story by Bob Ingersoll, go here.  Tom vs. Flash took on this issue here.  See you after the jump!

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Flash(back): Animated Anthem

This is the intro for the Flash segments that ran during the Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967-1968). Filmation produced three Flash cartoons in which the Flash and Kid Flash battled original evildoers including a giant mutated bug (The Chemo Creature, seen here), a mad scientist in a robot suit (Professor Crag), and an alien speedster (The Blue Bolt). Sadly, he didn’t actually “conquer the barriers of time and space” in any of the segments they produced.

Warner Bros. released all the non-Superman/Aquaman sequences on DVD a few years back, and I reviewed the set a couple of months after this blog went online.

Even setting aside the image quality, you can see that it’s a very different style from modern shows like Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice, or even Super-Friends. Continue reading