FLASH QUESTION: Where is he? And when? Can Hot Pursuit save him in time for Bart to help Barry?
FLASHPOINT: KID FLASH LOST #2
Written by STERLING GATES
Art by OLIVER NOME
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale JULY 27 • 2 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The cover motif continues from the first issue, with Bart Allen falling toward a cityscape.
Spoilers if you’re trade-waiting Flash: The Road to Flashpoint, but if you’ve read The Flash #9, you know that…
Collected Editions spotted a number of late-2011 DC collections last week, including Flash Vol. 2: The Road to Flashpoint, on Amazon’s schedule for November 1. Since Amazon gets its books on Tuesdays, that means the collection is likely to hit comic shops on the previous Wednesday, October 26.
Vol. 1: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues contained issues #1-7 (and the story from The Flash Secret Files 2010). DC has stated that they’re ending The Flash at #12, though they’ve solicited #13 as the conclusion of “The Road to Flashpoint,” and it’s still on their website. It looks like this volume will cover either Flash #8-12 or Flash #8-13. If the latter, the main story will be bracketed by two Reverse-Flash specials.
DC has released seven covers over at The Source today, including this Scott Kolins piece for the upcoming Flash #11, due at the end of April.
On a related note, Flash #10 is scheduled for April 13, featuring the Francis Manapul cover originally set for #9 and a Yildiray Cinar variant.
This week sees the release of The Flash #9, the first issue of the series’ second story arc,”The Road to Flashpoint,” and the hardcover collection of “The Dastardly Death of the Rogues.”
The Flash #9
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:10 Variant cover by SCOTT KOLINS
BRIGHTEST DAY rushes forward! Now, make way for Hot Pursuit – the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force! He’s here to make sure no one breaks the speed limit – hero or villain! And just wait until you see whose face is under Hot Pursuit’s helmet…
DC released a preview last week. Francis Manapul returns as regular artist with this issue. (And speaking of Francis Manapul, did you catch our interview with him last week?)
Flash: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues
Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL and SCOTT KOLINS; Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
The Fastest Man Alive must solve the murder of one of his greatest villains and protect his other foes from an elusive killer in this hardcover pulled from THE FLASH #1-6 and THE FLASH SECRET FILES 2010!
Racing out of BLACKEST NIGHT, The Flash returns to his life in Central City – but when one of his Rogues Gallery of foes turns up murdered under mysterious circumstances, it’s up to The Fastest Man Alive to solve this bizarre crime and protect those who are targeted by the elusive killer.
DC Universe 208pg. Color Hardcover $19.99 US
Today’s guest post is the fifth in a series of interviews by Greg Elias on The Art of Speed.
Since the launch of the latest ongoing Flash series last summer, artist Francis Manapul has illustrated some of the most elaborate speed sequences in the character’s history. Teamed with Writer/DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and colorist Brian Buccellato, Manapul came to the Flash title following runs on Legion of Super-Heroes and Adventure Comics, as well as two issues of Superman/Batman. His work is instantly recognizable: deceptively simple and atmospheric, at once well-suited to the tone of Johns’ Flash stories and unlike any artist to previously work on the title. Together with Johns, he has set the pace for a renewed Central City and the feel of this Flash book.
With his first six issues, The Dastardly Death of the Rogues, collected for release on February 15, Manapul is set to begin his next chapter on February 9 with Flash #9. This story is billed as a lead-in to the upcoming Flashpoint event, and features the debut of Hot Pursuit, a new speedster first revealed in the final pages of Flash #6.
We spoke with the Manapul via email, where he revealed some of the building blocks for his Flash, including super-speed innovations and previously unseen designs for Hot Pursuit!