This week brought us not one, but TWO books featuring the Scarlet Speedster! In THE FLASH #63 we continue Force Quest, while in THE FLASH ANNUAL we witness the return of Godspeed…along with a VERY special guest star! Both are well worth the read for any Flash fan, though you may need a box of tissues handy for part of the stories. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
DC still hasn’t told us much about the upcoming Young Justice title for DC’s new ‘Wonder Comics’ imprint, but they’ve released some neat new art of Bart Allen and his teammates. The series will be written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Patrick Gleason, and will debut in January 2019.
I’m glad to see Bart looking happy and carefree again. What do you guys think of the promo art and costume designs?
I finally found this picture again so I could scan it: Costume design for Princess Anna of Arrendelle, aka Impulse.
Background: The four-year-old was watching Frozen for the 538th time, and I found myself thinking of Paul Hostetler’s Disney Princess Justice League from The Line is is Drawn.
Watching Anna go from half-asleep to fully dressed and running around the castle in two seconds, I remarked, “You know, they should have made Anna the Flash instead of Rapunzel.”
Katie and I looked at each other, and she replied, “No…Impulse!” A few viewings later, she drew a costume design.
I was going to post a different cover tonight, but then I noticed Bart saying “Sweet Christmas!” on this one. With the recent Luke Cage casting announcement, it seemed appropriate.
Have a merry Christmas if you celebrate it, or just enjoy your day if you don’t. And check out our gallery of Flash Christmas covers through the years.
The current Weekend Hashtag Project on Instagram is #WHPtakebackflash. The idea is to use the flash on your phone camera…but the double meaning was too good to pass up.
Sorry I missed the regular “Out This Week” column, on a week that actually featured a new Flash issue no less. Since that’s already covered (and reviewed!), I’ll just focus on the digital backlist: Impulse #88 by Todd Dezago, Carlo Barberi and Terry Austin.
Reality has been restored to normal, but one thing remains from the time when Impulse held the cosmic powers of Bedlam: He knows where (and when) his mother and his best friend Carol went after the events of Dark Tomorrow. He speeds into the 63rd century to find they’re playing the most dangerous game show on an alien world…but the ringmasters have decided a speedster would be an even better star for this deadly reality series!
This is the second to last issue of Impulse. Within a few weeks, the entire series (minus annuals) will be available digitally.