Just a day after announcing the show is being picked up, the CW has launched an official Twitter presence for the Flash TV show, @CW_TheFlash — with a profile teasing Grant Gustin in the mask and a preliminary logo for the show. (via Flash TV News)
DC has released a series of house ads featuring their premier New 52 books. And by “premier” I mean the books that never get canceled for very long: Detective Comics, Action Comics, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash and the Justice League. Newsarama has the gallery.
This gives us a clearer look at the new Flash logo, since our previous view was incorporated into the Flash #2 cover with artistic license and blur effects. (See also: The Flash Logo Through the Years.) Continue reading
Francis Manapul has been posting his art process for The Flash #2 on his Tumblr blog, starting with layouts, moving to the finished drawing, to the finished cover…which you may notice includes the logo!
Here is the finished cover to The Flash #2. I colored the cover in Photoshop. I color my cover on occasion when there is a very specific look I’m going for. This was also the first time I got to play around with the title logo. I wanted to run the electricity on it to make it look like it’s part of the art. Had a lot of fun on this cover.
I’m not sure why, but it makes me think of the Tangent Comics Flash logo…even though it doesn’t look remotely like it. If anything, it’s slightly reminiscent of the design used for All-Star Superman and All-Star Batman & Robin, but even then, only barely. Check out my run-down of the Flash logos throughout the years. It looks like I’m going to be updating it again soon…
Sorry I haven’t been updating much this week. I’ve been busy, and there hasn’t been much Flash news. So, to tide things over a bit, here’s some linkblogging.
The Comic Book Letterheads Museum has been posting headers from The Flash letter columns, including 1988’s Fleet Sheet and 1989’s Speed Reading (where I got the title for this feature). Further back in the archives you can find Flash-Grams from 1970 and 1976.
Multiversity Comics casts a Flash movie. Has anyone else noticed how often Neil Patrick Harris shows up in these lists? (Also: Linda Park as…Linda Park.)
When Words Collide reviews Wednesday Comics in its new hardcover form, concluding that “The Flash is still, by far, the best thing in Wednesday Comics.
Following up on the reader-chosen Greatest Mark Waid Stories Ever Told, Comics Should Be Good got Mark Waid to pick his own list of favorite stories from his work. A lot of the usual suspects still appear, but one of the surprises was Impulse #3, Bart Allen’s first day at school.
Newsarama interviews Geoff Johns and asks him about Flashpoint. As usual, he can’t say more than we already know.
Judging by this cover for Guardians of the Globe #1 (not the joke one with Barack Obama and Harry Potter, the serious one further down), the design has been tweaked a bit for the Invincible spin-off’s resident speedster, Outrun. [Edit: I forgot to include the link when I posted this!]