The New 52 Flash continues to speed onto your bookshelves! Collected Editions spotted a number of upcoming DC collections yesterday, including the Amazon listings for Flash vol.2: Rogues Revolution (HC) and Flash vol.1: Move Forward (TPB). Both are listed for August 20, and if that’s not a placeholder date, that most likely means an August 14, 2013 release in comic shops.*
Here’s how the listing describes the book:
Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. Tapping into the energy field called The Speed Force, he applies a tenacious sense of justice to protect an serve the world as The Flash!
The Flash’s Rogue’s Gallery are back–but they are more powerful than ever and they’re each looking to take down the Fastest Man Alive! Who is behind their sudden organization and why are they also after their former leader, Captain Cold? The Flash must think fast if he can outrun and survive their attack!
It doesn’t say which issues are included, but it clearly includes at least #9-12 plus the Annual. The main question is whether the #0 origin issue will be included at the end of this volume or the beginning of the next. Logically, it might make more sense to group it with “Gorilla Warfare,” though in terms of book structure, it might be better as an epilogue than a prologue. There’s certainly room for it in this one if the 160 page count is correct.
UPDATE: DC’s July/August list is up including both books. Rogues Revolution contains Flash #0, #9-12 and Flash Annual 1.
This is the first mention I can recall of the collection’s title. The issues being collected didn’t have an overarching title, and this one fits — with major changes to the Rogues, and a change in leadership — and calls back to the title of Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge.
*Amazon gets their new releases on the bookstore schedule, which is Tuesdays, so they lag 6 days behind the official release date.