DC has released covers and slightly more detailed descriptions of the 1980s and 1990s-themed Retroactive Flash specials in their August solicitations, along with the official info on the “Road to Flashpoint” collection.
DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ’80S #1
Written by WILLIAM MESSNER-LOEBS
Art and cover by GREG LAROCQUE
From the minds that brought you the Scarlet Speedster’s adventures in the 1980s comes a brand new adventure from that exciting era, along with a classic tale from that same decade.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
This cover should put to rest any question about which Flash is starring in this issue.
DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ’90S #1
Written by BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art and cover by MIKE BOWDEN
During the ’90s, Wally West took the title “The Fastest Man Alive” to a whole new level. Join the the writer who turned the sidekick into a hero in his own right for another race against evil, along with a classic tale from that decade.
ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 17 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
At the time DC solicited the 1970s special, they didn’t have a cover yet and posted style guide art instead.
THE FLASH: THE ROAD TO FLASHPOINT HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL and SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
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!
This hardcover collection of THE FLASH #8-12 leads up to FLASHPOINT, the biggest comic-book event for summer 2011!
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 128 pg, FC, $22.99 US