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Flash Becomes Death in Justice League: Gods & Men (SDCC 2015)

Justice League Gods and Men

Announced at SDCC on Friday: Geoff Johns is writing a set of one-shots tying into Darkseid War, “Justice League: Gods and Men” with a cover or promo image by past Flash writer/artist Francis Manapul. In Justice League: Gods and Men: The Flash, “The Flash takes on the role of death’s harbinger, the Black Racer. And the beneficiary of his first visit is Aquaman!” Update: It turns out Geoff Johns isn’t actually writing these after all. Update: The series is now called Justice League: Darkseid War, and the issue will be out November 5.

Wait…Geoff Johns is turning Barry Allen into the super-speed avatar of death for an issue of a special series? Didn’t I read this a few years back? Continue reading

SDCC: Reverse Flash Comics

Flash 41 CoverSometimes Comic-Con is a time for major announcements about a comic, and sometimes it’s a time for the writers to remind us of what’s in the plug for the next issue and answer fan questions. That seems to be the case for the Flash comic book this year, as the Venditti/Jensen/Booth/Rapmund team is solidly in the middle of their run, having just started a new story featuring the Reverse Flash.

They did give us a few hints at the “Justice for All” panel, as reported by CBR, but it’s all stuff we already knew or could guess:

“The Flash” is returning to the mystery at the heart of Barry Allen — the death of his mother — with the incoming issue #42. “As Barry deals with the truth of what happened to his mother and tries to get his father out of prison…we’re also seeing Professor Zoom who really doesn’t like the Flash and has some awful, awful plans for him that will play out over the next several issues,” Jensen said. And as this battle rages, the Barry’s father escapes prison with a team of supervillains including Girder.

Incoming is “The Flash Annual” #4 which will tell the secret origin of Zoom and reveal something new about Barry’s powers which has never been seen before.

Flash TV Costume at Comic-Con

DC seems to be saving their comic book Flash news for Friday’s “New DC Universe – Justice For all” panel, and their TV news after Saturday night’s giant WB TV block featuring Arrow, Flash, Gotham, Legends of Tomorrow and Vixen.

But an exhibit on the convention floor has generated a lot of online discussion. Check out this tweet by @FlashTVNews:

It’s part of a display featuring costumes from Arrow and The Flash, including the Reverse-Flash Costume, Captain Cold’s jacket, Jay Garrick’s helmet and more.

The fact that the circle around the Flash emblem is white, rather than red, has a lot of people speculating that the costume is getting a redesign in Season Two. That’s certainly possible…but it’s also possible that they just put up the version of the Future Flash costume that we saw in the time travel section of the Season One finale.

For what it’s worth, the merchandise and promotional material — including Legends of Tomorrow posters, and a booth wall featuring leads from Arrow, Flash, iZombie, Gotham, Supergirl, Lucifer and Legends of Tomorrow — all feature the red circle we saw throughout Season One.


What do you think? Would you like to see the TV show switch to a white symbol for season two, or do you like the distinct look for the character?

Update: At Saturday’s press conference Grant Gustin confirmed that the costume is changing: “That’s a thing, yeah, I shot in the suit on my first or second day of filming in the red emblem. But, yeah, I will be in that suit pretty soon.”

SDCC 2015 Preview Night Reveals!

Comic Con logo

Hey Speed Readers,

As anyone reading this page should know, SDCC 2015 kicks off today, July 9, 2015 with Preview Night. Anyone who has ordered a 4-day pass plus preview and comic book professionals and reporters are allowed a sneak peak at everything a day ahead of the general public. Credit Toynewsi.com for the pics

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