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Aug 28

Kirby on Netflix -


We celebrate Halloween with scary movies, Christmas with sentimental ones. How can we properly celebrate the pomp and bombast of the 97th birthday of the King of the Comics, Jack Kirby?

Good news! If you are a Netflix subscriber, there are plenty of things you can watch that…


Aug 27

Time…and Again (Review of FLASH #34)

Flash 34In this issue of THE FLASH, Barry tracks down the Mashup Killer and the Future Flash travels ever closer to our time! Time is the big theme here…it’s time to try and capture the Mashup Killer, time to revisit Daniel West (who is still doing time), and the Future Flash is still running back through time on his way to our time. Can he save future Wally before he runs out of time?


Barry Allen has figured out the identity of the Mashup Killer, and he goes after this surprising killer as the Flash.  But, the Mashup Killer has a LOT of weapons at his disposal and won’t go quietly into that good night.  During the battle, the Flash’s powers continue to glitch, which is really where the whole Future Flash storyline fits in.  Barry brings Wally and Iris to visit Daniel West in prison, where Daniel tries to turn Wally around…for a fee…

…and we continue to see the Future Flash’s journey back through time as he closes in on the event that will cost Wally his life in the future, and we see more of what happened on that fateful day.  That leads to the setup for a MAJOR battle next issue.

This is an issue where I wish there were a few more pages available.  There are at least three major storylines here and not quite enough pages to truly do them all justice.  One could easily make a full issue out of just the Mashup Killer, much less the development of the New 52 Wally West and the journey of the Future Flash back toward our time.  Still, given the limitations of the normal comics page count, Robert Venditti and Van Jensen did an admirable job moving this story forward (or in the case of Future Flash, backward).  The Mashup Killer tale allows an interesting coda to Forever Evil, with room for more exploration of the theme of “Flash wasn’t here when we needed him” in future issues.  And, we do have a potential turning point in the development of Wally’s character.  As for the Future Flash, things are still coming to us in small page counts but it looks like things are about to get very interesting.  The artwork continues to be excellent with Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund and Andrew Dalhouse handling pencils, inks and colors (respectively).  Again, if only this could have been a bigger page count…but still a good issue overall.

Ed Garrett.

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You Can Now Subscribe or Pre-Order Flash: Season Zero

Flash Season Zero VariantComiXology now has the digital-first comic Flash: Season Zero in its catalog. The first issue, scheduled for September 8, is available for pre-order, and the series is available for subscription.

And hey…that art style looks familiar, doesn’t it? We know previous Flash artist/writer Francis Manapul is doing a variant cover for #1, so chances are this is part of that cover.

(Hat tip to FlashFans.org)


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Flash TV Poster Art

Flash TV Show Poster

Yesterday, CW released new poster art for the Flash TV Show. No word yet as to whether it will be available as an actual poster. Tip of the (winged) hat to Flash TV News.


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Aug 26

Awesome “key art” for the new Flash TV show, via Flash TV News.

Awesome “key art” for the new Flash TV show, via Flash TV News.

Aug 25

Flash #34 This Week (With Preview)

Flash 34

DC Comics’ website has a preview of The Flash #34, out this Wednesday. The preview and cover both focus on the present-day part of the story, which has also been showing us the future Flash as he travels back in time, righting wrongs as he goes just in case he fails to fix the key point in his own past.

In THE FLASH #34, time is getting closer as Future Flash reaches the point that broke his spirit – Wally West’s death. And Barry Allen gets one step closer to the Mashup Killer, but is the Mashup Killer still a step ahead? Look for THE FLASH #34, written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen and illustrated by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, this Wednesday.

Oh, and if you’re interested, here’s the final version of the “selfie variant” cover featuring the Flash vs. Superman:

Flash 34 Selfie


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Aug 24

New in the Speed Force Flickr Pool -

Photography by J Krolak has added a photo to the pool:

Sakura 07-1607

Aug 22