Teen Titans #20, out this week.
Teen Titans #20, out this week.
After last issue’s events, New York’s Times Square is in shambles. Two dozen people trying to secure the area after the battle died with just a simple thought (“drop dead”) from Psimon. What more can go wrong? And, will Raven choose to fight alongside the Teen Titans or side with her father Trigon? That’s the starting point for issue #20 of Teen Titans, which does a good job of pushing forward the New 52 version of the battle between the Titans and perhaps their most infamous opponent.
SOME SPOILERS AHEAD – PLEASE READ THE ISSUE BEFORE MOVING FURTHER!
There’s an embedded video and some general spoilers after the cut.
The film’s story seems to diverge somewhat from the original comic storyline, as indicated by the increased role of Professor Zoom and presence of the Top. I’m personally excited by this because it means those of us who read the comic will still be in for a few surprises, although I’d imagine some people will be disappointed by a retelling that isn’t completely faithful to the original. But I think the trailer’s great, and yes, I’m utterly delighted by the presence of the Top –- I’ll definitely be buying this film.
As has been reported previously, the film will be available July 30th on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and digital download formats from Warner Brothers Animation and DC Entertainment. It stars Justin Chambers as Barry Allen and Kevin McKidd as Thomas Wayne, alongside a large cast of other voice actors.
What do you think of this? Are you excited by the trailer, or were you hoping for something a bit closer to the original storyline?
Justice League - The Flashpoint Paradox (Trailer)
Attention Tumblr User Gorogues, The Top is in this trailer for about two seconds. Shall I get us a bottle of champagne?
(I can’t view this video for some reason, but as of the moment this one works)
*more unintelligible noises and screaming*
There’s still no word on when the Flash may be racing onto the big screen, but we now know that another comic book speedster — Marvel’s Quicksilver — will be appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Evan Peters (American Horror Story) has been cast as the son of Magneto, as reported by CBR.
Joss Whedon recently confirmed that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are in the Avengers 2 script (which is in much earlier stages). According to spinoff, the characters are available to both studios (Marvel and Fox), so his appearance in one franchise doesn’t prevent him from appearing in the other.
Justice League Dark #20, guest-starring Flash & Swamp Thing.
Read our review of the issue!
In the last issue of Justice League Dark, the House of Mystery had been hijacked and Swamp Thing had been captured, allowing Doctor Destiny to send nightmare visions into the world. The Flash had been brought into this battle, as there is something about his powers that makes him uniquely qualified to help. Now, the battle heats up in Justice League Dark #20, the second of a three issue arc guest starring The Fastest Man Alive!
SOME MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD! Don’t go further until you’ve read the issue!
In The Flash #20, the all-new Reverse Flash stars in what promises to be a fantastic story arc, pitting his very different power set against The Fastest Man Alive! Barry has his job back…in a way, and starts a new page in his personal life just in time to see the biggest danger he has yet to face in the New 52. If you have been missing out on The Flash, this is a great time to jump back on and take a look at this excellent series.
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Lots of Flash comics are out this week!
Flash #20: “Reverse” Part 1 of 6. An all-new Flash epic begins here, and the stakes have never been higher as Barry races toward a confrontation with the Reverse Flash! Preview at Kotaku.
Justice League #20: The PROLOGUE TO TRINITY WAR continues as a revelation about Batman could destroy Wonder Woman and Superman’s relationship! Plus, in the backup story, the penultimate chapter of the tale of Shazam finds Billy Batson learning the shocking secret of Black Adam! Preview at CBR.
Justice League Dark #20: The Flash and Swamp Thing guest-star as the team struggles to recover the stolen House of Mystery from Dr. Destiny! Preview at CBR
Teen Titans #20: “Light and Dark” continues as the fallout of last issue’s attack threatens to drag the team into darkness! Preview at CBR
And in digital back issues at ComiXology…
Flash #147: While traveling the time stream to prevent two future Flashes and Barry Allen from falling prey to Cobalt Blue’s magical gem, Wally West runs into the Reverse Flash. “Chain Lightning” part 3. Preview/buy.
Impulse #71: Lucius Keller–one of Max Mercury’s oldest foes–has returned. Meanwhile, Impulse and Carol discover some strong feelings for each other, but this revelation comes far too late. Preview/buy
Something is claiming the lives of those who’ve been touched by the Speed Force, and The Flash is in a race against time to unlock this mystery before someone else turns up dead! Don’t miss the start of Reverse-Flash’s game-changing arc in the pages of THE FLASH #20!
The issue, by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, arrives in stores on Wednesday.