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Week in review at Speed Force!

Avengers 2 (movie) version of Quicksilver revealed

New Flash writers talk future Flash, Barry Allen CSI, and Wally West

Out this week: Flash #29, Rogues Rebellion #6, and a digital flashback to CROSSFIRE

Review: The Flash #29. Secrets are revealed!

Review: Forever Evil: Rogues’ Rebellion #6 of 6. The final fight!

fastestfanalive:

speedforceorg:

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.
First thoughts:
Wow!
It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
I wonder what the belt looks like.
The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?
Originally posted at Speed Force

First thoughts?
Holey Moley!
Holy Crap!
Ok, now I’m calm, let’s take a real look.
Wow, it still looks amazing. At least as far as what we’ve seen so far.
The dark red really fits the tone and mood of Arrow and well just about anything we are going to be seeing on T.V. these days. The suit from the original show was pretty dark too so this won’t take much getting used to.
Love the understated cowl wings. I was worried they were just going to go the Captain America movie costume way and just have the 2d symbols on the side. This is much better. A nice marriage of the two.
Also liking the lack of fake muscles. UGH! No offense to any of y’all who like the padding but I believe in real muscle under the suit. A little extra to make definition more pronounced isn’t too bad but the original Flash T.V. show had it all wrong in that respect. Speedsters are slim and cut and apparently the media has finally realized it. 
No stupid hoodie!
All in all, I love it and I’m super excited for the pilot. What do y’all think?
-Flash Johnson

UPDATED Wednesday! More photos from Tuesday’s on-location shoot have surfaced, showing the costume in daylight. The Daily Mail has a good round-up (Thanks to Veronicadiall for the link in the comments below).


I’ll admit to being a bit less enthused, particularly over the lackluster belt design. I don’t have a problem with the overall look. My wife suggested it looks a bit like an athletic suit, which makes sense for a runner. The earpieces work best when you can see a three-quarter profile. I agree with Devin “The Flash” Johnson that it’s nice that this costume looks like one he can move in. The yellow piping works better in live-action than on the page or in animation (I thought it looked awful at least the end of The Flashpoint Paradox).
I find it interesting that I actually like details like texture in a live-action version of the costume, but prefer a hand-drawn version to be sleek and uncluttered.
I’m still warming up to it, but considering that we’re looking at…
A daytime location shoot, meaning they have less control over lighting.
Opportunistic shots by bystanders who don’t have as much control over camera angles as the on-set cameras do.
Still frames of scenes when the Flash is intended to be seen in motion, or behind-the-scenes moments.
Raw images, with no post-processing or special effects.
…I think the jury’s still out.
How about you? What do you think of it now that you’ve seen more photos of the costume?

fastestfanalive:

speedforceorg:

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.

First thoughts:

  • Wow!
  • It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
  • The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
  • While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
  • I wonder what the belt looks like.

The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?

Originally posted at Speed Force

First thoughts?

  • Holey Moley!
  • Holy Crap!
  • Ok, now I’m calm, let’s take a real look.
  • Wow, it still looks amazing. At least as far as what we’ve seen so far.
  • The dark red really fits the tone and mood of Arrow and well just about anything we are going to be seeing on T.V. these days. The suit from the original show was pretty dark too so this won’t take much getting used to.
  • Love the understated cowl wings. I was worried they were just going to go the Captain America movie costume way and just have the 2d symbols on the side. This is much better. A nice marriage of the two.
  • Also liking the lack of fake muscles. UGH! No offense to any of y’all who like the padding but I believe in real muscle under the suit. A little extra to make definition more pronounced isn’t too bad but the original Flash T.V. show had it all wrong in that respect. Speedsters are slim and cut and apparently the media has finally realized it. 
  • No stupid hoodie!

All in all, I love it and I’m super excited for the pilot. What do y’all think?

-Flash Johnson

UPDATED Wednesday! More photos from Tuesday’s on-location shoot have surfaced, showing the costume in daylight. The Daily Mail has a good round-up (Thanks to Veronicadiall for the link in the comments below).

flash-gustin-jumping

flash-gustin-running

I’ll admit to being a bit less enthused, particularly over the lackluster belt design. I don’t have a problem with the overall look. My wife suggested it looks a bit like an athletic suit, which makes sense for a runner. The earpieces work best when you can see a three-quarter profile. I agree with Devin “The Flash” Johnson that it’s nice that this costume looks like one he can move in. The yellow piping works better in live-action than on the page or in animation (I thought it looked awful at least the end of The Flashpoint Paradox).

I find it interesting that I actually like details like texture in a live-action version of the costume, but prefer a hand-drawn version to be sleek and uncluttered.

I’m still warming up to it, but considering that we’re looking at…

  • A daytime location shoot, meaning they have less control over lighting.
  • Opportunistic shots by bystanders who don’t have as much control over camera angles as the on-set cameras do.
  • Still frames of scenes when the Flash is intended to be seen in motion, or behind-the-scenes moments.
  • Raw images, with no post-processing or special effects.

…I think the jury’s still out.

How about you? What do you think of it now that you’ve seen more photos of the costume?

fastestfanalive:

Some additional random thoughts on the unveiling of Grant Gustin’s Flash costume from The Flash TV show:
My lightning rod pointed out that the material on the suit looks like the flame-retardant undergarments and blankets that Firefighters use. This combined with the motorcycle armor look that Oliver possibly inspired Barry to borrow from would help with the friction-proof aspect of the suit.  
No lightning bolts on the wrists, instead we have some leather armored gauntlets reminiscent of one of the designs from Injustice: Gods Among Us that look to connect to his gloves. The gloves look to be made of the same flame retardant material as other parts of the suit.
The yellow piping on the upper arm looks to me like it will probably run across his torso and then form the lightning bolt on the sides of his legs. I really don’t think there is a belt to be found. Or if there is one it is really, really well-hidden  
The knee joints look similar to motorcycle armor where it is flexible but also has a breathable look to it. 
The cowl looks like a motorcycle helmet combined with the New 52 cowl. You can see the New 52 design elements with the chin strap as well. Again, I like that they didn’t go with the completely 2D look to the mask’s lightning bolts but I also like that they don’t jut out too far. Just the right distance for a nice sleek look. 
Overall the suit to me, looks like Arrow, meets The Amazing Spider-Man, meets Daredevil. And I like the overall look so far. Oh by the way my lightning rod says the boots look like this:

Take from that what you will.
-Flash Johnson

fastestfanalive:

Some additional random thoughts on the unveiling of Grant Gustin’s Flash costume from The Flash TV show:

My lightning rod pointed out that the material on the suit looks like the flame-retardant undergarments and blankets that Firefighters use. This combined with the motorcycle armor look that Oliver possibly inspired Barry to borrow from would help with the friction-proof aspect of the suit.  

No lightning bolts on the wrists, instead we have some leather armored gauntlets reminiscent of one of the designs from Injustice: Gods Among Us that look to connect to his gloves. The gloves look to be made of the same flame retardant material as other parts of the suit.

The yellow piping on the upper arm looks to me like it will probably run across his torso and then form the lightning bolt on the sides of his legs. I really don’t think there is a belt to be found. Or if there is one it is really, really well-hidden  

The knee joints look similar to motorcycle armor where it is flexible but also has a breathable look to it. 

The cowl looks like a motorcycle helmet combined with the New 52 cowl. You can see the New 52 design elements with the chin strap as well. Again, I like that they didn’t go with the completely 2D look to the mask’s lightning bolts but I also like that they don’t jut out too far. Just the right distance for a nice sleek look. 

Overall the suit to me, looks like Arrow, meets The Amazing Spider-Man, meets Daredevil. And I like the overall look so far. Oh by the way my lightning rod says the boots look like this:

Take from that what you will.

-Flash Johnson

fastestfanalive:

speedforceorg:

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.
First thoughts:
Wow!
It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
I wonder what the belt looks like.
The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?
Originally posted at Speed Force

First thoughts?
Holey Moley!
Holy Crap!
Ok, now I’m calm, let’s take a real look.
Wow, it still looks amazing. At least as far as what we’ve seen so far.
The dark red really fits the tone and mood of Arrow and well just about anything we are going to be seeing on T.V. these days. The suit from the original show was pretty dark too so this won’t take much getting used to.
Love the understated cowl wings. I was worried they were just going to go the Captain America movie costume way and just have the 2d symbols on the side. This is much better. A nice marriage of the two.
Also liking the lack of fake muscles. UGH! No offense to any of y’all who like the padding but I believe in real muscle under the suit. A little extra to make definition more pronounced isn’t too bad but the original Flash T.V. show had it all wrong in that respect. Speedsters are slim and cut and apparently the media has finally realized it. 
No stupid hoodie!
All in all, I love it and I’m super excited for the pilot. What do y’all think?
-Flash Johnson

fastestfanalive:

speedforceorg:

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.

First thoughts:

  • Wow!
  • It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
  • The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
  • While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
  • I wonder what the belt looks like.

The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?

Originally posted at Speed Force

First thoughts?

  • Holey Moley!
  • Holy Crap!
  • Ok, now I’m calm, let’s take a real look.
  • Wow, it still looks amazing. At least as far as what we’ve seen so far.
  • The dark red really fits the tone and mood of Arrow and well just about anything we are going to be seeing on T.V. these days. The suit from the original show was pretty dark too so this won’t take much getting used to.
  • Love the understated cowl wings. I was worried they were just going to go the Captain America movie costume way and just have the 2d symbols on the side. This is much better. A nice marriage of the two.
  • Also liking the lack of fake muscles. UGH! No offense to any of y’all who like the padding but I believe in real muscle under the suit. A little extra to make definition more pronounced isn’t too bad but the original Flash T.V. show had it all wrong in that respect. Speedsters are slim and cut and apparently the media has finally realized it. 
  • No stupid hoodie!

All in all, I love it and I’m super excited for the pilot. What do y’all think?

-Flash Johnson

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.
First thoughts:
Wow!
It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
I wonder what the belt looks like.
The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?
Originally posted at Speed Force

DC has released the first full image of Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.

First thoughts:

  • Wow!
  • It does look a little dark, but again that’s partly backlighting.
  • The earpieces are raised ever so slightly. It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I think it works.
  • While I prefer the white circle around the chest symbol, I think the brighter red on a darker red background works better for the universe established by Arrow.
  • I wonder what the belt looks like.

The pilot episode is currently filming.

The Flash’s costume was designed by three-time Oscar® winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards® for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar® nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others.

So, Speed Readers…what do you think?

Originally posted at Speed Force

Week in review at Speed Force! A new issue, the digital backlist filling in, action figure adventures, and lots of Flash TV news…including a costume reveal!

Flash TV pilot casting news

flashfans:

The first photo of Grant Gustin in THE suit [source]

There’s a definite New 52 resemblance with the chin strap and visible seams (thankfully without the bright yellow piping). I find it interesting that they went with lightning bolts rather than wings for the earpieces (personally I prefer wings on Barry Allen and lightning bolts on Wally West, but that’s just me) and gone for what appears to be a flat look on them…not unlike the movie version of another famous superhero with wings on his ears, Captain America. I wonder if it’s a fashion trend in costume designers, or if it’s one of those things that doesn’t quite translate from drawing to something that a person actually wears? —Kelson
More commentary at Speed Force

flashfans:

The first photo of Grant Gustin in THE suit [source]

There’s a definite New 52 resemblance with the chin strap and visible seams (thankfully without the bright yellow piping). I find it interesting that they went with lightning bolts rather than wings for the earpieces (personally I prefer wings on Barry Allen and lightning bolts on Wally West, but that’s just me) and gone for what appears to be a flat look on them…not unlike the movie version of another famous superhero with wings on his ears, Captain America. I wonder if it’s a fashion trend in costume designers, or if it’s one of those things that doesn’t quite translate from drawing to something that a person actually wears? —Kelson

More commentary at Speed Force


Flash #31 Solicitation & Cover (May 2014)
DC Comics’ list of comics for May has been released, including…
THE FLASH #31Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSENArt and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND1:25 BATMAN ’66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLREDOn sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Continued from THE FLASH ANNUAL #3! Guest starring Future Flash, Future Mirror Master and…Wally West! The future is invading Central City and the fates of Wally West and his Aunt Iris hang in the balance!
Three items of note:
They list the future Flash separately from Wally West (though it could as easily be future Wally and present Wally as it could be future Barry and present Barry), recalling Brett Booth’s cryptic remarks about the annual. (But honestly, who would expect a straight answer from DC after all this time?)
They confirm that Wally is Iris’ nephew in this continuity.
Future Mirror Master.

Flash #31 Solicitation & Cover (May 2014)

DC Comics’ list of comics for May has been released, including…

THE FLASH #31
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 BATMAN ’66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Continued from THE FLASH ANNUAL #3! Guest starring Future Flash, Future Mirror Master and…Wally West! The future is invading Central City and the fates of Wally West and his Aunt Iris hang in the balance!

Three items of note:

  1. They list the future Flash separately from Wally West (though it could as easily be future Wally and present Wally as it could be future Barry and present Barry), recalling Brett Booth’s cryptic remarks about the annual. (But honestly, who would expect a straight answer from DC after all this time?)
  2. They confirm that Wally is Iris’ nephew in this continuity.
  3. Future Mirror Master.
I don’t think Bart has quite figured out what he’s gotten into. Though I can see where the speedster/archer pairing came from .

I don’t think Bart has quite figured out what he’s gotten into. Though I can see where the speedster/archer pairing came from .