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Flash Collections This Week: Reverse HC & Gorilla Warfare TPB

Two Flash collections hit comic stores this week, and will reach bookstores next Tuesday.

THE FLASH VOL. 4: REVERSE HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, TOM NGUYEN and SCOTT HEPBURN
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this new hardcover, a mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake, and only Barry has the power to stop him. But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time, which leads to a confrontation with the Reverse Flash! Don’t miss these stories from THE FLASH #20-25, and #23.3: REVERSE FLASH!

The “Reverse Flash” one-shot from Villains Month is really the second-to-last chapter of the story, unveiling his origin in the midst of the battle with the Flash.

THE FLASH VOL. 3: GORILLA WARFARE TP
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

When Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash faces a threat that’s murderous and ruthless. And he’ll need help from the Rogues to keep himself and Central City alive. This new title collects THE FLASH #13-19.

Kelson.

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Flash TV Quick Hits: Clancy Brown and the Clock King

Two Flash TV series updates:

Clancy Brown will play General Wade Eiling in a recurring role. “The General” will appear first in episode 5 as the leader of a black-ops team pursuing Plastique. Eiling comes out of the Captain Atom corner of the DCU and has been an ally/enemy of the Justice League and Suicide Squad as his own motivations coincide with and diverge from their agendas.

You may recall Clancy Brown’s voice as Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe Superman and Justice League cartoons.

The Clock King returns in Episode 7, played as in Arrow by Robert Knepper. I seem to recall that Episode 8 was to be the actual crossover between the two series, but I could be misremembering or they might be changing plans.

Kelson.

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Annotations: The Trial of The Flash, #346 – “Dead Man’s Bluff”

Welcome to the latest installment in our annotations of the collected edition of The Trial of the Flash!  A while back, we analyzed related stories leading up to the release of Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash.  In addition, we interviewed author Cary Bates about the buildup and the Trial itself, plus showed you what wasn’t included in the collection.

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IN THIS ISSUE:  The Flash of Two Faces!

Links to original artwork, scans and research are included throughout this post.  For definitive legal analysis of the story by Bob Ingersoll, go here.  Tom vs. Flash Podcast links here, including these issues.  As always, huge thanks to the DC Indexes. See you after the jump!

COVER by Carmine Infantino and Klaus Janson. As seen last issue, the larger-than-normal “next issue” preview cover showed Flash running from a captionless Captain Frye, leaving the surprise to greet readers in person. Flash’s previous appearance on stands was Crisis on Infinite Earths #3, with a note pointing readers to a Flash #350 that was months away.

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PG 2: “Dead Man’s Bluff” brings to mind the Dead Man’s Hand in poker and the story of Wild Bill Hickok.

PG 4: Here is a gallery of courtroom sketches from famous trials.

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PG 5: This article about smoking in comics notes that Marvel has had a smoking ban in place since 2001. Flash had a public encounter with a Top-possessed Henry Allen in this scene from Flash #303.

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PG 9: The Pied Piper (alias Henry Rathaway, this issue at least) appears to have converted the PA System into a customized Long Range Acoustic Device.

PG 11: Piper was committed to Breedmore Mental Hospital following the events of the “lost issues”. There is a real Benson Psychologial Services in North Dakota.

PG 16: Barry’s face was changed in Gorilla City in issue #342, via this silent request.

PG 21: The strongest tidal current in the world is the Saltstraumen Maelstrom, and according to this video, “The speed of the stream is estimated to be up to 22 knots or 40 km per hour, and it is about 3 km long.” The original art for this page can be seen here, via Comic Art Fans.

PG 22: According to this article about about police pursuits:

  • In Oakland, Calif., starting this past January, officers can only chase those suspected of violent forcible crimes, crimes involving the use or possession of firearms or suspects who may have a firearm.

  • That same month, the St. Petersburg Police Department changed its policy and barred officers from pursuing anyone other than people suspected of violent felonies.

  • Kansas City, Kan. officers can now only pursue a driver if there is “probable cause to believe the violator has committed a felony, or misdemeanor, or traffic violation,” according to an April policy change.

The original art for page 23 can be seen here.

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See you next weekend!

Greg Elias.

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DC Comics has announced a slew of LEGO-themed variant covers for November 2014 to go with the launch of the game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, releasing the images to various news sites. Nerdist has The Flash #36.
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DC Comics has announced a slew of LEGO-themed variant covers for November 2014 to go with the launch of the game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, releasing the images to various news sites. Nerdist has The Flash #36.

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Flash #36 LEGO Variant Cover

DC Comics has announced a slew of LEGO-themed variant covers for November 2014 to go with the launch of the game LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, releasing the images to various news sites. Nerdist has The Flash #36

Flash #36 LEGO Variant Cover

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