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Wizkids Debuts The Flash and Bizarro Flash

019a-the-flash-1024x536Wizkids has started to debut figures from their upcoming DC Heroclix: The Flash set. Up first, they’ve got two version of The Flash!

The Flash has improved movement that allows him to ignore elevated terrain. There’s also a cool trait called Speed Force, in which every time the figure moves one square and hits one or more adjacent characters you add a Speed token on the card after actions resolved. You can increase the figure’s speed value by the number of Speed tokens on the card… But there’s more too!

Another trait called Faster Than Thought allows him to use Super Senses, and once per turn remove a token to re-roll a Super Senses roll. Also, a special power called Flash Fact allows you to gain additional powers to more tokens you have. When he has two tokes he has Empower, 3 there’s Enhancement, 4 it’s Probability Control. On top of it, they stack!

Add in 13 movement with Hypersonic speed, an 11 attack, 3 damage, and natural 18 defense that he can share with Defend for 130 points, and you have the center of a really fun team full of speed.

019b-bizarro-flash-1024x536Wizkids has also premiered an uncommon Prime figure, Bizarro Flash. Much like the regular Flash figure, this one can also has the Speed Force trait as described above, where you gains tokens. He also has a trait called Slow Force, where if he misses all his attacks, he gets a token.

Bizarro Flash’s attack special power called Slow Dowwwwwwwwn which allows a free action to remove a Speed token from his card. If you do, other characters within 8 squares can’t use Hypersonic Speed until your next turn. The other special power is called Picking Up The Pace and shows up in his mid to late dial. This allows him to use Flurry and Close Combat Expert. Remove a Speed token from this card and you may activate Close Combat Expert with a close combat attack this turn.

The figure starts out with Sidestep, Toughness and Perplex that switches to Outwit on click 2. Mid dial he can use Charge which does overlap with both special powers and Super Senses.

Click 6 brings the use of Hypersonic Speed, Precision Strike and his special Pick Up The Pace power. Hypersonic Speed allows you to give Bizarro Flash a power action and during his movement make a close combat attack which if he had a Speed token could be used to active Close Combat Expert.

Bizarro Flash finishes out his dial with Hypersonic Speed, Precision Strike, Impervious and Outwit. Bizarro Flash comes in at 111 points.

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The Flash – The Future Begins Trailer

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

Captain Cold Comes to The Flash

wentworth millerThe CW‘s The Flash has added a villain. Executive Producer Greg Berlanti has announced that actor Wentworth Miller will be joining the series playing Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold. Miller is most known for his role on the series Prison Break. Captain Cold is a rather iconic villain and one of the Flash’s signature ones, especially as the leader of the band of villains known as The Rogues.

So far Miller is only set for one episode, but his character and his Rogue compatriots play too much of a role in the Flash’s world to not be in more. The pilot features his fellow Rogue Weather Wizard. Expect to see more of them to show  up.

It’ll be interesting to see the take on the character as he’s played both villain and recently the role of hero. I’m expecting the classic villain.

Robbie Amell Joins The Flash as Ronnie Raymond, 1/2 of Firestorm

Robbie Amell 3_53bcccd9e70f72.87499037Actor Robbie Amell is joining this falls The Flash in a recurring role as Ronnie Raymond. Folks might know Raymond better as his superhero alter-ego, 1/2 of Firestorm!

In the world of The Flash, Ronnie is a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s fiancé, and he plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen into the Flash.

Firestorm is a bit different, in that it takes two individuals to “make” the hero, as Ronnie gets fused with his Firestorm partner in herodom, Jason Rusch. Will we see Rusch be popping up too?

Interestingly enough, Amell is the younger cousin of fellow DC Comics’ alum, actor Stephen Amell, star of Arrow.

The Flash airs on The CW this fall.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! How many are heading out to see the new Transformers film? Here’s some reviews from around the web to keep you busy this Friday morning.

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All-New Ghost Rider #4

Talking Comics – All-New Ultimates #4

Comic Vine – Aquaman #32

CBR – Batman #32

Comic Vine – Chew #42

Comic Vine – Deadly Class #6

Comic Vine – Deadpool Vs. Carnage #4

CBR – Dream Thief: Escape #1

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #6

Comic Vine – The Flash #32

Comic Vine – Larfleeze #12

Comic Vine – Ms. Marvel #5

CBR – Ms. Marvel #5

Comic Vine – New Avengers #20

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #32

Comic Vine – Savage Hulk #1

Talking Comics – Superman #32

Comic Vine - Superman #32

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #21

Rumor of DC’s Movie Line-up. Take it With a Grain of Salt.

Justice League RevampThe rumor mill was churning today, with news being passed along like a bad game of telephone. A report today came out from Nikki Finke, former Deadline honcho, claims to list DC‘s upcoming movies through 2018.

May 2016 – Batman v Superman
July 2016 – Shazam
Xmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2

 

 

 

 

There had been talk of a Metal Men and Suicide Squad movie for sometime in 2016 but that project fell off the schedule.

Finke claims to late start to Batman V Superman is due to DC attempting to get this all settled down.

There’s numerous reasons I expect this all to be bullshit and click bait. One is, it ignores projects we’ve been told are being worked on, like the Justice League Dark film. The second big reason I don’t believe this is the history. It was about this time last year that it was rumored Cable, X-Force, Deadpool, Aquaman, the Flash, and Wonder Woman were all being announced as movies at SDCC 2013. We all know how that turned out.

While I’m sure DC is putting a plan together, I’ll believe this when I hear it directly from DC.

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The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone got planned?

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – MPAA Censoring ‘Sin City’ Poster – Really can’t wait to see this film.

CBR – Comic-Con Responds to Anti-Harassment Petition: “Safety and Security is a Major Concern” – Just don’t call them out if you’re a blog!

Kotaku – X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Sentinels Could’ve Looked Very Different – Huh.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Aquaman #31

Talking Comics – Avengers #30

Talking Comics – Batgirl Vol. 4 Wanted

Talking Comics – C.O.W.L. #1

ICv2 – The Extinction Parade Vol. 1

CBR – Fantastic Four #5

Comic Vine – The Flash #31

Comic Vine – The Fuse #4

The Book Monsters – The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza

Talking Comics – Red Lanterns #31

Lit Nerd – Sally Heathcote: Suffragette

Comic Vine – Southern Bastards #2

Comic Vine – Trees #1

IGN – X-Men: No More Humans

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