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Preview: The Flash #54

The Flash #54

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Christian Duce (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The Flash is now the strongest man alive thanks to a jolt from one of the new forces! Turning his jacked-up sights to Trickster, the two duke it out inside Iron Heights for utter supremacy. Will anyone stop these two behemoths from beating the hell out of each other…or is this just what Warden Wolfe wants?

Preview: The Flash #53

The Flash #53

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Christian Duce (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s a slippery slope for the Scarlet Speedster when he must team up with the frosty Commander Cold to stop a powered-up Trickster from trashing Central City. The Trickster’s first target is the maximum-security prison Iron Heights, which could mean a criminal breakout the city would never survive.

Preview: The Flash #52

The Flash #52

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Christian Duce (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

On your mark, get set and go for part one of “Grips of Strength”! Barry Allen races to the House of Heroes at the center of the Multiverse to meet with the Flashes of 52 worlds for info on the new forces he’s recently encountered. Meanwhile, back in Central City, Trickster’s turning informant against Warden Wolfe, but that brings about a sneak attack that Barry and the time-lost Commander Cold must team up to stop-if they can quit butting heads long enough to do so.

Preview: The Flash #51

The Flash #51

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: Jul 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

As the dust settles in the wake of “Flash War,” the Flash and his family of speedsters try to pick up the pieces of what’s left. But bad blood can run deep. This is the one race the Flash Family can’t win!

Preview: Deathbed #6

Deathbed #6

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

This is it. The end of your life. As you lie in your deathbed, staring into the distance, you may wonder how you could have lived your life differently. If you had the chance to do it all again, who would you have told you loved them? What could you have apologized for? How would you like it to end? Antonio Luna has taken Valentine Richards on the adventure of a lifetime-Luna’s, to be specific-and now Luna must decide if his final act on this plane of existence will be revenge, or if he wants to give his life a happy ending.

Review: The Flash #50

The lightning-fueled finale of “Flash War”! Zoom adapts two new Speed Force powers into his arsenal against both Barry Allen and Wally West. What are these strange new powers? What can they do? And how will this haunt the Scarlet Speedster long after “Flash War” is over? It’s the power of two Flashes pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Hunter Zolomon!

When “Flash War” began it had a vibe that it’d be Earth shattering like “Flashpoint,” an event brought up a few times during the event. By the end of it all, it’s not so much “Flashpoint” as it is Dark Nights: Metal.

Zolomon has been manipulating Wally to break through the Speed Force unleashing all new forces, much like the barrier was smashed in Metal. If there’s a force involving speed, what about strength? What about intelligence? What else has been unleashed? And that’s the negative thing about this story. Like “The Button,” it feels like an unfinished story in some ways just setting up what comes next. Each act like a prologue to what’s to come instead of being the main story. There’s a small thing that’s missing.

But, “Flash War” is entertaining and writer Joshua Williamson shakes things up when it comes to the relationship of the numerous Flashes. A similar issue in the past, there’s too many of them and not enough to really separate each. Here, we get delineations that are clear and relationships that are fractured. There’s also that return of…. you think we’d spoil that?

Howard Porter‘s art feels like it steps back in some ways with this issue. Much of the battle takes place in Hypertime and those panels are great with the use of legacy panels/art but beyond that, the characters don’t quite look like themselves throughout the issue and it’s all just a hair or two off from the excellence I’d expect. An issue too is the loss of movement. The series for 49 issues has used the sense of movement in amazing ways to drive the look and narrative and here that feel of flow has stopped in some ways.

The Flash #50 shakes things up a lot really changing things for the world of the Flash. There’s a lot that has me excited but the issue feels like it’s just a bridge to the next thing as opposed to being a story on its own. It hints at something big to come when itself was billed as that something big. Fun, but some air has been let out of it all.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Howard Porter
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: The Flash #50

The Flash #50

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

The lightning-fueled finale of “Flash War”! Zoom adapts two new Speed Force powers into his arsenal against both Barry Allen and Wally West. What are these strange new powers? What can they do? And how will this haunt the Scarlet Speedster long after “Flash War” is over? It’s the power of two Flashes pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Hunter Zolomon!

Preview: The Flash #49

The Flash #49

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: Jun 27, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“FLASH WAR” part three! There’s only one thing that can put Wally West’s life back together. As he races back to the present, he has one goal: break the Speed Force! Can The Flash stop his former sidekick before it’s too late?

Preview: Deathbed #5

Deathbed #5

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
SRP: $3.99

What do you want to be when you grow up? For Antonio Luna… it was everything. He wanted to do it all, so he became a race car driver, a masked wrestler, an artist, a baseball player, a spy and countless other careers. But there was one life goal he never fulfilled… the one that got away. Now, for Luna to solve the mystery of who killed his friends and family, he will have to voyage to the one place he swore he never would return to and achieve his long-lost dream… even if it kills him.

Review: Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a collection of the Dark Knights Metal one-shots!

Dark Nights Metal: Dark Knights Rising is by Scott Syder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Frank Tieri, Sam Humphries, Dan Abnett, Peter J. Tomasi, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Riccardo Federici, Ethan Van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Mini, Riley Rossmo, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Ivan Plascencia, Rain Beredo, Jason Wright, Dean White, Arif Prianto, Tomeu Morey, Hi-Fi, Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, TOm Napolitano, Clayton Cowles, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on June 26. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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