Gotham City Garage #9
(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Lynne Yoshii, Neil Googe (CA) Dustin Nguyen
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
Meet the founding member of the Gotham City Garage: Black Canary! But where has she been the last five years? And what secrets await in the dark caves of Ra’s al Ghul?
DC Universe Holiday Special 2017
(W) Greg Rucka, Tom King, Dennis O’Neil, Jeff Lemire, Mike Friedrich, Christopher Priest, Shea Fontana, Joshua Williamson, Mairghread Scott, Dan DiDio, Scott Bryan Wilson (A) Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Bilquis Evely, Otto Schimdt, Neil Googe, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Phil Hester, Ande Parks, Francesco Francavilla, Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna, Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons, Nic Klein, Dick Giordano (CA) Andy Kubert
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story!
The Flash #35
(W) Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
“Black Hole” part two! Betrayed and broken, The Flash must come to terms with the damage he has caused his friends, family and city, and find a way to repair it…or risk losing those he loves most forever!
The Flash #34
(W) Joshua Williamson, Michael Moreci (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Nov 08, 2017
“Black Hole” part one! When a shocking reunion leads to an even more dire discovery about The Flash’s new powers, Barry and Wally will have to confront their rocky past if they both hope to get out alive!
The Flash #31
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Neil Googe (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
“BLOODWORK” part two! Central City is the battleground for one of the most brutal fights of Barry Allen’s life as he squares off against the monstrous Bloodwork, whose powers are so gruesome we can’t tell you more about them here! Making things worse for The Flash as he confronts this unstoppable new threat is the fact that it’s all his fault! Witness the penultimate act of the Negative-Flash story and the beginning of an unforgettable new chapter in Barry Allen’s life…
The Flash #30
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
“BLOODWORK” part one! Barry Allen’s personal life is in shambles, his new Negative-Flash powers aren’t working properly, and someone has been tampering with evidence at the Central City Police Department. The Flash is not having a good day, and it’s going to get worse when he comes face to face with Bloodwork, a terrifying new villain with secret ties to Barry Allen.
The Flash #29
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Pop Mhan, Christian Duce (CA) Neil Googe
In Shops: Aug 23, 2017
“NEGATIVE” part two! What’s a Rogue to do when The Flash goes bad? Get worse. Operating from behind bars in Iron Heights, the incarcerated Rogues graduate from costumed crooks to true kingpins of crime, unleashing the new villain known as Shrapnel upon the chaotic and unprotected streets of Central City.
The Flash Vol. 3 Rogues Reloaded
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jesus Merino, Andy Owens, Neil Googe, Davide Gianfelice (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
In “Rogues Reloaded,” the Flash’s old foes, the Rogues, have abandoned Central City, pulled off that big score they’ve been after for years and are living it up in a beachside mansion. The only problem? They ripped off the wrong marks-and now some truly evil people are out for revenge. If the Rogues are going to have any chance of surviving, they’ll need the help of their least favorite person alive: the Flash.
Collects issues #14-20.
The fourth part of “The Button” wraps up the event that has brought The Flash and Batman together to solve the murder of Reverse Flash by “god” and something to do with a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall.
As this issue wraps up, we’re left with more questions than answers as Batman and the Flash race through the Speed Force in hopes of catching Reverse Flash before he’s killed by an unknown being. We’re given glimpses and hints of what’s around in a story that’s more of a mystery than the previous three.
What the Reverse Flash sees is off the page and may not be who everyone thinks. A classic character makes an appearance and is lost in the speed force again.
This is an issue and story that feels like it’s as much a prelude as it is anything else. The event leads into the just announced Doomsday Clock which will pit Superman against Doctor Manhattan and leaves Bruce and Barry in interesting places. It’s a bit mixed as a result and a bit frustrating too. I like it, but at the same time I don’t as well. Writer Joshua Williamson delivers what is a great mystery but the end product feels like a prelude for what’s to come months ahead.
I think what stands out to me about The Flash #22 is that it feels like DC of old in a way that to truly care about its content, you need to know the long history of the DC Universe and the characters presented. That’s especially true with Jay Garrick who briefly makes a return. That’s not much of a spoiler, it’s there on the cover. Like previous installments, the glimpses of what we see build a mystery that’s not answered here.
But, like previous issues, the art by Neil Googe is where it’s at. The art for all four chapters have been fantastic and here Googe references the classic Watchmen towards the end with page layouts that act as an homage to that work. The coloring too references back to that series. How the art is used to tell the story is fascinating in so many ways and books can be written about it all.
The Flash #22 is an interesting one and after reading it, I’m still not 100% sure what I think. It’s a bit flustering in that way because it’s one that’s hard to judge on its own, instead, it’ll be one that’s judged by what’s to come.
Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Neil Googe Cover Art: Jason Fabok
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read
The Flash #22
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Neil Googe (CA) Jason Fabok
In Shops: May 17, 2017
“THE BUTTON” part four! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers.