Tag Archives: the flash

Nuclear Family banner ad

Preview: The Flash #770

The Flash #770

Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Jack Herbert

Dropped into the battlefields of World War II, Wally West continues his search for a way home. As the Fastest Man Alive comes face to face with the Führer himself, Wally’s friends in the present day search for a way to bring him back and an answer to why he’s stuck leaping from speedster to speedster throughout time.

The Flash #770

Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes Exit The Flash After 7 Seasons

The Flash will be around for an eighth season by original cast members Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes will not be a part of it.

Valdes plays Cisco Ramon and will end his run in the seventh season with an appearance in the finale. Cavanagh has played a few roles like Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash and Harrison Wells was to end his role at the end of Season 6 but due to the pandemic, things were extended. He ended his run with the third episode of Season 7, “Mother” and was a recurring guest star after.

The two were of the six remaining original cast members that include Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, and Danielle Panabaker. Gustin is contracted for Season 8.

The Flash is a Go!

Director Andy Muschietti posted the logo to The Flash as he said “THE FLASH Day 1” kicking off production.

Not only do we get some music but also an official title in The Flash. The film stars Ezra Miller who debuted in the role in 2017’s Justice League.

The Flash will be released in 2022 and stars Miller, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, plus Sasha Calle making her debut as Supergirl and both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton as Batman. The screenplay is by Christina Hodson who also scripted Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

While we don’t know a ton about the film, we do know the multiverse will play heavily into it and the DC Multiverse will spin out of it. We already have a tease of this as Miller appeared as The Flash in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event that happened on the DC television shows.

Preview: The Flash #769

The Flash #769

Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Jack Herbert, Brandon Peterson, Darko Lafuente

After an accident pushes Wally West into the time stream, the former Kid Flash lands in the body of his onetime partner, Impulse. Now sprinting through the 30th century side by side with the mysterious (and, yeah, ridiculous) Gold Beetle, Wally must uncover what’s causing the destructive explosions that keep propelling him through time and the bodies of other speedsters.

The Flash #769

Ava DuVernay’s New Gods and Games Wan’s The Trench Not Moving Forward

DC Logo

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Warner Bros. has shelved two of its upcoming, and high-profile, films based on DC properties. Ava DuVernay‘s New Gods and James Wan‘s The Trench are not going forward at this time.

In a statment, Warner Bros. and DC said:

As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward. We thank our partners Ava DuVernay, Tom King, James Wan and Peter Safran for their time and collaboration during this process and look forward to our continued partnership with them on other DC stories. The projects will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future.

New Gods was a take on the classic Jack Kirby characters with DuVernay directing and working with comic writer Tom King. The film has been in development since 2018. DuVernay is working on the television series Naomi based on the DC character which will air on The CW.

The Trench was a spin-off from the blockbuster Aquaman. The horror-tinged film featured Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald on the script with Wan developing as producer with Peter Safran. Wan is still working on Aquaman 2 which will begin shooting later this year.

While these two projects have been shelved for now, they may happen down the road. It is believed the issue is there was no “natural” place to release the films in the current upcoming plans.

DC is currently focused on a multi-platform approach with films like The Suicide Squad and The Batman bleeding over into television with the HBO Max series Peacemaker and a show focused on the Gotham police department.

DC is still focused on creating a film universe with The Flash, tackling the DC multiverse, being key to what comes next. Upcoming films include Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and projects featuring Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Supergirl, Static Shock, and Green Lantern Corps. There’s also the third Wonder Woman film, newly announced Zatanna, and Superman film produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Around the Tubes

The Other History of the DC Universe #3

It’s new comic book day! What are you all getting? What are you excited to read? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that and wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start your day.

Smash Pages – CCI responds to criticism of their planned Thanksgiving weekend event – Bets if it’ll even happen?

DC – The Flash: Jordan Fisher Joins the Cast as Bart Allen – Any speedsters they haven’t cast yet?

Kotaku – Activision Blizzard Hires Former Trump Administration Member Once Decried As ‘Bully’ – Grrrr…

Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #1
Geek Dad – Inferior Five #5
Geek Dad – The Other History of the DC Universe #3

Review: The Flash #768

The Flash #768

The Flash kicks off its Infinite Frontier run with Wally West taking center stage. It also stumbles right out of the block with a forgettable issue that feels like a filler arc. The Flash #768 has Wally West making the decision that he wants to hang up his suit to spend more time with his newly reunited family. And, to do that, he feels like he needs the Speed Force taken from him.

Writer Jeremy Adams delivers a story that’s just ok. There’s nothing bad about the comic but it also doesn’t deliver anything that really stands out. It takes what should be some solid concepts and distracts things with a time travel sci-fi comedy. While Wally and Barry race so Barry can suck the Speed Force from Wally, the Speed Force acts up. Wally is sent to the past for unknown reasons that are teased as the issue progresses. There’s a lighthearted take to it all and some comedic moments. But, the issue’s strength is the exploration of how Barry and Wally have approached their roles. That is far too short.

But, this is jus the opening chapter in this arc and it all might come together. Beyond Barry and Wally’s different approach to life there’s an interesting exploration of Barry and Wally’s attachment to the Speed Force. Barry has a better understanding but Wally has a greater attachment to it. Again, there’s potential.

The art races around with Brandon Peterson, Marco Santucci, and David Lafuente mixing things up as the story hops around time. Mike Atiyeh, Arif Prianto, and Luis Guerrero handle the colors. Steve Wands provides the lettering. The art is good but it lacks a certain sense of motion that has been a highlight of the art of the series for some time. While Wally and Barry race, there’s a lack of flow that makes the art feel more like a snapshot in time as opposed to enhancing the movement of the characters.

There’s some small details to enjoy in The Flash #768. A scene of Wally and Barry and Iris walking down the street has some great comments from those watching. There’s also a lighthearted and “fun” tone about the comic as well. It’s a throwback in some ways. Overall though, this is a starting arc that doesn’t excite enough to have readers coming back for more.

Story: Jeremy Adams Art: Brandon Peterson, Marco Santucci, David Lafuente
Color: Mike Atiyeh, Arif Prianto, Luis Guerrero Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Pass

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXologyKindleZeus ComicsTFAW

Preview: The Flash #768

The Flash #768

Written by: Jeremy Adams
Art by: Darko Lafuente, Brandon Peterson, Marco Santucci

The retirement of Wally West begins! After the events spanning from DC Universe: Rebirth to Heroes in Crisis to Dark Nights: Death Metal, the former Kid Flash decides to call it quits. But the current Flash needs his former partner now more than ever. As fallout from Infinite Frontier hits the Flash, Barry Allen and Wally West must confront the past by way of a Justice League led by Green Arrow.

The Flash #768

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Gets a Steel Boxed Set from Mezco’s One:12 Collective

“He’s never fought us. Not us united”

Honoring director Zack Snyder’s opus vision of his film the Justice League, Mezco Toyz proudly presents Batman, Superman, and The Flash in this Deluxe Steel Boxed collector’s set!

All three heroes are newly outfitted as they are seen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. 

After being resurrected, Superman wears his Kryptonian recovery suit in black with metal tones, allowing him to regain his strength and energy. His outfit features a integrated posing wire in his cape for maximum display options. 

Batman is outfitted in an upgraded Batsuit with protection enhancements and energy absorbing gauntlets. The leather like cape has a posing wire built into it as well. 

The Flash is protected in a a specialy-made suit allowing the speedster to move at superhuman speeds without harm. 

Each member features multiple new head portraits including a heat vision head for Superman and an unmasked Bruce Wayne portrait with the likeness of Ben Affleck.

The Justice League DSB set comes complete with character-specific accessories including a Mother Box with light-up function and much more.

 
THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE JUSTICE LEAGUE DELUXE STEEL BOXED SET FEATURES:

  • Batman
    • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
    • Three (3) head portraits
    • Hand painted authentic detailing
    • Approximately 17cm tall
    • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including:
      • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R) 
      • One (1) gun holding hand (R) 
      • One (1) pair of fists (L & R) 
      • One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L & R)
  • Superman
    • One:12 Collective body with over 32 points of articulation
    • Three (3) head portraits
    • Hand painted authentic detailing
    • Approximately 17cm tall
    • Six (6) interchangeable hands including:
      • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
      • One (1) pair of flying hands (L & R)
      • One (1) pair of grabbing hands (L & R)
  • Flash
    • One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
    • Two (2) head portrait
    • Hand painted authentic detailing
    • Approximately 15cm tall
    • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including 
      • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
      • One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R)
      • One (1) pair of running hands (L & R)
      • One (1) pointing hand (R)

COSTUME:

  • Batman
    • Cowl (affixed to head portraits)
    • Leather-like cape with integrated posing wire
    • Batsuit with insignia
    • Wrist gauntlets
    • Utility belt
    • Knee-high boots
  • Superman
    • Fitted body suit with ‘House of El’ family crest
    • Cape with integrated posing wire
    • Mid-calf boots
  • Flash
    • Fitted protection suit with integrated soft goods 
    • Lightning bolt insignia  

ACCESSORIES:

  • Batman
    • Three (3) Batarangs
    • One (1) Parademon rifle
    • One (1) grapping gun
    • One (1) grappling closed hook
    • One (1) grappling open hook
    • One (1) grappling hook with posing wire
    • Three (3) disc grenades
    • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
    • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
  • Superman
    • One (1) Mother Box with light-up function
    • One (1) heat vision blast FX
    • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
    • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
  • Flash
    • Five (5) Speed Force lightning FX
    • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
    • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

 
Each One:12 Collective Zack Snyder’s Justice League DSB set is packaged in a collectible tin box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Zack Snyder’s Justice League Deluxe Steel Boxed Set is available for preorder from Mezco, Entertainment Earth, and more.

Watch as Andy Muschietti Tells Sasha Calle She’s DC’s New Supergirl

The Flash is looking like it’s going to be a packed film with not only the Flash but Michael Keaton as Batman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and now Sasha Calle as Supergirl.

Watch as Andy Muschietti tells Calle she’s got the role.

Fish Kill side ad
« Older Entries