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Preview: The Flash #48

The Flash #48

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: Jun 13, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“FLASH WAR” part two! Barry Allen and Wally West are brought to the future to stand trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, but a terrible truth is uncovered when they reach the court – and Wally West is confronted with something he never even realized he lost.

Review: The Flash #48

Barry Allen and Wally West are brought to the future to stand trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, but a terrible truth is uncovered when they reach the court – and Wally West is confronted with something he never even realized he lost.

The second part of “Flash War” is here with The Flash #48 and the emotions run high as Wally West is revealed the truth about the life torn from him. Writer Joshua Williamson delivers an issue that’s full of emotional highs and lows and twists and turns that are unexpected. Taking place in the future, Hunter Zoloman confronts Wally about what was and presents an option to possibly get it all back but that involves taking on the Speed Force. Is Zoloman telling the truth? Is this all a big set up for something else? Hints are dropped as everything builds through the issue.

Williamson makes sure to pepper “Flash War” with emotion. We not only understand what Wally’s going through but also understand his actions. We also understand Barry’s too. And it’s heartbreaking as two friends come to blows.

We also see some of the ramifications and Williamson evokes classic Flash stories, especially Flashpoint through it. What might change in the timeline? We’ll find out.

Artist Howard Porter does a solid job bringing it all to life. There’s the quieter moments but the speed and the action is fantastic as always. This series from the beginning of its rebirth has been blessed with fantastic art and Porter is a part of that. The moments between Barry and Wally especially have a kinetic feel about them that leaps off the page.

I’m excited to find out where “Flash War” goes and after this issue I honestly have no idea. This may be limited to the Flash title but it feels like a story that’ll have a big ramification on the entire DC Universe and answer some questions about the meta story that’s been going on since Rebirth began.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Howard Porter
Story: 8.05 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.05 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Diamond Select Toys In Stores Now: Black Panther, Justice League and Kingdom Hearts!

The Black Panther is one of the biggest movies not only of the year, but of all time, and Diamond Select Toys is rolling out its latest products based on the blockbuster film! The first Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama and the first Marvel Select action figure based on the film are in comic shops today, plus products based on Marvel Comics, DC Comics, the Justice League (movie and cartoon!), Kingdom Hearts and more! Reserve yours at your local comic shop and keep an eye out for more Black Panther goodies on the way!

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the newest, highly anticipated Black Panther movie comes this Marvel Gallery PVC of T’Challa himself! The Black Panther is ready to pounce on anyone who invades Wakanda in this brand-new sculpt based on the new movie, and is in the same 9-inch scale as the other figures in the Marvel Gallery line. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #SEP172486, SRP $45.00)

Marvel Select Black Panther Movie Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The king of Wakanda joins the Marvel Select action figure line! The first Marvel Studios film of 2018 takes us deeper into the world of the Black Panther, and now you can recreate the action of the movie with this 7-inch scale action figure of T’Challa! Packaged with a diorama of the movie’s Warrior Falls, this figure comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #SEP172486, SRP: $25.00)

Also in stores this week!











Review: The Flash #47

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 the beginning of Flash War!

The Flash #47 is by Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter, Hi-Fi, Steve Wands, Francesco Mattina, Andrew Marino, Rebecca Taylor, and Marie Javins.

Get your copy in comic shops today. 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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Preview: The Flash #47

The Flash #47

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
In Shops: May 23, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“FLASH WAR” part one! Barry Allen and Wally West… at war?! The long-rising tension between mentor and former sidekick is brought to a head when the Renegades of the 25th century come to claim Iris West for the murder of Eobard Thawne… but that’s only the beginning of a plot that will change the future of The Flash forever! By the end, it will be Flash versus Flash in a mythology-shaking event!

DC Rebirth Roundup: Comics From The 16th and 23rd of May

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth Roundup where we take a look at most of the comics released by DC and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in assuming we’ve read said series.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up with only a basic familiarity with the characters.  You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, so you’ll have an idea if the comic is any good or not (remember quality and accessibility don’t always go together).

Not every comic is covered released will be covered, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pick up the issue (which is more likely).  Typically comics released prior to the weeks covered won’t be featured.


AQM_Cv36A shorter entry than is typical this week, as I had less time than usual to read comics… c’est la vie.

Aquaman #36 Arthur Curry was usurped as King of Atlantis  by Coram Rath, who over the course of a dozen issues or so has gone insane… guess who’s going to try and stop him? The comic is kind of  Friendly, and an excellent continuation of the series. Rating 7.8

Batman #47 Finally the conclusion of the Booster Gold gives Batman a wedding present is here. It’s… neither worth reading nor is it a good jumping on point. Unfriendly. Rating: 5

The Flash #47 You’ll find the first issue of a new arc if you pick this comic up,  and despite the build toward Flash War over the past couple months, this is still a relatively Friendly issue. Rating: 7

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Crops #45  There’s a war brewing between the Green Lanterns and the Darkstars, a group of space vigilantes who believe in a lethal justice solution for murderers – something that the Green Lantern Corps isn’t too happy with. Consequently there’s a tension building, and this Friendly issue will catch you up and set the stage for you going forward. Rating: 8

New Challengers #1 Funnily enough, a first issue is a decent jumping on point. It’s also quite an interesting comic to pick up, and consequently worth your time. Rating: 7

Superman Special #1  It’s Friendly. Rating: 7.5

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Barrier #4 (Image Comics/Panel Syndicate) – The digital series is now in print and it’s even better physically in our hands. Absolutely amazing and timely as the series explores barriers in geography, culture, genders, language, and more.

Black Panther #1 (Marvel) – A new direction for Black Panther and it’s VERY different for the character and series. So many unanswered questions.

The Flash #47 (DC Comics) – “Flash War” kicks off!

Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1 (Marvel) – A mini-event in a way with numerous mini-series. They’ve shockingly been good so far.

Justice League: No Justice #3 (DC Comics) – It’s a turn off your brain popcorn event that’s a lot of fun to see the villains and heroes interacting. Some great moments in this one.

Lumberjanes #50 (BOOM! Studios) – It’s rare a comic makes it to fifty issues, even rarer for a smallish press comic to do so. Celebrate with this issue!

Skyward #2 (Image Comics) – Beyond creative and entertaining the story touches upon so many things like class struggle with a cool concept of a world where gravity is near gone.

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Through the Mirror #4 (IDW Publishing) – The Mirror Universe comes into the Prime Universe and the story has been really entertaining. If you like the Mirror Universe Trek stories, you’ll love this.

Star Wars #48 (Marvel) – Well into an arc, we’ve been seeing the battle to liberate Mon Cala which is actually been pretty good and a solid addition to the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20 (Marvel) – Basically the Star Wars version of Indiana Jones and boy does the series work. Just lots of fun and pure entertainment.

The Winner (Retrofit/Big Planet Comics) – Karl Stevens’ amazing graphic novel that’s beyond beautiful to read and look at. An amazing small press/indie comics that’s a must get.

X-O Manowar (2017) #15 (Valiant) – Epic is the only way to describe the story that writer Matt Kindt has been weaving with a series of artists. This issue marks a new jumping on point “Barbarians” that leads directly into Valiant’s next big event Harbinger Wars 2!

The Flash Fourth Season is Out on Blu-Ray and DVD in August

Just in time for the fifth season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, you will be zooming into stores to pick up The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 28, 2018. Fans will be able to catch up on the fourth season as they speed-watch all 23 electrifying episodes, including the epic DC Crossover, new featurettes, the series’ 2017 Comic-Con Panel and more. The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season is priced at $49.99 SRP for the DVD and $54.97 SRP for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy. The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

In Season Four, the mission of Barry Allen, aka The Flash (Grant Gustin), is once more to protect Central City from metahuman threats. First, he’ll have to escape the Speed Force. With Barry trapped, the job of protecting Central City falls to his family – Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin); his fiancée, Iris West (Candice Patton); and Wally West/Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) – and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs – Dr. Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco Ramon/Vibe (Carlos Valdes) and brilliant scientist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh). When a powerful villain threatens to level the city if The Flash doesn’t appear, Cisco risks everything to break Barry out of the Speed Force. But this is only the first move of a life-or-death chess game with Clifford DeVoe aka The Thinker (Neil Sandilands), a mastermind who’s always ten steps ahead of Barry, no matter how fast he’s running.  Shocking surprises come fast and furious in all 23 action-packed adventures featuring The Fastest Man Alive.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. In addition to featuring all 23 episodes of season four in high-definition as well as a digital copy of the season, the 4-disc Blu-ray will also include all four crossover episodes, a tremendous value and collectors opportunity.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Arrow, Glee), Candice Patton (The Game), Danielle Panabaker (Justified, Necessary Roughness), Carlos Valdes (Arrow, Once), Keiynan Lonsdale (Insurgent), with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, The Following), and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale), Todd Helbing (Spartacus, Black Sails) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Riverdale, Black Lightning, Supergirl).


  • The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017
  • Inside the Crossover: Crisis on Earth-X
  • The Elongated Man
  • Flash Time on Amunet Black with Katee, Eric and Sterling
  • The Fastest Mind Alive: The Thinker


  1. “The Flash Reborn”
  2. “Mixed Signals”
  3. “Luck Be A Lady”
  4. “Elongated Journey Into Night”
  5. “Girls Night Out”
  6. “When Harry Met Harry…”
  7. “Therefore I Am”
  8. “Crisis on Earth-X: Part 3”
  9. “Don’t Run”
  10. “The Trial of the Flash”
  11. “The Elongated Knight Rises”
  12. “Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash”
  13. “True Colors”
  14. “Subject 9”
  15. “Enter Flashtime”
  16. “Run, Iris, Run”
  17. “Null and Annoyed”
  18. “Lose Yourself”
  19. “Fury Rogue”
  20. “Therefore She Is”
  21. “Harry and the Harrisons”
  22. “Think Fast”
  23. “We Are The Flash


The fourth season of The Flash is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for the work day to end and weekend begin, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

SFGate – Former Green Lantern writer, SF Writers’ Grotto instructor admits guilt to child porn – Absolutely disgusting.

IGN – DC’s Biggest Superhero Comics Just Went Up in Price – Hrm.

The Beat – EXCLUSIVE: DC Young Animal’s current line winds down, but Doom Patrol will return – A shame.

Newsarama – Marvel Debuts Chinese Superhero Titles – This could be very cool.



Talking Comics – Aliens: Dust to Dust #1

Newsarama – Despicable Deadpool #300

Newsarama – The Flash #46

Newsarama – Justice League: No Justice #1

Preview: The Flash #46

The Flash #46

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Dan Panosian
In Shops: May 09, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“THE ROAD TO FLASH WAR!” Wally West is overwhelmed by fragments from his past! With his protégé’s psyche falling apart, Barry Allen races around the DCU calling in every favor possible to save his shattered family. Meanwhile, Hunter Zolomon’s sinister machinations tip over the first domino in what might prove to be the end of everything for The Flash!

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