DC Comics has released a sneak peek of The Flash #3.  With Rogues showing up dead, it’s up to The Flash to solve the case, or die trying.

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:10 variant cover by GREG HORN

It may be BRIGHTEST DAY, but when a mysterious group of so-called heroes turns up, another Rogue ends up dead. Plus, the mystery deepends as The Flash witness another murder — his own!

via The Source


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  1. Nice to know that if you die in the DCU you come back in a lot better physical shape than you were in when you bit a bullet from Tim Drake’s dad. CB was an overweight butter-ball with a bald spot from Hell in Identity Crisis. Now he’s a rather sporty blighter that’s got his new uniform with logo an all on in what’s supposed to be the worst prison in DCU?

    Any why do all the Flash Rouges get time in an actual prison while the Batman Rouge’s gallery are all declared mental cases and sent to Arkham?

    I don’t want to even speculate on how a US court system would completely MELT THE HELL DOWN trying to figure out if you can still prosecute a bad guy for all the murders and mayhem he committed if he actually died and then was “resurrected” by a “white lantern”.

    I hate to say this, because I’m a fan of Barry Allen’s Flash, but so far the new Flash series has been almost no interest to me. The art doesn’t do a thing for me as far as translating a “speedster”, the “Brightest Day” stuff is making my head hurt and there’s still an entire extended family of folks somewhere in the background that you have to wonder about. Jay Garrick’s in JSA but that doesn’t cover his interaction with his “family”. Same thing for Bart in Teen Titans and now Jessie “Quick” Chambers as she moves from the JSA to the JLA. Kinda leaves Wally West, Max Mercury and Iris West in the shadows. The way the coloring is being done makes be have to look at the cowl to see if the person being drawn is Barry or Wally since the costume ends up being more purplish than red.

    Things may pick up but this “rebirth” series has been a bit of a disappointment for me.

    • The thing that I don’t get most of ALL is why he’s in his uniform in jail. I mean, I just do not get that. The rest makes sense – Batman’s villains are insane. Period. The Rogues are just badass criminals. Well, some more then others, but still, they’re not actually NUTS. The bat villains are.

      It IS a bit unfair that Captain Boomerang got revived as a fit and healthy young man, but thing about it – when he came back as a black lantern, the ring needed him at his best, and the white lantern ring just probably turned that body into a live one. We’re still not sure why. And that’s why I love the brightest day – the mystery of it. It’s just a pity that the ultimate mystery solver, bruce wayne, will only be back AFTER it’s all over. Probably. And Ralph Dibny is dead, too. And J’onn… well, I am sure glad to see HIS detective side :).

      And I think the department for metahuman affairs may just have figured out how to deal with resurrections by now. I mean, the league is offering paperwork to the resurrected so that they can officially exist even on paper, so criminals must get the same thing…

      Although, I CAN picture Amanda Waller pinching her nose and going, “Hold on, we have him recorded as dead, only now he’s back… let’s say we kill him and save everyone a lot of paperwork, okay? I’m missing Oprah.”

      • Good point. Even given the unrealistic aspects of storylines Tim Drake, Amanda Waller and a couple of others should be trying to break into that prison to make sure that Digger Harkness makes a second return to the cold, cold ground.

        • Well, not Tim Drake. Tim Drake wouldn’t kill Captain Boomerang. I can’t even imagine Tim being messed up by the dude, Tim is a STRONG character. And Amanda Waller… she doesn’t need to break into prison. She just has to make a few phone calls.

  2. brainypirate on

    Stephen, you might want to correct that Typo in your post! Don’t want you Cheeks to turn Red, now do we? ;)

      • brainypirate on

        Let me guess: A group of super-powered neo-Nazis who are trying to bleach the DCU white??? And then Barry has to call on all the minority members of the Flash family to… waitaminnit… that would leave only Wally’s kids and Jenni, wouldn’t it? Hmmmm….

    • brainypirate on

      And I just noticed the big fat typo in my own post…. Ah, the perils of being an English instructor….

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