Kotobukiya, aka Lords of the Statue, continue their statue excellence and extend the New 52 line with Flash. Take the jump to look at this beauty.
In the race to the relaunch, DC’s “Flashpoint” hits its half way point. With the trio of Flash, Batman, and Cyborg hunting for their hopeful Kryptonian savior, can this issue make it to the finish line without falling flat on its face?
Take the jump, and find out!
For quite some time I have been meaning to combine my interests in comic book heroes, ancient Japanese poetry and strawberry milkshakes. I really couldn’t work the last one in but if you and I are ever at Sonic together remind me to pick some up.
Anyway, here’s some stuff I wrote while I was supposed to be paying attention to a presentation during my day job:
Warner Bros. has announced that the writing trio of Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, and Marc Guggeneheim have been hired to write a treatment for the film adaptation of DC Comics’ The Flash. For those wondering which Flash will be featured, one only has to look to the current Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns. Yes, it will be Barry Allen, the character Johns is all soft and mushy for.
While DC has maintained Wally West and Bart Allen would continue to play a big role in the Flash Universe – there were statements made that BOTH Wally and Barry would continue to be the Flash – Dan DiDio quashed those claims in an interview with Newsarama.Â DiDio stated that Barry would be the only Flash in 2010, as the Wally West back up stories, and the Kid Flash title have both been dropped.
When Johns brought Green Lantern back, at least Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner had the Green Lantern Crops to return to where we could follow their adventures (and you HAVE been following their adventures, haven’t you?), but for long time Wally fans, not having any Wally content is going to be a little hard to manage.Â I think most comic book readers today know Flash only as Wally West, much like many think of Timothy Dalton as James Bond, or Tom Baker as the only Doctor Who.Â Yes, they may be aware of a Flash named Barry Allen, until his recent resurrection, most have probably not taken the time to go diving in the back issue bins in hopes of reading his adventures.
While the Flash: Rebirth series has been hyped, and has received a fair amount of press and praise, unless DC is able to do something radically different with Barry and get Flash fans on board for the long haul, the Flash series just might have some speed bumps it will have to overcome in 2010.
Really?Â No Wally West?
For a small convention, there is plenty of news coming from DC Comics. Take the jump for the rundown.
Our non-scientific poll has closed, and fans have responded: They want Wally West back in the pages of the Flash!
Of course the poll ends just in time for Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #13 to arrive, marking the end of the series. Will Bart die? Is Wally really coming back, or will it be pre-Crisis Barry Allen? Come back on Wednesday for our first day release review of Flash for all the answers.
And with the closing of the Flash poll, it’s time to turn our attention to Marvel and one Tony Stark. Is Tony a Skrull? Take the Major Spoilers Poll to the right!