Monday, July 16, 2007

Upcoming: The Flash #233

DC Comics has revealed their solicitations for the month of October. Among them is The Flash #233. Mark Waid is joined on the issue by John Rogers. As Wally West's adventures in superhero parenthood continue, it seems as if readers will get some long-awaited answers concerning the West family's leave of absence from the DC Universe proper; the forthcoming issue will launch an all-new back-up feature--"The Fast Life"--chronicling the scarlet speedster's experiences during Infinite Crisis. Doug Braithwaite's cover for the issue also offers us our first glimpse of the costumes that will be worn by the fastest-father-alive's junior speedsters!

Written by Mark Waid & John Rogers; Art by Daniel Acuña and Doug Braithwaite; Cover by Doug Braithwaite. The Justice League steps up to take away the Flash's loved ones in the name of the law! Also in this issue: "The Fast Life" begins! This backup feature by Waid, Rogers (Blue Beetle) and Doug Braithwaite (Justice) picks up from Infinite Crisis and reveals the secrets behind the West Family’s otherworldly exile! DC Universe. 32pg. Color. $2.99 US. On Sale October 24, 2007.


Kelson said...

Here's to filling in the missing year(s)!

(And thanks for posting the cover credit. I didn't recognize the signature, though I probably should have.)

Dixon said...

Indeed, it will be good to find out what has happened to the Wests since we last saw them. I'm interested to see how the back-up feature is going to work.

Kelson said...

Now that I think about it, it's been a very long time since Flash ran a main story and a backup story. Probably not since the latter days of Barry's series, with Green Lantern, Dr. Fate and Firestorm backups. Even Race Against Time was structured as two parallel narratives within a single story.

DC seems to be bringing the concept back, what with running two stories in parallel in Mystery in Space, the Tales of the Unexpected(?), and at least one of the Countdown minis.

Craig MacD. said...

There have been some "Tales of the Sinestro Corps" backup stories in the main Green Lantern title over the last few months as well.

Interesting note: Mark Waid mentioned in an interview a while back that the twins would not have superspeed, but that their powers were "side effects" of speed powers. Not quite sure how that will work out, but we'll see.

Also, the Newsarama preview for All-Flash #1 has Wally telling Superman that the twins are named "Iris" and "Jai". Yes, Jai with an "i" as opposed to a "y". Probably to reflect Linda's Korean heritage, but I'm not sure.