- DC Comics has announced a new ongoing series of The Flash. The news was broken during the DC Universe panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. As anticipated, the new book will be written by Geoff Johns, though the artist has not yet been revealed. The series will debut sometime early next year.
- What's that? One monthly comic featuring your favorite speedsters isn't enough? You want more? DC Comics has also announced an ongoing series for Kid Flash! How lucky are we? The book will be written by Sterling Gates. Again, no announcements have been made concerning an artist or the book's release date.
- With all this good news comes a bit of the bad--that slowpoke Barry Allen is going to keep us waiting. The Flash: Rebirth #4 has been rescheduled by DC Comics yet again and will now be released on August 26th. As a result, the remaining issues in the mini-series have also been rescheduled. The Flash: Rebirth #5 will arrive on October 14th and The Flash: Rebirth #6 will be available from November 18th.
- The three-part Blackest Night: Flash tie-in mini-series, written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Scott Kolins, will begin in November, likely sometime after the finish of The Flash: Rebirth. The story will feature Barry Allen and Wally West battling a bevy of zombie foes. Your favorite fallen members of the Rogues Gallery? They're baaaaack!
- In a stroke of inspired casting, John Wesley Shipp will apparently be providing the voice for Professor Zoom in an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold featuring the fastest man alive and his enemies. The actor announced the project on his Facebook page, asking, "Does this mean that I am now, officially, my own worst enemy?" Thanks go to Steve Tomaszewski for the tip.
- As if the man wasn't busy enough, The Hollywood Reporter has indicated that none other than Geoff Johns has signed on to co-write and produce the upcoming Flash feature film for Warner Bros. Johns has already written a treatment for the movie. This could bode well for the crimson comet's cinema debut, particularly with Green Lantern entering production, though the project has been a long time in coming. Dare we to dream?
And that's the way it is. Now, if you'll excuse me, this fanboy is a bit overexcitedly distracted by the revelation that the Rainbow Raider will be returning as a Black Lantern...