Thursday, July 30, 2009

News Flash

As regular readers have no doubt noticed, some time ago I made the decision that this blog would no longer attempt to remain up-to-the-minute with the latest comic news and reviews. There are a great many comic book resources out there on the web, and Kelson Vibber's Speed Force does a better job of reporting the news than I ever could. Truly, Speed Force should be considered the "blog of record" for ongoing series featuring the scarlet speedster. Instead, Crimson Lightning has chosen to focus on... well, generally mucking about in the Silver Age of comics, to be honest. The way I see it, we're all bound to have more fun that way. All that being said, there have been some developments in recent weeks that simply can't be ignored. It's time for a quick news flash...

  • 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...

3 comments:

John D Giotta said...

When I visit Speed Force
"Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
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For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for comicblogelite.com.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from harmful software online."

Kelson said...

John, thanks for posting this. I can assure you that Speed Force itself does not host malware. However, it's possible that Comic Blog Elite (a sort of top sites list for comics-focused blogs) may have been compromised recently, and I have notified the owner of that site that they are blocked by Google's Safe Browsing list.

For now, I have removed the button that links to Comic Blog Elite, so you should be able to return to Speed Force without seeing a warning notice. You may need to empty your browser cache first.

Interestingly, Chrome is the only browser I've seen that will block access to a site that simply embeds an image from a suspicious site. I'm not sure how useful that is.

s said...

It's a fantastic time to be a fan of the Scarlet Speedster (any of them!)