Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Onomatopoeia: TAPTAPTAP

TAPTAPTAP: If I were to suddenly find myself in the four-color world, writing this blog entry from within the pages of the crimson comet's comic book, this is the string of letters that would be etched upon the air somewhere above my keyboard. I can just see it now. It is the onomatopoeia that has echoed throughout the mind of every writer since the invention of the typewriter. Of course, as I return to regular blog updates after nearly a month away from the keyboard, scenes such as this serve to remind us that the fastest man alive could write and maintain this blog far more quickly and efficiently than I can! (To make up for some lost time, this week's Onomatopoeia comes with a pair bonuses! Enjoy BEEP and WHRRRR, too!)

Issue: The Flash (v.2) #82 (Early October 1993)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Upcoming: The Flash #3

A new batch of solicitations heralds a new installment of The Flash! The third chapter in the crimson comet's newest ongoing series, due out this June, will apparently pit our hero against both the Rogues as well as a group of rival heroes. There'll also be some enticing time-travel shenanigans as Central City's cleverest police scientist will be forced to solve his own murder... again! You won't see this sort of sleuthing on C.S.I.! Visit DC Comics for further details on The Flash #3 and the publisher's other upcoming titles.

Written by Geoff Johns; Art and cover by Francis Manapul; 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 deepens as The Flash witness another murder — his own! On Sale June 9. 2010. 32pg. FC. $2.99 US.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Flash Facts: Acid Rain

"Flashes of lightning cause nitrogen in the atmosphere to combine with oxygen, forming nitric acid in rain water."

Issue: The Flash #203 (February 1971)