Monday, January 15, 2007

Upcoming: The Flash #11

DC Comics has announced their April solicitations and offered us our first peek at The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #11. It looks as if Marc Guggenheim will continue to anchor the new Flash's adventures to a proud tradition by bringing back all of our favorite foes--the Rogues. Personally, I'm looking forward to this more than anything that has happened since the title's relaunch. A description for the issue and its beautiful cover artwork--evocative of all those Silver Age classics--have been posted at Newsarama, Comics Continuum, and Wizard.

Written by Marc Guggenheim; Art by Ron Adrian & Art Thibert; Cover by Ethan Van Sciver. The top Rogues haven’t been on speaking terms for a while, so who’s uniting them as one voice to take down the Flash? This issue kicks off a battle so brutal, we had to call it “Full Throttle”! DC Universe. 32 pg. Color. $2.99 US. On Sale April 18.


West said...

I'm not the biggest fan of the Rogues, although I've some fondness for them.

I'd almost say they need to be updated, but we've seen how that goes, sometimes.

It seems odd that the fourth-generation Flash is still fighting first-generation Rogues.

Maybe I just haven't seem their full character potential. Mostly, I like seeing people get frozen solid once in a while.

Dixon said...

No! They mustn't update the Rogues! I'm afraid they'd ruin them.

The Rogues have remained relatively unchanged since their debuts in the Silver Age, and that's saying something. At this point, some of them are more familiar to me than the man in the Flash costume--perhaps that's why I'm looking forward to this issue so much. And in the hands of some of the series' great writers, they've been built as solid, compelling characters. Captain Cold as written by Geoff Johns, for instance. The classic Rogues and their relationships are one of the reasons I'm such a dedicated Flash fan.

Plus, who doesn't like seeing people get frozen solid once in a while?