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[personal profile] icon_uk2017-09-25 12:06 pm

NS - Casting announced for The Ray in the DCTVU

To start Monday morning off with some sort-of comic news, they've finally announced who will be voicing the Ray in the forthcoming "Crisis on Earth X" crossover event for the various DC TV series.

This is a little bigger than some news, since the Ray will be the first gay male hero that the DCTVU (There must be an easier name for it than that) has featured;

The Ray will debut in the crossover (which will also include Arrow, Supergirl, Flash and the Legends of Tomorrow team), before getting a four episode animated series "Freedom Fighters: The Ray", and will be played by openly gay British actor Russell Tovey, best known perhaps, aside from an appearance in Doctor Who as Midshipman Alonzo Fraim in "Voyage of the Damned" (And later making a brief cameo as a potential new boyfriend for Captain Jack in "The End of Time") as George, a werewolf in the supernatural comedy-drama "Being Human" (The UK version that is).

Some promotional art was put together by Phil Jimenez, in the style of the old multiple Earth crossover covers to publicise the event, which also hints that it will take place around the wedding (or not) of Barry Allen and Iris West.

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Now, understandably, there has been some eyebrows raised at the decision, in the current political climate in the US, to make the Arrowverse/Supergirl crossover be based around Earth-X; the DC Earth where the Nazi's won World War II, and where we will see several Nazi versions of established heroes, so we'll have to see how THAT is handled (Secret Empire is a low bar to clear, but here's hoping)

As a geeky aside; Earth-X debuted in 1973, when WW was less than 30 years finished, as a separate home for a number of Quality Comics characters DC had acquired, like Uncle Sam, the Human Bomb, Doll Man, the Ray and Phantom Lady. They were folded into the WWII heroes following Crisis on Infinite Earths, though more modern takes on them have surfaced a time or two in the last couple of decades.

FLASH #26:


Years ago on this board, I said that comic book fans want Peter Parker to be Barry Allen, not Hal Jordan. Barry got super powers through random chance. Hal was chosen because he's special.

I should have added a caveat: WE DO NOT WANT BARRY ALLEN TO BE PETER PARKER.
4 pages after the cut.

You're a liar, Barry )

DC House of Horrors

Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse! A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior! The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining!

Cover under the cut... )

More info here.
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2016-12-12 09:37 am

Catch-Up: Wally West (Titans #4-5, The Flash #9)

Sometimes, heroes need someone to talk to. And sometimes the someone is your time-displaced older self from an alternate reality.

Plus, would this Flash trap work? How do you (properly) trap a Flash? And how do you skin it to yield the best-tasting meat? Check it!

With friendship, you can swap bowstrings for baseball caps! Great Success! )

The Flash #2


Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia

So since the second issue has come out recently, let's discuss the first issue of the new Flash series.

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The Flash #1


"I feel like the Speed Force is one of the many constants within the DC Universe and I think that grounds Flash to these big events. And because Barry has the ability to be in so many places at once, it's easy to tie him to everything. He has an ability to travel through time and different alternate realities but he also has so much heart, which gives him a really great perspective on a lot of things.

And my opinion is, and I know not everyone agrees with me, that [Barry] enjoys being a superhero more than anybody in the DCU. He genuinely enjoys it. And that level of enjoyment puts him right in the middle of everything.
" - Joshua Williamson

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia

So since the second issue has come out recently, let's discuss the first issue of the new Flash series.

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[personal profile] thanekos2016-07-08 10:35 pm

Some problems can't be solved by overpowering them.

Their magnitude makes that an impossibility, unless you're as much as they are.

They have to be solved in a way that works around, instead of against, what they pose to whatever meets them.

The Flash found himself so stymied recently.

" This is how your story ends, Flash. "

Who said that couldn't ever cause it with only his hands. )
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2016-06-29 09:01 am

NS: Flash and Cyborg Costumes for Justice League (2017)

We finally get a full look at how Barry Allen and Vic Stone will look for 2017's Justice League! Check it:

Bleeding Edge Iron Man and Robocop 2014 are a go )