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New ‘Flash’ Season 2 Trailer: First Look at Zoom, ‘Crimson Comet’ Jay Garrick

Flash Season 2 Trailer Zoom Photo
The CW

The Flash Season 2 never quite wound up a full trailer the way Arrow opted for Season 4, but has still afforded plenty of looks at its new adventures. That said, a new promo offers the most tantalizing tidbit yet, as we finally get a look at “demon speedster” big bad Zoom, as voiced by Tony Todd himself.

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DC Boss Says TV Sharing Movie Universe Would ‘Handcuff’ Creators

DC Movie TV Crossover Universe
The CW / Warner Bros.

Fandom among TV superheroes has ups and downs across both Marvel and DC; the former sharing continuity, but never screentime with its cinematic brethren, while DC’s lot keep explicitly separate from the Batman v. Superman world, and its Justice League. Now, DC’s Diane Nelson opens up as to why Arrow or The Flash will never join the Man of Steel, lest they “hinder the ability” of creatives to tell good stories.

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Full ‘Flash’ Season 2 Trailer Teases ‘Unstoppable Demon’ Zoom, New Characters

The Flash Season 2 Trailer Zoom
The CW

The Flash has released multiple Season 2 teasers in lieu of a full two-minute trailer, something Arrow seems to be catching up on, though our longest look yet at Central City’s fall 2015 premiere brings some tantalizing tidbits. Not only do we meet several new villains and heroes, but also learn their involvement with “unstoppable demon” speedster Zoom.

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‘The Flash’ Season 2 Casts Jesse Quick, A Firestorm Villain, And More

Flash Season 2 Jesse Quick Tokamak
The CW / DC Comics

We don’t yet have a proper trailer for The Flash Season 2, just a few photos and teasers, but that hasn’t stopped Barry Allen’s world from filling up with new faces. Not only will another speedster enter the mix in DC’s Jesse Quick, we’ll also meet Firestorm baddie Tokamak, and revisit a familiar character from the first season.

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Mezco Bringing More DC Heroes, Star Trek to One:12 Collective

Mezco's One:12 Collective at SDCC

Mezco's One:12 Collective hasn't been around very long (just one released figure, and one shipping soon), but it's already made a major impression on collectors. Featuring incredible articulation, real fabric costumes and a wealth of accessories, Mezco has seemingly brought the same kind of quality and experience you'd expect from larger, more elaborate (read: expensive) collectibles to an affordable scale that fits in with most other figure lines.

As the first entry in the brand, the Dark Knight Returns Batman may have set an impossible bar for Mezco to meet again, but that doesn't mean the company isn't trying. At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Mezco revealed a partial upcoming slate of figures it has planned for 2016, including more DC heroes, and some interesting surprises. Though only in prototype form, the pieces look to continue what Mezco started, and evolve the One:12 Collective into more than just a flash in the pan.

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Ask Chris #234: A Brief History Of Hypertime

Ask Chris #234, art by Erica Henderson

Q: What the hell was hypertime? -- @T_Lawson

A: Oh man, Hypertime. That is something that I have not thought about in a while, although I suspect that with Multiversity going on and Convergence about to hit in a few months, it's something that's going to be getting a little more attention than it has in the past fifteen years or so. And given that at least half of these columns are about how much I love DC Comics from the '90s, it probably won't surprise you to find out that it's a really interesting concept.

As for what the hell it is, well, it's one of those weird cases where the simplest and most sarcastic answer is also kind of the most accurate: Hypertime is whatever you want it to be.

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 14, “Fallout”


Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the latest episode of The Flash, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re looking at the fourteenth episode of the first season, “Fallout.” This episode has everything: professors eating pizzas, armed Army guys, fissured Firestorms, phosphorous Flashes, and investigative Irises. Oh, and a grumpy gorilla for goofs and giggles. Onward, Flashers!

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 9: ‘The Man in the Yellow Suit’


Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the episode, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of Central City’s (apparently, second-)fastest man, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re looking at the ninth episode episode of the first season and the mid-season finale, “The Man In the Yellow Suit,” which features the return of a meta-emo Ronnie Raymond, lots of Chrimbus cheer, and, well, a Man In A Yellow Suit.

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CW’s ‘The Flash’ Sets Mark Hamill to Return as DC’s Trickster

The Flash Mark Hamill Trickster Return
The CW / CBS

Star Wars icon Mark Hamill will soon reprise one of his most legendary roles, and we’re not talking about Luke Skywalker. The Force Awakens star will return to different roots for The CW’s The Flash in an upcoming episode, reprising his role from the 1990s CBS series as DC villain The Trickster, but with a tricky twist!

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‘Arrow’ Season 3 Recap, Episode 8: ‘The Brave & The Bold’


The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Flash recapper Dylan Todd steps in for one crossover episode of our Arrow recap series, Pointed Commentary.

This week: It's a CROSSOOOOVER, as Starling City gets all Flashed up, Captain Boomerang comes sailing back, and Ollie gets called a "jerkwad."

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