Q: Can you help me make sense of how the Speed Force is supposed to work? -- @TheKize
A: For those of you who may not know, the Speed Force is a plot point from the pages of The Flash that was introduced back in the '90s, and ended up not just shaping how the Flash himself would work for the next two decades, but also united an entire corner of the DC Universe into a cohesive whole.
The thing is, while I've definitely read those comics and love 'em to pieces, I'm not sure I'm the best person to ask about how it works. You should probably just ask Mark Waid. Which is what I did.
Apart from the spectacle of uniting The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow under one roof, the first leg of The CW’s “Invasion!” crossover also cemented that Flash and Supergirl don’t share the same POTUS, played on the latter by Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter. They very nearly did, however, as producers explain the cameo was nixed as too confusing to viewers.
This week, it’s Thanksgiving in National City, and there’s an alien-killing virus on the loose! Also, The Flash is (briefly) here! “Medusa” was directed by Stefan Pleszczynski from a script by Jessica Queller and Derek Simon.
Excitement was already high for The Flash to return Kevin Smith behind the camera in an all-out “Killer Frost” hour, but few expected we’d get such an immediate clue to the identity of Season 3’s sub-big bad. Did “Killer Frost” finally reveal Dr. Alchemy’s identity, and if so, was it exactly who we thought?
One of the fun things about Warner Bros. Interactive's new DC Legends mobile game is powering up your heroes, helping them gain new abilities to help in the fight against Nekron and the Manhunters. And once you reach the top, the heroes really become legends.
Below we have a look at five of the heroes in their Legendary forms: Wonder Woman, the Flash, Raven, Dr. Fate, and Black Canary. I have yet to get far enough in the game to achieve any of this, but looking at these designs has me excited to try.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
This video takes a look at the concept of the legacy hero, those who are inspired by another hero to take up their name, costume, or gimmicks, and counts down the five most successful successors.
Before anyone had ever argued over whether Wally West was better than Barry Allen, let alone whether Wally West was better than the other Wally West, there was a simpler time when there was only one Flash, Jay Garrick, debuting in the first issue of Flash Comics, published on November 10, 1939.
The Funko Pop craze shows no signs of slowing down, and yesterday the manufacturer announced perhaps its most inevitable line of Pop Vinyls yet, featuring the core cast of Batman: The Animated Series. It also announced a new line of Dorbz based around Green Lantern and the various Lantern Corps and, in a delightful surprise, a line of Mystery Minis based around DC Super Heroes & Pets.
Q: Since the Silver Age is now defined mostly by aesthetics, not superhero popularity, is Showcase #4 still a good starting point? -- @morganwick
A: Dividing the history of comic books into a series of ages is a pretty easy thing to do, but picking out one single issue that serves as the hard, immutable dividing line can be a tricky proposition. Showcase #4, the first appearance of Barry Allen as the Flash, is the one that everyone seems to have always agreed on as the "Official Start Date of the Silver Age," and it's about as good a dividing line as you're likely to find outside of Action Comics #1.
‘The Flash’ returns for Season 3 with a time-turning “Flashpoint,” only walk back its ‘Back to the Future’ game and make the timeline even more confusing. Plus, what happened to Iris, and just who is this “Alchemy”? Find out in our full review!
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