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.
the latest episode of The Flash, but this week we're doing something a little different. This is the week the show crosses over with Arrow, so our usual Pointed Commentary recapper, Matt Wilson, will take a look at this one emerald archer style!
This week, Barry gets possessed by the underwhelming powers of the Rainbow Raider, Arrow shows up and is as big a jerk as ever, and the dialogue gets meta as all get out.
If our weekly Ask Chris column isn't enough of definitive comic book (and pro wrestling) opinions for you, good news: ComicsAlliance is proud to present Here's The Thing, a series of videos where you can join our own extremely opinionated senior writer, Chris Sims, as he dives into comics history to explain why you're wrong and he's right.
This week, a few viewers write in to ask about the history of Firestorm, a relatively obscure DC Comics character who was most prominent in the 1980s. As you may already know, obscure DC characters from the '80s are Chris's entire jam, which sends him on a long explanation of who Firestorm is and how he came to be, from the DC Implosion to Brave and the Bold.
The Justice League movie is still a few years away, but TV is getting more and more versions of the characters from the team seemingly every day.
Earlier this week, news broke that Brandon Routh would be playing The Atom on Arrow, and now Deadline is reporting that Robbie Amell, cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell, will join his relative in the DC TV universe to play Ronnie Raymond on The Flash. Raymond is (or, technically, is one-half) of the sometimes-Justice Leaguer Firestorm.
This week on War Rocket Ajax, Atomic Robo co-creator Brian Clevinger returns to the podcast! He sits down with Chris Sims and Matt Wilson to talk about Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures, his work for Marvel and his ill-fated talks with DC, plus Matt addresses a very special hater -- and you can listen right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #109: Boo-Hoo, Pay Me with Brian Clevinger
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
DC Comics confirmed this week some personnel changes for two of its New 52 superhero titles. Specifically, Gail Simone will no longer be Ethan Van Sciver's co-writer of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men following February's issue #6. She will be replaced on the title by Joe
Gaming: The full Batman skins pack for Batman: Arkham City is now available on PSN and XBL and includes 1970s Batman, Year One Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, Earth One Batman, Batman Beyond, Animated Batman and Sinestro Corps Batman.
One of the nice things about being the internet's Foremost Batmanologist is that over the years, I've built up a network of readers who keep their eyes out for stuff they think I need to see. It's not a perfect system -- I think I got the trailer for Machine Girl, the Japanese picture about a schoolgirl who has her arm replaced with a Gatling gun so that she can go on a roaring rampage of revenge, about thirty times after it first hit the web -- but sometimes, it pays off big.
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