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Thumbnail: Francis Manapul’s Masterful ‘Detective Comics’ Layouts

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One of the most pleasant surprises of the New 52 relaunch was Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's run on The Flash. With clever, Will Eisner-inspired titles pages and chaotic compositions that emphasized movement rather than structure, Manapul's layouts were impressive without being superfluously...flashy. Eye-popping, complex designs weren't slathered across every page; they were saved for the moments when it best served the story. So it's not too much of a surprise that his work on Detective Comics looks completely different.

Where The Flash was colorful and kinetic, the current story in Detective Comics is a dark mystery, and appropriately, Manapul takes a different approach.

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The CW Eyes ‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash’ Spinoff with The Atom, Firestorm, Black Canary and More

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We thought it unlikely that Arrow could spawn yet another CW spinoff to see The Atom joining The Flash but it turns out the network’s real plan is infinitely crazier. The CW is reportedly working on a new series to feature not only Brandon Routh’s Atom, but also Victor Garber’s Firestorm, Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold, and craziest of all, Caity Lotz’s Black Canary!

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

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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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Poll: The Great Comic Romances, Round III

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Unleash your OTPs! As lovers everywhere get ready for a Valentine's Day weekend full of romance and passion, and as everyone else updates their Netflix lists and wonders if they're finally desperate enough to check out Hemlock Grove, it's time to ask you, the big-hearted ComicsAlliance readers, to rate some of the greatest romances in comics history to determine which of these legendary pairings is comics' greatest love story!

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 13, ‘The Nuclear Man’

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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 the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re looking at the lucky thirteenth episode of the first season, “The Nuclear Man.” In this episode, you'll meet desperate housewives, (literally) blazin' hot hunks, hormonal metahumans, and a kennel full of dead puppies. FULL DISCLOSURE: This episode does not feature Business Beanie™ – the character find of 2015 – but I hope you'll find it in your heart to read on, True Beliebers…

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 12, ‘Crazy For You’

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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 the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re looking at the twelfth episode of the first season, “Crazy For You,” touch us once and you'll know it's true. We've never needed anyone like this. It's so brand new. This episode has it all: drunken karaoke, teleporting metahumans, the triumphant return of Joe West's Business Beanie™, and a slightly more substantial tease for that one villain they've been teasing. You know, the one we all go APE over. *waggles eyebrows* *wiggles cigar*

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 11, ‘The Sound & the Fury’

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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 (for now) second-fastest man, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re looking at the eleventh episode of the first season, “The Sound & the Fury,” which has nothing to do with the Faulkner novel; sorry, lit nerds. It does, however, feature a figure from S.T.A.R. Labs' past, dirtbike villainy, sound warzzz and Joe West delighting at breaking glass.

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 10: ‘Revenge of the Rogues’

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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 (for now) second-fastest man, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week, we’re back from hiatus and looking at the tenth episode of the first season, “Revenge of the Rogues,” featuring a double-shot of dastardly villains, plus Danger Drones, butt-splosions and Joe West's Business Beanie™.

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CBS ‘Supergirl’ Reveals Costume Details, Crossover Potential, Bizarre Crime Procedural Concept

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CBS forthcoming ‘Supergirl’ series has yet to cast a leading lady, or even necessarily confirm a formal series order, but that hasn’t stopped development on the DC drama from revealing new details. Get early scoop on the costume and characterization of our new Kara Zor-El, and find out whether or not there’s a ‘Supergirl’-’Arrow’-’Flash’ crossover in our future!

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Is Brandon Routh’s “Atom” The CW’s Next ‘Arrow’ Spinoff?

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The CW

The CW’s joint ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ panel from yesterday’s TCA press tour brought with it plenty of scoop on either superhero, but also news that their small-screen DC-verse would expand with a ‘Vixen’ animated series, and potentially another spinoff for the network. Speculation has flown in every direction, but is Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer character the one super-sizing his own spinoff for “The Atom”?

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