Posts tagged The Flash

Yup, that’s the Flash!!!

Yup, that’s the Flash!!!

I repeat: We have a smiling superhero!

I repeat: We have a smiling superhero!

Weekend WTF?!?!?
The Golden Age of comics…

Weekend WTF?!?!?

The Golden Age of comics…

Candice Patton Cast In CW Pilot ‘The Flash’

She will be playing the Flash’s long time love interest Iris West. This is literally the best DC Comics related casting news I have heard in a long time…

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Check out our new site banner for the Holidays by DCU contributor Mark Tomczak. We hope you enjoy it, have a safe and happy holiday season, and thanks for following!!!

Happy Holidays from DailyDCU.com!!!

Check out our new site banner for the Holidays by DCU contributor Mark Tomczak. We hope you enjoy it, have a safe and happy holiday season, and thanks for following!!!

CW’s ‘The Flash’ To Do Stand-Alone Pilot Instead Of ‘Arrow’ Backdoor Pilot Episode

Great news for The Flash series.
I finally got to visit the DC Universe yesterday! Well… technically it was the DC Universe section at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. Having lived in LA for about a year now and making my first trip to this Six Flags, I was delightfully surprised by the fun rides and attraction in this section of the park. I wish I had a camera to capture it all last night, but luckily I found a bunch of shots online, which you can find here:

http://www.thecoasterguy.com/index.php/2011/07/01/dc-universe-revealed-to-public-at-six-flags-magic-mountain/

I finally got to visit the DC Universe yesterday! Well… technically it was the DC Universe section at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. Having lived in LA for about a year now and making my first trip to this Six Flags, I was delightfully surprised by the fun rides and attraction in this section of the park. I wish I had a camera to capture it all last night, but luckily I found a bunch of shots online, which you can find here:

http://www.thecoasterguy.com/index.php/2011/07/01/dc-universe-revealed-to-public-at-six-flags-magic-mountain/



Know Your DCU: The Flash (Barry Allen)
When I started reading comics The Flash, to me, was Wally West. Barry Allen, much like Jason Todd, was more important to me because of their death and how that effected the DCU, and less important as an actual character. However, since Barry’s return I’ve grown to embrace the character and his rich DCU history.  
Comics History: Barry Allen is the second DC Comics hero to call himself the Flash (more on that in a future article), but the first Flash in the DCU we know today. Barry Allen made his debut in Showcase #4 from October 1956. He was re-imagined by by writers Robert Kanigher & John Broome and penciler Carmine Infantino. Barry fought the good fight until his death in the first Crisis. He came back during the final Crisis, and transformed the entire DCU into the New 52 after Flashpoint.
Pop Culture History: The Flash had a mildly successful TV series on CBS in the 90’s. He was played by John Wesley Shipp.
Character History: Police officer Barry Allen was in a chemical lab when a lightning bolt came through the window, splashing chemicals all over him and granting Barry super-speed. He became The Flash! He also had a speedy sidekick named Wally West (the Kid Flash), who was the nephew of his wife Iris West. As mentioned, he died and came back a few times, so Wally filled in for him.
 Superpowers: Fast, Fast, FAST! His running speed comes from tapping into something called “the speed force”
New 52: He never died, and there is no Wally West that we know of…
I’m hoping the Flash’s scheduled Arrow appearance (and possibly spin-off series) will also tie in to the new “cinematic DCU”. But who knows?

Know Your DCU: The Flash (Barry Allen)

When I started reading comics The Flash, to me, was Wally West. Barry Allen, much like Jason Todd, was more important to me because of their death and how that effected the DCU, and less important as an actual character. However, since Barry’s return I’ve grown to embrace the character and his rich DCU history.  

  • Comics History: Barry Allen is the second DC Comics hero to call himself the Flash (more on that in a future article), but the first Flash in the DCU we know today. Barry Allen made his debut in Showcase #4 from October 1956. He was re-imagined by by writers Robert Kanigher & John Broome and penciler Carmine Infantino. Barry fought the good fight until his death in the first Crisis. He came back during the final Crisis, and transformed the entire DCU into the New 52 after Flashpoint.
  • Pop Culture History: The Flash had a mildly successful TV series on CBS in the 90’s. He was played by John Wesley Shipp.
  • Character History: Police officer Barry Allen was in a chemical lab when a lightning bolt came through the window, splashing chemicals all over him and granting Barry super-speed. He became The Flash! He also had a speedy sidekick named Wally West (the Kid Flash), who was the nephew of his wife Iris West. As mentioned, he died and came back a few times, so Wally filled in for him.
  • Superpowers: Fast, Fast, FAST! His running speed comes from tapping into something called “the speed force”
  • New 52: He never died, and there is no Wally West that we know of…

I’m hoping the Flash’s scheduled Arrow appearance (and possibly spin-off series) will also tie in to the new “cinematic DCU”. But who knows?

For this week and next week, I’ll be doing some DC Geography instead of the weekly DC History. Don’t worry the History lesson will continue in May. Source for the Geography Lessons is Atlas of the DC Universe. Check it out because I’m only covering about 9 states.

  • Kansas- Smallville (Superman), Keystone City (The Flash, Jay & Wally)
  • Delaware- Metropolis (Superman)
  • New Jersey- Gotham City (Batman)
  • Indiana- Fawcett City (Captain Marvel)
  • Missouri- Central City (The Flash, Barry)

This Month in DC History

Solomon Grundy got his own book during the month long Faces of Evil take over in 2009. Although this wasn’t when he was introduced (breaking from my normal set up) which was in November 1944. 2009 was a year where the dead came back to life and who’s the king of the undead? Well I would argue that it’s Solomon because his whole thing is being a zombie.

What else happened in 2009?

  • The Night got very Black when the dead rose in Blackest Night. Now you may be like my roommate and think this was stupid (but let’s be honest, his inner child is dead), but this was my entry into the DCU and I read every comic that came out under this heading. It was a nice smorgasbord that allowed me to get a taste of heroes I’d never heard before, like the Outsiders, but also see what it’s like to read about heroes I’d known for years, Superman. So good on ya, Blackest Night. Without you I wouldn’t be writing this up every week.
  • Batman and Robin began a new with Dick Grayson under the cowl and Damien Wayne as his boy wonder. The two would fight the likes of Professor Pyg and even went toe to toe with Red Hood (Jason Todd) and Scarlet, the dark and twisted dynamic duo.
  • Coming back into the DCU during the events of Final Crisis was Barry Allen. Time came to reintroduce him to the DCU which was done through The Flash: Rebirth. It had been 23 years since Barry died during Crisis on Infinite Earths and so much had changed. In the story Barry couldn’t stop wondering why he had come back to life but then gained a mystery when his touch killed a villain named Savitar. This would be the lynch pin that would eventually cause Flashpoint.

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DC Lego art. Lineart by Christopher Jones.

This is pretty awesome