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New Creative Team for THE FLASH Announced plus the Return of Wally West!

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen and Brett Booth are answering many fans' wishes.

Ever since Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul announced they were leaving THE FLASH and moving on to DETECTIVE COMICS, we've been wondering who the new creative team would be. Christos Gage took on one issue and Buccellato will be returning for three.

Today, DC has announced the new creative team of Robert Venditti and Van Jensen with art by Brett Booth starting in April's THE FLASH #30.

That is all super exciting news in itself. But it actually gets better.

THE FLASH #30 is on sale April 23 but one week later, in THE FLASH ANNUAL #3, we'll see the reintroduction of Wally West into the New 52.

Crazy.

Source: USA Today

Update

Here's the cover to THE FLASH ANNUAL #3

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Posted by New_World_Order

I never really liked Flash's character but after reading the whole series and hearing he's coming how can I refuse? Who doesn't like Wally?

Posted by consafo80

First comic I read was Flashlpoint so for me Barry is my flash. I hope that Wally fans will be happy but somehow I doubt it. "that's not exactly the same Wally West that was in the old DCU" they'll complain.

Posted by Denn979

I thinks its a black costume with blue lightning.

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Posted by HumanNumber

I almost lost hope that he would ever return, especially with how good Barry has been written so far, but here he is. I grew up watching the justice league cartoon and Wally as the flash became my instant favorite which lead me to read comics in the first place, Wally has remained my favorite comic character since then and I am ecstatic at his return to possible glory. So please DC, with every ounce of emotion I can muster, do not screw up this opportunity...... I don't think I could take it.

All the jerks will have a hard time typing their Wally hate when he comes back, he'll just change your bile to compliments the femtosecond before you press post. Lol.

Edited by matchesmalone21

I am officially going to start reading Flash in April

You didn't read it because Wally wasn't there?? That's a shame even without Wally West is a damn good comics...peoplealways loose godd comics,because nosense like this

Edited by VanderSEXXX

God i hope they don't push Barry aside to have Wally back as the Flash

THIS!!!

Edited by Transformers1024

Why do people not like Brett Booth's art? He one of my favorites.

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Posted by comicbookfan93
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@comicbookfan93: Right now James Tynion is writing, but starting issue 29 Will Pfeifer is taking over. I've never heard of the guy but I hope he brings the fun bad to the book like when Lobdell was writing. Have you read RHATO?

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Posted by Lvenger

YES YES YES YES, even better news this week! First Peter comes back and now DC are bringing my favourite Flash back! Don't get me wrong, unlike other Wally fans, I quite like Barry and what the Flash series has been doing. But if there's one character who showed the most growth, development and progress in Pre New 52 canon in his stories, it was Wally West. His path from being ashamed of his job upholding Barry's legacy to surpassing his mentor in prowess and status was a truly great ride and hopefully, DC can achieve balancing two Flashes in their universe. There are 5 Earth Green Lanterns, multiple members of the Bat Family and a disjointed Superman Family so a Flash Family is perfectly fine too.

Of course, Wally's origin could be a one shot thing or they could be screwing around with the perfect foundation material but for now, I'm very pleased with this news indeed.

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Good news everyone! Well for Wally fans at least. I hope the character will be well written.

Posted by Flying_J87

YES! YES! YES! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!

@jonny_anonymous said:

Hopefully pepole will shut up now.

Nope, now we move on to complaining about Donna Troy and then Garth :P

Cassandra Cain. Jade. Mia Dearden. Lorena Marquez. The list goes on. Also, the general quality of the New 52. DC's treatment of creators not named Morrison, Johns, Snyder, or Lemire. Wally coming back is great, but they have a long way to go.

Posted by BuNKiTZ

I have already fangirled enough during class when I read the news so I won't bother doing so again here :))

But... I wonder, is Wally really the one in the blue suit? If so... It might make sense... He's clearly running around the place in those smaller images around the cover which might be because he's checking the place out since I'm thinking (as I'd always hoped for), Wally traveled to this universe (there's some shattered glass around him and he seems to be coming out of the page), maybe? Perhaps he survived Flashpoint? Silly idea, but ehh, it's my silly idea :P

Edited by That60sGuy

I am officially going to start reading Flash in April

DITTO

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

If they kill Barry someone dies

Posted by StrangeMan

You just know people are gonna be dissapointed when it comes out, the New 52 never lives up to expectations.

Some people see the glass half full, some half empty, for DC Fans I don't think there even is a glass to begin with.

Posted by MaccyD

Rob Venditti of X-O manowar fame? Interesting...

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

I'm glad for Wally's return, but I hate Booth' art. Hate it.

And can we get Ralph and Sue Dibny back too?

Among my friends we often had a debate, Was Wally West popular, or was The Flash popular. Thanks to the JLU animated show, the wisecracking version seems to be the one that comes to mind first. However with the recent Justic League movies, Barry has been in the suit, and assume with the upcoming JL:WAR, he will be as well. But the non-comic book folks wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Barry and Wally.

I think its the Flash thats been popular. Most people cant tell the difference between the two, and truth be told JLU Wally was just a combination of Barry, Wally and Bart into one Flash.

This may very well by one of those "Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it" moments. As I look back on it, I can't think of one single character that I preferred the New 52 version vs the previous versions.

Aquaman? Golden Glider?

Hopefully people will shut up now.

http://www.snarksquad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/preach3.gif

As long as Barry doesn't get pushed aside or killed off for dumb reasons I'm alright with it.

Seriously, the guy was dead for 23 years, it was nice to have him be The Flash again without Wally being there.

Edited by BeppoTheSuperMonkey

I don't really care how they do it...I'm so friggin excited that Wally West (the Flash I grew up with) is back!!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Venditti has said before that he didn't start reading comics until he started writing them so my guess is this Wally isn't going to be much like the one before, so people should keep that in mind and accept it for what it is.

As for having 2 Flashes running about I think it would be cool if one was to protect the timeline. Every issue he could run to a new timeline to defeat a threat. Booster Gold and Rip Hunter could appear and Flash could team up with Demon Knights, Justice League 3000 and the Legion.

Posted by Black_Claw

@themanintheshoe: I think what's most likely to happen is that Barry will remain the flash while Wally will get his own superhero identity. He can pretty much be Flash's Nightwing.

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Posted by kennybaese

Since when do people dislike Brett Booth? It's like when people started coming out of the woodwork saying that The Long Halloween wasn't very good. Makes no sense to me.

Posted by wundagoreborn

@g_man: But will the burning question finally be answered?

Was he really in London?

Posted by humanfly26

flash red vs flash blue? something about this seems vaguely familiar...

Posted by MarcosVergara14

@humanfly26 he is probably Cobalt Blue in the New 52

Posted by Life_Without_Progress

The two guys who are writing the best Green Lantern Corps run I've read in a while and Breth Booth's 90s style hyper kinetic Art ? I'm in

Edited by TheAmazingImmortalMan

Hopefully Barry stays he is my favorite flash, I like Wally I just prefer Barry. I am glad Wally is coming back I just do not want Barry to get pushed out of the picture or end up dying for some stupid reason. The blue outfit looks kinda cool though.

@arturocalakayvee: I cannot think positively i got that feeling that Barry is gonna be pushed aside to let Wally have the spotlight wich annoys me. And look at the picture, it looks like he has been watching Barry his costume looks a lot like cobalt blue

with all the flash back pics it does look like Barry was being watched.

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@theamazingimmortalman said:

Hopefully Barry stays he is my favorite flash, I like Wally I just prefer Barry. I am glad Wally is coming back I just do not want Barry to get pushed out of the picture or end up dying for some stupid reason. The blue outfit looks kinda cool though.

@marcosvergara14 said:

@arturocalakayvee: I cannot think positively i got that feeling that Barry is gonna be pushed aside to let Wally have the spotlight wich annoys me. And look at the picture, it looks like he has been watching Barry his costume looks a lot like cobalt blue

with all the flash back pics it does look like Barry was being watched.

My clue is the big blue eye to the bottom left and the guy with the blue jacket in the bottom right who was watched by Barry. Looks like he got his power between Gorilla Warfare

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Posted by batshrine

Now all we need is Donna and Cassandra to complete the empty whole in DC fans' hearts.

Posted by JonesDeini
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@batshrine said:

Now all we need is Donna and Cassandra to complete the empty whole in DC fans' hearts.

Oh don´t worry after those two i´m pretty sure it comes Connor Hawke, Mia Dearden, Ted Kord, Miss Martian, Tim Drake true origin and any character that doesn´t exist in the New 52

Posted by LenSnart

Lil bit annoyed people are only going to start getting Flash because Wally's coming back

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Great to see this happen, Hell of a lot of people have been calling out for it.

Posted by MarcosVergara14
@lensnart said:

Lil bit annoyed people are only going to start getting Flash because Wally's coming back

Reember what i say if Wally doesn´t get a principal role in The Flash the whiners are gonna scream until Barry is pushed aside.

Posted by Alak

Looks like I know where my money's going this spring!

Edited by TDK_1997

First off, I am glad that Wally is making his return and we will be seeing him again as part of the DC Universe.Second, I am not a fan of the creative team that was picked for the title.And last but not least, I am also not a fan of Wally's design.

Edited by blackair9

hmmm this is a nice development gonna have to check out the new team and direction

Posted by Catsnlynne

When Wally does officially come back, let's see how many threads are started by people complaining that he's not the same Wally that they remember.

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Posted by Misterbleh

Never understood why Wally wasn't included in the New 52 but i'm glad he's back!

Posted by Mr_Avacadomonkey

If Wally replaces Barry, I'll be disappointed...

Posted by consafo80

Sometimes I like Booths art sometimes I don't it depends on the book. But I think it'll work well on a Flash book.

Posted by Supermanwithatan01

I'm not lovin the blue suit...

Posted by HollowPrince65

as long as Barry Allen stays as The Flash, I'll be happy. I love him too much for him to just leave because Wally is in the picture. I'd like to see Wally as some spin off character.