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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 Sawcesome

HALLELUJAH!

Edited by Maddpanda531

Wally West!!! Yes!

Posted by LyraFay
Edited by Teerack

Ha was DC saving Wally to counter the return of Peter Parker? Either way im happy.

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Cool.

Edited by Mercy_

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Hopefully pepole will shut up now.

Posted by ComicKing7

I am officially going to start reading Flash in April

Posted by Vitalius

So what is going to happen to Barry Allen ?

Edited by Fallschirmjager

That cover is beautiful.

@teerack said:

Ha was DC saving Wally to counter the return of Peter Parker? Either way im happy.

Don't think Wally holds a candle to Peter, but funny thought :P

Posted by BR_Havoc

Very interesting, Almost seems DC was listening to their fan base.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee
Edited by MadeinBangladesh

HAHA People thought Steph Brown and Wally West were never coming back.

EH Not a fan of Brett Booth's art. Gonna miss Francis Manupal's art

Edited by anandak47

Couldnt think of a better creative team. April is gonna be awesome.

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Edited by SmashBrawler

I'm very, very happy Wally's back but...

Ugh, Brett Booth.

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@vitalius said:

So what is going to happen to Barry Allen ?

Barry is probably staying as Flash. Wally will likely get a unique adult identity, like Nightwing / Aresenal / Tepest / Troia, or inherit the Impulse name that Bart hasn't used in the New 52.

Edited by MarcosVergara14

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

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@jonny_anonymous said:

Hopefully people will shut up now.

No, now the'll start complaining about his history and personality being different.

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Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

It should be noted that USA Today posted a very small photo (you couldn't magnify it) of a new suit -- possibly for Wally?

It looks pretty cool for what you can see.

Edited by PeppeyHare

YESSSSSSS

Please don't give him a ridiculous origin though.

Edited by Protoflash

Watch wally west be in the annual, and then his appearance gets retconned in the next issue

Edited by batmannflash

Not sure about all of this.

I loved Buccellato/Manapul.

But Venditti is okay. I honestly I don't like Booth's art very much...

and hopefully Barry isn't pushed aside just for Wally's return ... -.-

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WALLY!

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Posted by spinningbirdcake

Hmmmm. Vendetti is writing GL too, and he's writing Flash in April. Maybe now we can get some Barry and Hal team up stories.

Posted by BlackArmor
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I am scared. I hated what they did with Bart and his history, can't imagine what they will do for Wally.

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Posted by lifeofvibe

awesome FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

@arturocalakayvee: Here's the same image but bigger (had to alter the URL a bit):

Holy crap thank you! That picture is absolutely gorgeous....

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Edited by patrat18

That cover is beautiful.

@teerack said:

Ha was DC saving Wally to counter the return of Peter Parker? Either way im happy.

Don't think Wally holds a candle to Peter, but funny thought :P

Agreed.

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@batmannflash: I wouldn't worry about Barry being pushed aside. I'm sure they can co-exist just fine

@w0nd: Same man. I don't think a lot of people know what they did to Bart. Easily the most character destroying change of the reboot.

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

@arturocalakayvee: Not a fan myself, heh. But no problem.

Aw, how come :(

@smashbrawler: By that costume i bet that his origin is gonna have something to do with Cobalt Blue (you know Barry´s twin that was given to the Profesor Zoom family beacuse the doctor killed their baby) and probably gona hate Barry

No! Think positively!

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@smashbrawler said:

@arturocalakayvee: Here's the same image but bigger (had to alter the URL a bit):

Holy crap thank you! That picture is absolutely gorgeous....

Now I'm curious if THAT'S Wally West and that he's like The Flash from the future or something.

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

@arturocalakayvee: @smashbrawler: By that costume i bet that his origin is gonna have something to do with Cobalt Blue (you know Barry´s twin that was given to the Profesor Zoom family beacuse the doctor killed their baby) and probably gona hate Barry

You just posted this same thing three times. You alright?

Posted by MarcosVergara14
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Well the writers are fine but Ewwwwww Brett Booth.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

@arturocalakayvee said:

@smashbrawler said:

@arturocalakayvee: Here's the same image but bigger (had to alter the URL a bit):

Holy crap thank you! That picture is absolutely gorgeous....

Now I'm curious if THAT'S Wally West and that he's like The Flash from the future or something.

Wow, interesting theory you have there...I'm not sure how I would feel about that. Not against it but also not for it. Gotta let it settle in first.

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@jorok_goldblade: I can i hope so. I always found wierd that all sidekicks got the independent allias but Wally just went to Kid Flash to The Flash. But i always fear, if he appears Barry Allen is take down from action.

Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen

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.

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@smashbrawler said:

I'm very, very happy Wally's back but...

Ugh, Brett Booth.

Exactly how I feel.

I can't get too excited about Wally's return just yet, though. I need to see how it's handled. I'm hoping he's a man out of time, but that blue/white preview pic makes it look like they might "Jason Todd" him and make him a troubled street kid. Right now, all I can do is hope for the best.

Edited by MarcosVergara14

@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

Posted by bladewolf

DC's giving Flash fans what they want! Now let's see if the "New 52 Whiners," as I call them, actually buy the issue.

Edited by Cypher4

About damn time. I'm not a huge DC fan, outside of Batman (and related titles). But Wally West was one of the few exceptions.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Picking up Flash now.

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