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

Posted by G-Man (34325 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by Sawcesome (137 posts) - - Show Bio

HALLELUJAH!

#2 Edited by Maddpanda531 (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally West!!! Yes!

#3 Posted by LyraFay (2527 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Edited by Teerack (6372 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#5 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6340 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#6 Edited by Mercy_ (92698 posts) - - Show Bio

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33452 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully pepole will shut up now.

#8 Posted by ComicKing7 (124 posts) - - Show Bio

I am officially going to start reading Flash in April

#9 Posted by Vitalius (1947 posts) - - Show Bio

So what is going to happen to Barry Allen ?

#10 Edited by Fallschirmjager (17552 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#11 Posted by BR_Havoc (1296 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#12 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (6910 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#14 Edited by anandak47 (41 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Edited by BattheMan008 (309 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Edited by SmashBrawler (5736 posts) - - Show Bio

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

Ugh, Brett Booth.

#17 Edited by jorok_goldblade (69 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#18 Edited by MarcosVergara14 (448 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#20 Edited by NightFang (10068 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

Hopefully people will shut up now.

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

#21 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#22 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

YESSSSSSS

Please don't give him a ridiculous origin though.

#23 Edited by Protoflash (132 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Edited by batmannflash (6221 posts) - - Show Bio

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 ... -.-

#25 Edited by knightofthechronicle (689 posts) - - Show Bio

WALLY!

#26 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#27 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Edited by w0nd (3422 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#29 Edited by SmashBrawler (5736 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Posted by lifeofvibe (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!

#31 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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

#32 Edited by SmashBrawler (5736 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Edited by patrat18 (9772 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#35 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#36 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio

@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!

#39 Posted by War Killer (20211 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#40 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio

@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?

#41 Posted by MarcosVergara14 (448 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Edited by Mojo65 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Well the writers are fine but Ewwwwww Brett Booth.

#43 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11621 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#44 Edited by Vitalius (1947 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#45 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (5219 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#46 Edited by The_Tree (7481 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#47 Edited by MarcosVergara14 (448 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#48 Posted by bladewolf (760 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#49 Edited by Cypher4 (72 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#50 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20254 posts) - - Show Bio

Picking up Flash now.

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