Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"The Flash: Justice Insurgence"

DC Comics' "The Flash" #33, is written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by Howard Porter, with a cover by Neil Googe, available October 25, 2017:

" 'Justice Insurgence' part one, after the harrowing events of 'Dark Nights: Metal' #3, the 'Justice League' has scattered around the world to find the only artifacts that can fight back against the invasion of the 'Dark Multiverse'. 

"'The League' thinks they know how to take back their world, but they are not prepared for who is standing in their way. The 'Seven Dark Knights' of the Dark Multiverse. 

"All the brilliance of 'Batman', but none of the morals. 'Barry Allen', 'The Fastest Man Alive', is the first to get a taste of their plan, as 'Batman: The Red Death' takes him on at the 'Fortress of Solitude'..."

Season 4 of "The Flash", debuting October 4, 2017 on The CW, will introduce more DC Comics characters including 'The Elongated Man' (Hartley Sawyer), 'The Thinker' (Neil Sandilands), 'The Mechanic' (Kim Engelbrecht) and 'Breacher' (Danny Trejo).

'The Elongated Man', aka 'Ralph Dibny' debuted in DC Comics' "The Flash" Vol. 1, #112 (May 12, 1960), created by writer John Broome and penciler Carmine Infantino, as a detective who loves odd mysteries.

As a teenager, Dibny was fascinated by contortionists, discovering that body-benders drank a soda derived from the 'gingo' fruit of the Yucatan. Creating his own drink, he gained elasticity powers, similar to 'Plastic Man' and 'Mr. Fantastic', aka 'Reed Richards' from Marvel's "Fantastic Four".

'The Thinker', aka 'Clifford DeVoe' debuted in DC's "All-Flash" #12, created by Gardner Fox and E.E. Hibbard, as a failed lawyer who bitterly ended his career. Realizing that many of the criminals he had encountered had the skills but not the brains to rule the 'Gotham City' underworld, he started a new career as their leader.

As the Thinker, he sought new scientific devices to use including the 'Thinking Cap', a metal hat that could project mental force.

'The Machanic', aka 'Thomas "Pieface" Kalmaku', created by John Broome and Gil Kane, debuted in "Green Lantern" Vol. 2, #2 (Oct. 1960)... a young 'Inuit' mechanic at 'Ferris Aircraft'.

'Breacher', aka 'Quell Mordeth' was exposed to inter-dimensional energies., forcing him to live within a special suit. He can
teleport between dimensions and bring others with him.

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