DC Comics Universe & February 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: The Flash Begins 20 Year Journey To The Flash #1000 As MASSIVE Flash #750 Celebration Begins!

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DC Comics Universe and February 2020 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

The Flash Begins 20 Year Journey To The Flash #1000 As MASSIVE Flash #750 Celebration Begins!

While not part of the announcement, the above fan-made Flash #1000 cover is pretty cool. I also hope we will see a Nicola Scott cover for the Flash through the ages like has done for Superman in Action Comics #1000 and…

…Batman in Detective Comics #1000.

She has also done similar cover art for her website including a Nightwing #1000 type cover and…

…Wonder Woman #1000.

In January 2020, Wonder Woman celebrates her milestone 80 years with her own Wonder Woman #750.

The Flash #750 announcement would appear to cover four different Flash series leads beginning with Jay Garrick in 1939’s Flash Comics #1.

The Barry Allen Flash, who debuted in 1956’s Showcase #4, took over Garrick’s old series numbering, as his series ended in 1949, and was renamed the Flash with 1959’s The Flash #105.

That series ended in the Flash #350 and Barry Allen died during Crisis on Infinite Earths. Wally West, his protege, became the Flash during Crisis and his Flash series launched in 1987.

That series ended in 2006 with the Flash #230 to make room for an adult Bart Allen, Wally’s protégé, becoming the Flash in the pages of The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive that ran for 13 issues.

Wally West’s The Flash returned after that in 2007’s the Flash #231 and ended with the Flash #247.

After that, the Barry Allen Flash returned in 2008’s DC Universe #0 and Final Crisis; following that he began anchoring a new ongoing Flash series. DC did a few relaunches, but a core Flash series has been anchored by Barry Allen since 2010.

That includes the Flash series that launched in 2011 as part of the New 52.

The current series launched in 2016 as part of DC Rebirth and is currently on issue #82 (spoilers here).

So, The Flash #750 owes a lot to Jay Garrick, Barry Allen and Wally West with an acknowledgement to Bart Allen too.

If you’re fan of Jay Garrick is part of DC’s return of the Justice Society of America (JSA) in the pages of the current Justice League series.

If you’re a fan of Wally West he’s anchoring the current Flash Forward series.

Anyhow, the big Flash news is below.

DC Comics reports:

      DC Celebrates 750 Issues of The Flash in February 2020

      Debuts A New Story Arc by Series Writer Josh Williamson, “The Flash Age”

      Features Stories from an All-Star Collection of Writers and Artists Including Marv Wolfman, Geoff Johns, Bryan Hitch, Francis Manapul, David Marquez, Riley Rossmo and More

      A Host of Comics’ Most Popular Artists Pay Tribute to The Fastest Man Alive with a Series of Decade Variant Covers

      To celebrate a milestone in the Scarlet Speedster’s comic book run, in February 2020 DC is publishing a momentous 750th issue of The Flash with a cover by series artist Howard Porter and packed with all-new stories from across the generations and multiverses of super-speedsters. The 80-page prestige format issue debuts February 26, 2020, featuring an all-star array of top writers and artists in the Flash’s recent history.

      Joining series writer Joshua Williamson for this must-have collector’s item are Geoff Johns, Marv Wolfman, Francis Manapul, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Stephen Segovia, David Marquez, Bryan Hitch, Riley Rossmo, Scott Kolins and Michael Moreci. The Flash #750 also features a variant cover for each decade the character has been published, including art from José Luis García-López, Jim Lee and Scott Williams and Gary Frank.

      1940s variant cover by Nicola Scott
      1950s variant cover by Gary Frank
      1960s variant cover by Nick Derington
      1970s variant cover by José Luis García-López
      1980s variant cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
      1990s variant cover by Francesco Mattina
      2000s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
      2010s variant cover by Francis Manapul

      This landmark issue of The Flash is highlighted by an original story, “The Flash Age,” that kicks off a new arc for series writer Joshua Williamson and artists Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona. Barry Allen’s life is being torn apart by a supercharged Speed Force as the story Williamson’s been building toward since issue #50 comes to a head when a new threat appears on the horizon: the deadly Paradox. Destined to destroy the Flash’s legacy, Paradox sends his herald, Godspeed, to trap the Flash family!

      “The Flash is one of my favorite DC characters,” says Williamson, “so it’s an honor to work on The Flash #750 with so many returning Flash legends! It’s a showcase of awesome talent, each telling a story that celebrates what we love about the Flash and the Flash family. And what a perfect place to kick off our next epic storyline “The Flash Age!” 2020 is going to be a big year for The Flash. It all starts in this massive issue.”

      The Flash #750, an 80-page prestige format issue, will be available at comics retailers and digitally on February 26, 2020, for $7.99. More details for this historic issue will be released in the coming months. Be sure and check with your local comic book retailer for details on any of the decade variant covers it might carry. For more information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit www.dccomics.com, the DC YouTube channel or follow @DCComics and @TheDCNation on social media.

The recent Flash #75 wasn’t the only milestone birthday recently it seems.

Happy birthday Flashes.

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