Friday Afternoon Round-Up: Hulk Squeeze edition

June 1, 2007

CBR has a preview of WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN, in stores June 27th.

DANIA RAMIREZ (X-MEN, SOPRANOS) is joining the cast of HEROES as Maya– no word on her powers yet, though!

TV Squad’s got more details, via conference call, on the end of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

We’ve all got one less day to wait ’til TRANSFORMERS.

Stan Winston is doing the special effects for THE INCREDIBLE HULK.

Newsarama has another weekly interview with editor Mike Marts about COUNTDOWN.

They’ve also got an interview with FLASH writer Marc Guggenheim. Sadly, his other book, BLADE (which we dug) has just been cancelled.

Legend in Japanese horror legend HIDEO NAKATA (RINGU, DARK WATER) will direct INHUMAN, based loosely on a true story.

Its not all repeats: Sci-Fi has new episodes of STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS, and PAINKILLER JANE tonight, starting at 8pm EST.

The Beat has a look at Marvel’s April sales figures.

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Will Flash Die?

May 31, 2007

DC is getting ready for another CRISIS (rumored to be the “FINAL CRISIS”) event, right?

And we all know that in a CRISIS, a FLASH must die…

Right?

Well, maybe. After all, INFINITE CRISIS didn’t kill Wally West, really… he just sort of vanished, and DC never bothered to tell us where he went… that, along with a bumpy start to BART ALLEN’S run as FLASH, has a lot of fans clamoring for the return of Wally, or even better, BARRY ALLEN… with a movie in development that will almost certainly feature good ol’ Barry, its not hard to imagine, either.

But it might be a HUGE mistake, too. Marc Guggenheim just took over the writing chores on Flash, and I’ll be damned if he hasn’t turned it into a fun, exciting book again. Some fans are slowly but surely beginning to warm to young Bart.

Yeah, mistakes have been made (like the weird aging thing), and the lack of closure on Wally West’s fate certainly didn’t help matters– but the new team seems to genuinely GET the character, and it would be a shame if they had the rug pulled out from under them, just when they’re starting to get their footing.

So let’s hope there’s a little more to this story, and maybe DC gives this new Flash a little more time to win an audience. Guess we’ll find out eitherway in Flash #13. Maybe.