Promotional art for the Flash #0 issue - yes, the zero issues, going back to look at character origins and history, have been confirmed for September. Asked about surprises, Dan Didio lists several books that have done better than expected, finishing with, “And honestly, ‘Flash’ has been doing stronger now than it did prior to the launch of the New 52.”
DC has revealed Bernard Chang’s variant cover for next month’s The Flash #8. The artist talks about the process, starting with deciding what approach to take.
Before starting on the drawing, I need to decide whether I want to take a more story-centric or graphic design approach to the cover. I’m equally a fan of both directions, but in this case, opted for the “scene out of the story.â I then pulled up some images of athletes running and sprinting, trying to generate some inspiration and understanding details to capturing figures in motion.
The original solicitation indicated that Kenneth Rocafort (Red Hood and the Outlaws, Velocity) would provide the variant cover. For whatever reason, it seems to have been changed long enough ago that DC asked Chang to cover this specific issue.
Flash #6 cover process. I started off doing the layouts digitally. I actually like the simplicity of A but I knew it wasn’t as exciting as B and that’s what we all agreed to run with. From there I drew it in traditional ink, and water colors, followed by a few tweaks in photoshop. I then colored it in PS, and added a backdrop of a map of Keystone, and Central City I had made up and used in issue 3 the Flash. Always happy when stuff like that becomes handy for mulitple use. After I finished the colors I dropped in the logo, and voila. Flash #6 is out Feb 22, 2012
Edit: you’ll also notice that in the final image Barry has more of his mask coming off him. Editorial wanted more mask to further emphasize his super hero identity, that he is trying to shed on the cover.
One of these things is not like the other …
It’s usually Superman or Batman lol.
Roberto Vindell sent in pictures of his custom gold Flash ring.
I’m a huge flash fan, and I’ve always wanted a ring like Barry’s. So I collected all my old gold, and my mom took it to Nicaragua along with my plastic flash ring that I got with issue 1 of Barry’s relaunch. The jeweler did an amazing job duplicating it for me. It came out awesome and I never take it off! I feel like the Flash now!