Catching up on Flash / epinephrine

Watched the episode where Rosso becomes Bloodwork. His moment of transformation: He realizes that the blood supply he’s using lacks epinephrine, so he needs to get it from scared people, which means he has to kill them, and he’s willing to do that to stay alive.

COME ON.

He’s a doctor. He can buy epinephrine by the gallon if he wants, cheaply. (Most of the cost of epinephrine auto-injectors is the device. And greed.)

Story done.

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My suspension of disbelief works a lot better with wild and crazy tech/magic/”science” like dark matter, super-speed, multiverse teleportation and so on than with something that they try to make “realistic” but completely miss.

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“Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

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I know it seems a bit odd to talk about a Marvel book on a Flash website, but stay with me a moment. There are two series currently running, one at DC and one at Marvel, in which mental illness has been portrayed in a major plot line. For DC, it’s HEROES IN CRISIS, with a tragedy occurring at a mental health facility for superheroes called Sanctuary. For Marvel, it’s THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP, in which the lead character is diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  So, how do the two story lines match up? Follow us after the jump!

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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RT @SpeedForceOrg: “Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

RT @SilverAgedEd: We look HEROES IN CRISIS and THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP – how does each treat issues of mental illness? Our post here:

“Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

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I feel like I ought to write something for Speed Force about what’s going on with Heroes in Crisis and The Flash…

I feel like I ought to write something for @SpeedForce
about what’s going on with Heroes in Crisis and The Flash, but unlike anger, severe disappointment just isn’t motivating.

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Fortunately, Ed wrote something better than I could have, and broadened it to the way Heroes in Crisis is handling mental illness as compared to The Unstoppable Wasp.

“Heroes In Crisis” vs “Unstoppable Wasp” and a Look at Mental Illness

#comics #TheFlash #HeroesInCrisis #TheWasp #WallyWest

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gorogues:speedforceorg:The #RainbowRaider steals priceless art at #WonderCon2019 !#Cosplay #TheFlash #comics #rogues @wondercon #WonderCon …

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The #RainbowRaider steals priceless art at #WonderCon2019 !

#Cosplay #TheFlash #comics #rogues @wondercon #WonderCon https://www.instagram.com/p/BvptQWLDHKb/

Amazing costume and a great photo!!  The painting is the perfect added detail 😀

It’s hard to tell in this shot, but the painting’s the cover on a messenger bag (she hid the straps to pretend to be stealing the painting), so it’s not just a perfect detail, it’s useful too!

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Just a few Flashes (and a Rainbow Raider) who I saw at WonderCon this year

Just a few Flashes (and a Rainbow Raider) who I saw at WonderCon this year. There were a bunch more, including a TV Barry/Iris couple, a Jedi Flash, and more.

These are just the ones who slowed down long enough for me to take a photo! 🙂 Check out my full cosplay gallery on Flickr:

Range of Emotions

#Cosplay #WonderCon #WonderCon2019 #TheFlash #KidFlash #RainbowRaider #BlackFlash

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It’s almost as though cruelty and neglect can affect people’s mental health….

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It’s almost as though cruelty and neglect can affect people’s mental health.  

Everyone gives Batman shit over the state of Arkham but no one ever talks about Iron Heights.

There was a bit of criticism for Iron Heights within the Flash book, such as when Ashley Zolomon called the prison “the Rogue Factory” (which she said was a widespread nickname) and accused Wolfe of having no compassion for its prisoners.  It seems quite likely that the mistreatment there has made some of the prisoners worse, with I think Roscoe as one of the prime examples.  And as awful as Arkham is, at least they make some attempt to treat their inmates; we’ve seen that Iron Heights leaves theirs barefoot in straitjackets and isolated in filthy cells.  So it’s no surprise that they end up even more mentally ill and anti-social, which is almost certainly what Ashley was alluding to.

Wally and Wolfe clashed on a number of occasions over the treatment of prisoners there, once Wally found out about it. But Wally had no authority there, he was just a vigilante super-hero, and Wolfe kept running things the way he wanted to. The one win I remember was that Wally was able to get Fallout an actual, comfortable room that absorbed his radiation instead of leaving him hooked up to tubes like he was before.

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Spoilers for upcoming comics in April!

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Spoilers for upcoming comics in April!

This is part of DC’s official solicitations for that month, and you can see the full list of them here.

THE FLASH #68
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by MITCH GERADS
The Flash has arrived back in his home of Central City to discover something…off. The people are all acting strangely, including his friends and colleagues—but before Barry can figure out why, the entire Central City PD attacks! At last the great trick is revealed: the Trickster now rules supreme! With Iron Heights as his fun-house base of operations, Trickster plunges the entire city into madness—and the Flash is powerless to save them!
ON SALE 04.10.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #69
written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art by SCOTT KOLINS
cover by DAN MORA
variant cover by MITCH GERADS
Riot in Central City! Trickster has pulled out all the stops in his assault on Flash’s hometown, and the Scarlet Speedster is powerless to crack Trickster’s code! Our hero is faced with an impossible choice: save the people of Central City—or let the villain who caused it all escape to wreak havoc another day!
ON SALE 04.24.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK SIX TP
written by MARK WAID, BRIAN AUGUSTYN and RON MARZ
art by PAUL RYAN, EDUARDO BARRETO, BART SEARS and others
cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
In these tales, the mayor of Keystone asks the Flash to relocate himself away from Keystone City—but trouble still manages to find the Fastest Man Alive in his new home of Santa Marta. First, the Flash saves a presidential candidate from the Top, a member of the Rogues. Then, Mr. Frost strikes—and his illusions threaten to destroy both the Flash and his new home. And when word spreads that the Flash has moved to a new city, several of his greatest foes show up to cause trouble, including the earthquake-causing Major Disaster! Collects THE FLASH #119-129, THE FLASH/GREEN LANTERN: FASTER FRIENDS #1-2, THE FLASH PLUS NIGHTWING #1 and a story from DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY BASH #1.
ON SALE 05.29.19 | $29.99 US | 416 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9380-2

SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 8: LEGERDEMAIN TP
written by JOHN OSTRANDER and KIM YALE
art by GEOF ISHERWOOD and ROBERT CAMPANELLA
cover by GEOF ISHERWOOD and KARL KESEL
Batman, Superman and Aquaman suspect that Amanda Waller had a hand in the death of Ray Palmer, but when they seek to question the Squad, they find resistance from the Jihad and Hayoth. Can the world’s most dangerous criminals take on a trio of the most powerful Justice League members? We’ll give you one guess! Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #59-66.
ON SALE 05.15.19
$19.99 US | 192 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8953-9

HEROES IN CRISIS #8
written by TOM KING
art by CLAY MANN and MITCH GERADS
cover by MITCH GERADS
variant cover by RYAN SOOK
You’ve seen all the clues. You’ve heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it’s time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman will have their leadership challenged and will question their own judgment. Sanctuary has become something they never imagined…and it’s still potentially carrying on without them!
ON SALE 04.24.19
$3.99 US | 8 of 9 | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

Some yammering and potentially spoilery speculation about Heroes In Crisis behind a cut because it’s only somewhat on topic for the blog.

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I haven’t been able to bring myself to open an issue of The Flash since I saw the list of casualties in Heroes In Crisis #1. I’ve been buying them. I’ve picked the next one up a couple of times to read it. But I just haven’t been able to do it.

I’m getting close to the why-are-you-buying-it-if-you-aren’t-reading-it point.

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Killing off another Flash for shock value in another book with Crisis in the title …

Killing off another Flash for shock value in another book with Crisis in the title is lazy. Killing off yet another Titan for shock value is lazy. Killing off a former headliner who shares a title with another character who’s currently starring in their own book so you can kill an A-lister without actually killing off a current book is lazy.

These were shocking years ago. Now they’re cliches.

More @SpeedForce: https://speedforce.org/2018/10/tired-of-dead-speedsters/

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Hello, my name is Kelson. I’m a computer programmer in the Los Angeles area…

#reintroductions #introductions Hello, my name is Kelson. I’m a computer programmer in the #LosAngeles area. I like #scifi, #fantasy & #comics (behind on a lot, keeping up w/ #TheFlash, Saga & #JessicaJones). I tend to talk about #webdevelopment and #tech, and I still have a #blog.

I also talk about #books at @KelsonReads (currently reading Sparrow Hill Road) & post scenic #photography at @kelsonv

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I caught up on Flash War and its aftermath. I feel like it could have …

I caught up on Flash War and its aftermath. I feel like it could have been epic, but ultimately was just a way to break up #TheFlash family and set up the new Forces.

That’s a problem I’m having with DC #comics lately: Stories don’t feel like they start from the characters and new threats picking up where the previous story left off, they feel like they’re working backward from where everything needs to be to set up the next story and finding a way to get there.

#DCcomics #superheroes

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It’s been like that for a while. It was a problem with Flash: Rebirth, with Countdown, with Full Throttle. I sort of feel like the early New 52 escaped the problem and built more organically, at least some of the books I was reading. But those kept getting cancelled.

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If you compare Final Crisis to Metal, they’re both similar in structure: cosmic threat turns earth into a nightmare between panels, the heroes seek help from the multiverse to restore the world. But Final Crisis *finishes.* Metal sets up the alloys, the Challengers & Hawks, the crack in the Source Wall. It’s more like COIE in the way it works hard to set things up for the coming year(s) of stories.

#comics #dccomics

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