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A Busier Month

What is it about June? Last year at this time I wrote a post about how busy the month was going to be. This year, June is even busier. 6/3 sees the release of Green Lantern #41, the first issue in the new creative direction for the series. It’s a new look and new adventures for Hal, all amazingly rendered by Billy Tan, Mark Irwin, Alex Sinclair, and Tony Aviña, with Dave Sharpe providing letters.

The following Wednesday, on 6/10, I’m celebrating the 25th anniversary of Valiant Comics with a special one-shot issue revealing the origin of the X-O Manowar armor. It’s a story I’ve been waiting to tell for a long time, and I’m happy to have the chance to do so with CAFU and Brian Reber, and Dave Sharpe again.

The week after has two releases. On 6/16, my debut kids novel with illustrator Dusty Higgins, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde, will be in bookstores everywhere. I’ve been working on this story in one form or another for over ten years, and I couldn’t be more excited about seeing it on shelves. The next day, 6/17, Diego Bernard, Ryan Winn, Brian Reber, and Dave Sharpe (he’s everywhere!) join me for X-O Manowar #37, the final issue in the “Dead Hand” storyline.

Last, 6/24 brings The Flash #41, another new direction for one of DC Entertainment’s marquee characters. My good friend—and cowriter—Van Jensen and I are bringing back Barry Allen’s greatest nemesis, Professor Zoom. Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Andrew Dalhouse, and Pat Brousseau bring it all to the page.

If you’re picking one or more of those titles this month, I can’t thank you enough. I hope you enjoy them!

2 Responses to “A Busier Month”

  1. Anthony
    1:35 pm on June 6th, 2015

    Hello Mr. Venditti,

    As a writer for Flash, do you still see the character through the eyes of a fan, or as a writer doing a job?

    In either case, as you ‘know’ the character, in a race between the Flash (either WW/pre 52, or N52 Barry) and Superman, who would win?

    I’ve found info and page scans saying or showing Supes or Flash would win, but in dialogue in several books, Barry or Wally tells Superman that they ‘let him win’, or they ‘let him catch up’ to them.

    I’ve read Superman can match many of the feats Flash can do, like become intangible (phasing), Molecular Vibration, reacting in nano or femtoseconds..when Flash is said to be faster.

    My reasoning is this, if Flash WASN’T faster than Superman, then his whole character would be altered, and he no longer would be ‘The Fastest Man Alive’, just as if someone was better than Batman, Batman would no longer be ‘The World’s Greatest Detective’.

    I believe Barry and Wally are faster in atmosphere running, but Superman doesn’t have the protective and enhancing abilities of the Speed Force, but he is faster in flight (atmosphere and outer space).

    What do the top folks at DC say about this?

    As a fan and collector of the Flash for 30+ years, thank you and Mr. Jensen for adding to the rich history of my favorite character!

  2. Robert Venditti
    1:56 pm on June 6th, 2015

    Writing the Flash is a job, but that doesn’t mean I’m not also a fan of the character.

    And I have no idea what the people at DC would say, but, as far as I’m concerned, Flash is a faster runner than Superman.

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