Jason's Picks: Back to the Beginnings

Welcome to May, my friends! Summer is right around the corner and movie blockbusters are going to start appearing everywhere.

Whether you are going to enjoy your summer on the beach or in your backyard, you’ll need a good book—a comic book to be specific. So let me reveal to you my suggestions for which DC graphic novels you should pick up at your local comic book shop in the month of May.

The Flash: Who Wouldn’t Want to Visit the Flash Museum?

This week, The Flash finally returned to our television screens in an episode with, possibly, their most awesome title to date—“Borrowing Problems From the Future.” It’s a clever nod back at the recent trend of Barry Allen messing around with the timeline and having to deal with the ramifications, although does not tip its hat to the awesome HR Wells subplot that runs around tonight’s episode like a crazy person. It is an absolute dream to watch Tom Cavanagh bring to life the most eclectic Multiverse version of Harrison Wells that we have seen so far.

The Flash: Happy Holidays, Barry Allen!

One of many things that sets The Flash apart is their annual holiday episode. Every December they have a seasonal episode (and it seems like Supergirl may be following in The Flash’s footsteps with their recent Thanksgiving episode). The holiday episode always celebrates the familial bonds that run so strong throughout the show and tonight’s midseason finale, “The Present,” was no exception.

The Flash: Secrets of Savitar

On this week’s episode of The Flash, the big bad of the season has finally been revealed to us! Psych! It was not just Doctor Alchemy—although he is a pretty impressive threat in and of himself—it is a speedster named Savitar.

…I know the episode is called “Killer Frost,” but I just have to explore Savitar because he is such a weird and interesting character. Plus, he has a much longer history with a variety of Flashes than Killer Frost.

The Multiversity: Origins

All week long we’ve been celebrating The Multiversity, Grant Morrison’s new series set within the DC Multiverse. While it’s possible to enjoy the comic without being familiar with the Multiverse, it can’t hurt to at least know where the idea comes from, and some of the pre-existing comics that have close ties to The Multiversity.

However, before we even get into where the Multiverse comes from, we suppose we should first explain what it is for anyone out there who may be new to the concept.

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