The Flash: Who is Shade?

DC Comics fans will recognize the name of tonight’s episode of The Flash—“Shade.” When I think of Shade, I always think of James Robinson and Tony Harris’ amazing STARMAN series—read it! —but, Shade is actually a long-time Flash villain.

Unlike many characters in the DC Comics pantheon, there has only ever been one Shade—Richard Swift. For the purpose of this article, we are going to examine his power sets and origin. What makes Shade, Shade?

Reader Recaps: Is Jay Garrick Returning to the DCU?

With Rebirth now in full swing and so many exciting new titles to try, we can’t blame anyone for needing a reminder of what happened in the last issue. Or maybe you’re looking to add a new book to your list and need to get caught up on earlier chapters? Either way, we’re here to help. Every week, we’ll be recapping the prior issues of that week’s new Rebirth and Hanna-Barbera comics, as well as sharing our favorite moments. It’s a quick, easy way to ensure you’re up to speed and ready for New Comic Day. 

The Flash: Will the Real Flash Please Stand Up?

“Monster” introduced viewers to the third version of Harrison Wells in three seasons—H.R.! Okay, technically, we met him in “New Rogues” —last week’s episode—but this was the first full episode where we had a chance to get a real sense of what H.R. Wells is all about. He’s the goofy idea man standing in stark contrast to his Earth-2 counterpart, Harry. So far it seems like Earth-19 (where H.R. hails from), is the most fun Earth in the CW Multiverse!

The Flash: When Wally Met Wally...

Since the start of Rebirth last summer, we’ve been treated to some great stories in the pages of our favorite comics, but the larger story of what’s going on in the DC Universe has been unfolding slowly. There have been pieces revealed—a realization here, a surprising character there.

Reader Recaps: Meet the New Teen Titans

With Rebirth now in full swing and so many exciting new titles to try, we can’t blame anyone for needing a reminder of what happened in the last issue. Or maybe you’re looking to add a new book to your list and need to get caught up on earlier chapters? Either way, we’re here to help. Every week, we’ll be recapping the prior issues of that week’s new Rebirth and Hanna-Barbera comics, as well as sharing our favorite moments. It’s a quick, easy way to ensure you’re up to speed and ready for New Comic Day.

The Flash: Mirror Master and the Top Sitting in a Tree...

In tonight’s episode of The Flash we meet two titular characters—“The New Rogues”! Sam Scudder (a.k.a. Mirror Master), along with his girlfriend Rosalind Dillon (a.k.a. Top), are the latest metahumans on the block and they have more evil-leaning ulterior motives than any of the S.T.A.R. Labs gang. Sam Scudder is the first of three men to take up the mantle of Mirror Master (fun fact: the third one was Scottish!) and—in the context of the comic books—the Top is a man!

The Flash: Who is Jesse Quick?

There have been hints dropped throughout The Flash that Jesse “Quick” Wells and Wally West are not only destined to be speedsters (living up to their comic book counterparts), but to be together. Up to this point it has mostly been longing glances—and there are definitely a lot of these throughout tonight’s episode “Magenta”—but now everyone else has noticed it as well.

The Flash: Hi, I'm Barry Allen and I'm Addicted to Changing the Timeline

Tonight’s episode was the beginning of the Flash and Arrow crossover!

Just kidding…but only mostly. The framing device of tonight’s episode was that Barry takes a trip to Star City (specifically, the “Arrowcave”), in order to vent to Felicity about how weird the new post-“Flashpoint” timeline is. Actors Grant Gustin and Emily Bett Rickards have had fantastic chemistry from their first interactions on Arrow and it is always a treat to get Barry and Felicity back together.

Reader Recaps: The Suicide Squad Kneels Before Zod

With Rebirth now in full swing and so many exciting new titles to try, we can’t blame anyone for needing a reminder of what happened in the last issue. Or maybe you’re looking to add a new book to your list and need to get caught up on earlier chapters? Either way, we’re here to help. Every Tuesday, we’ll be recapping the prior issues of that week’s new Rebirth and Hanna-Barbera comics, as well as sharing our favorite moments. It’s a quick, easy way to ensure you’re up to speed and ready for New Comic Day.

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