Joshua Williamson


The Flash Year One Starts Running in May

In a shocking event that is sure to send ripples of envy throughout the world of comics journalism, Bleeding Cool Rumourmonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston has obtained and posted the full DC Comics May solicitations catalog before they’ve been “officially” released. “It’s gettin’ bloody harder to sneak into the DC Comics offices while dressed as a potted […]

The Flash Year One Coming Next Year from DC Comics

It looks like it’s time for DC to revisit Barry Allen’s origin. At the DC World’s Finest Panel at New York Comic Con Saturday, writer Joshua Williamson revealed that 2019 will be the year of The Flash: Year One. Bleeding Cool’s Madeline Ricchiuto was on the scene at the panel to bring us this breaking […]

Top and Bottom 5 Comics of August 22nd, 2018: This Week Wasn’t That Bad

We’re back again folks! We’re counting down the Top and Bottom 5 Comics of last week. Bear in mind that not all of these have gotten reviews from me yet. Today is also Josh’s Unofficial Big, Fat Catch-Up Day. Anyway, check out the best and worst of the week below. Best 1. West Coast Avengers […]

The Flash #53 cover by Dan Mora

The Flash #53 Review: Strength vs. Speed

The Flash and Commander Cold have just been laid out by the Trickster… yes, that Trickster. The Strength Force possesses Axel, and he is now among the strongest beings on Earth as a result. Barry and Cold soon find Axel once again, and the rogue now tears through the streets of Central City. Barry and […]

The Flash #51 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

The Flash #51 Review: Dealing with Emotional Fallout of ‘Flash War’

Wally West hasn’t stopped running since the end of the “Flash War,” and both Barry and Iris worry for his well-being. Iris sits in Central City Park writing about Wally’s life story while Barry deals with the rest of the fallout of “Flash War.” Young Wallace leaves Central City, still angry at Barry. Commander Cold […]

Flash #50 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

The Flash #50 Review: A Genuinely Good Finale

Flashes Barry Allen and Wally West are chasing Zoom, aka Hunter Zolomon, through all of time. He has left the 25th Century in desolate and defeated the Justice League. That only leaves Barry Allen and Wally West to bring down the corrupted speedster. Meanwhile, Kid Flash is the only one who can save Iris Allen […]

Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of July 11th, 2018: Superman Begins Anew

Wednesday draws near, and that means it’s time for another installment of Comics for Your Pull Box. We have a ton of major releases this week, but here at Bleeding Cool we are going to try and narrow it down to the absolute must-haves and must-tries. Here is the link to the full Comic List […]

The Flash #48 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

The Flash #48 Review: Wants You to Know it Has Emotions, and It’s Right This Time

Wally West has been snatched from the timestream by Hunter Zolomon, aka Zoom. He has shown Wally the life and world he once had before the Flashpoint, and he even explains Barry Allen’s responsibility in that event. Elsewhere, Barry Allen, young Wallace West, and Iris Allen are being held by Commander Cold and the Renegades. […]


The Flash #47 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

The Flash #47 Review: A Clumsy Start to ‘Flash War’

Older Wally West and Barry Allen are still on edge with one another when the Renegades, a future-based law enforcement organization based upon the Rogues of Central City, arrive to arrest Iris West for the murder of Eobard Thawne. Barry wants to talk it out and discern what is happening, but Wally is ready to […]

Justice League: No Justice #3 cover by Francis Manapul

Justice League: No Justice #3 Review – Fun in Spite of Its Convoluted Plot

Martian Manhunter, Starro the Conqeuror and Team Mystery are working on a means of freeing all the bottled planets in the depths of Colu. Team Entropy attempt to coax Vril Dox into providing a plan for dealing with the Omega Titans in the absence of Brainiac. Team Wonder struggle for workarounds to the limits Brainiac’s […]


Justice League: No Justice #2 cover by Francis Manapul

Justice League: No Justice #2 Advance Review: Frantic, Action-Packed Fun

Amanda Waller is on her own quest to save the world from the Omega Titans when she is interrupted by none other than Green Arrow. On Colu, the Justice League gathered by Brainiac try to decide what their next move is. They consider splitting into their own team, but Martian Manhunter and Lex Luthor convince […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of May 9th, 2018: No Justice for Deadpool

Welcome to the next installment of Comic Book Wins and Losses! This week, we’re going to try something a little different. To limit myself and to, honestly, make these a little easier to construct, there will only be five wins and five losses. This may fluctuate depending on circumstances, but that will be the template […]

Flash #46 cover by Dan Panosian

The Flash #46 Review: One of the Best Flash Issues in Some Time

We see Hunter Zolomon, aka Zoom, locked away in Iron Heights and reflecting on his history with Wally West, the Flash. Eobard Thawne, aka Reverse-Flash/Professor Zoom breaks Zolomon out, and the two go about their mission of making Wally West and Barry Allen “better heroes.” In the present, Wally West continues to struggle with having […]

Justice League: No Justice #1 cover by Francis Manapul

Justice League: No Justice #1 Review – #TeamMystery is the Best

Brainiac has attacked Earth, specifically targeting the Justice League, the Titans, the Teen Titans, and the Suicide Squad. Despite defeating each team handily, Brainiac is seeking help from the heroes of Earth. The destruction of the Source Wall has released the Omega Titans, and one is targeting Brainiac’s home planet of Colu for consumption. Brainiac […]



The Flash #40 cover by Carmine di Giandomenico and Ivan Plascencia

The Flash #40 Review: What is Even Happening Anymore

Gorilla Grodd was behind Black Hole and is now in the process of taking over Central City. He has sapped the speed from the citizens of the city. Only those with access to the Speed Force can move normally. Grodd’s master plan is to take the speed away from the Flash to save himself from […]

The Flash Annual #1 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi

The Flash Annual #1 Review: Underwhelming and Overly Padded

In the future, the murder of Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse-Flash, is being investigated. In the present, Flashes Barry Allen and Wally West as well as the Kid Flash Wally West have reunited to bring down the villainous Top. After the fight, Barry and young Wally let it slip that Iris killed the Reverse-Flash, but […]