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Flash Kicks Off 'The Death of the Speed Force' in August

Solicitations for August's Flash #76 and Flash #77 tease the upcoming "Death of the Speed Force" arc, from writer Joshua Williamson and artists Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.

Precipitated by the ongoing battle between the Sage, Still, Speed and Strength forces in which one must reign supreme over the others, the event spins out of "Flash Year One" and Year of the Villain. The first solicit teases a face off with a powered-up Heatwave and Captain Cold in #76. That issue releases Aug. 14. The second issue, which hits shelves on Aug. 28, reveals Barry Allen must make a choice between his powers and saving those he cares about.

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You can read the solicits for Flash #76 and Flash #77 and see their covers below.

THE FLASH #76

  • written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
  • art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
  • card stock variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
  • “Death of the Speed Force” begins! With renewed resolve following the events of “The Flash Year One,” the Flash is back with a new mission, a new outlook and a brand-new speedster HQ. But the Fastest Man Alive is slowing down—and there’s only one explanation: the Speed Force is dying. Plus, the Year of the Villain heats up as Captain Cold uses Lex Luthor’s offer to boost Heat Wave to the next level!
  • ON SALE 08.14.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
  • FC | RATED T
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
  • Please see the order form for details.

THE FLASH #77

  • written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
  • art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
  • card stock variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
  • “Death of the Speed Force” continues! The Speed Force is collapsing, and its destructor is here...to save the day?! The Strength, Sage and Still forces have placed a dangerous strain on the force that empowers the DC Universe’s super-speedsters, and the Flash is about to face the impossible choice of saving his friends’ lives or losing his powers forever!
  • ON SALE 08.28.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
  • FC | RATED T
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
  • Please see the order form for details.

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The Flash #76 goes on sales Aug. 14. The Flash #71 goes on sale May 22.

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