With both Wonder Woman and The Flash reaching their 800th issues in June, DC will release oversized, final issues of the current series. They’ll be followed in September by new series launched for both characters.
Let’s start with The Flash and that big 800th issue celebration. The current team of Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin and Oclair Albert will be joined by several writers with some pretty heavy ties to the character — Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Joshua Williamson. Artist Scott Kolins also returns to the character, along with artists Todd Nauck, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Mike Deodato Jr. — who will also draw the new Flash series kicking off this fall.
Then in September, Deodato and writer Simon Spurrier will plot new adventures for Wally West:
Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure, and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with creative new approaches to his powers he encounters new realms, mysterious allies and mind-shattering terrors. Starting with a prelude in the soon-to-be-legendary The Flash #800, the chronicles of the Fastest Man Alive take an action-packed turn towards cosmic horror.
Then in Wonder Woman #800, Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad will wrap up their long-running storyline for the Amazon:
The princess of Themyscira is reaching her 800th issue on June 20, and the epic storyline from Becky Cloonan (Trial of the Amazons) and Michael W. Conrad (Batgirls), “Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?,” is coming to a conclusion! Diana’s visions become more vivid as she finds herself trapped in the dreams of those around her. As she struggles to escape, her life as Wonder Woman hangs in the balance. When the dust settles, will she still be the Amazons’ greatest champion? Wonder Woman #800 is written by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Tom King (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow) with artwork by Joëlle Jones (Catwoman), Jen Bartel (Wonder Woman), Daniel Sampere (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths), and others.
And King, it turns out, will be the new writer for DC’s premiere female character. He’ll team with artist Daniel Sampere on the new title, which turns Wonder Woman into an outlaw:
After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, the U.S. Congress passes The Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from American soil. To carry out its new law, the government sets up the Amazon Extradition Entity (AXE) task force to remove those who don’t comply by any means necessary. In her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman now finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect. The action-packed Wonder Woman #1 will be available at local comic shops in July, and Wonder Woman #800 features a prelude to the story.
The Flash #800 arrives on June 6, while Wonder Woman #800 arrives June 20. The new titles for each of them will launch in September.
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