GEOFF JOHNS PUTS MONEY WHERE MOUTH IS (AGAIN),
GIVES FLASH'S HOMETOWN AN IDENTITY

Curious about Geoff Johns' run on DC Comics' "The Flash?"

Last Wednesday's new issue marks the beginning of the "Blood Will Run" storyline in the book, and marks the beginning of him writing as the book's permanent writer. (The previous Johns-written arc, "Wonderland," was written as a trial run for the permanent job.) It features a new look for the series, tweaks to the book's setting and apparently a fairly important change in the status quo of the Flash's supporting cast.

Of course, if you decide that's not for you, there's Johns' money back guarantee.

"Someone posted they didn't like the issue" on the Usenet, Johns told the Comic Wire on Saturday ...

BUSIEK: NO JLA/AVENGERS PROGRESS

Three things are inescapable for comics fans: Death, taxes and rumors of the long-awaited "JLA/Avengers" crossover book from DC and Marvel Comics.

The latest mutation of the "JLA/Avengers" crossover book rumor surfaced late last week on several comic news Web sites. Allegedly, artist George Pérez, long the anointed artist for the project, will be working on the book soon.

Nope ...

CASSADAY ANNOUNCES 2001 PROJECTS

Fans of "Planetary" artist John Cassaday's art may have missed out on his art in the gap since the last issue of the WildStorm comic, but 2001 looks to have plenty of his work on the way to comic shop shelves ...

WHO WATCHES THE WEATHERMAN?
HENRY BENDIX TO APPEAR IN 'MONARCHY'

Sure, they've smashed a dictator out of his ivory tower with the keel of their interdimensional spacecraft, battled natural disasters on a Biblical scale, and even killed an alien being that might have been God.

But for the heroes of Authority and Stormwatch before them, the real threat was their old boss, Henry Bendix ...

SQUIDDY VOTES TALLIED, RESULTS COMING SOON

If only it had worked this way in Florida ...

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