This coming June, both The Flash and Wonder Woman ongoing series will hit their landmark 800th issues. DC is marking the occasion with oversized issues that celebrate Wally West and Diana of Themyscira, respectively, and offer lead-ins to the newly-announced relaunched ongoing series for each character.
The Flash #800 will feature five stories from Wally West writers past, present, and future. Notable among the contributors to the celebration is Mark Waid, who wrote the ongoing adventures of the Best Flash from 1992 until 2000, and briefly again in 2007, and is considered by many fans of Wally West to be the character’s definitive writer.
The creative lineup on the special issue also includes current Flash writer Jeremy Adams, past writers Geoff Johns and Joshua Williamson, artists Fernando Pasarin & Oclair Albert, Scott Kolins, Todd Nauck, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Matt Herms, Luis Guerrero, and Trish Mulvihill. The issue will also feature a lead-in to the September relaunch from incoming creative team Si Spurrier and Mike Deodato Jr. The issue will sport a main cover by current series cover artist Taurin Clarke.
Meanwhile, Wonder Woman #800 will include the oversized conclusion to current writers Becky Cloonan & Michael W. Conrad‘s “Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?” storyline. Cloonan & Conrad will be joined by Joelle Jones, Jen Bartel, and more. Here’s how DC describes the story:
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?
Along with the conclusion of the current story, Wonder Woman #800 will also include a prelude to the upcoming series relaunch from the new creative team of Tom King and Daniel Sampere. The main cover for the issue comes from Wonder Woman: Earth One artist Yanick Paquette.
The Flash and Wonder Woman join other titles from DC including Action Comics, Detective Comics, Superman, and Batman in having reached their 800th issues. The other four titles have all well surpassed that landmark, with Action and Detective well into their 1000s and Batman set to celebrate its 900th issue in May.
Look for The Flash #800 to arrive in stores and digitally on Tuesday, June 6th, and for Wonder Woman #800 to follow two weeks later, on Tuesday, June 20th.