– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With the holidays coming up soon everyone is starting to plan their shopping for their friends and loved ones.  LRM will be doing a daily column throughout the season for those that need a gift idea for a person they may have trouble finding a gift for.  Today’s feature is focused on Titan Books  latest publication The Art And Making Of The Flash.  Written by Abbie Bernstein she covers every detail of the show from all of the characters who have appeared on the show to all the set locations.

Similar to Titan Books recent release of Arrow- Oliver Queens’ Dossier  this book does a great job of breaking down all the details of the characters that have appeared on the show.  Where Arrow- Oliver Queens’ Dossier takes the idea that the information is straight from the character of Oliver Queens’ scrapbook this book is through the eyes of Abbie Bernstein  with the help of Greg Berlanti  and Geoff Johns.  This book is broken into five parts: Making The Flash, Heroes and Allies breakdown, Villains breakdown, Locations, and Weapons, Gadgest, and Vehicles breakdown.  With each section getting and in-depth behind the look of how everything came to be on the show.

My favorite concept of the book were the explanations of why each character was brought on the show and why they cast the actor they did. There are so many stories that fans of the show don’t really know about for example how Tom Cavanagh came on the show as a favor for Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg from a previous project they had all worked together on.  The original idea was that Harrison Wells was supposed to only be on the first season but Tom Cavanagh had so much fun on the show he signed on to be a series regular.

Along with all the behind the scene stories from the show another amazing aspect from this book is the unbelievable concept art from the show.  Just seeing the detail behind the set locations and costumes makes you realize why the show is visually beautiful compared to other similar shows.  There is not a wasted space inside the book, utilizing every inch to give the reader as much information as possible through art, photos, and text.

Overall, if you are looking for a gift for a person that is a fan of the show The Flash this book is a great idea.  I can guarantee that they will not be disappointed at all once they open up the book.  If you have someone in mind that is into film making or considering a career in the entertainment business this would be a great book to understand all the work that goes into a successful show.  Another idea is if you know a young kid that is a fan of the show this is a great book to encourage them to read more.  

You can purchase The Art And Making Of The Flash at any major book retailer or online at any of these sites:

Titan Books



If you would also like to purchase Arrow- Oliver Queens Dossier as well you can purchase it at any of these sites:

Titan Books



Synopsis: Packed with exclusive production art and behind-the-scenes photography, The Art and Making of The Flash is the ultimate resource for fans of the superhero speedster. Find out what goes into making the heroes and villains of this smash hit Warner Bros. show, get in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and explore a treasure trove of weapons and gadgets. 

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.