Wally West Spotlighted in Young Justice: Coldhearted

The upcoming Young Justice episode “Coldhearted” looks to be adapted from or inspired by Wally West’s first solo Flash issue. It features Wally West’s birthday, a cross-country run to deliver a heart for a transplant, and Vandal Savage.

Wally West comes oh-so-close to fulfilling his birthday wish to finally fight alongside the Justice League. Instead, a massively disappointed Kid Flash is taken off the mission and tasked with a simple delivery job. But a few deadly surprises await the birthday boy along the way….

Comic Book Resources has two clips and some stills from the episode. (Thanks to @CraigRMacDonald for the tip!)


15 thoughts on “Wally West Spotlighted in Young Justice: Coldhearted

  1. Kyer

    Oh yeah….nostalgia!
    I wonder if the rest of the team will get similar treatments like this? Well, Dick, anyway. Now I’m curious… What was Dick’s first outing as Robin?

  2. Kyer

    Hold on…

    So far they’ve been keeping a regular calendar journal with the episodes. The pilot was in August. The one with ghost girl took place on Halloween, October 31. There weren’t many episodes after that one so surely the show’s calendar is still November or at most December? Isn’t Wally’s birthday in January? Did anyone notice the date on the intro to last episode?

    1. Aedien

      I think they changed his birthday because they wanted to make it like a “special day” for him. Apparently the last episode of the first season in YJ is supposed to be on Dec 31st and Wally’s actual B-day is Jan 16th so this episode is somewhere in Nov-Dec. I’m not complaining though, since the episode focuses on Wally and this is really the only place he exists right now I’ll take what I can get.

      1. Kyer

        Just another (imho) niggly little unnecessary change from the old. But, yeah, the only place we can find Wally anymore. 🙁 Just…miss the adult version. Teenaged drama didn’t interest me when *I was* a teen. (Which, btw, is why I’m po’d over their making jay so young. He was a stately gentlemen with some white hairs. What was wrong with that? It made him different from the vast morass out there. It gave the character a different perspective to tell.

        I’m gonna go cry now.)

  3. Kyer

    Yeah, me again, sorry.

    Just that I accidentally stumbled into an Animal Man #7 preview over at CBR and one page has the character mentioning wanting to get go to Central to get help from Flash (an idea that gets aborted).

    One: I’m glad because I don’t like that book (gore or artwork. Or the fact that the hero seems to have misplaced all his shirts or something.)

    Two: There is a talking cat. This reminded me of another early Wally as Flash book where Wally and his therapist were surprised by a talking kitty.

    Yep…definitely nostalgia week.

  4. Kyer

    It was a good episode for Wally.
    Only thing disappointing was that Barry was pretty silent. C’mon, they couldn’t have given us one heart-warming scene between the two here?

    1. Kyer


      Must be the DC Ed influence. No more Wally with Barry than what is absolutely necessary. Wouldn’t want people to start pining for the Flash Family by showing more of it.

  5. Kyer


    I’ve just been told off at another forum that my multitude of dollars spent for Wally products don’t mean a hill of beans since apparently Wally products are not big sellers.

    Would be kind of interested: just what were the sales for the first Flash Omnibus featuring Wally. Anyone know? Because if there really are not that many people interested in Wally and Donna then we might as well give up right now and slink off into the night.


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