Wally’s Last Run?! Review of TITANS #5

titans-5-cover“I’m Wally West, the fastest man alive” is how this issue begins…and exactly how fast is that? Wally has been lost in time for the 10 “lost years” of the New 52. He’s become faster if anything…but now he has the race of all time to run. To save everyone, Wally will have to run faster than he has ever run before. And, with time and relationships not what they were before, the question has to be asked…can he do all of that and stay outside the Speed Force itself? Will Abra Kadabra have his ultimate revenge? For more, follow us after the jump!

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Abra has placed the Titans and Linda Park in locations across the continent, each with only seconds to live at the hands of the doppelganger Titans. Wally is racing far faster than ever before, and we follow him on the journey…along with the nagging voice of Abra Kadabra. Abra is televising this to the world – he wants to not only win against Wally, but he wants the world to know it, and to fear him. Wally is running at a speed that he knows could cost him his very existence on Earth – but he cannot let the people he cares about down. At the end…

Can’t say it. Don’t want to say it.

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Wally fades into the Speed Force!

SUMMARY: Okay, I cannot imagine a DC Comics so cruel that they would finally bring the original Wally West back and throw him completely out of existence for good after just five issues of TITANS.  Even so, this was an issue that tugged at the heartstrings about as hard as one could bear. If anyone wants to see what has made Wally West such a significant character for so many years, one only needs to read this issue of TITANS. I’m blown away by the return of Wally West and the return of this version of the Titans, and I cannot wait to see what comes next. Dan Abnett continues his amazing run with TITANS, as does the stellar art team of Brett Booth (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), and Andrew Dalhouse (colors).  Call this one another 10/10.

Of course, that’s my opinion – what do YOU think? Leave your comments below!

 

3 thoughts on “Wally’s Last Run?! Review of TITANS #5

  1. Craig M

    I’m trade-waiting this for a few reasons. While I’m happy that Wally is back, the fact that he’s been thrown into team books and guest-appearances instead of his own book makes me weary that eventually he’ll be thrown back into comic book limbo by DC. I’m not familiar with Abnett’s writing and after reading DC Rebirth #1 it’s pretty clear that DC still views Wally as Kid Flash rather than the guy who was THE Flash for close to 25 years. I think DC would be happier to just forget Wally (and Kyle Rayner) ever existed and pretend that the Silver Age never ended.

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  2. Golddragon71

    “Okay, I cannot imagine a DC Comics so cruel that they would finally bring the original Wally West back and throw him completely out of existence for good after just five issues of TITANS.”
    Funny, I said the same thing about Wally when Convergance happened…..ulp!
    Just kidding, This issue’s climax would have had a lot more punch if they hadn’t released the solicits for February’s books the night before. Still, I am biting my nails waiting for the next issue so at least it’s not boring!

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