INFINITE FRONTIER #0 has hit comic shops, and there are some true surprises in store for comics fans in general and Flash fans in particular. There is SO much in this oversized issue that we won’t be able to cover everything here. BUT, we will have the “Big Scoop” items below. Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
WARNING- MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
The overall story thread involves Wonder Woman and her offer of joining the Quintessence. Does she really want to be raised to relative godhood, or will she turn down their offer? She follows the Spectre through all sorts of scenarios with a whole host of characters in the Multi/Omniverse. In all of that, there are some key things that should make a HUGE difference in the world of speedsters:
- Roy Harper is somehow back to life, though no one seems to know that at this point. I’m very glad that has been resolved. You may recall he was accidentally killed by Wally West in HEROES IN CRISIS. Now that he’s back, it’s only a matter of time before the reunion between Wally and Roy.
- There are two new worlds, which will obviously play major roles in DC comics. One is literally titled “Elseworld”, while the other planet is simply named “Omega”. Three guesses as to who lives there and where their next major threat will come from.
- Barry Allen has been patrolling the new Multiverse, and has been offered membership in Justice Incarnate, where he will help to monitor the formation of the new Multiverse. The worlds may be back, but several have had their history “restarted”.
- Barry accepts the offer, but what does that mean for Central City? Who can be the Flash if Barry is gone?
- WALLY WEST is now The Flash! We will see more of this in upcoming issues, but the mantle has once again been passed from Barry to Wally.
There is a LOT more in this issue that has major implications for the DCU – it’s more than worth the price of admission. Just a note – the section on the Flash was written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by Howard Porter. So, Williamson really has brought the Flash full circle, and I’m glad to see that he gets to do the passing of the torch.
PERSONAL NOTE: I’m a life-long Barry fan, as I started reading comics in the 1960s. But, I’m also a life-long Wally fan, having bought the first Teen Titans vs the Separated Man issue back when I was a kid. I’ve been glad to see Barry’s adventures, and hope to see more in the future. But, I’m also glad to see some redemption coming up for Wally West. That’s just my opinion – what do YOU think? Leave your comments below!