The future-Flash finds Overload…and the kind of trouble from which he can’t run away, while present Barry finds a surprising source of danger while trapped in the Speed Force. The twin storylines are moving forward in significant ways in one of the stronger issues in the Venditti-Jensen-Booth era of THE FLASH.
While the Future-Flash continues his lethal hunt for those who might kill BEFORE they commit their crimes, his own charade may be fraying at the edges. Meanwhile, the Present-day Barry remains trapped in the Speed Force…but is there a way out? That’s where we begin with issue #38 of THE FLASH!
This issue of THE FLASH finds Barry trapped in the Speed Force, future Wally out of the picture (though present Wally does have his moments), and Future Barry taking over in present day Central City. If you thought the big battle between present and future Barry would end this arc, you were very wrong – it’s just the beginning. This issue also represents the last artwork in comics from an excellent illustrator, Andre’ Coelho, who died far too young at age 35. Coelho took on the “future Barry” pages while Brett Booth handled present Barry’s tale in the Speed Force, in a generally excellent issue of THE FLASH.
This FUTURES END tie-in gives us a battle we’ve been waiting for months to see – Barry versus Future Barry! Oh, but don’t think that’s all here, not in this jam-packed issue of THE FLASH! There’s a reason for what you see on the cover…and if you think that’s the only big deal here, you are very, very wrong.
In this issue of THE FLASH, Barry tracks down the Mashup Killer and the Future Flash travels ever closer to our time! Time is the big theme here…it’s time to try and capture the Mashup Killer, time to revisit Daniel West (who is still doing time), and the Future Flash is still running back through time on his way to our time. Can he save future Wally before he runs out of time?
As the Future Flash continues his run back to our time, Barry Allen is on two trails (or should I say, three). Who is the “Mashup Killer”, where is Wally, and why does Barry keep losing time every time he runs? That’s where we pick up with THE FLASH #33, out today!