Joshua Williamson continues to do the near-impossible – giving loving nods to the rich history of the Flash while adding truly fresh twists to the stories of the REBIRTH era. This issue is a great example, with Easter Eggs all around…and a surprising way of bringing it all together! Want to know more? Just follow us after the jump!
There are some upside-down and backward things happening in this issue. We start with a look in the 25th Century at the Flash Museum, where they celebrate The Flash’s best friend and ally…and it’s not who you think. That being said, we do have a visit from one of Barry’s true best friends, and the return of…well, you’ll need to follow us after the jump for more!
For those who don’t remember Ravager (and what happened to Deathstroke’s son back in the day), we get a REBIRTH reimagining of that final, fatal scene. Slade wants nothing more than to…turn back time? Can he really do that? And how does this fit with both the TITANS and the new Teen Titans group? Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
“Sins of the Father” starts here, in THE FLASH #18 – and we may have the makings of a classic. This issue makes the most of the page count for DC books of late, with the feel of a complete story even though this is just the first chapter of a larger tale. Wally is dealing with the revelation that Daniel West, aka the Reverse Flash is not his uncle but rather his father…and that’s just the jumping off point for a great arc. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
The Flash has faced his Rogues Gallery countless times over the years, since the early Silver Age to today, and there have always been two things you could count on. First, the Rogues have a code…and second, the Flash always wins even if they team up against him. It’s always worked…for the Flash. But, now the Rogues appear to have wised up, and this group of blue-collar bad guys may finally have the upper hand. Last issue, the Flash was tricked into going miles away while the Rogues struck in Central City. Now, what can our Scarlet Speedster do in the aftermath? That’s where we pick up with issue #16 of THE FLASH! Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
“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!