As the Speed Force continues to act buggy and shot-put things and people through time and space, Barry Allen and Gorilla Grodd finally face-off in a battle of wits. Possibly. Who will be victorious? Major Spoilers finds out after the jump!
Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash has been through the wringer over the last few months: his best friend Doctor Elias Darwin has betrayed him, Barry was forced to fake his death, and the Rogues have returned. Also, Gorilla (or King) Grodd and his gorilla army invades Central City as Flash battles the Rogues. Could anything get worse for the speedster?
Barry Allen is the fastest man alive. Protector of Central City, the Flash leads the way for the Silver Age in the comic book industry, until his heroic death in 1985. (You know, when death actually meant something.) For almost twenty years, the Scarlet Speedster has remained dead, one of the longest runs for a superhero. With the new 52 launching, it seems appropriate this Flash should lead the way again. What does the new era have in store for our resurrected hero?
Barry Allen has been back for about two years now, resurrected from the dead after he sacrificed his life to save the multiverse in 1985. His second life has been pretty rough; he lost his mother, went back in time to rescue her only to reboot the entire DC Universe (see Flashpoint). Now, in this universe, he NEVER married Iris West, his sidekick and protege Wally is missing, and superheroes are public enemy number one.
Good going Barry.
Patty Spivot’s still mourning Barry Allen’s death, so who’s this guy in the red pajamas that showed up in Keystone City? Why does Mick Rory have a fire in his belly, and what’s he got to prove? And will Leonard Snart give the new bartender, Al, the cold shoulder? All this and more, in The Flash #11, reviewed by Major Spoilers!
Flash has gone into the mystical Speed Force in an attempt to get back Iris West, but what/who else will the speedster find in the place where the present and future meet?
Or – “Hey, Lines On Your Boots Really DO Make You Faster!”
Captain Cold was, historically, the first member of the Flash’s Rogue’s Gallery. Though technically the second villain Barry Allen ever faced (and frankly, the Turtle shouldn’t count) Leonard Snart evolved over the years into a mildly noble brute with an old-school mentality and a proudly retro cold gun. With a new, younger not-a-reboot version of the Flash rushing about, what has become of the Captain?
With the city under siege, it is up to seven warriors to escort the prince to safety. But danger lurks behind every curtain in the latest offering from BOOM! Studios.
Our month long coverage of the New DCU wraps up today with a look at the character who got everyone into this mess in the first place.
DC Comics has released a sneak peek of The Flash #3. With Rogues showing up dead, it’s up to The Flash to solve the case, or die trying.
The Source has posted the cover image of Flash: Secret Files and Origins by artist Francis Manapul.Â The issue arrives in March 2010, and features Barry Allen as the main man.
â€œIâ€™m excited to be starting the book,” said Francis Manapul.Â “The entire creative team is looking forward to introducing new ways of portraying speed. Itâ€™s also cool that weâ€™ll be introducing a new generation to Barry Allen as well as myself so Iâ€™ll be right in theyâ€™re shoes of getting to know this guy. It should be an exciting ride!â€
The Flash ongoing series,Â featuring the team of Geoff Johns and Manapul, will follow shortly after.
Tim is really going through some tough times as he continues to track down the whereabouts of Bruce Wayne.Â Issue #3 hits stands next week (August 12), and DC has released a sneak peek of the issue.