Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice | Comics

As secrets from past beyond Flashpoint was coming back to him, Barry Allen is troubled with a wave of speedsters to take care of as The Flash.

As The Flash, Barry Allen is a gifted speedster and the fastest man alive on Earth, who also is a valued member of the Justice League. Recently, he's been struck with awe when Wally West from his past has made contact with him from Speed Force, who was desperately seeking an anchor to hold on to this world to find his long-lost friends.

After Barry has acted as his "lightning rod", Wally succesfully came out of the endless loop he was stuck in for the past 10 years. Now, there are also two other Wally West around from different timelines in this reality.

The one that just came on Prime Earth changed his costume and goes to find his friends in Titans. Meanwhile, images of Wally and a strange apparition haunt his psyche as he spends his days solving crime as a forensic scientist.

While he is waiting for a word from Batman about their recent “Revelation” about an artifact from beyond, he races throughout Central City to lend a helping hand in need but he feels that no matter how much he tries to help or does help, it’s not enough.

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The Flash - Lightning Strikes Twice | Comics

He reaches to a crime scene as Barry, where he met Detective August Heart, his partner at Central City CSI and the only witness of the accident that gave him the speed-power. Barry then heads for his lunch date with Iris and Wally.

He again rushes to a fire emergency and then to a transport from S.T.A.R. Labs, which is attacked by the terrorist gang who call themselves the Black Hole. August was also there and when one of the Black Hole goons shoots him, Barry desperately makes a last ditch attempt to catch the bullet before it hits August.

Before The Flash could reach Detective Heart, a sudden bolt of lightning hit him out of nowhere and instantly turned him into a speedster. August later breaks the ice about Barry’s secret identity, finds out he has the same powers like The Flash.

Then they two team up to rescue Iris West from the clutches of Black Hole. A Speed-Force storm then starts striking the random citizens of Central City, creating many other speedsters in the process.

The ones that misused their power for crime ended up in Iron Heights and the good folks all went to S.T.A.R. Labs to learn to control their power. There they meet Meena Dhawan, director of the Speed-Force testing center.

Flash goes back to Iron Heights with Meena to find out that all the criminals with speed powers are completely drained out of their Speed-Force by a ruthless and new powerful speedster named Godspeed.

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Welcome to Speed City

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01. The Flash – Rebirth 01

02. The Flash V5 01

03. The Flash V5 02

04. The Flash V5 03

05. The Flash V5 04

06. The Flash V5 05

07. The Flash V5 06

08. The Flash V5 07

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The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice

Just as the DC Rebirth crossover mania hits the entire DC Universe to the core the way it once stormed with "Flashpoint", writer Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter) and artist Carmine di Giandomenico (Daredevil – Battlin' Jack Murdock, Spider-Man – Noir) were to pitch a Flash storyline with a bold new direction that fits the vibe of "DC Rebirth"

Starting from the one-shot Flash: Rebirth issue; the arc dazzles to a new peak taking point from there. Plus, there are two Wally West there for Barry to mentor and the mystery of "The Button" to solve with Batman.

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No More Speedsters!

This story doesn’t only feature protagonist Barry Allen and two different Wally West but also marks debut of a new menacing rival for Flash who is probably more powerful than anyone Barry had ever faced yet and he is called Godspeed. So, the question remains to answer is that how come the fastest speedster of the world defeat someone who is superior to him in almost every possible way.

Alongside the Flash: Rebirth one-shot, the arc is covered in issues #1-8 from the fifth ongoing monthly volume of The Flash and is about to be concluded in "Speed of Darkness" storyline up next.
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