Showing posts with label Kid Flash. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Titans – The Lazarus Contract | Comics

One of the most legendary members of Titans, Wally West came back from void of worlds and Deathstroke is eyeing for his Speed Force!

Years ago, Grant Wilson AKA Ravager took it upon himself to take out the original Teen Titans with his augmented powers given by H.I.V.E. He manages to take down the whole team but his heart finally gave up when he was about to deliver the final blow to Robin.

Lilith senses what really went up with him and Kid Flash tries to stabilize his heart that is burning up with a CPR to no avail. Thus, Deathstroke lost his son and after comforting his dying son, Slade blames the Titans for this and swears vengeance on them. For years, he couldn't forgive them and was always looking for an opportunity to hurt them.

On present day, Slade wakes up in a hospital with his old friend Major Wintergreen sitting beside him as the former has just gone through a successful eye surgery after a recent incident that blinded him. Wintergreen updates him on his children Jericho and Rose while reminding that Grant is still dead because Slade kept calling his name in his sleep.

Meanwhile Arsenal, Donna Troy, Wally West, Nightwing, Omen and Tempest were fighting a bunch of goons that they thought to be working for H.I.V.E. One of them confesses that they were hired to deliver a message by a person named "Lazarus" and then the rest of the Titans realize that The Flash went missing among them.

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Titans – The Lazarus Contract | Comics

Wally discovers himself strapped to a machine as a voice asks his name, which he surprisingly answers to. He realizes that his captor is none other than Deathstroke, The Terminator and he proposes to Wally that if he helps Slade save his son by tapping into Speed-Force and going back in time, he will quit being Deathstroke forever.

Despite having the chance of saving many from Slade by agreeing, Wally is not willing to take chances that can mess-up timeline of reality once again. As he refuses to take his deal, Slade then reveals his back-up plan in case of his lack of will to comply. Wally sees a captured Kid Flash, who is the Wally West of Prime Earth, now in Slade's custody.

Back on the Titans Tower of Manhattan, Wally's teammates Arsenal and Tempest tries hard to locate him with no result. After trying to talk with Grayson, Lilith senses that even though he knows what's going on and what it means by "Lazarus", he's still lying to them.

At Titans Tower of San Francisco, while training with Beast Boy, Jackson Hyde and Starfire, Raven expresses her concern about Kid Flash when he didn't show up in time. Robin then points out that he is not the only speedster who's gone missing.

Damian Wayne faces Nightwing about the recent disappearance of the two Wally West of their teams and his disrespectful behavior towards Grayson agitated the remaining team members into taking a stance. After a little banter among them, they eventually all come to the conclusion that they should face Slade Wilson together for answers.

Deathstroke then offers Kid Flash the same deal he offered to The Flash and convinces him to help him save his son to redeem himself and as they travel through time, Slade manages to steal the power of Speed-Force from Wally for himself.

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Takedown of Titans

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Titans – The Lazarus Contract

"Titans – The Lazarus Contract" targets to be one of the most prominent crossover involving Deathstroke, Teen Titans and Titans, from DC Comics in post-DC Rebirth era of 2017. This five-part story-arc is plotted by writer Benjamin Percy (Green Arrow – Island of Scars, Green Arrow – The Death and Life of Oliver Queen), Christopher Priest and Dan Abnett (Annihilation – Conquest, Annihilation – Nova).

These finest comic-book writers were assisted by artists Brett Booth (Fantastic Four, X-Men), Carlo Pagulayan (Elektra, Emma Frost), Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Nightwing), Larry Hama (Venom – Along Came A Spider, Venom – Carnage Unleashed) and Paul Pelletier (Fall of the Hulks, War of Kings) with their finest talents.

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Deadliest and Fastest

"The Lazarus Contract" is mainly a huge nod to the 1984 storyline "New Teen Titans – The Judas Contract" by Marv Wolfman (Convergence – New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths) and George Pérez (Infinity Gauntlet, Inhumans), which is adapted into a direct-to-video animated superhero movie of the same name in 2017.

The original story that inspired "The Lazarus Contract" was about Deathstroke's debut on the pages of New Teen Titans monthly ongoing series and taking on an unfulfilled contract of his son Grant Wilson with H.I.V.E. Here, the conflict with the Titans also involved the father-son duo of the revamped timeline of Prime Earth.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Titans – The Return of Wally West | Comics

When "Flashpoint" wave caused the creation of the reality of Prime Earth, speedster Wally West was missing from that timeline and Barry Allen was the one the world came to know as The Flash. Since, Wally has recently resurfaced from beyond the Speed-Force and with help from Barry Allen, has established his anchor to Prime Earth.

Donning a new red costume, Wally now goes looking for his friends, The Titans but the world that he knew has forgotten him long ago. Back at their old hangout, Wally is confronted by his old friend Dick Grayson AKA Nightwing, only to be tased by lightning upon touching him, which also restores his memory about Wally.

Rest of the gang he used to hang out with; Arsenal, Donna Troy, Omen and Tempest also arrived thinking Nightwing was in trouble and soon takes their shot on Wally and everyone's memory is eventually restored with the spark of his Speed Force, re-uniting the happy family of Titans once again.

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Titans – The Return of Wally West | Comics

As Lilith Clay looked inside Wally's mind, she found a powerful thought in his mind, the name of Linda Park, whom he knew before all of these. Omen also unknowingly awakened another mind from within Wally's consciousness, currently residing in Keystone City.

A lousy magician named Mister Hocus Pocus, who suddenly started yelling in pain and transformed into Abra Kadabra, a villain who is obsessed with Wally West. Meanwhile, reporter Linda Park arrives at Keystone City looking for a fresh scoop and find out a crowd appeared out of nowhere, resembling to The Titans but only younger and in their old outfits.

She even confronted the Kid Flash among them about if he knows her, to which he denies as he was just born without any memories. Soon, the real Titans reach to the scene to confront their evil counterparts created by Abra Kadabra.

The magical reproductions of the original Titans seem to have outmatched the real team a bit but eventually got taken down. The puppet Lilith Clay figures out that Linda Park from the audience is very special to Abra Kadabra's arch-nemesis Wally West but he thinks that's impossible according to the history. However, the villain then abducts Linda Park in his twisted revenge scheme against Wally West and gave him only an hour to save her life.

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Revenge of Kadabra

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Titans – The Return of Wally West

With a new wave of change, "DC Rebirth" has started unfolding many unresolved mysteries and providing long-awaited answers. "The Return of Wally West" storyline ran side by side with The Flash story-arc "Lightning Strikes Twice" and takes place to the third ongoing monthly series of "Titans", which is scripted by writer Dan Abnett (Ghostbusters, The Authority) and illustrated by artist Brett Booth (Justice League of America, Teen Titans – New 52), collecting issues #01-06 and Titans: Rebirth one-shot.

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Wally's Last Run

The story sheds light on the reality altering events of DC Universe, as Flash's old enemy Abra Kadabra is back again with his bag full of tricks and it is revealed that he made his arch-nemesis disappear from reality.

Though he was responsible for Wally's disappearance, he has nothing to do with reality manipulation of Prime Earth, since he isn't that powerful. However, Abra Kadabra is still aware of a "Presence" that was actually responsible for that. This probably is a nod to the "Watchmen" connection, which will be more detailed in the upcoming "Made in Manhattan" storyline.
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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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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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Friday, December 2, 2016

DC Universe – Rebirth | Comics

In an attempt to save his mother from dying at the hands of his arch-enemy Zoom, Barry Allen went back in time to save her but the “Butterfly Effect” of his actions created the disastrous world of Flashpoint and the reality itself is re-written in a new world with ten years of history erased from it by a very powerful unknown individual who got Wally West trapped inside Speed Force. Someone is tampering with time and reality itself and no one really knows who or why.

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DC Universe – Rebirth | Comics

So, Wally desperately races to warn everyone that the new timeline is a result of the manipulation of some extra-dimensional mysterious being. He goes to Batman to tell him to look for his father’s letter and then just vanishes in lightning. He meets Johnny Thunder at his elderly home and tells him to find the Justice Society and is soon pulled back in again. Pandora was running away from an unseen entity in alleyway and she dies stating that the truth about her monstrous assailant will be revealed.

Black Canary and Green Arrow don’t know each other very well like they used to in another reality but still feels a missing spark between themselves. Elsewhere, Aquaman proposes to Mera on his knees according to the surface tradition to re-state his love for her. Meanwhile, the world was mourning the Tragedy of Superman and another Clark Kent from Pre-Flashpoint reality lives here with his wife Lois Lane and son Jon Kent in Hamilton County as The Smiths.

Wally then approaches to his love of life Linda Park for help but as she was unable to recognize him either, he is pulled again. He even seeks his arch-nemesis Captain Boomerang, friend Cyborg and Dick Grayson of the Titans for help but finally, it was Barry Allen who actually remembered who Wally was and then pulled him back. This brought back many memories and this two speedsters share a tearful reunion.

Atom reaches out his assistant Ryan Choi to inform that he is in a big trouble investigating a temporal anomaly. Doctor Fate pays a visit to Blue Beetle's alter ego Ted Kord that his Scarab is not a piece of alien technology but actually magic. As Batman was investigating inside the Batcave, he found evidence that suggests that the heroes of this world are being watched over.

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Lost Life and Legacy

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As the 2016’s biggest crossover event “DC Rebirth” begins with a shocking prelude of “The Final Days of Superman”, DC Comics brings together creator Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Forever Evil), Ivan Reis (Blackest Night, Infinite Crisis), Gary Frank (Batman – Earth One, Superman – Secret Origin), Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern – Rebirth, Sinestro Corps War) and Phil Jimenez to re-create history once again. This event features the long-awaited “Return of Wally West” as well as a hint at the comeback of the fan-favorite; Watchmen, who’d probably tie into the main reality of DC Universe and something that we’ve never seen before would happen.

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The Hidden Hint

With the demise of the Superman of Prime Earth, there was a need for another Man of Steel and the one from New Earth who is living on this world since the events of Convergence is just here to fill in for duty. Like the way Pandora was watching over every other events that were taking place at the beginning of The New 52, a mysterious person going by the name Mister Oz keeps observing the events of "Rebirth". Storylines like I Am Gotham, Son of Superman and Lightning Strikes Twice from the Rebirth wave explores new ideas and changes to lead a path towards the future.
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