Showing posts with label Reverse Flash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reverse Flash. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Batman & The Flash – The Button | Comics

When reality was being remade, Batman found a strange smiley-face button in Batcave that opens doorway to a twisted alternate timeline.

In Arkham Asylum, inmates were watching a hockey game between the Gotham Blades and the Metropolis Mammoths, when suddenly at one point a woman among them starts irrationally shouting with the claim that one of them is about to die and even Superman will not be able to save him.

She kept screaming about the death of her friends and a Legion as she was being taken away. In Batcave, Batman was also observing the match from his Batcave while studying the Comedian's bloodied smiley-face button on his hand.

Ever since "The Return of Wally West", Batman and The Flash are trying to uncover the origin of the Button with no luck so far. He tossed it on his desk and it drops near Psycho-Pirate's Medusa Mask, creating a small spark, which The Dark Knight didn't notice.

Then it creates a bolt and Bruce Wayne sees Thomas Wayne of the Flashpoint timeline for a moment like a shadow but he quickly faded away as Bruce tries to reach out to him. He informs Flash about this development, who was busy fighting the Samuroids and says he will meet The Bat within a minute.

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Batman & The Flash – The Button | Comics

Before the minute passed, Bruce hears a thunder and thinking its Barry, he turns around only to be punched out by the villainous Reverse-Flash. Eobard Thawne has been known dead for some time but somehow, he is back to life by a mysterious force.

For the next 50 seconds, Batman desperately tries to tackle and delay Reverse-Flash till Flash's arrival to no avail. As he gets his ass handed to him, Batman still fights back and tries to slow him down for a while. Eobard discovers the letter that Thomas wrote to Bruce and then tears it to pieces to taunt him some more.

Batman warns him to leave his cave before halting him for a while till the minute passes and then is beaten out-cold. Seeing the Comedian's Button on the desk, Thawne picks it up and is teleported away immediately with a flash of light. He came back only mere moments after with his flesh severely burned and bones out, shouting that he has seen "GOD" before dropping dead.

The Flash arrived just late enough to save the Caped Crusader from a ruthless beating and missed the demise of his nemesis Reverse-Flash. Johnny Thunder was calling out for Thunder-Bolt and was ranting that how he was responsible for the fall of Justice Society before being taken back at his elderly home by the orderlies.

Meanwhile, Barry set up the Batcave as a crime scene after Batman's fight with Thawne. He realizes that what Thawne started years earlier with killing his mother has come to an end with his death even though justice wasn't served. Upon examining Thawne's remains, Barry realizes that they both have same Speed Force signature, whereas it should be different.

Since all the cameras of the cave were destroyed during the fight, he decides to talk to Bruce about it. When Bruce tells him of seeing Thomas Wayne from Flashpoint world, Barry blames himself for all these mishaps but Bruce then points out Thawne seeing a "GOD" means, there was already someone powerful messing around with the time and reality.

Not willing to endanger the life of his friends, Barry decides to fire up his Cosmic Treadmill to go back in time to see who really killed Eobard Thawne. At the last moment, Bruce shows up and tags along against Barry's wishes. The two eventually travels back to the timeline where Thomas Wayne became The Dark Knight!

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Revenge in Reverse

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Batman/The Flash – The Button

Connecting threads that were left hanging from the beginning of the "DC Rebirth" and will tie-in to upcoming ground-breaking crossover events to come, "The Button" is a four-part crossover story that is the handiwork of writers Joshua Williamson (Predator – Fire And Stone, The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice) and Tom King (Batman – I Am Bane, Batman – I Am Suicide).

Artists Howard Porter (Trials of Shazam, Underworld Unleashed) and Jason Fabok (Justice League – Darkseid War, Justice League – Injustice League) has tagged along to help complete the arc as well.

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Storm in Timestream

The story-arc took place on the third ongoing volume of Batman monthly series and the fifth monthly ongoing series of The Flash back-to-back, published by DC Comics on 2017. The presumably long-dead villain Reverse-Flash is brought back with a twist and the Watchmen connection to the post-Rebirth era is also showcased.

Plus, the original Flash, Jay Garrick makes a cameo appearance to make it all very special. The plot serves as a prelude to upcoming "Doomsday Clock" event, which will unfold a lot of mysteries and answer a lot of questions.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Flash – New 52 | Comics

With help from the tapping of the mysterious Speed Force, Barry Allen became the fastest man alive known in the alias of The Flash. Since childhood Barry’s mother was trying her heart and soul to keep the family going while he was busy with school and all that.

He lost his mother at a young age with his father being arrested for her murder but claimed to be innocent. This event became his motivation to become a forensic scientist later with help from Darryl Frye, a person with whom his mother was romantically involved once that no one else knew about.

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The Flash – New 52 | Comics

After years of frustration over the thing that he could not figure out his mother’s true killer, his father finally admitted his role in the alleged crime. In one stormy night when a depressed Barry was working in his lab, he was struck by lightning, woke up from coma after a long time with the power of super-speed, he becomes The Flash!

When Batman and Green lantern visits Metropolis to dig deep about an extraterrestrial invasion on Earth (Justice League – Origin), he was called by Hal Jordan when Superman was practically trashing them. Barry eventually formed an alliance with those three along with Aquaman and Wonder Woman to repeal the invasion and forming Justice League to fight Darkseid of Apokolips afterwards.

Apart from his regular duty of saving the world from massive crisis as a League member and an experienced speedster, Barry often spends time taking down other Rogues like Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, Heat Wave, Pied Piper, Reverse-Flash and Weather Wizard.

For more information on The Flash – New 52 comics series, you can check out these links below.

The Flash – The New 52 (Comics) Wikipedia

The Flash – The New 52 (Comics) DC Wikia

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Faster Than Superman

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The Flash Vol 03 – Gorilla Warfare (Softcover)

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The Flash Vol 04 – Reverse (Softcover)

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The Flash Vol 05 – History Lessons (Softcover)

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The Flash Vol 06 – Out of Time (Softcover)

The Flash Vol 06 – Out of Time (Hardcover)

In the wake of The New 52 timeline of DC Comics following the ‘Flashpoint’ crossover event, the monthly ongoing Flash comic series has also been re-launched by DC in the New 52 era, given a slightly altered origin.

The series initially kick-started with Francis Manapul (Legion of Superheroes, Witchblade) and Brian Buccellato (Forever Evil – Rogues RebellionThe Flash – Reverse) as the creative team for the series and Francis Manapul is also serving for a long time as both writer and artist at the same time.

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Flash and The Justice League

Other than appearing in his own monthly series Flash also made appearance in the other titles like Justice League too. The Flash was also part of H'El on Earth, Superman – Doomed, Earth 2 – World's End, Darkseid War crossover and then he ascended to the universe changing event; DC Rebirth.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Flashpoint | Comics

Barry Allen, the second Flash wakes up on his desk to find himself in a world of an alternate timeline, where he isn't known as world's fastest speedster The Flash and any superheroes doesn't even exist except Cyborg. He found out that, one of his arch-nemesis for years, Captain Cold has become a hero of Central City and now going by the name of Citizen Cold. Many other elements from the original reality he knew are missing from around as well and in this new world, no one has ever surprisingly heard of Justice League or Superman.

To his surprise, he discovered his long deceased mother Nora is very much alive and his father has passed away instead of being at jail. Barry also learns that The Dark Knight of this timeline is not Bruce Wayne but his father, a vengeful Thomas Wayne, who runs the Wayne Casinos with Oswald Cobblepot as a disguise to his crusade during daytime and embarks his cape at night to be Batman. However, Thomas is way more ruthless and brutal to his enemies as the caped crusader than his son that Barry knew of.

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Flashpoint | Comics

Cyborg is considered as a major heroic figure of the United States, who is trying to deal with the massive ongoing battle between the race of Atlantians and Amazons, led by Emperor Aquaman and Wonder Woman. She killed Colonel Steve Trevor who was trying to reach reporter Lois Lane, who was saved by Grifter and The Resistance. Aside from Barry Allen, Booster Gold and Kid Flash seem to be the only persons present in that timeline, who seems to know about the abnormal differences of the realities in this world.

Barry decided to approach Batman to seek his aid in stopping this senseless madness that the two races have unleashed upon mankind. When he entered the Batcave, Thomas attacked him thinking an intruder and almost broke his hand before he could talk. He finally made Thomas listen to him when he decided to show his costume but Barry's ring ejects the Reverse-Flash costume. He then suspects that his greatest enemy Professor Zoom has been secretly manipulating the time stream and wants Barry to know his involvement.

Thomas intends to help him if he can reverse his timeline and assists him to recreate the accident which gave him the power of Speed-Force. In their first attempt, Barry got badly burnt and barely survived but he managed to get his power in their next try. Barry then informs Batman that they are going to need the help of Superman, who is held captive by U.S. Government since he came to Earth. For this job, they decided to call Cyborg and he joined these two to secure the last Kryptonian for saving their reality from destruction.

For more information on Flashpoint comic event, you can check out these links below.

Flashpoint (Comics) Wikipedia

Flashpoint (Comics) DC Wikia

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A Timeline In Turmoil

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Flashpoint – The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman

Flashpoint – The World of Flashpoint Featuring Wonder Woman

"Flashpoint" is a major DC Comics crossover event that totally changed the landscape of DC Universe. Originally released as a five issue limited series, "Flashpoint" was published in mid 2011 and consists of issues written by Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Infinite Crisis) and drawn by artist Andy Kubert (Batman Vs. Predator, Dark Knight III – The Master Race) along with many other tie-ins books. DC also released quite a few other limited series as tie-in story for main plot of this crossover like Abin Sur - The Green Lantern, Batman - Knight of Vengeance, Emperor Aquaman, Project Superman and Wonder Woman and the Furies.

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Reverse Time-Stream Conflict

What "Flashpoint" did to DC Universe is, it kept all that happened before this event intact as history but took all characters to a new reality where they already have been living for long with a rich legacy of their own, yet to be discovered. This event also brings an end of regular New Earth continuity and jump-started a new era with a complete different timeline of Prime Earth with every issues from each publication of books are titled “The New 52”. Then there were more crossovers like "Convergence" and "DC Rebirth" that re-shaped that continuity by bringing heroes like New Earth Superman and then tying with Watchmen franchise in same timeline.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Flash – Rogue War | Comics

With two groups of Rogues of the Scarlet Speedster fighting each other, old nightmares return to haunt The Flash once again.

After years of fighting against The Flash, the group of villains calling themselves The Rogues has finally started to break up from within when some of them starts reforming by moving on and chose to go straight from that point. This didn't sit well with the rest like Captain Cold, Mirror Master and Weather Wizard, who stayed on their path.

Digger Harkness, the original Captain Boomerang got double crossed and killed during "Identity Crisis" fiasco earlier, many of his former peers have gathered to pay him respect for the last time. His long estranged son Owen Mercer took up his mantle and broke the coffin to reveal to everyone present that it was empty all along as F.B.I. has took the body.

Original Trickster, James Jesse now works for F.B.I. and now has the corpse of Boomerang to experiment on in an attempt to revive him for taking down his former teammates. After Kid Boomerang is taken in by Captain Cold and the remaining Rogues, he asked the team to help him find his father's corpse and Snart promised to do so.

Axel Walker AKA Trickster causes a city-wide havoc only for The Flash to intervene and take him to Iron Heights Prison but Mirror Master and Kid Boomerang sneaked him out before he could be interrogated by the speedster. Turns out, Tricksty actually went on to locate where they kept Digger's body under the cover of vandalizing the city.

The Flash – Rogue War | Comics

Reporter Linda Park gets a sudden visit from Zoom, the newest Reverse-Flash to inform her that he still knows about the secret identity of Wally West and he is not done with them yet. Hunter Zolomon then abducts the first Flash, Jay Garrick to power up a cosmic treadmill for his plan to make Wally a better hero by introducing more tragedy in his life.

Captain Cold then leads The Rogues break into F.B.I. headquarters looking for the body of the deceased Digger Harkness, so that his son Owen can properly bury him. Profiler Ashley Zolomon is kidnapped by Pied Piper on behalf of his superiors at F.B.I. to communicate with Digger when they "wake" him up but she refuses to cooperate with them.

As Snart and his gang was about to leave they came across James Jesse in his Trickster costume along with his reformed Rogues; Heat Wave, Magenta and Pied Piper standing on their way. A heated battle breaks in between the current and former Rogues in the middle of Central City that even caught the attention of the scarlet speedster as well.

As they try to kill each other, Wally West desperately tries to put a stop to this madness and The Top shows up to make matters worse. Now that his memories are restored, he decides to give back memories to the reformed Rogues to turn them back as they were. He also brought in Double Down, Girder, Murmur and Tarpit into the brawl against Flash.

Now that he is back at his villainous self just like everyone else, Jesse offers to Owen and Weather Wizard to take them to Digger's body to get back in. Finding Ashley with the corpse made them furious and goes for her life but Zoom arrives out of nowhere. He blasted the villains off before quickly moving his wife to safety.

The fastest man alive was having a hard time facing his enemies and things get rougher when Doctor Alchemy and Gorilla Grodd decide to join the party but Kid Flash reached out just in time to push Wally out of harm's way. Zoom shows up again followed by his arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne AKA Professor Zoom with a chained up Jay Garrick.

Running Hot and Cold

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The Flash – Rogue War

Following the events of "The Secret of Barry Allen", DC Comics assigned the duo of writer Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth) and artist Howard Porter (JLA – New World Order, JLA – Tower of Babel) for another storyline of Flash that collects issues #1/2, 212 and 218-225 from the second monthly ongoing titular comic-book series.

The storyline assembled a large number of Flash-villains caving into a conflict that started over their differences in perspective and ended up in all uniting against the fastest man alive, thanks to The Top who recently got his mind back. However, he was quickly sidelined from center stage and other villains' attempts to advance with their own agenda.

Battle of Rogues

In between the "Rogue War" arc of 2005, there is a Wonder Woman crossover in "Land of the Dead" that also features appearance of Wally West. This one actually served to bring back his arch-enemy Zoom into action again with help from Cheetah. They even formed a romantic relationship for a brief time when they teamed up against Diana and Wally.

Jay Garrick, Kid Flash and Professor Zoom rallies up to wrap the entire pointless clash between Rogues to each pursue their own plan. A past incident is revisited with familiar faces and the saga of Scarlet Speedster will continue in "Lightning In A Bottle" up next.
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