Friday, January 14, 2005

Flash #215
writer: Geoff Johns
artist: Howard Porter
published by DC Comics

In the Identity Crisis limited series, we found out that Barry Allen, Wally West's predecessor as the Flash, participated in the magical mind-wiping of several supervillains. As further fallout, Wally found a letter from Barry explaining that he tried something even bolder with one of his Rogues, the Top...
He tried to turn him into a hero.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, though, and the guilt from his past crimes drove the newly good Top insane.
And now...Wally has to set things right.
Meanwhile, the events of Identity Crisis overlap seamlessly with the story, as Boomerang goes on his last mission and the other heroes seek out Sue Dibney's murderer. Johns gives us snippets to tie into the story, but not distract from what's going on in Wally's troubled mind. He's lost his greatest hero. And how that's going to change the Flash is anyone's guess at this point.

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