Wednesday, October 12, 2011
#23 - Flash: Terminal Velocity-Use the Force Wally, the Speed Force that is
Ok so Wally West, aka the Flash, has been having these weird problems with his powers whenever he travels at a certain speed; he kind of fizzles out and fades away. As if that isn’t bad enough, Kobra has launched a worldwide plot which has every hero in the DC universe on call. Afraid he might fizzle and permanently disappear, Wally is looking for a replacement Flash and doesn’t believe Impulse is mature enough to take over the mantle. So he offers it to Jesse Quick. Shortly after, Wally actually does disappear and things go haywire. Then his significant other, Linda Park, is put in harm’s way and Wally comes back from the Speed Force, where he disappeared to. After defeating the leader of Kobra and helping cleaning up the mess, he explains how he came back which was love as corny as it sounds.
Despite the cheesy ending, I enjoyed the story. Impulse names himself. You see all the speedsters come together. After injuring her leg, Jesse Quick gets right back into the heat of things which I thought was pretty bad*** of her. And the way Wally just materialized while everyone was incapacitated and delivered an awesome beat down was just epic. It's stories like this that make me proud to be a fan of comics. I see that the new 52 is bringing back stories like this and I’m loving it. As usual, this has been Hector Ramirez until next time friends keep clashing.