The Flash (2016) Issues
ÒLIGHTNING STRIKES TWICEÓ Chapter One A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, wellÉyou know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debutsÑbut just where did this amazing new friend come from? FLASH FACT: Ò2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming The Flash, and itÕs a privilege to be a part of it,Ó says writer Joshua Williamson. ÒÔThe Return of Barry AllenÕ in FLASH #79  is one of my favorite comics of all time. ItÕs where I became a Flash fan for life.Ó
ÒLightning Strikes TwiceÓ part five! With Central City now protected by dozens of freshly trained Flashes, Barry Allen takes time out to explore a new relationship. Meanwhile, a serial killer targets citizen speedsters as Wally West takes his first steps toward becoming the new Kid FlashÉ
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” part 6! You’ve seen glimpses of him. You’ve witnessed the carnage he’s unleashed on Central City. Now meet Godspeed, the super-speed serial killer who murders speedsters and steals their powers. Barry Allen is going to need help!
ÒLIGHTNING STRIKES TWICEÓ part 7! Still reeling from GodspeedÕs devastating attack, the beleaguered Flash realizes that to defeat this menacing new foe he must take away the Speed Force power from Central CityÕs new citizen speedsters. ThereÕs only one problem: they donÕt want to give it back.
ÒLIGHTNING STRIKES TWICEÓ part eight! When Godspeed brings his killing spree to Iron Heights, Barry Allen must protect his own Rogues Gallery-including his motherÕs killer-from the deadly speedster! Luckily, The Flash has some help from Wally West, the newly christened Kid Flash!
"KID FLASH OF TWO WORLDS!" In this single-issue tale, Wally West meets Wally West! The original Kid Flash meets his cousin for the very first time in this special issue, which continues The Flashes' investigation into the events that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1.
ÒSPEED OF DARKNESSÓ part three! Time is running out for The Flash and Kid Flash as they race to help the Shade regain control of the Shadowlands, the dimension of pure darkness from which the Shade draws his terrible power, before it reaches our world and consumes the light forever.
ÒROGUES RELOADEDÓ part one! Central City is quietÉa little too quiet. Which means one thing: the Rogues are up to something, and only The Flash can stop them! But first Barry Allen needs to track down his classic cadre of villains, whoÕve vanished in advance of their greatest plan ever. Plus, artist extraordinaire Carmine Di Giadomenico returns!
ÒROGUES RELOADEDÓ part two! Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Golden Glider, Weather Wizard and Heat Wave are back! In part two of this epic heist story, The Flash travels overseas to stop the Rogues from committing the greatest caper of all time! But not everything is as it seems in this international game of cat-and-mouse as the Rogues spring a trap on the unsuspecting hero.
“ROGUES RELOADED” finale! In this epic conclusion, the Rogues defeat The Flash! Or so they think. To save the day, Barry Allen’s got to take down the mastermind behind the Rogues’ ultimate heist...the original Rogue; the one who always got away. That’s right, it’s The Flash vs. Captain Cold!
ÒSINS OF THE FATHERÓ part one! With his superhero career finally underway, Wally West must learn the truth about his father, Daniel West, the long-lost villain known as Reverse-Flash. To retrace his steps, Kid Flash and The Flash must travel to the most dangerous place in the DC Universe: Belle Reve Prison!
ÒSINS OF THE FATHERÓ finale! WallyÕs quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The FlashÕs oldest enemies and the last person to see WallyÕs father, Reverse-Flash, alive.
“THE BUTTON” part two! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
“THE BUTTON” part four! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
ÒRUNNING SCAREDÓ preludeÑguest-starring Hal Jordan! Green Lantern Hal Jordan has recruited Barry Allen for a dangerous mission that only The Flash can accomplish! Unfortunately, that mission is on a hostile space station deep in the cosmos, which means leaving Kid Flash alone to defend his and BarryÕs loved ones from a deadly attack by their greatest enemyÉ
ÒRUNNING SCAREDÓ part one! When Eobard Thawne murdered Barry AllenÕs mother, he killed a piece of The FlashÕs past. Now, Reverse-Flash is back to kill BarryÕs future! The Flash's biggest storyline yet begins as he is pushed to his limits and his secrets are laid bare in a chase through time itself! Don't miss the extra-sized anniversary issue!
ÒRUNNING SCAREDÓ part two! Barry Allen and Iris West witness a chilling vision of the future courtesy of the Reverse-Flash, who reveals the coupleÕs legendary romance will yield only darkness for the world of tomorrow. Now, Thawne forces The Flash to make a choice: spend forever alone or doom the future?
ÒRUNNING SCAREDÓ finale! Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Legendary enemies separated by centuries pulled through time itself to battle again and again. Until now. For one year The Flash has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!
ÒNEGATIVEÓ part one! ItÕs a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! HeÕs got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person youÕd want The Flash to put behind bars. ThereÕs just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under control before they kill him?
ÒNEGATIVEÓ part two! WhatÕs a Rogue to do when The Flash goes bad? Get worse. Operating from behind bars in Iron Heights, the incarcerated Rogues graduate from costumed crooks to true kingpins of crime, unleashing the new villain known as Shrapnel upon the chaotic and unprotected streets of Central City.