Last week we announced CONVERGENCE, the massively Multiversal crossover event that kicks off in April. Well, bit by bit we’re learning more about it. Today, CBR and io9 announced the first week of miniseries, complete with creative teams and very intriguing imagery. Set in the pre-Flashpoint DC Universe, these miniseries offer us glimpses of heroes from not too long ago including Stephanie Brown’s Batgirl, Wally West’s Flash, Renee Montoya’s Question, Barbara Gordon’s Oracle and a classic-suited Harley Quinn.
With the possible exception of Green Lantern, the Flash has the most complex history of all of the Justice Leaguers. His stories involve traveling through time and dimensions. So to fill you in on a few of the basics in time for the premiere of his new show, we thought we’d whip up a quick 101 on the Fastest Man Alive.
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read THE FLASH #30 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now.
Central City is filled with villains cleverly trying to stay under the radar of The Flash. So then why is one of them doing everything in her power to attract his attention? And when an obsessed fan gets out of hand, Wally West must follow an unlikely trail of victims to his latest challenge: a gallery of his most notorious Rogues.
Citizen Cold is known by Central City as a hero. But when an entire gallery of Rogues kidnaps his sister, Lisa Snart, they’ll use her as bait to lure him into a deathtrap. Will Citizen Cold be able to save both Lisa and himself? And what does Wally West’s disappearance have to do with all of this?
Last week, we were following IGN's countdown of the top 100 heroes in comics all week on THE SOURCE. They've now posted the top twenty selections--and DC's secured eleven of those spots, with Wonder Woman landing at number five and Batman and Superman claiming the top two spots.
Here's the breakdown of the DC heroes who crack the top 20:
20 - Catwoman
19 - Jim Gordon
17 - Barbara Gordon
16 - Rorschach
15 - Dream of the Endless
11 - Dick Grayson
8 - Wally West
7 - Hal Jordan
5 - Wonder Woman
2 - Batman
DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ‘90s #1
When Wally West became The Flash in the ‘90s, he morphed from a sidekick into a hero in his own right. The creative team of writer Brian Augustyn and artist Mike Bowden set the Fastest Man Alive in another race against evil.
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