For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. And with every step the Flash takes toward the future, someone from the future is racing backward through time to stop him—the villainous speedster known as the Reverse-Flash.
Born in the 25th Century, Eobard Thawne grew up idolizing the Flash and studying the legacy of the Scarlet Speedster. However, as he learned more about the Flash, Eobard discovered how his own life was linked to his hero’s: He was destined to become one of Barry Allen’s greatest villains, a revelation that led Eobard to grow unhinged. When he eventually replicated the chemical accident that granted the Flash super speed, Eobard took on a new identity—that of the Reverse-Flash, a wicked subversion of everything the Flash stands for.
Granted with powers and abilities similar to that of the Flash, the Reverse-Flash is unwavering in his determination to oppose and destroy all that’s important to the Flash. His ability to travel through time allows him to attack the Flash at almost any point throughout history. However, he is unable to ever kill the Flash—for the Reverse-Flash would not exist if he killed his own inspiration. Instead, he does everything in his power to torment and torture the hero, an ominous visitor from a future the Flash never could’ve envisioned.
ACTION COMICS #831
A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Get ready for Superman vs. Black Adam — and Doctor Psycho will be there to pick up the pieces!
TEEN TITANS #8
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World’s Deadliest Assassin—Deathstroke!
BATMAN BEYOND #8
Batman's slipperiest foe steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for a "Legends of the Dark Knight" issue that reveals, for the first time, the full story of Inque! Her past is blacker than anyone ever knew... and considering the new ally she's fallen in with, her future could be darker still!
THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1
Through the decades, many heroes have taken the mantle of The Flash, but they all ride the lightning that crackles in the wake of the greatest hero the DC Universe has ever known, the man who sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse: Barry Allen!
ACTION COMICS #828
The amazing new creative team of Gail Simone, John Byrne and Nelson reveals the truth about the terrifying new villain Repulse, who levels half the city in her search for Dr. Polaris. And Superman is helpless before her power...
BATMAN BEYOND #6
Hush is about to take care of Batman's Super-Villain problem forever – so why is Terry risking everything to stop him? Maybe it's the "scorched Earth" plan Hush hopes to unleash to complete his mission! It's the earthshaking conclusion to our first trip back to Neo-Gotham – better hope it's not the last!
THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1
Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the team behind GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH and THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR, create this jaw-dropping issue that reintroduced Barry Allen as The Flash, now reprinted for just $1.00! But how will this greatest of all Flashes find his place in the twenty-first century? This issue is featured in the upcoming THE FLASH: REBIRTH HC (DEC090206).
THE FLASH: REBIRTH #6
In a battle along the outskirts of time, the secrets of the Speed Force have been revealed! The new archnemesis of those who ride the lightning is coming for Iris Allen. And the Barry Allen you knew is gone forever...or is he? What change does Wally West face? What destiny will Kid Flash choose? Prepare to meet a Flash Family that's both familiar and different...and get to the starting line for the next epic adventures of the Speed Force!