Wally West, who has always been known as Kid Flash, Impulse or the Flash while Barry was dead, has recently been reintroduced into the DC Universe as Iris’s troubled nephew. A kid who seems to have won the heart of Future Flash, who has made it his mission to kill himself in the past in order to save Wally, readers can already assume that this kid and Barry are going to be pals…hopefully.
In the current arc, he loved his Uncle, who was the Reverse Flash (a nice change in pace if you ask me), and hates the Flash for putting him in prison. Now, with the Future Ends, the world is a disaster as this “what if” future continues to reveal itself. Personally, I’m not a fan of DC’s Weekly Series FUTURE’S END since it has taken a nose dive since #1, especially after a very creepy #0, but I will be snatching up those title exclusive ones, including THE FLASH: FUTURE’S END #1.
DC Comics has slowly been unveiling what the motion covers are going to be like since they change much like Villain’s Month 3-D Motion covers. Here’s a look at the THE FLASH: FUTURE’S END lenticular cover:
A lot of changes have been made to the Wally West character, but it’s a refreshing change. He’s a kid now and he’s no longer white. Additionally, his flash costume is red, silver and black, which highlights who he is. Before FLASHPOINT, the only differences between the two characters were the sides of the costume. There were even times when they sounded alike, down to their personalities.
Wally West’s costume also mimics the Impulse costume worn by Bart Allen, as far as the color scheme goes anyway.
Over all, this Five Years Later arc and the cover really do offer something interesting, and it will be cool to see the progression this kid is going to take from punk to superhero (hopefully). Heck, maybe we’ll even see him in Teen Titans in the near future, that is, if they don’t bring back Bar Torr.
THE FLASH: FUTURE’S END #1 by creative team Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund, arrives in stores on September 24th.