Writer: Joshua Williamson
Pencils/Inks: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors: Ivan Plascencia
While Flash is fighting Multiplex, the real trouble is brewing at home.
***NON-SPOILERS and SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM***
For Every Positive, There's a Negative
Barry and Hal are doing there best to stop multiplex, neither one knows that something worse is brewing. With a flash, we jump between the here and there, over there, Thawne is in the West's home causing trouble. He wants to cause Barry as much misery as he can apparently; so he breaks Wally's leg in such a way, that even the speed force can't seem to heal it. Meanwhile, Barry takes a second to figure out who the real Multiplex is, and takes him out. My only two problems with this series of scenes is that Wally doesn't have powers I thought...and it still irks me that Thawne is even alive.
Once Barry and Hal defeat the bad guy, they grab a drink, a Hal Jordan specialty. Barry struggles with deciding if he should tell Iris the truth about who he is. Hal pretty much tells him to stop being a sissy, and just do it, because life is too short not to take risks. Unfortunately for Barry, it might be too late. Thawne has left Wally broken, and has taken Iris to the future. There he plans to recreate a lost memory, to kill Iris West.
Sum it Up
Williamson has proven time and time again that he knows how to write Flash, but it's hard to hide from some speedster cliches. This story just feels like one that i've read many times before. Williamson does a cool and unique job in framing up the story, but it still felt repetitive. I am very interested in where he takes the plot, and I hope it ends up surprising me.
Ariel DuPey | NCR