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Reverse-Flash Debuts in the New 52 in February

He's coming back. But is it the Reverse Flash we already know?

Things are really heating up in the pages of THE FLASH. He recently had to deal with the entire Rogues and is fighting an invasion from Gorilla Grodd. To make things worse, Barry Allen will soon be facing Reverse-Flash once again. It all begins in THE FLASH #17.

CBR posted an interview with writers Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato and it's revealed that this Reverse-Flash will not be either of the previous incarnations: Eobard Thawne or Hunter Zolomon.

Who will this Reverse-Flash be? We'll have to wait. The actual story won't begin until May's issue #20. Manapul will be taking a two-month break. Buccellato has mentioned on Twitter he will still be writing and his two-issue arc will feature the Trickster and the unconfirmed plan is for Marcio Takara to do the art.

It was also mentioned that Barry and Bart Allen would be meeting during this arc. We'll have to see what the reaction is from both and how come it's taken this long for them to meet.

You can read the full interview here.

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Posted by SmashBrawler

A new Reverse-Flash? Interesting.

Posted by Superbat420

Please make the reverse flash Wally west!!!!! Blow everyone's mind

Posted by Outside_85

Perhaps Thawnes death at the hands of Thomas Wayne in Flashpoint will stick?

Posted by Superbat420

Wally west, Wally west, Wally west!!!

Posted by kagato

This is exciting! The last Reverse Flash was erased from history during Flashpoint so will be good to see who the new one is, im hoping for Wally West. That way he can be a Magneto-esq hero, not evil but just extreme in his cause, probably wont be though.

Posted by Superbat420

It should be, Wally west would make fantastic reverse flash, it would make the story real interesting

Posted by xAnimosity

Aw man I hate when Francis isnt doing the art on this book.

Posted by MisterKetch

My question to Wally West fans who have been asking about him this past year, if he is the reverse flash what are your thoughts? Instant rage or cautious optimism that you'd actually get your character back? Given the new character introduced recently, Daniel West i want to say i think wally is gone for good and DC is creating an all new nephew for iris who might wind up becoming a speedster in the aftermath of the gorilla invasion.

Posted by Billy Batson
Posted by The_Roman

Oh........Fascinating.....

Know what I'd like to see? Do you care? No. You do not.

Posted by Twentyfive

I cannot believe it!

Posted by zachkastner

I'm thinking they will be combining the concepts of Reverse-Flash and Black Flash since they mentioned the suit won't be yellow.

(and I'm guessing Dr. Elias or some guy they make up named Allen Barry)

Posted by Cavemold

wally west would be great

Posted by adamcrouch17

oh my gosh. this storyline has been so epic ever since issue 6. who knew manapul could write. it would be sweet if it was wally but i bet it will be his dad.

Posted by Superbat420

Dc has let me down ALOT the past year. But the lil faith I have left is going into this being Wally, screw Daniel west

Posted by evilvegeta74

It's Wally West! hopefully

Posted by Lvenger

@Superbat420 said:

Please make the reverse flash Wally west!!!!! Blow everyone's mind

Now that would be controversial. Awesomely controversial.

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Posted by SmashBrawler

@zachkastner said:

I'm thinking they will be combining the concepts of Reverse-Flash and Black Flash since they mentioned the suit won't be yellow.

(and I'm guessing Dr. Elias or some guy they make up named Allen Barry)

Wait, the suit won't be yellow? Hmm...

Oh, God.

Posted by Superbat420

After thinking about it, they Most likely will make it Daniel west. Which would be great if they made Daniel west Wally's father, make Wally a teen superhero. Then him and Barry would have that connection of fathers spending their childhood in jail and Wally and Barry team to take down Daniel. There's a lot of opinions but I guarantee, the man behind the reverse flash mask will be a west

Posted by Mucklefluga

One of the Wests

Posted by BurnSide

I don't think it'll be wally, i think it will the new west they keep showing

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

The reverse Flash will be..................................IDK but it should be interesting.

Posted by Cavemold

that flash picture is terrible though

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@Superbat420 said:

Please make the reverse flash Wally west!!!!! Blow everyone's mind

If it's Wally then I will blow a GASKET!!!!! He needs to be a speedster on SOME capacity yes, but he better be a good guy!!

Edited by Stormbox

Lets wait and see what comes out of this!

Posted by tentacle_man

i think it will be professor darwin

Posted by BigBDawg

@Smart_Dork_Dude: Agreed! X_X

Posted by sethysquare

yay trickster and kid flash.

Yay Reverse Flash, it better be Eobard Thawne or IM GOING TO BE PISSED.

Edited by Mini_Bat

It Danny West, he would hate Flash and it seem like the better way to reintroduce Wally

Posted by LenSnart

@Superbat420: Yeah I think Daniel is Wally's father, Manapul said he is Iris's brother so it's pretty much a given

Posted by LenSnart

I bet it's Darwin Elias

Posted by moywar700

Reverse Flash is real?I thought that was just a made up character in robot chicken.

Posted by Reignmaker

@LenSnart said:

I bet it's Darwin Elias

Oooh! Good thought! I wouldn't mind that at all.

Posted by mattwing87

Maybe Wally West will return as Reverse Flash and Barry Allen will redeem him!

Posted by TheRyanHimself

Lol do people really think Wally being Reverse Flash is a good idea, or are they just that desperate to have Wally back?

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Flash keeps getting better and better

Posted by Icon

Awesome. I'm really looking forward to this.

Posted by notarandomguy

Probably Danny West, meaning that there won't be a Wally..

Posted by tensor

Wally west would be nice but let us see who it is in a few months

Posted by KZR

Now I'm curious. I read the title and thought "Oh here comes Professor Zoom" then it is revealed that it isn't Eobard Thawne or Hunter Zolomon.

Posted by Trodorne

MARCIO TAKARA?!!!!! YEAH BABY! Enjoy your break from comics Francis, go enjoy your rest in Toronto.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

If it's Wally West, then my heart is broken

Posted by Pilgs

I personal feel it will be Wally West.

Posted by Anthonypilone01

No, NO no it's far to early to bring back this character after what him and Flash did to the dc universe actually I was wishing he died permanently in flash point and ceased to exist.

However, I am expecting this new 52 to fall eventually if they are to bring back all the old DCU.

Posted by Or35ti

I would love it if it were Wally West, that would be such an awesome twist on an old character that would set him apart from Barry. Now if only they made the "Last Amazon" of Earth 2 to be Donna Troy, then we'd have a complete DCnU. Something tells me this'll be Daniel West tho and maybe his brother Wally could get involved.

Posted by GBrutality

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Posted by TitanTempest

Maybe....

Daniel West - Reverse Flash / combats Barry Allen

Wally West - (The New) Inertia / combats Bart Allen

not saying that is likely to happen, just throwing ideas out there lol

Posted by Video_Martian

Hell Yeah! SO glad I'm still reading Flash! ^_^

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@sethysquare said:

yay trickster and kid flash.

Yay Reverse Flash, it better be Eobard Thawne or IM GOING TO BE PISSED.

the article says its not.

Posted by Americanson

I have been waiting so long for this!!!!!

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