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The Flash's Valentine's Day Woes

The latest cover to FLASH #7 has our poor speedster in a serious love triangle.

Valentine's Day makes us think of love, or at least it should; and there is definitely a whole lot of love in some of our favorite comics. Yet, love sometimes goes hand in hand with heartache and for fans of the Barry Allen/Iris West relationship, their classic comic book love affair that was dissolved with the start of the "New 52," left many fans a little bit heartbroken. If you have been keeping up with Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's FLASH series, then you may have noticed something of a love triangle forming.

FLASH #7 Cover by Francis Manapul

Captain Cold is back – and he's more dangerous than ever! Seeking revenge on The Flash, he must convince the rest of the Rogues to reunite one last time. But what tore them apart before? And what did The Flash do to earn their deadly scorn? Find out here!

Everyone that reads the FLASH book knows that Barry is tied to his girlfriend, Patty Spivot, a fellow scientist working for the Central City Police Department. However, the latest issues do show that even the massive changes brought on by the 'New 52' could not keep Iris West from loving Barry Allen.

DC revealed the cover to a the series' 7th issue which, in the words of DC Editor Brian Cunningham is like an "apt metaphor for our hero," and we couldn't agree more. Here we have an image of Barry Allen struggling to stay afloat as he's sliding down what appears to be an icy canyon and behind him at the center is Captain Cold -- his latest big problem, and at either side of Cold are Iris and Patty. Yeah, we would say this is definitely turning out to be one very interesting love triangle.

So what is a "speedster" to do? What do you think? Who do you want to see Barry Allen with: the smart scientist or the sassy reporter?

Source: DC Source

Posted by Ender7884

This book has been SO GOOD!! Look forward to more!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Hmmmm, I might need to check this series out

Posted by Azrael66

Captain Cold looks badass.

Posted by Burnstar1230

Well, technically, Barry isn't going steady with Patty...

Posted by NightFang

@Azrael66 said:

Captain Cold looks badass.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

1) I love this series and I love Barry

2) I love Barry but I miss Wally :'(

3) I want Iris and Barry back together soon!

Posted by Bestostero

sassy reporter! SASSY REPORTER!

Posted by KidSupreme

I am loving to new series!! i can't wait!

Posted by Decept-O

That is a great cover.

Posted by Video_Martian

@Azrael66 said:

Captain Cold looks badass.


Posted by The Impersonator
So what is a "speedster" to do? What do you think? Who do you want to see Barry Allen with: the smart scientist or the sassy reporter?

I think Barry should take both. Two is better than one if you ask me. =P

Posted by The Poet

going to be fun...

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Sassy reporter...I say sassy reporter already. Come on Barry, start looking in Iris's direction!

Posted by GT-Man

hes got to much wub to handle

Posted by Miss_Garrick

I am so SICK of sassy reporters. Isn't Lois Lane more than enough, do we need another? bleck.

Posted by jemckinn214

I hope Francis never stops drawing The Flash. Very excited to see New 52 Captain Cold.


I'm only getting the book because of captain cold being in it. although I must admit the cover looks awesome.