Reverse-Flash Debuts in the New 52 in February

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Posted by G-Man (29394 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by SmashBrawler (4739 posts) - - Show Bio

A new Reverse-Flash? Interesting.

#2 Posted by Superbat420 (223 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by Outside_85 (7074 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#4 Posted by Superbat420 (223 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally west, Wally west, Wally west!!!

#5 Posted by kagato (243 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#6 Posted by Superbat420 (223 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#7 Posted by xAnimosity (182 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#8 Posted by MisterKetch (253 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#9 Posted by Billy Batson (56867 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by The_Roman (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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

#11 Posted by Twentyfive (2405 posts) - - Show Bio

I cannot believe it!

#12 Posted by zachkastner (188 posts) - - Show Bio

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)

#13 Posted by Cavemold (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

wally west would be great

#14 Posted by adamcrouch17 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#15 Posted by Superbat420 (223 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4517 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Wally West! hopefully

#17 Posted by Lvenger (15993 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superbat420 said:

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

Now that would be controversial. Awesomely controversial.

#18 Posted by SmashBrawler (4739 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#19 Posted by Superbat420 (223 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#20 Posted by Mucklefluga (2431 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the Wests

#21 Posted by BurnSide (53 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#22 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (2510 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#23 Posted by Cavemold (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

that flash picture is terrible though

#24 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2518 posts) - - Show Bio

@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!!

#25 Edited by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets wait and see what comes out of this!

#26 Posted by tentacle_man (17 posts) - - Show Bio

i think it will be professor darwin

#27 Posted by BigBDawg (256 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude: Agreed! X_X

#28 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

yay trickster and kid flash.

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

#29 Edited by Mini_Bat (98 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#30 Posted by LenSnart (87 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#31 Posted by LenSnart (87 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet it's Darwin Elias

#32 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#33 Posted by Reignmaker (2224 posts) - - Show Bio

@LenSnart said:

I bet it's Darwin Elias

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

#34 Posted by mattwing87 (410 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Posted by TheRyanHimself (58 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#36 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8751 posts) - - Show Bio

Flash keeps getting better and better

#37 Posted by Icon (2044 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. I'm really looking forward to this.

#38 Posted by notarandomguy (315 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#39 Posted by tensor (3506 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#40 Posted by KZR (487 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#41 Posted by Trodorne (2569 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#42 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3403 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#43 Posted by Pilgs (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I personal feel it will be Wally West.

#44 Posted by Anthonypilone01 (24 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#45 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#46 Posted by GBrutality (191 posts) - - Show Bio

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

#47 Posted by TitanTempest (347 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#48 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#49 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (11704 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#50 Posted by Americanson (72 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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