All I deserve are the memories of the nightmare I’ve made for myself.Flash (Wally West)
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Pencils by: Brett Booth
Inks by: Norm Rapmund
Colours by: Luis Guerrero
Letters by: ALW’s Troy
Cover by: Doc Shaner
Release Date: September 18, 2019
From the pages of Metal, Heroes in Crisis, and of all things – Sideways, we get Flash Forward. Wally West is in Blackgate alongside criminals he and his friends helped put there. He’s serving time for the death of the thirteen people he murdered during the events of Heroes in Crisis. We learn of how deeply the actions he took during then still weigh heavy on his mind and soul. But we also get reintroduced to Tempus, last seen in the issues of Sideways, who need’s Wally’s help to stop the corruption of the Multiverse. After giving him his costume, he fires him off to another world to help.
We get an interesting interlude with the discovery and history of the Mobius Chair – which will undoubtedly be a key to this story.
Lobdell is a strong writer, his Red Hood and The Outlaws run is a shining example, here he begins crafting a rich story that cracks open the door and asks us to come in. However, we are left still asking more questions about why, rather then what next.
Artwork here is excellent – especially pages featuring Tempus. A great callback to Sideways issues where this artwork was a staple in the later of the series.
A great start to an intriguing story that pulls from events of the DC Universe of the past few years.