Flash Forward
When the border between the Multiverse and the Dark Multiverse starts to buckle, Wally West must answer the call and journey to these worlds and purge them of this darkness, but the greater darkness is that from within.His name is Wally West--and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of Heroes in Crisis, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him.Collects Flash Forward #1-6.

Flash Forward Details

TitleFlash Forward
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 7th, 2020
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781779502230
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels

Flash Forward Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    This was an attempt by DC to course correct all of the horrible shit they've done to Wally West since Flashpoint. Making his wife forget him, erasing his children from existence, making him a mass murderer in Heroes in Crisis. Now DC's version of the Watcher, Tempus Fuginaut, is sending him on missions across the multiverse to stop dark matter incursions related to all of the Dark Nights: Metal stuff. Wally universe hops for four issues before Lobdell tries to pull at your heart strings. The one This was an attempt by DC to course correct all of the horrible shit they've done to Wally West since Flashpoint. Making his wife forget him, erasing his children from existence, making him a mass murderer in Heroes in Crisis. Now DC's version of the Watcher, Tempus Fuginaut, is sending him on missions across the multiverse to stop dark matter incursions related to all of the Dark Nights: Metal stuff. Wally universe hops for four issues before Lobdell tries to pull at your heart strings. The one thing I'm curious about was that last page of the book, especially if you recognize that symbol on Wally's forehead.
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  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    Sorry, but least Heroes in Crisis had good art. Seriously, I hate when a company goes one direction and decides to try and 'fix" it. Heroes in Crisis pissed off a lot of Wally Fans (Which I am a huge one but still loved it) and DC decided to try and "fix" this and give Wally redemption. Instead of hiring a competent writer to do this they hired Scott Lobdell. The guy who nearly tanked the entire Superman franchise in New 52. So Wally is feeling bad for himself. But don't worry, a magical god lik Sorry, but least Heroes in Crisis had good art. Seriously, I hate when a company goes one direction and decides to try and 'fix" it. Heroes in Crisis pissed off a lot of Wally Fans (Which I am a huge one but still loved it) and DC decided to try and "fix" this and give Wally redemption. Instead of hiring a competent writer to do this they hired Scott Lobdell. The guy who nearly tanked the entire Superman franchise in New 52. So Wally is feeling bad for himself. But don't worry, a magical god like creature comes down, plucks him from prison, and lets him save the multiverse. In doing so he asks him to go through many universes, even one with a vampire Superman (So shit) and save everyone. This leads to the final two issues which mostly revolve around his family and making a huge choice on what the rest of Wally's life will be. See here's the thing. Heroes in Crisis didn't all work. The murder mystery was just okayish. It had a good start but as it went on didn't really keep my interest as much. I also think the end result of who it was, well, too convoluted for its own good. Now saying that I actually enjoyed a lot of the character moments. Depression, life traumatic events, alter and change people. Imagine you're a hero of an entire city, on the justice league, and all around great guy. Then imagine having your wife taken away, kids, and NO ONE remembers you. Then you begin to remember all this but no one else. Your powers go out of wack, your level of grief is uncontrollable. This is what happened to Wally in Flash series and then heroes in crisis. They could have done a great redemption arc for this character who caused a lot of death. Instead we get to focus on multiuniverse adventures that are lame, and a main plot device that's both silly and stupid. The art is also pretty bad at points. The one saving grace is Lobdell doesn't butcher Wally's voice. He's upbeat and happy, and always trying his best to do the right thing. The moments with his wife and kids are easily the best part of the entire book. But it isn't enough to save this. The rest is silly and stupid and a waste for the character. The big twist at the end could be interesting but I guess we'll see. Overall a 2 out of 5.
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  • Darren Shea
    January 1, 1970
    Even though I grew up reading about Barry, when I came back to comics as a young adult, Barry had just died in Crisis, and I really got to enjoy Wally's Flash. After Flashpoint, Wally got screwed by the machinations of the evil overlord of the multiverse at the time (yes, Dan DiDio), but post-Convergence, they've been working on bringing him back, with varying degrees of success. This comes off the heels of Tom King's messy Heroes in Crisis, but it's a much better story. There are moments which Even though I grew up reading about Barry, when I came back to comics as a young adult, Barry had just died in Crisis, and I really got to enjoy Wally's Flash. After Flashpoint, Wally got screwed by the machinations of the evil overlord of the multiverse at the time (yes, Dan DiDio), but post-Convergence, they've been working on bringing him back, with varying degrees of success. This comes off the heels of Tom King's messy Heroes in Crisis, but it's a much better story. There are moments which I found confusing, even though I've read Dark Knights: Metal, Doomsday Clock, and the Return of Wally West in Titans, but there's also a good sense of fun, and some great emotional rewards for those of us who missed Wally's family, too.No spoilers, but the end sets up some neat possibilities for the future!
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    More of a 3.5, rounded down.No matter your feelings on Heroes In Crisis, Wally West as a character has such a big heart that it's hard to count him out entirely. Scott Lobdell takes Wally on a quest for redemption, battling across the Dark Multiverse to try and save a few lives, including some very familiar ones, with the Tempus Fuginaut (I love that name) by his side.This is mostly just a universe-hopping romp. Some of the worlds have more potential than others - the one that brings Wally face More of a 3.5, rounded down.No matter your feelings on Heroes In Crisis, Wally West as a character has such a big heart that it's hard to count him out entirely. Scott Lobdell takes Wally on a quest for redemption, battling across the Dark Multiverse to try and save a few lives, including some very familiar ones, with the Tempus Fuginaut (I love that name) by his side.This is mostly just a universe-hopping romp. Some of the worlds have more potential than others - the one that brings Wally face to face with Roy Harper again is pretty neat, but the others don't really live up to their story possibilities until right at the end. Without spoiling things, the last issue or so will do more than tug on your heartstrings, it'll play them like a harp. Brett Booth's on art, and he's Brett Booth. It's mostly the same as always. He has a lot of practise with speedsters at this point after his runs on Flash and Titans, and he has some fun with the stupidly complicated design of the Fuginaut, but it's pretty much standard Booth-fare.This is definitely a means-to-an-end type story; it positions Wally in a new place in the larger DCU, attempting to make all he went through in Heroes In Crisis a bit more palatable along the way. The art's pretty great, and there are a few gem moments, but overall it's kinda just a transition story. Good for what it is, but not really much beyond that.
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  • Christian Zamora-Dahmen
    January 1, 1970
    It was poorly written, stretched way too much, and, God, was that Tempus Fugit character annoying-- it felt like those old comics where the narrator had to tell absolutely everything that we were seeing.Anyway, this was a series that was created just as a way to bring back Wally into the fold, in a way that was redundant to the other Flash, but with an unnecessary and uninteresting story.I really hope this becomes something readable once it reaches Flash 750.
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  • Matt
    January 1, 1970
    Collects Flash Forward issues #1-6This miniseries is a (sort-of) sequel to "Heroes in Crisis," starring Wally West, the man that epitomizes the DC Rebirth initiative. This story ties into the pre-Flashpoint universe, and sets things up for the future of the DC Universe. There are even connections to Geoff Johns' "Doomsday Clock" and "Darkseid War." I really enjoyed this multiversal story, and I love the character of Wally West when he is depicted as a uniquely special individual in the Multivers Collects Flash Forward issues #1-6This miniseries is a (sort-of) sequel to "Heroes in Crisis," starring Wally West, the man that epitomizes the DC Rebirth initiative. This story ties into the pre-Flashpoint universe, and sets things up for the future of the DC Universe. There are even connections to Geoff Johns' "Doomsday Clock" and "Darkseid War." I really enjoyed this multiversal story, and I love the character of Wally West when he is depicted as a uniquely special individual in the Multiverse.
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  • Alan
    January 1, 1970
    What puzzles me the most is that I think Lobdell is turning in good work on Red Hood, and this is well, a bit weak. With Red Hood Lobdell has taken a minor character and at least made him, at the worst, a fun read. And, at best a little more interesting as a character. Working with Wally West, here it feels like editorial dictated the story to Lobdell (like that never happens at DC or Marvel).I wasn't thrilled when the reboot of the DCU essentially wrote West out of continuity completely. Making What puzzles me the most is that I think Lobdell is turning in good work on Red Hood, and this is well, a bit weak. With Red Hood Lobdell has taken a minor character and at least made him, at the worst, a fun read. And, at best a little more interesting as a character. Working with Wally West, here it feels like editorial dictated the story to Lobdell (like that never happens at DC or Marvel).I wasn't thrilled when the reboot of the DCU essentially wrote West out of continuity completely. Making him the mass murderer in Heroes in Crisis was one of the areas where I felt Tom King missteped. Not because West doesn't have a reason to snap, but because it was not handled well. In this mini it seems like when all is said and done, a mild redemption arc is built into the story with a DCU copy of Marvel's Watcher (and pretty lame one). A little multiverse traveling, and by the end it feels like this was setup for the rumored DCU reboot coming late 202/early 2021.
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  • Acton Northrop
    January 1, 1970
    In which Scott Lobdell performs the thankless task of taking the last ten years of the miserable continuity of modern DC Comics and trying to make it into a silk purse. He succeeds mainly by stealing and building on ideas from Grant Morrison’s Multiversity, one of the only highlights of the past decade of DC. It works, though, by giving a focus to redeeming and transmuting Wally West into a cosmic hero, a milieu that I hope sticks around, despite the ignominious ties to Doomsday Clock, as it giv In which Scott Lobdell performs the thankless task of taking the last ten years of the miserable continuity of modern DC Comics and trying to make it into a silk purse. He succeeds mainly by stealing and building on ideas from Grant Morrison’s Multiversity, one of the only highlights of the past decade of DC. It works, though, by giving a focus to redeeming and transmuting Wally West into a cosmic hero, a milieu that I hope sticks around, despite the ignominious ties to Doomsday Clock, as it gives the character his own badly needed distinction from all the other “heroes who can run fast.” The bonus issue strangely is a rewritten prelude, formerly a lead-in to another goddamn reboot changed to a lead-in to the Dark Nights: Death Metal event, wherein we already find Wally a broken shell of a man yet again in issue 1. Disappointing but can’t hold that against this book’s creators, I suppose. (Any chance this book could get a do-over to put cover artist Doc Shaner on interiors? No? Too bad.)
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    Basic Plot: Wally West is tapped to redeem himself and save the multiverse after the destruction of Sanctuary.This short series surprised me. While it was extremely fast-paced (what else would one expect from the fastest man in the multiverse?), it had a surprisingly effective emotional/heroic arc. The art was solid throughout, with some very interesting characters used. It also pushes the multiverse narrative forward, so if anyone follows the larger events of the DCU, this would be a good arc t Basic Plot: Wally West is tapped to redeem himself and save the multiverse after the destruction of Sanctuary.This short series surprised me. While it was extremely fast-paced (what else would one expect from the fastest man in the multiverse?), it had a surprisingly effective emotional/heroic arc. The art was solid throughout, with some very interesting characters used. It also pushes the multiverse narrative forward, so if anyone follows the larger events of the DCU, this would be a good arc to read.
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  • RG
    January 1, 1970
    This was terrible
  • Dave Brown
    January 1, 1970
    This series was excellent! And the way it tied things in with Dark Nights Metal and Doomsday Clock was a fun bonus. Plus Wally West is one of the greatest characters in DC Comics.
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    January 1, 1970
    Not surprising that they wanted to release a volume where they would attempt to redeem Wally's character following the tragedy that he goes through in Heroes in Crisis.It's a very linear story that essentially explores the feeling of loneliness in Wally as he tries to deal with what he did in Heroes in Crisis. The solution here is to give him a brand-new role that will have huge consequences on how the DC universe works.The artwork is mostly decent and explosive and I think the biggest inconveni Not surprising that they wanted to release a volume where they would attempt to redeem Wally's character following the tragedy that he goes through in Heroes in Crisis.It's a very linear story that essentially explores the feeling of loneliness in Wally as he tries to deal with what he did in Heroes in Crisis. The solution here is to give him a brand-new role that will have huge consequences on how the DC universe works.The artwork is mostly decent and explosive and I think the biggest inconvenience in it is the facial expressions where they made everyone have some truly exaggerated facial expressions.Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog: https://bookidote.com/
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  • Eskana
    January 1, 1970
    TLDR: Did you hate Heroes in Crisis? Well, here's DC's attempt to fix things... And it was fabulous. I'm not even a Wally West fan, but you can feel the love in here- and while that can't erase what happened, it's an excellent and satisfying step in the right direction.Synopsis: Wally West is in prison for his crimes in Heroes in Crisis (a terrible, out of character book that you shouldn't read unless you just want to see how bad it is in so very many levels.) He is overcome with guilt for what TLDR: Did you hate Heroes in Crisis? Well, here's DC's attempt to fix things... And it was fabulous. I'm not even a Wally West fan, but you can feel the love in here- and while that can't erase what happened, it's an excellent and satisfying step in the right direction.Synopsis: Wally West is in prison for his crimes in Heroes in Crisis (a terrible, out of character book that you shouldn't read unless you just want to see how bad it is in so very many levels.) He is overcome with guilt for what he's done and grief for everything he lost when the universes were reset in New 52 (such as his family.) However, "dark matter" is seeping into the multiverse from the Dark Multiverse, poisoning world after world, and a hero needs to save it. So Wally is recruited by Tempus Fuginaut, a monitor-like watcher who is supposed to protect the spaces between multiverses. He gives Wally a baton-thing that destroys the Dark Matter, and then shuttles him from one multiverse to the next.Review: Solid art. Fabulous story. A great attempt at everything that's been thrown in the blender since the New 52 and Rebirth. I loved the character moments as Wally finds friends and family on alternate worlds, and has to deal with it. I loved Wally's new mission (making him basically a multiversal Booster Gold, dealing with anomalies in realities instead of time.) I loved seeing the alternate worlds, especially the Marvel pastiche world.I don't want to dump on the New 52, which was, after all, my entry point into comics. But once I started to go back, I saw just how much history, character development, and story was erased. I found new favorite characters, and then found that they'd already been "disappeared" by Flashpoint. I got my hopes up when Rebirth was supposed to undo the New 52, but then still, people and stories were missing. As a JLI fan, it was really disappointing to see that that whole period seemed to have been altered and/or erased, but Wally became the symbol of these changes. He had been erased in the New 52 and replaced with "Wallace", only to come back due to fan demand. But things still weren't normal. What many people loved about Wally was still gone- his legacy, how he was one of the only superheroes to be happily married with kids, etc. Now, hopefully, all will be rectified, although this collection seems to be leading to a confrontation with Batman Who Laughs (which I haven't been following.)How much an alternate Batman can really do against the godlike powers of Wally West in the Mobius Chair remains to be seen. But I don't even care. Wally is back, and he's brought the history of the DC universe with him (I hope.)
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  • Elvenc
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say about this story... I'm one of the people who really disliked the Wally angle in heroes in crisis without disliking the story. This is a direct follow up to that story line from out favorite speedster's side. First let me explain my thoughts on heroes in crisis as you need that for this story. In heroes in crisis, heroes who suffer from any kind of psychological trauma can go to the sanctuary. This idea is great and I love it. However, just for the fun of it, a murder mystery is t What can I say about this story... I'm one of the people who really disliked the Wally angle in heroes in crisis without disliking the story. This is a direct follow up to that story line from out favorite speedster's side. First let me explain my thoughts on heroes in crisis as you need that for this story. In heroes in crisis, heroes who suffer from any kind of psychological trauma can go to the sanctuary. This idea is great and I love it. However, just for the fun of it, a murder mystery is thrown into the mix that makes no real sense and Wally is the bad guy. As he in a fit kills accidentely quite some people. Does he mean to do it? No. Is there any control in the sanctuary for this? No. Here come the plot problems. But this is where we find our story beginning in flash forward. Wally is in prison and in the first issue is "saved" by an outer world entetity for a quest. does sound like bull already? This first issue does very very badly introduce us to a Wally redeeming arc. The second issue does a little better and the third is slightly better then that one. Then it goes somewhat downhill again though. Overall this whole story arc served as only one thing. Redeem somewhat Wally west. There are moments in this story where we are back to our old fun loving Wally and that is great and there are moments that are just... tiring. The story is not the worst and I can't go into too many details without spoiling everything, but it isn't a good story either. The thing it reminded me the most of is a 90s comic for better and worse.
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  • Louis Skye
    January 1, 1970
    I hate that the sleazeball Lobdell wrote this book and that has coloured my perception of the story. Having said that, aside from a couple of interesting dialogues, I found this book to be repetitive, saccharine, and way too rushed. I didn’t understand the point of the knock-off Avengers, or the inclusion of an alt-Roy Harper who existed only to get killed. Heroes in Crisis was bad but DC’s constant dunking on Wally is making matters worse. If you don’t know what to do with a charterer, leave hi I hate that the sleazeball Lobdell wrote this book and that has coloured my perception of the story. Having said that, aside from a couple of interesting dialogues, I found this book to be repetitive, saccharine, and way too rushed. I didn’t understand the point of the knock-off Avengers, or the inclusion of an alt-Roy Harper who existed only to get killed. Heroes in Crisis was bad but DC’s constant dunking on Wally is making matters worse. If you don’t know what to do with a charterer, leave him be and move on. We aren’t getting good arcs for Wally in Rebirth and this latest foray just shows how lost DC is with its legacy characters.
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed Heroes in Crisis, but I kind of wish they had King do this story, too. I don't have a lot of experience reading Wally West and this really wasn't a good place to start. I need my stories to have more emotion and a little less vampires, or at least to balance the two out. I'm also not really interested in the crossover event that this is leading to. I enjoyed Heroes in Crisis, but I kind of wish they had King do this story, too. I don't have a lot of experience reading Wally West and this really wasn't a good place to start. I need my stories to have more emotion and a little less vampires, or at least to balance the two out. I'm also not really interested in the crossover event that this is leading to.
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  • Ronald
    January 1, 1970
    That was a fun read. Wally West is back (Again!) trying to save the universe despite himself being all gloomy for losing his reality during one of the many recent dumb DC reboots. The story is just a romp across the DC Multi-verse as Wally the Flash saves the day time and time again. Sure this is all a setup for some dumb DC universe reboot that was interrupted by the real world pandemic, but until the dumb reboot happens at least this was a fun read.
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    A chance to salvage the character of one of my favorites growing up as Wally West races through dimensions to save reality from dark matter. Was nice to see some humor and heroics from Wally but it’s too hard to salvage the character in this story from what came before. He’s pretty broken.
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  • Tim
    January 1, 1970
    Everything about this book was bad, the writing, the art, you name it. If it was possible to give something zero stars, this would have earned it. Thank god this was a Hoopla borrow and I didn't pay actual money for it (not that I would have given money to someone who is a noted abuser, but still).
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  • MetaComix
    January 1, 1970
    This was more like a teaser than an actual story, but I still kinda liked it. They way Lobdell writes Wally is great, I hope it's not the last time he did it.
  • Rickey
    January 1, 1970
    2 stars for everything except the last 2 issues which I would give 5 stars for. Love the new Waly and the Mobius Chair concept. looking forward to the rebuild and battle in Death Metal.
  • David Sanz
    January 1, 1970
    Bastante insulsa. Lo mejor fue ver a los personajes Marvel en otro universo, pero ya se hizo antes.
  • Nik-El Kent
    January 1, 1970
    Kinda confused here
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