EXCL: Wally West Explores His Post-Heroes in Crisis Reality in Flash Forward

When Heroes in Crisis concluded, things did not look good for Wally West. Once one of the DC Universe's greatest heroes, Wally not only accidentally slaughtered a number of his fellow heroes, he then decided to try to cover it up, framing Harley Quinn and Booster Gold for the deaths, and attempting to travel through time in order to kill himself so he could cover his tracks. The series closed with Wally having been imprisoned by the Justice League, a true low point in the career of one of DC's most popular heroes.

Now, DC's fan-favorite speedster is set to embark on a mission to "find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him." Under the guidance of writer Scott Lobdell and artist Brett Booth, the six-issue Flash Forward is the next chapter of Wally's life in a reality where his family doesn't exist, and will explore how he'll cope with what he's done.

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Check out the solicitation copy for Flash Forward #1, along with Evan "Doc" Shaner's cover for the issue, below, and check back with CBR soon for an interview with Lobdell and Booth about what the future holds for the man many fans consider the greatest Flash of all time.

Flash Forward debuts in stores on Sept. 18.

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  • written by SCOTT LOBDELL
  • cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
  • variant cover by INHYUK LEE
  • 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.
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