When Flash Forward was announced, we expected a lot of things, but none of us could have predicted how it would end. In fact, many of us thought it would end with Wally bringing back his kids (and eventually « dying » in the process) or loosing his kids, again, and going mad, again. Well, it seems we really underestimated DC one more time and the aftermath looks more complicated than imagined. As we all found out from the leaks and the Generation Zero preview, Wally will not only survive his journey through the Dark Multiverse, he will also fuse with the Moebius Chair and receive the power of Dr Manhattan.
Now, if you look at the cover and its title, It must reminds you something : Parallax and the events of Zero Hour. Indeed, when a god-like figure who lost everything is about to change the timeline(s), it's really hard to not think about a scenario where Wally becomes the bad guy and the DCU universe has to stop him.
Luckly for us, there's a chance Wally will stay the hero we all love. When Hal Jordan went rogue and decided the universe as it was had to die, he had lost everything : His city, his friends and his whole Corps. But things might be different here because, in this case, Wally has nothing to gain from changing the timeline. This interpretation might be wrong but, in DC's preview we can read that « In order to save his children and the multiverse itself, Wally West makes the ultimate sacrifice, taking his place in the Moebius Chair. » So he did save his children and there's no need to alter the past for his own purposes. So there's a chance he will try to do one last act of heroism : bring back everyone, save every timeline, give a chance to every incarnation to exist. Well, maybe. Let's hope for the best.
Anyway, we won't have to wait any much longer since Flash Forward #6 will be available this Wednesday !
DC’s Generation Zero
The march towards DC’s future begins with Generation Zero! This 32-page issue features a stunning cover by Francis Manapul and features key stories involving Wally West, The Fastest Man Alive, and Wonder Woman, warrior princess from the island of Themyscira. New and longtime fans can’t afford to miss Generation Zero; this book lays the foundation for even more seismic-level changes in the DC Universe.
It all starts here, and everything counts.
“Flash Forward: Epilogue” is an extension of the unbelievable conclusion to the Flash Forward six-issue miniseries, with all-new content from the series team of writer Scott Lobdell and artist Brett Booth.
In order to save his children and the multiverse itself, Wally West makes the ultimate sacrifice, taking his place in the Moebius Chair. Unbeknownst to him, the chair is packing a little extra power, having been imbued with the godlike powers of Dr. Manhattan! Now armed with infinite knowledge – and the powers of a god – Wally West can see the past, present and future of the DC Universe all at once.
…Including what needs to be changed.
Generation Zero also includes a reprint of “A Brave New World,” from Wonder Woman #750. Written by Scott Snyder with art by Bryan Hitch, Wonder Woman makes her debut as DC’s first superhero, saving the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt during an assassination attempt at the 1930 World’s Fair in New York. As a nation hears more about her heroic exploits, it inspires some citizens to consider their own unique gifts, and how they could be used to help protect the world – among them Alan Scott, who will become the first Green Lantern!