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A-ah! Saviour of the Multiverse!

"I am the Flash! The fastest man in the multiverse! I belong on any Earth that needs me!"

Flash Forward is Flash comic book launched in 2019, written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by Brett Booth.

In the aftermath of Heroes in Crisis, Wally West is at his lowest point, responsible for the deaths of his friends and fellow heroes and imprisoned. To make matters worse, his former wife Linda Park still doesn't remember their life together or their kids. Wally is ready to give up on life when he is swept away by multiversal guardian Tempus Fuginaut, as he is the only hero fast enough to prevent the destruction of the multiverse.


Flash Forward provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Wally is established as being, in addition to the fastest of the Flash Family in his own universe, the fastest being in all of existence.
  • The Atoner: Wally reluctantly aids Tempus Fuginaut to atone for the pain and death he caused at Sanctuary.
  • The Bus Came Back: The end of issue 2 features the return of Jai and Irey West.
  • The Corruption: Dark Matter from the Dark Multiverse is leaking into the greater Multiverse and risks corroding the whole thing. Calvin Ellis says touching it feels like touching death itself.
  • Death Seeker: Wally is willing to let the other prisoners beat him to death before Tempus Fuginaut recruits him.
  • Evil Counterpart: The JL-Dead, the vampire incarnation of the Justice League that Wally fights in issue 3. They've all been turned evil by their Earth's Batman, who turned them into vampires.
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  • The Hero: Wally, but he re-learns how to fill the role. After Heroes in Crisis, he's initially more than willing to let others kill him and only reluctantly helps Tempus Fuginaut, but over time manages to move on from his grief and regains the joy and spark that made him an optimistic hero.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Tarkul of Edya 12, an intergalactic treasure hunter and seeming expy of Hawkman, suffers this fate when deciding to sit upon the Mobius Chair and gain access to its infinite knowledge of all things, as his mind and body can't handle the strain of it. It was a pretty embarrassing and undignified death for him, given what he says just before sitting upon it.
Tarkul: Only the strongest souls and most able minds can hope to sit upon this throne of all knowledge. Weaker creatures have been obliterated by the tsunami of cosmic truth. But I have no fear of functioning as a vessel for—YEARRRGGG! [gets electrocuted and dies]
  • Let's You and Him Fight: In issue 2 as Wally seeks out the incursion of dark matter on Calvin Ellis' Earth he's briefly attacked by the other heroes of that world as an apparent assailant of their friend before Cal explains the situation. He leaves and finds the source but encounters the heroes of Earth-8 also in search of cause of the erosion of their reality. Presuming Wally's the problem while explicitly dismissing any consideration otherwise due to time constraints they immediately attack him.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In the third issue, Wally briefly teams up with a vampire-hunting Roy Harper, who he sees as a chance at closure regarding his Roy's death.
  • Sequel Series: Serves as a follow-up to Heroes in Crisis due to Wally's actions in that series resulting in his status quo here, as well as one to Dark Nights: Metal due to the darkness from the Dark Multiverse being the primary threat.
  • Wham Shot: Issue 2, Irey & Jai West are still alive, and have been trapped in the Dark Multiverse.

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