"Running Home": After Cobalt Blues defeat by Wally West, Wally seemingly dies. However he is sent across the universe to the city of Ubar, on a planet referred to as Earth, but not the one that Wally is from. Wally doesn't remember who he is. He is approached by a young woman named Sorocco, who
DC Retroactive: The Flash – The '90s #1 is an issue of the series DC Retroactive: The Flash (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 2011. It was published on August 17, 2011.
Appearing in "Running Home"
- Sorocco aka Nira (Single appearance)
- Linda Park-West
- Flash (Jay Garrick) (Flashback only)
- Max Mercury (Flashback only)
- Impulse (Flashback only)
- Flash (Barry Allen) (Flashback only)
- Hakim (Only appearance; dies)
- Ubar (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Running Home"
After Cobalt Blues defeat by Wally West, Wally seemingly dies. However he is sent across the universe to the city of Ubar, on a planet referred to as Earth, but not the one that Wally is from. Wally doesn't remember who he is. He is approached by a young woman named Sorocco, who has the same speed as Wally. She refer to him as "The Lightning D'Jinn", who is prophesized to save Ubar, by defeating a creature made of sand named Ghul. It is shown that Ghul killed Soroccos brother. Wally joins Sorocco to defeat the main form of Ghul. An important thing to note is that Sorocco keeps pace and even runs faster than Wally. While they are running, Wally sees a vision of Linda Park, (Still erased by Abra Kadabra) who runs from Abra Kadabra to a place which he calls,"Oblivion", causing Wally to trip up and fall flat on his face. He wakes up in Ubar, where Sorocco says that Ghul had only started atacking recently, after a storm. She also reveals she gains her power from an amulet which she wears, stating it is from the Goddess Aluzza, and that it gives her "The Power Of The Desert Winds". When her power increases, she gains a bird of flame around her. She and Wally run off into the desert to attack Ghul. When Ghul is defeated, it is revealed that Kilg%r 2.0, an extension of Kilg%r, was controlling Ghul. He planned on eating Wally and the other Flashs' speed energy, but found that he (And The Other Kilg%rs) could not. He then grabs Sorocco with the intent to eat her speed energy, but she turns into a pheonix, with Wally blowing sand onto him, covering him in glass, and shutting Kilg%r 2.0 down. Wally then vows to return home. The comic ends with Wally showing up as Linda reappears, and carrying her off.
Appearing in "The Black Flash - The Late Wally West"
Synopsis for "The Black Flash - The Late Wally West"
This story is reprinted from The Flash (Volume 2) #139.
Wally West, Linda Park, Max Mercury, Bart Allen, Jay Garrick and Jesse Quick hold a picnic at Iris Allen's house on her wedding anniversary. When Max takes a picture of the group, he notices an odd black blur behind Wally.
Later, Wally tells Jay that he's planning on proposing to Linda that night. He then investigates mysterious weather patterns around the world and locates the source of the disturbances to Somalia, where Flash finds the Weather Wizard. But the one-time villain claims he's turned good and was only trying to bring vegetation to the desert.
Meanwhile, Max confirms the black blur behind Wally is the same black blur that appeared behind Johnny Quick and Barry Allen in photos of them shortly before they died. Max brings this evidence to Jesse, and they race off to find Wally. When they finally catch him, they prevent him from meeting with Linda at the Flash Museum. Max tries to show Wally the photo, but the black blur is gone. The three speedsters then race to meet Linda, but find she has mysteriously vanished.
- Running Home would seem to take place around The Flash (Volume 2) #159.
- Solicitation: During the '90s, Wally West took the title "The Fastest Man Alive" to a whole new level. Join the writer who turned the sidekick into a hero in his own right for another race against evil, along with a classic tale from that decade.
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