"Don't Call it a Comeback": Barry states how processing information at a very fast pace means he often misses out on the little things, but one thing that is obvious to him is that someone's been lately making his Rogues fight him while they committed robberies of corporations manufacturing adva
The Flash Giant #4 is an issue of the series The Flash Giant (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 2019. It was published on May 19, 2019.
Synopsis for "Don't Call it a Comeback"
Barry states how processing information at a very fast pace means he often misses out on the little things, but one thing that is obvious to him is that someone's been lately making his Rogues fight him while they committed robberies of corporations manufacturing advanced technological products. He soon hears about an attack on the Central City Stadium and rushes there, finding that Digger Harkness/Captain Boomerang is the one behind it. Out of all of his Rogues, Flash fears him the most because he's a ruthless maniac. Boomerang doesn't attack him and claims he just wanted attention. He however didn't find anything fun in American football and decided to make an airplane fall on the stadium for fun.
Barry looks up to find a turboprop airplane diving right onto the stadium and rushes toward it by creating an updraft of air with his legs. The cops meanwhile tell Digger to surrender, but get killed as he throws his boomerang at them while getting his hands up. Barry after heaving grabbed onto the plane finds its wings have been locked in place, but proceeds to create an updraft which allows the plane to land safely. Rushing back to Boomerang, he finds him surrendering without resistance, but knows he's working at the behest of someone. After being asked whether he was blackmailed, Digger states that someone's been blackmailing the Rogues, but he agreed to do it without being pressured.
Iris meanwhile lies to a police officer about her mother being in the stadium, before exploiting the crowd to evade him and enter the stadium grounds in order to cover Boomerang's attack. Flash meanwhile reprimands the Rogue for endangering civilian lives, but gets told that it was just a distraction and he had set up the state governor's plane to crash into the stadium by remote-control and won't be able to stop it using the same method he used on the smaller turboprop plane earlier. Barry realizes he's right and gets confused as to what to do, but soon thinks up about creating a cyclone by running around on the field. This allows the governor's plane to land smoothly with Flash guiding it.
Coming back to the stadium as Boomerang is taken away, the hero demands to know who is he working for, but gets told by him that he has no idea though he is far more terrifying than any of the Rogues. Flash soon shows up in his civilian clothing as Barry Allen and pretends to accidentally bump into Iris, before apologizing for not showing up on their date and offering to make it up to her, which she accepts. Digger meanwhile unleashes a maniacal laugh and warns that the mysterious man making the Rogues fight Flash is soon going to come after everyone.
Appearing in "Don't Call it a Comeback"
Synopsis for "Slow Burn"
This story is reprinted from The Flash (Volume 4) #11.
A series of arsons have been cropping up in one of Keystone City's seedier locales known as "The Keys". These fires are the work of Heat Wave, a former Rogue whose anger issues lead him to use his powers with destructive results.
Meanwhile, Barry Allen has returned to the Gem cities after his stint in the Speed Force, but his home of Central City is no longer welcoming. The city thinks that Barry is dead, and the Flash is being blamed for all that has gone wrong recently. Even his ally Darwin Elias is publicly smearing him, and taking sole credit for the renewable power source he designed to siphon the Flash's excess energies. So, Barry has taken up residence in the Keys, hoping to do some good there. Maybe, if he uses Batman's ability to get to know his enemy, he can be a more effective crime fighter.
A job posting leads him to the Keystone Saloon, where the owner seems unimpressed by his clean-cut look. Barry tries to apply for the job, but the man doesn't think he'll be able to handle it, despite Barry's claims that he is a rather good mixologist. In the meantime, Barry orders a beer, and discovers too late that his wallet was stolen. He asks if he can work off his debt, and the bartender agrees to hire him. Barry looks over, and realizes that Leonard Snart - Captain Cold - is a patron of the bar, and considers this his opportunity to get to know his enemy.
At the Central City Police Department's downtown division, Dir. David Singh chastises Patty Spivot for having taken her trip to South America to work on the Mardon case when she leaves the CCPD short staffed - especially since Barry's death. He warns that if she wants to be a detective, she will have to earn her way into it. Remembering who he's talking to, David calms himself and apologizes for having talked about Barry as if her was a commodity instead of a friend. Coldly, Patty leaves the Director to deal with the arson cases and the Pied Piper's return to fighting crime.
At the same time, Darwin Elias gives an interview condemning the Flash and urging the people of Central City to put their faith in him as saviour. In addition to the renewable energy he is giving them (with the unspoken help of the Flash), he is designing a monorail system and has plans for the future. He promises that under his plan, the twin cities will be free of vigilantes and super-villains.
Watching from the bar, Snart angrily smashes the TV with his beer mug. Angrily, Charlie the bartender wishes for the days when the Rogues didn't have powers, and they had to leave their equipment at the door. These days, Leonard Snart doesn't really know where he fits on the scale of good and evil. To some extent, it doesn't matter anymore. Everything is shades of grey, and lately, he can only find perspective in drinking - except he can't even do that, because the beer freezes over. Smartly, Barry orders up a drink for Snart, providing the exact recipe and ingredients for a drink that can withstand extremely cold temperatures. Snart is grateful, and introduces himself. Barry decides to call himself Al.
Just then, Heat Wave bursts into the bar, having been looking for Captain Cold. He blames Snart for his having gained powers, and believes that his actions lead to the dissolution of the Rogues. Barry tries to step between them, but Mick throws him out the window. Barry takes the opportunity to change into his costume, and rush back in. Flash finds them arguing, with Lenny claiming that he was only trying to help the Rogues at the time. Rather than hear anymore, Flash rushes around them in circles, creating a vacuum which sucks the oxygen out of the middle, rendering Mick's flames useless and sending both former Rogues into unconsciousness.
As Leonard and Mick are taken away in a police van, they begin to argue again, but they are interrupted by the sudden appearance of Leonard's sister Lisa, who has retaken her identity as the Golden Glider.
Appearing in "Slow Burn"
- Keystone City
- Central City
Synopsis for "Planet Heist, Part Four"
This story is reprinted from Adam Strange (Volume 2) #4.
Appearing in "Planet Heist, Part Four"
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Synopsis for "Shazam!" (Chapter 7)
This story is reprinted from Justice League (Volume 2) #14.
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Synopsis for "Shazam!" (Chapter 8)
This story is reprinted from Justice League (Volume 2) #15.
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