"Breakout": The Flash while running half-naked states how he gets lost he cam miss out on little details while pouring through massive amounts of information, but at times it's beneficial like now. Having learnt about Iris being in danger, he rushes to Iron Heights where she came for her work as
The Flash Giant #5 is an issue of the series The Flash Giant (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 2019. It was published on June 16, 2019.
Synopsis for "Breakout"
The Flash while running half-naked states how he gets lost he cam miss out on little details while pouring through massive amounts of information, but at times it's beneficial like now. Having learnt about Iris being in danger, he rushes to Iron Heights where she came for her work assignment earlier. Around 20 minutes ago she was allowed into the prison for interviewing the inmates and handed a thermometer, before being warned by the guard captain to only scream if the temperature dropped below 60°F instead of fleeing.
The captain told Iris in the interview room that they can't completely ensure her safety, before introducing her to the Snart twins and leaving the three alone there. Iris asked Leonard to tell her what catastrophe he wanted to inform her about, now that all his conditions were fulfilled, and was told about a mysterious man making the Rogues do his bidding. Leonard stated he didn't know who was behind it, but they were planning something dangerous and Lisa informed her that he blackmailed the Rogues to distract the Flash.
The Snart twins knew that Flash was often around Iris, which is why they decided to contact her and Leonard stated they wanted to protect her. A guard soon unshackled the twins to Iris' shock and gave them their equipment, while she asked them whom they wanted to protect her from. Iris then noticed the temperature dropping below 60°F and was told by Leonard that they were protecting her from themselves. The guard told him to not attack Iris as he did what was asked, but was frozen up himself and she in panic decided to run away but got grabbed, before being made to send a message about the twins only wanting the Flash.
Back in present time, Flash states he knows Iron Heights is rigged all around with advanced weapons, but takes it in stride. Captain Cold and Golden Glider meanwhile free the inmates, but Flash soon shows up and stops anyone from escaping. While trying to find Iris he triggers Cold's trap and gets hit by chunks of ice. Cold freezes his lower half up after he is attacked by Glider and she convinces him to let her to kill the hero, but gets knocked out after being hit from behind by Iris. Cold in anger tries to freeze her up but is stopped by Flash after he frees himself.
Barry demands to know from Leonard who's making the Rogues do his bidding. Leonard acquiesces, thinking no one has any chance of beating him anyway, and reveals it's a powerful android called Amazo, who's furious at him as well as the entire planet.
Appearing in "Breakout"
- Lawrence Snart (Mentioned only)
- Officer Smelton (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "The Secrets of Glider"
This story is reprinted from The Flash (Volume 4) #12.
Captain Cold and Heat Wave are surprised when Cold's sister Lisa manages to enter their paddywagon, and then toss the guards out the doors. She releases Heat Wave from his cuffs, and begins dragging him away, making a point to inform her brother that she is happy to leave him to die, as the van heads on a crash course for the edge of a bridge.
Meanwhile, Flash phases into the back of Dr. Darwin Elias' limousine, and demands to know why the man has demonized him in the public eye. Elias responds that taking credit for the renewable energy source (powered by the Flash's own excess energy), and turning the people against him were merely a social experiment in showing how easy it is for the public to be manipulated into hating one thing and loving another. Elias claims that their relationship was merely an a way to advance his own scientific endeavours - not friendship. Disgusted, Flash leaves Elias alone.
While the Glider drags Heat Wave from the doomed police carrier, Captain Cold finds unexpected help from the Pied Piper. The vigilante and former Rogue hangs Cold from a lamp-post, explaining that he has more rogues to catch in the meantime, and leaves him there, dangling. Fortunately, Captain Cold is saved just as unexpectedly by the Trickster, who claims that the Rogues are back together - but Leonard isn't a member. This was merely a chance to put Captain Cold in his debt.
Elsewhere, Elias holds a press conference to unveil a new monorail system, and Flash uses his super speed to remain hidden from the naked eye, watching the scene unfold in slow motion. He is surprised, suddenly, to see a beautiful woman who can move, as he does, by vibrating at super-speed. He is stunned by her beauty, but her intentions are obviously malevolent. She explains that Darwin Elias betrayed her, her brother, and her friends. She is there to get revenge by giving him just a shard of what he took from her. If Flash doesn't do something to save him, that shard could easily sever his aortic artery. Flash speeds to the doctor's side as she escapes, and at that moment, he becomes visible to the assembled crowd. He realizes that he's in trouble when the people see him with an injured Elias, and assume that he is getting revenge for Elias' trash talking.
Meanwhile, Heat Wave disperses the crowd with flames, before Weather Wizard blows him up onto the new monorail track. Piper attempts to give Flash a chance to save Elias by going after the two Rogues, but he is easily knocked back by the Wizard's electrical shocks. Up on the tracks, Heat Wave begins melting a hole through steel rail while Glider guides a speeding train toward him. Just as it is about to collide with the hole, Weather Wizard catches the train in a gust of wind, and water that carries it into the mirrored windows of a nearby building, apparently now a portal created by the Mirror Master. The train disappears into the Mirror World, while Glider and her accomplices revel in the success of their plan. She had eliminated Elias and pinned it on the Flash, settled a score with the traitorous Pied Piper, stolen a train, had her brother killed, and assumed leadership of the Rogues.
Mirror Master urges them all to make an escape, and they all make a leap from the rails to the mirror - only to smash into a wall of ice in between. Captain Cold is back, and at war with the Rogues.
Appearing in "The Secrets of Glider"
- Mayor Gamen
Synopsis for "Planet Heist, Part Five"
This story is reprinted from Adam Strange (Volume 2) #5.
Appearing in "Planet Heist, Part Five"
- Sardath clone (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Shazam!" (Chapter 9)
This story is reprinted from Justice League (Volume 2) #16.
Black Adam overpowers Shazam but he escapes by transforming back into Billy and blending into the crowd.
Appearing in "Shazam!" (Chapter 9)
Synopsis for "Shazam!" (Chapter 10)
This story is reprinted from Justice League (Volume 2) #18.
Appearing in "Shazam!" (Chapter 10)
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