"All the Teeth, Glittering and Sharp": Barry Allen, who was dancing ten minutes ago, is now forced to don his superhero disguise as "The Flash". Being unable to think about what to do with the hole in the ship he's on however leaves him in a bind. A week ago, Barry had asked Iris West to accompa

The Flash Giant (Volume 2) #1 is an issue of the series The Flash Giant (Volume 2) with a cover date of November, 2019. It was published on September 13, 2019.

Synopsis for "All the Teeth, Glittering and Sharp"

Barry Allen, who was dancing ten minutes ago, is now forced to don his superhero disguise as "The Flash". Being unable to think about what to do with the hole in the ship he's on however leaves him in a bind. A week ago, Barry had asked Iris West to accompany him on a cruise trip and she agrees.

Barry feels smitten by Iris and on the night of the formal ball, feels hesitant, but Iris states she has faith in him. During the dance however, the boat is attacked by King Shark who tells its passengers to get off it. Barry attacks him, but his punches have little effect. The humanoid shark punches him away and Barry is surprised to learn he has super-speed.

After leaving the boat, King Shark hits the boat's hull in order to sink it. The scene then flashes back to the present with Barry being unsure of what to do. As he is attacked again, Barry uses his legs under water to kick King Shark multiple times and runs back to the ship. After snaring him and blinding him with the powerful lights on the ship, Barry incapacitates him.

When Iris asks about his motive, the shark states that the cruise has been dirtying the sea water with its garbage and getting away with it by merely paying fines. Flash then sealed the breach in the ship's hull using the bathroom stall panels and promised to expose the crimes of the cruise line in exchange for King Shark sparing its passengers.

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Synopsis for "Perfect World"

While out for breakfast, Barry and Iris learn about the American senators declaring war on Canada, noticing how often they beat their chests and kneel on their knuckles. Flash departs for Washington DC, knowing Gorilla Grodd is behind it and he has to be somewhere near the Capitol Building.

H e figures out that he must be hiding in the Lincoln memorial, but is stopped by mercenaries of Grodd. He traps them by changing the trajectory of their bullets near their own feet and later confronts Grodd, but is overwhelmed by his telepathic powers as well as the people attacking him under Grodd's mind control.

He rushes out and uses his super-speed to suck away the oxygen out of the Lincoln Memorial, allowing him to take down Grodd. The gorilla however tries to offer him visions of a peaceful world in order to fool him, but Flash quickly breaks out of it before putting the device that can dampen cerebral and physical strength on him.

Grodd chides him for letting go of the chance of making the world better, but Barry states he won't do it forcefully and states people would have never looked upon his plan for war on Canada as normal.

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Synopsis for "Gorilla Warfare, Part 1: King Grodd"

This story is reprinted from The Flash (Volume 4) #13.

Years ago, Darryl Frye came home to find his adopted son Barry Allen angrily throwing his algebra textbook across his room. Barry was surprised to see Darryl had been hurt in the line of duty, though he claimed it was not as bad as it looked. in response to Barry's homework frustrations, he reminded the boy of his mother's words: slow down, take your time, think it through, and you'll find the answer. Barry wondered how Darryl went on, knowing that every day, he may not make it home in one piece. Darryl explained that the city was his home, and as such, it was his duty to protect it, as it would be the very house they lived in. His work was about the big picture.

Now, Darryl believes that Barry is dead, and he silently apologizes to Barry's mother Nora, whom he loved, for failing to keep him safe. Just then, Patty Spivot bursts into his office claiming that she has found a man who can tell them where Barry is. The man is Turbine, who hopes that they will help him in exchange for the information he has. Unfortunately, before they can make a deal, he realizes that the Gorillas are coming.

Elsewhere, Captain Cold has just knocked the Flash unconscious, having double-crossed him. Unfortunately, this was not the time to do that, as the city has just come under attack by an army of talking gorillas led by King Grodd. Realizing that this is not their forté, the Rogues endeavor to wake the Flash back up. Once Flash springs into action, the Rogues decide to make a run for it, but they are soon overcome. Finally, they realize that they will have to cooperate with their enemy if they are to save their city, and protect their turf.

Elsewhere, Grodd's attention is on something else. Some source of power within the city demands his attention, preventing him from facing the Flash head-on just yet. In the meantime, he is interrupted by Trickster, who offers his services as a guide to the city, for the right price. In response, Grodd tears his arm from its socket, and orders his soldiers to gather up as many humans as possible.

Daniel West happens to be nearby when a Gorilla begins chasing a group of humans. He is on the phone, trying to get a hold of his sister Iris, after he managed to get out of jail. Unfortunately, there is no reply, and when the Gorilla's notice him, he gives up and decides to try to find her himself.

With the help of the Rogues, Flash manages to capture most of the gorilla soldiers in the area, but he soon sees yet another retinue of gorilla soldiers making their way for the city, and realizes that he will have to face Grodd in order to prevent more attacks.

Speeding toward Grodd's location, he realizes that the Rogue's help, and his decision to become a hero are just reaffirmations of what Darryl had told him ten years ago: the big picture. Flash knows his part in the big picture now. Grodd, though, does not. He has spent his whole life believing that he would be the heir to the Speed Force's power. Flash is unsure, however, of whether he was wrong in believing that.

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Synopsis for "Green Arrow: Rebirth"

This story is reprinted from Green Arrow: Rebirth #1.

In a Seattle restaurant, Oliver Queen tells his waiter about how his date has left early due to his "sanctimonious, holier-than-thou attitude" and his "gross" beard. After leaving, he gives a hundred-dollar bill to a homeless boy and his mother. A gust of wind blows the note from the boy's hand and down a drain. His mother goes to retrieve it but dragged into the drain.

Investigating a surge in missing persons cases among the homeless in Seattle Queen, as Green Arrow, spots a child shouting for their mother while being ushered away by a hooded person. Green Arrow, attempting to rescue the child, briefly fights with the hooded person who then reveals herself to be Black Canary.

The two bring the boy back to Oliver Queen's apartment for care. Black Canary says she found the boy in a sewer where he was trying to save his mother. The boy claims that his mother was taken by "the underground men." While Queen shaves his beard into a goatee, Canary suggests that he is a hypocrite for calling himself a social justice warrior while living such an affluent lifestyle. The boy tells Canary that they can find his father at "The Jungle", a large homeless encampment.

While searching for the boy's father at the Jungle, Oliver Queen and Black Canary continue to squabble over Canary's perceived hypocrisy of Queen's lifestyle. After finding the boy's father, the encampment is invaded by a group of "underground men". After fighting the group off Green Arrow and Black Canary interrogate one of the underground men who reveals there is an "auction" being held that night underground.

The duo head underground where they find, and then follow, a trail of blood to an old buried mansion where a black market auction is taking place for the ownership of the homeless boy's mother. The auction is being observed by a man in a red masked on a large monitor. Green Arrow and Black Canary burst in and the auction breaks into chaos. The host, wounded from an arrow, drops the woman into a pit and flees. Queen manages to save the boy's mother and swears to take down the man in the red mask before destroying the monitor with an arrow.

Back on the surface Black Canary reveals herself to Oliver Queen as Dinah Lance and the two share a kiss.

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Synopsis for "Blue Monday"

This story is reprinted from Blue Beetle (Volume 7) #1.

Present:
The Blue Beetle slams to earth like a meteor and is suddenly attacked by the Green Lantern Guy Gardner. Gardner notices he is fighting a kid and stops yelling to his power ring that he will not hurt kids. The man comes to his senses and remembers why he was searching for the boy. His power ring responds to the Blue Beetle, giving him the worse migraine he ever had, investing him with the desire to kill the boy. Gardner leaves Jaime alone in the open, explaining he can't deal with him just yet. The armor powers down and Jaime is in intensive pain. As he walks in the nude in the wilderness, he accepts that he is alone.

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Jaime, Paco and Brenda are on their way to school and discover the Blue Beetle Scarab under a pile of sand. Jaime decides to take it with him. Later that day, he discovers that his dad's assistant, Luis, didn't show up for work today and offers to work a few shifts in the garage for his overworked dad. His father refuses.

That night, he has a strange dream in a language that his didn't know. Jaime is unaware that the Scarab has crawled under his skin and attached itself to his spine.

The next day on his way to school, he encounters a woman with no eyes that has a strange interest in him.

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  • El Paso, Texas, and surrounding area
    • Reyes Garage (First appearance) (Flashback only)
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