"Flash Forward": After landing in the 25th century to stop Eobard Thawne who is trying to kill him by reaching back in time, Flash recognizes the city ahead of him as Central City and finds everybody there is dressed like him. A hologram of Thawne appears in the sky telling them that their time

The Flash Giant (Volume 2) #4 is an issue of the series The Flash Giant (Volume 2) with a cover date of May, 2020. It was published on March 13, 2020.

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  • Reverse-Flash (Flashback and main story)
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Synopsis for "Flash Forward"

After landing in the 25th century to stop Eobard Thawne who is trying to kill him by reaching back in time, Flash recognizes the city ahead of him as Central City and finds everybody there is dressed like him. A hologram of Thawne appears in the sky telling them that their time to access Flash's powers for ten minutes starts now.

The Zoom City Speed Police who arrive on the scene, ask him to surrender for entering the city at a high speed. After Flash unsuccessfully tries to make an excuse, the cops stun him but he quickly recovers and the cops call in for assistance. Flash knocks them out and takes their baton but is attacked again.

Barry escapes with the help of Shift and Thawne in anger kills one of the speed squad officers who chased him. Shift meanwhile tells Barry that she saved him because she changed after living in his era and realized it was better than hers. She states that Thawne got inspired to acquire Flash's powers by reading comics, but it drove him mad.

People of Shift's era are loyal to Thawne because he lets the access the Speed Force despite him being a dictator. Reverse-Flash and the Speed Police soon find him and Thawne states that his era must suffer because people of his era see him as a dark shadow of the Flash. As he mocks how using a time machine he can kill both Bruce Wayne and Kal-El before they can become heroes, Flash berates him as a sick man and dares Thawne to hurt him.

Thawne instead states that he'll hurt Iris West but Shift tells Flash to take away her chronal disruptor as Thawne will do what he says. After pounding the Speed Force officers, Barry runs away but is chased by Thawne who attacks and taunts him. Barry uses the stun baton to fend him off before travelling through time and Thawne warns he will come for him.

Appearing in "None of the Time in the World"

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Synopsis for "None of the Time in the World"

Flash arrives late at the airport for going on a vacation with Linda, causing her to break off their relationship as he is habitually late. Meanwhile at S.T.A.R. Labs, Cathal Cade tries to pilot an experimental flight using the Alcubierre drive that might allow time travel but the warp vortex malfunction causes an explosion in the lab.

Flash rushes to the scene and finds the dead body of Dr. Ilyana Volkov, wife of Cade. He is then attacked by a monster which turns out to be Cade himself and after clearing his head, realizes Cade had become a sort of self-perpetuating nuclear reactor. Flash uses the boron and silver composite control rods to subdue him by generating a magnetic field and takes him in for questioning.

Cade learns about Ilyana death and that he can now travel though time. He asks Flash to allow him to do it to save Ilyana, but he refuses. Cade however regains his powers and goes back in time to kill himself, thus preventing the explosion that killed Ilyana. Barry is unable to tell her what happened and later patches up his relationship with Iris.

Appearing in "Gorilla Warfare, Part 4: Love and Sacrifice"

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Synopsis for "Gorilla Warfare, Part 4: Love and Sacrifice"

This story is reprinted from The Flash (Volume 4) #16.

Five years ago, Barry Allen was surprised to have been asked on a date by reporter Iris West. Unfortunately, it was quite windy out, and they were dining on a patio. A gust of wind blew some papers out of her bag, and Barry caught them with unexpected speed. Stealing a glance at the pages he had rescued, he realized that these were the files on Iris' brother Daniel's case, and that she had invited him on the date with an ulterior motive. Though she professed otherwise, he believed that she had wanted to wheedle information about the case from him, and he left, disheartened. Iris, meanwhile, had intended the date sincerely, though she had hoped to ask him for help.

Now, Barry is with Patty Spivot, who has come to learn that he is the Flash, after having thought that he was dead for some months. Unfortunately, she must give him up after only just getting him back, as he has decided to give himself up to Gorilla Grodd. While lying unconscious, his speed-mind was able to predict every possible outcome of a battle with the gorilla, and each one resulted in death and destruction. The only option that would bring peace and spare his loved ones' lives would be to give himself over to the enemy.

As Barry speeds toward Dr. Elias' lab, he recalls Solovar's message: "the mind will always be faster." He hopes these words are true.

Meanwhile, the Rogues enact their plan to rescue the civilians who are trapped in buses, being kidnapped by Gorillas to fuel the illusion of destruction that prevents the rest of the world from knowing what is happening in Central City. Captain Cold has built a wall of ice that reflects the buses' positions, while Weather Wizard and Heatwave take care of the Gorillas. Then, thanks to the reflection in the ice, Golden Glider and Mirror Master draw the buses of innocent people into the Mirror World. Unfortunately, Daniel West is trapped on one of those buses.

Five years ago, Iris had visited her brother at Iron Heights Prison, admitting that she had failed to get Barry to look at the case files for him. Though he had pushed her into trying to get his help, she had actually wanted to go on a date with Barry, and her chance had been ruined. Daniel had no sympathy for her, as he was facing a five-year sentence without someone to help clear his name.

Now, Iris is trapped in the Speed Force, and has been for some time. She and some others have taken refuge within a military tank, which is just as inexplicably under attack by a woolly mammoth. Unfortunately, none of them has any idea how to start the vehicle. Pressing buttons at random, the young man named Albert Lim sitting at the wheel begins to feel strange. Without warning, the tank blasts an artillery shell into the ground in front of the mammoth, and is launched off the edge of a cliff by the explosive force.

Back at Elias' lab, Grodd mocks Flash for giving up so completely. As Barry refuses to utter any last words, Grodd simply raises his spear up, preparing to skewer his enemy and take his power. Realizing the import of Solovar's words, Barry uses his speed-mind to cause the spear to de-materialize, and then draws Grodd with him into the Speed Force.

There, their powers are increased exponentially, though it is Barry whose power is strongest there. As they rush toward each other, they are unexpectedly interrupted by the crash of the tank, slamming down next to them. With surprise, Flash realizes that Iris has been there the whole time.

Appearing in "The Ninth Circle"

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Synopsis for "The Ninth Circle"

This story is reprinted from Green Arrow (Volume 6) #3.

Green Arrow's enemies learn he is still alive when the Emerald Archer – now Emerald Outlaw – breaks into Queen Industries to learn why his entire world has betrayed him. But the deadly assassin Shado – formerly Oliver's ally – is dispatched to finish him before he gets too close to the shocking truth behind his fall from grace.

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Synopsis for "Person of Interest"

This story is reprinted from Blue Beetle (Volume 7) #4.

Oracle hacks into Jaime's computer as he was doing research on the Blue Beetles before him. She makes him an offer to join the Birds of Prey. But he refuses, accusing Batman and his fellow heroes of abandoning him when they were done with Brother Eye. In the end the shadowy genius mastermind behind the world's greatest heroes fails to recruit a sixteen-year old boy.

Sometime later his mother has him X-rayed at the local Medic Center but no trace of the Scarab can be found on the test, unknown to them a heavy tattooed man on a motorcycle seems to notice Jaime's unusual condition.

As Brenda plans to hang out with Jaime and Paco after school. Her aunt make arrangements for the Diviner to test and recruit the new Blue Beetle to her cause. But the right moment wouldn't come that soon as La Dama's niece was with him. In the end he decides to go on with his plan of "rescuing" the pretty niece in the process.

When Jaime hangs out with his friends he discovers his new fame at school as the "one year later kid" and the truth about his father's condition, he was shot after he tried to protect Luis Rivas. At that time the Diviner begins and summons two Ents, but to his dismay he learns the Blue Beetle can disrupt magic and dispels his creations. Beaten up undiscovered the Diviner gets a feeling his boss will not be pleased about this result.

Jaime is starting to get tired of his super hero business and as he wants some answers. He asks Paco to arrange a meeting with the Posse for him.

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