"Around the Day in 80 Worlds": Barry learns that he travelled to a random point in time after using Shift's chronal disruptor to escape Reverse-Flash. He sees a herd of bisons coming towards but is unable to run away due to suffering vertigo. He is however able to escape but is held on gunpoint
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- 1 Appearing in "Around the Day in 80 Worlds"
- 2 Synopsis for "Around the Day in 80 Worlds"
- 3 Appearing in "Rain on Your Own Parade"
- 4 Synopsis for "Rain on Your Own Parade"
- 5 Appearing in "Gorilla Warfare, Part 5: The Way Home"
- 6 Synopsis for "Gorilla Warfare, Part 5: The Way Home"
- 7 Appearing in "Burn Your Bridges"
- 8 Synopsis for "Burn Your Bridges"
- 9 Appearing in "Secrets, Part One"
- 10 Synopsis for "Secrets, Part One"
- 11 Notes
- 12 Trivia
- 13 See Also
- 14 Recommended Reading
- 15 Links and References
Appearing in "Around the Day in 80 Worlds"
- Reverse-Flash (Flashback and main story)
- Claw the Unconquered
- Enemy Ace
- Sgt. Rock
- Shining Knight
- Jay Garrick (Mentioned only)
- Chronal disruptor
- Legion Flight Ring
- 25th Century (Flashback only)
- Central City (Flashback and main story)
- S.T.A.R. Labs (Mentioned only)
- New York City
Synopsis for "Around the Day in 80 Worlds"
Barry learns that he travelled to a random point in time after using Shift's chronal disruptor to escape Reverse-Flash. He sees a herd of bisons coming towards but is unable to run away due to suffering vertigo. He is however able to escape but is held on gunpoint by Jonah Hex who suspects he might be a cattle rustler, though lowers his gun after Flash claims he is a circus performer.
Jonah offers to give Flash a ride on his horse but he passes up the offer. Reverse-Flash however appears on the scene and steals the canteen Jonah offered to Barry. Jonah suspects that Thawne is an evil sort and warns him to stand down. Thawne in anger topples his horse over but refrains from killing after being told by Barry that it could adversely affect their timeline.
Thawne states that he'll just kill Iris after Flash is already an established hero but Barry states he'll use the chronal disruptor to prevent him. Thawne states that Barry doesn't even know how to use it, but the latter warns that he'll learn eventually. As Thawne tries to take the disruptor, Flash tries to outrace him throughout time and comes at a place where his granddaughter gives him a Legion flight ring.
Flash continues travelling to various timelines but Thawne eventually catches up to him. The two are drawn to places of combat after Flash uses the disruptor again, before ending up in Central City right in front of Iris. As Thawne goads about killing her, Flash floors him and tells Iris to trust him. Thawne after getting back up, states that Barry can't stop him, but the latter states he has a secret weapon - the Legion flight ring which he put on iris.
As Iris flies away, Thawne is distracted and Barry uses this to punch him into unconsciousness. Despite feeling attracted to the idea of killing him to end his threat, Flash refuses to do it and Iris thanks him after landing back on ground.
Appearing in "Rain on Your Own Parade"
Synopsis for "Rain on Your Own Parade"
Barry is uncomfortable with the idea of a Flash parade, telling Iris that it's too much and not what the Flash is about. As Iris states people want to thank their hero, Barry feels the ground heating up and realizes the street is melting. Tar Pit emerges and berates the public for celebrating the Flash who destroyed the Monteleone crime family, claiming they took care of the city. The people of the city however state that the Monteleones harmed their city and Flash was right in taking them down.
As Tar Pit tries to burn the city fir its "ungratefulness", Flash attacks him but his adversary starts melting the street so he can't run. Barry evacuates the people from the street but they refuse to leave, stating they'll stand up to Tar Pit. As some of the people attack Tar Pit with fast food, Barry creates a vortex to harden Tar Pit's body.
Flash thanks the people for helping but states he's uncomfortable of a parade being organized in hus honor as he is only doing his part by helping them. The citizens state that's why they love him, adding he's a guy of their city and works hard just like them. Flash apologizes to Tar Pit after unfreezing him since today reminds him of his family but what he did was wrong. He offers him a chance at redemption by letting him be used as a path on the street he destroyed, so the parade can continue.
Appearing in "Gorilla Warfare, Part 5: The Way Home"
- Iris West
- Central City Police Department
Synopsis for "Gorilla Warfare, Part 5: The Way Home"
This story is reprinted from The Flash (Volume 4) #17.
Grodd believes that the power of the Speed Force is his destiny, and to have The Flash rob him of that destiny enrages him. And now that it is clear that the Flash's friends are there in the Speed Force with them, he gives his enemy a choice to die or watch them die first. In his element, Flash believes that he has the upper hand, and chooses neither.
Meanwhile, Grodd's gorilla army continues to use the elders' power to create the illusion of a destroyed Central City in order to prevent the US Army from intervening in their attack. However, the Central City Police Department has managed to break into the stadium where the gorillas have set up their base, and make an effort to disconnect the projection equipment. Watching from the Mirror World, Golden Glider decides to give them a hand. With Turbine's help, she succeeds in pulling the transmitters up into the Mirror World, freeing the elder and the people of Central City from the gorilla's plans.
With that, the military discovers that Central City is still there, and crosses the bridge into the city. Seeing their plans fail and the US Army coming for them, the gorillas discover that Grodd has abandoned them, and decide to return to their home in Gorilla City. Some of them spot Solovar's body, and realizing that their forefather is still alive - though barely - they take him back too.
In the Speed Force, meanwhile, Flash gains an unexpected advantage when the woolly mammoth charges them. Making a quick change, he swaps Grodd for Iris just in time to save her from being trampled, and to make the gorilla take the brunt of the mammoth's momentum. As the mammoth carries Grodd off into the unknown reaches of the Speed Force, Barry gathers Iris and the other survivors into their tank, and drags them back to Central City.
In the Mirror World, Turbine is fascinated by the illusions that Mirror Master can create. Mirror Master and Glider decide that Turbine might make a good addition to the Rogues, while warning Captain Cold that he is not their leader anymore. Before they deal with those issues, though, it is time to get the civilians they rescued back to Central City.
Elsewhere, Dr. Darwin Elias returns to the ruins of his lab, and opens a secret compartment in the floor, where some of his technology remains intact. Coldly, he warns the flash that things are about to get serious.
Back at the Central City Police Headquarters, Barry explains how he lost his memory of what happened to him after he was sucked into the speed force along with Iris. That's his story, anyway. Darryl Frye, however, knows that Barry was lying, because he returned weeks before Iris did. Still he allows his adoptive son to keep his secret.
On his way home, Barry bumps in to Iris, whose memory of being in the Speed Force has actually been lost, though she retains some vague memories. Iris is quickly put off when Patty Spivot rushes over and plants a kiss on Barry's lips. He assures her that everything is going to be okay.
One month later, though, a new threat will be coming.
Appearing in "Burn Your Bridges"
- Falcone Crime Family (Mentioned only)
- Fearsome Five (Mentioned only)
- Justice League (Mentioned only)
- Seattle Police Department
- Skeleton Cartel (Mentioned only)
- Yakuza (Mentioned only)
- Wonder Woman (In picture only)
Synopsis for "Burn Your Bridges"
This story is reprinted from Green Arrow (Volume 6) #4.
Black Canary steps trough the deadly gates of Inferno, the global super-villain answer to Fort Knox, to discover the truth behind the destruction of Oliver Queen's life, fortune and reputation. Meanwhile, Seattle's manhunt for the outlaw Green Arrow takes an exhilarating twist when an old frenemy makes an unexpected return.
Appearing in "Secrets, Part One"
- Alina (First appearance)
- The Posse
- El Paso, Texas
- Juárez, Mexico
- Posse hideout (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Secrets, Part One"
This story is reprinted from Blue Beetle (Volume 7) #5.
As Jaime Reyes waits for Paco to arrive to get him to the Posse a man asks him to stop probing him. The man explains he was talking to Jaime's scarab, and that he is simply a stranger. The man quickly lost interest after he discovers that Jaime isn't the one he was looking for. As he leaves he tells the boy that he will lead him to the one he seeks. As Paco and Damper arrive at the scene Jaime discovers the man was hidden in an invisible spectrum nor can others hear the Scarab speaking. As they cross the border to the Posse hideout hidden in Damper's invisible damping field.
Nearby at Le Petit Monde restaurant Tia Amparo has a talk with her niece Brenda, worried about her relation with the one year missing Jaime Reyes.
Knowing that his target is alone the Diviner calls in the aid of the Bottom Feeder, a big hunchbacked man. To "rescue" a baby girl from the Posse hideout and bring it to Warehouse 13 unharmed. With the location impressed in his mind by the Diviner the Bottom Feeder eagerly starts his "holy" mission.
At the hideout Jaime is introduced to the members of the Posse, but learns that Probe was taken away by the crime lord La Dama last year after the scarab put her into the hospital. Then Bonita accuses Jaime of taking her kid and attacks him. But as Jaime was with the Posse all this time it is quickly dismissed. Suddenly learning he can track people by DNA and by mixing their parents DNA string he is able to track the baby. As the Blue Beetle Jaime discovers that the Bottom Feeder is a lunatic and attempts to kill baby Alina for being "the child of a witch" and sees the Blue Beetle as an angel send down to kill him and escort him to heaven. The heavy tattooed man takes of with the child (saving the child from the blue monster), regardless now Jaime can fight the Zombie undistracted. After a short fight Jaime has to stop his scarab as it almost kills his opponent by feeding on its life energy. The Zombie falls into the river only to discover that his fight was filmed by the local news, now everyone knows the existence of the 3rd Blue Beetle.
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