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"All Pedal, No Brakes": Wally West meets up with his cousin Wallace West, the current Kid Flash. He tells Wallace that when he was starting out as Kid Flash, Barry Allen would only take him on a ten minute "patrol" of Central City every night to make him feel included, so Wally began sneaking ou

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Quote1.png That way I figured it. God didn't give us these legs to stand still. Our job is to see where we're needed and run toward that need as fast as we can. All pedal, no brakes... Quote2.png
The Flash (Wally West)

The Flash #781 is an issue of the series The Flash (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 2022. It was published on April 19, 2022.

Synopsis for "All Pedal, No Brakes"

Wally West meets up with his cousin Wallace West, the current Kid Flash. He tells Wallace that when he was starting out as Kid Flash, Barry Allen would only take him on a ten minute "patrol" of Central City every night to make him feel included, so Wally began sneaking out to fight crime on his own. Eventually he devised a route that allowed him to patrol the whole world in one night, only staying in one place for ten minutes at a time. He has continued to do this every day since, but is having trouble balancing that with his work and family and asks Wallace to take over his patrols, which Wallace reluctantly agrees to.

Wally leads Wallace on his route around the world, fighting crime but also helping people around the world in small but meaningful ways. Along the way they find a Hall of Doom under construction, which Wally says have been popping up all over the world recently. Wally sabotages that Hall, so whoever is building it will fail and have to waste money and resources starting over somewhere else. The route ends in Chicago where they pick up pizza, and Wallace thanks Wally for taking him on his route. Suddenly, a bank nearby explodes and Girder, who is supposed to be in Iron Heights, emerges. They suit up and charge into battle.

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Notes

  • Wally and Wallace mention Barry's disappearance after he left for the Multiverse. They are currently unaware about him being imprisoned in an alternate reality by Pariah in Infinite Frontier #6.
  • Wallace mentions him and Wally playing hide-and-seek during a family Easter when they were growing up. This appears to be a result of the "unknotting" of the timeline, as previously there was no indication that the two had any history prior to Wally's return from the Speed Force.

Trivia

  • Civilians in Argentina refer to Wally as "Flush Man", a reference to how old The Flash (Volume 1) comics that were translated for the Latin-American market renamed the Flash to Flush Man.
  • Wally mentions Dick Grayson saying "Holy this, Holy that" during his Robin days. This is a reference to Robin/Dick Grayson's iconic "Holy" exclamations from 1966 Batman series.


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