Fandom

DC Database

in: Dan DiDio/Executive Editor, Ethan Van Sciver/Cover Artist, Moose Baumann/Cover Artist
, and 76 more
Alex Sinclair/Cover Artist, Geoff Johns/Writer, Ethan Van Sciver/Penciler, Ethan Van Sciver/Inker, Alex Sinclair/Colourist, Rob Leigh/Letterer, Joey Cavalieri/Editor, Chris Conroy/Editor, Bartholomew Allen (New Earth)/Quotes, Bartholomew Allen (New Earth)/Appearances, Wallace West (New Earth)/Appearances, Jason Garrick (New Earth)/Appearances, Bartholomew Allen II (New Earth)/Appearances, Justice Society of America (New Earth)/Appearances, Alan Scott (New Earth)/Appearances, Ted Grant (New Earth)/Appearances, Michael Holt (New Earth)/Appearances, Richard Tyler (New Earth)/Appearances, Pieter Cross (New Earth)/Appearances, Charlie the Owl (New Earth)/Appearances, Nathaniel Heywood (New Earth)/Appearances, Jesse Chambers (New Earth)/Appearances, Courtney Whitmore (New Earth)/Appearances, Grant Emerson (New Earth)/Appearances, Abigail Hunkel (New Earth)/Appearances, Maxine Hunkel (New Earth)/Appearances, Titans (New Earth)/Appearances, Richard Grayson (New Earth)/Appearances, Donna Troy (New Earth)/Appearances, Roy Harper (New Earth)/Appearances, Victor Stone (New Earth)/Appearances, Koriand'r (New Earth)/Appearances, Garfield Logan (New Earth)/Appearances, Raven (New Earth)/Appearances, Tornado Twins/Appearances, Jai West (New Earth)/Appearances, Iris West II (New Earth)/Appearances, Teen Titans (New Earth)/Appearances, Timothy Drake (New Earth)/Appearances, Cassandra Sandsmark (New Earth)/Appearances, Keystone City Police Department/Appearances, Frederick Chyre (New Earth)/Appearances, Hal Jordan (New Earth)/Appearances, Joan Williams (New Earth)/Appearances, Iris West (New Earth)/Appearances, Henry Allen (New Earth)/Appearances, Dexter Myles (New Earth)/Appearances, Eobard Thawne (New Earth)/Appearances, Rogues (New Earth)/Appearances, Leonard Snart (New Earth)/Appearances, Mark Mardon (New Earth)/Appearances, Evan McCulloch (New Earth)/Appearances, Mick Rory (New Earth)/Appearances, Axel Walker (New Earth)/Appearances, Citizen Abra (New Earth)/Appearances, Albert Desmond (New Earth)/Appearances, Savitar (New Earth)/Appearances, Solovar (New Earth)/Appearances, Gorillas/Appearances, Black Flash (New Earth)/Appearances, Central City/Appearances, Flash Museum/Appearances, Keystone City/Appearances, Gorilla City/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, JSA Headquarters IV/Appearances, Iowa/Appearances, Green Lantern Ring/Appearances, The Flash: Rebirth, Comics, 2009, 2009, June, 2009, April (Publication), Flash: Rebirth Vol 1, Modern-Age, Synopsis Written

Flash: Rebirth Vol 1 1

English

Flash: Rebirth Vol 1 1

99,374pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk3 Share


"Lightning Strikes Twice": Two forensics scientists in Central City are investigating a murder case. Despite DNA evidence proving the accused man's innocence, the head scientist (citing the accused man's criminal record) insists on altering the evidence in order to relieve the media pressure


Quote1 Some things are still the same. Others are different. Quote2
-- Barry Allen



Appearing in "Lightning Strikes Twice"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:




Synopsis for "Lightning Strikes Twice"

Two forensics scientists in Central City are investigating a murder case. Despite DNA evidence proving the accused man's innocence, the head scientist (citing the accused man's criminal record) insists on altering the evidence in order to relieve the media pressure the police department is facing. While the two are talking, a man wielding a spear with a lightning bolt- shaped tip closes the door to the lab and brutally murders both scientists. He rearranges several containers of chemicals on the shelves and, using the spear as a lightning rod, recreates the accident that first gave Barry Allen his powers on himself. He escapes from arriving police officers with a dash of super-speed. The man's thoughts indicate that he is somehow responsible for Barry Allen's return, and that it's "the worst thing" he could do to him.

In Central City and Keystone City, Linda Park-West announces that a huge celebration will be held for the return of the Flash. Celebrations are taking place in both cities, as well as in Gorilla City. Meanwhile, the Rogues, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Heat Wave, the Trickster, Abra Kadabra, and Dr. Alchemy, are shown to be preparing for the return of their nemesis.

Different members of the Flash family react to Barry's return: at Justice Society headquarters, Jay Garrick recounts how Barry inspired him to return to superheroics; at Titans Compound, Wally West remembers Barry with fondness and respect; at Titans Tower West, a newly returned Bart Allen views his grandfather's return with skepticism, admitting a desire for things to "go back to the way it used to be" with Wally as the Flash and himself as Kid Flash, as well as feeling angry that Barry is the only one to escape the Speed Force (referencing Max Mercury); and Iris West Allen waits happily for her husband to come home. However, Iris receives a phone call from police Captain Frye, who asks for Barry's help.

Barry Allen himself is visiting the Flash Museum, where he meets with Hal Jordan. Barry is studying the exhibits to catch up on everything that has occurred in his absence. He admits that his memory from his time spent in the Speed Force is fading. Barry also reveals that he feels he wasn't supposed to come back, and that the Speed Force is trying to draw him back in.

In Fallville, Iowa, two boys find the charred remains of what appears to be the Black Flash. The skeleton crumbles to dust as soon as it is touched.

Back at the Flash Museum, Barry states that he won't be going to any of the celebrations in his honor. Barry feels that he can't waste time and appears obsessed with the notion of mortality ("...time will run out on me again. It'll run out on all of us. Every second does matter."). He dons his costume, commenting that he is going to "be late." Hal asks him what he means. Before Barry runs away, he replies that the world needs him.

Barry ponders on his return as he runs. In a flashback, it is revealed that Barry's mother was murdered when he was a child. Furthermore, his father is arrested for the crime. Barry's thoughts are interrupted when a hand materializes out of the lightning symbol on his chest. It belongs to the evil super-speedster Savitar, who fully appears a moment later. Barry recognizes him from one of the Flash Museum's exhibits and gives chase. However, as soon as Barry catches Savitar, he receives some sort of feedback from Savitar's energy and the villain begins to decay and crumbles into dust. As he dies, Savitar cryptically comments that "You were the beginning, Allen...and you're the end." Barry is left shocked at what he has apparently done.

At the same moment, all of the heroes connected to the Speed Force experience a sudden, painful discharge of energy. This includes, Wally West, Jay Garrick, Bart Allen, Wally's children, and Liberty Belle (Jesse Chambers).



Notes

Trivia

  • No trivia.



See Also


Recommended Reading


Links and References

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.