The most recent twist in the One-Minute War may have reversed the last effect of the most controversial of DC’s plots.
The following contains spoilers from spoilers forThe Flash#795 available for purchase at DC Comics.
Flash is a well-known DC mantle. Numerous heroes have played the role throughout the many years. However, one of the most notorious events in the story of the character was when they transformed into an unintentional murderer who put the entire superhero community at risk as a result. DC is slowly shifting away from these incidents and may now have been able to end the catastrophe completely.
The Flash #795 (by Jeremy Adams, Roger Cruz, George Kambadais, Fernando Pasarin, Wellington Dias, Oclair Albert, Luis Guerrero, Matt Herms, and Rob Leigh) sets the stage for “One-Minute-War” to reverse the last of the residual consequences of Heroes in Crisis. Wally West was particularly affected by the storyline, as numerous stories have diminished its influence over time. This new twist could be the last nail for one of DC’s most controversial stories.
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One-Minute War brings Wally back to Heroes In Crisis
The Flash family has been fighting against the Fraction, interdimensional expansionists who want to expand their influence over Earth. There have been numerous victims of the war, most notably Wally West himself, who seemingly evaporated during the battle. The Flash family, which includes Linda his wife, as well as their hero’s daughter Irey, are trying to come to terms with the loss of their loved ones. Because of this, Wally was able to get through the tragedy due to the help of his friend Gold Beetle.
Wally was stranded in the timestream and the time-traveling hero was able to help him escape. Her advanced technology enabled Wally to rescue him from death. Wally discovers that they’re located in a mysterious area known as the time point. Also known as Planet Flash. Wally finds out that there are 10 more heroes within the area. These are the people Wally and the rest of DC Universe believe were killed in Heroes in Crisis. The revelation is more grueling than we expected, as Wally was initially convinced that all of the heroes had been killed by him. The guilt has haunted Wally ever since.
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DC Reverses Heroes in Crisis’ Big Deaths
Heroes in Crisis was written by Clay Mann, Clay Mann, and Mitch Gerads. Lee Weeks, Lee Weeks, and Jorge Fornes focused on the investigation into the murders at Sanctuary, a secret facility for superheroes. The last issues of the tale placed the responsibility for the deaths on Wally, who’d briefly lost the power he had. He then unleashed a blaze of power that appeared to kill Arsenal, Blue Jay, Commander Steel, Hot Spot, Lagoon Boy, Gunfire, Red Devil, Gnarrk, Protector, the Tattooed Man, and Poison Ivy. The event caused controversy due to its subject and presentation. The majority of the anger following the event was due to the creation of the Flash an unstoppable killer. DC would quickly take action to reverse the negative impact of the situation.
Poison Ivy escaped Heroes in Crisis and Arsenal was revived following Dark Nights: Death Metal. Wally’s dark presence during the event was retconned to partially reverse flash’s responsibility. The Speed Force caused the power surge that killed the other heroes. The new movie, “One-Minute-War”, might be capable of reversing the sole effect of the storyline and quietly repairing all the deaths that occurred in the story. This more or less negates Wally’s most tragic mistakes and errors.
The turn of events in “One-Minute War” could also allow those characters killed off by this method to be brought back to the core DC Universe along with Wally (so that it doesn’t turn out to be an unintentional fake-out). Wally’s part in the Heroes in Crisis storyline has been gradually eliminated however this discovery could wipe the slate clean. In essence, it will be a retcon of the sole major effect of the plot.