I’m pretty sure that not many would argue when I say that The Flash is currently on a hot streak, both as a television show and as a comic book. And while they’re equally as intriguing and feature some of the same characters, they’re different beasts entirely.
This week, a new story arc begins with The Flash #18, titled “Sins of the Father.” In it, Wally West/Kid Flash seeks to uncover some truths behind his father, Daniel West/The Reverse Flash, whom he’s desperately in search of. Hey, even if one of your parents were a crazed supervillain, I’m sure you’d want to know more about him.
Over the course of the issue, his journey takes both him and Barry Allen to Belle Reve Penitentiary, which many of you will recognize as the black site used to incarcerate the Suicide Squad. Not surprisingly, an uncomfortable meeting with Amanda Waller occurs before the two speedsters are swiftly shown the door.
In the latest episode of DC All Access, co-host Jason Inman chatted with series writer Joshua Williamson in regards to the latest arc and beyond. Interestingly enough, it sounds like Wally will indeed learn about his father’s demise (he bit the dust during a Task Force X mission back in the days of the New 52), so it will be most intriguing to see how he handles the news.
Although this interpretation of the Reverse Flash is drastically different from that of Eobard Thawne, one can’t help but wonder if they’ll eventually introduce him on the TV show. Granted, Wally has a different father in Joe in that continuity, but the producers could repackage him as a cousin, uncle or something else. Yes, it would be yet another evil speedster, but you have to admit that seeing his costume in live action would be pretty cool.
For more Flash goodness, be sure to check out our recent interview with Mr. Williamson here.