In the ever-expanding tapestry of the DC Universe, the scarlet speedster, Wally West, faces a revelation that sends shockwaves across dimensions. Recent events, chronicled in The Flash #3 by Si Spurrier and Mike Deodato, Jr., have uncovered a dangerous consequence of Wally’s super-speed, revealing a hidden turmoil within the Speed Force.
Unveiling the Hidden Layers
Wally West’s journey took an unexpected turn when his newfound ability to perceive the world differently led him to witness perplexing and, at times, terrifying dimensions. The consequences of this altered perspective become starkly evident as his super-speed proves to be a double-edged sword, causing unintended havoc.
Max Mercury’s Intervention
In a desperate bid to unravel the mysteries of Wally’s newfound powers, Max Mercury, a seasoned speedster, enters the scene. The collaboration takes an adventurous turn as Max and Wally explore a lower layer of reality, encountering unforeseen challenges. A powerful explosion sends shockwaves through this hidden dimension, setting the stage for a revelation that alters the trajectory of Wally’s understanding of his abilities.
Flash Family’s Shared Burden
Upon their return to the familiar dimension, Wally and Max are confronted with another surprise — Impulse’s arrival. As chaos unfolds, Wally deduces Impulse’s involvement in the explosion. Max, however, delivers a sobering truth — all members of the Flash Family draw from the same power source. The repercussions of their speedster exploits in one plane resonate destructively in another, unbeknownst to them.
Speed Force Anomalies
Wally’s journey into the unknown began when he collided with an atomic mirror controlled by Mirror Master, setting off a chain reaction of glitches. The Speed Force, the source of speedster powers, experienced anomalies, manifesting as physical pain and encounters with monstrous entities like the Uncoiled. Amidst these challenges, Wally’s glitches birthed new powers, leaving him perplexed yet empowered.
A Hero’s Dilemma
The revelation of the collateral damage caused by speedster activities prompts Wally West into a moral quandary. His noble mission to protect the world from villains and cataclysmic threats now comes with an unforeseen cost — damage to unseen realms. The hero is forced to grapple with the ethical use of his powers, knowing that each run, though seemingly harmless, inflicts harm on the vulnerable layers of existence.