[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”14477″ img_size=”700×538″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]It’s heartbreak central in The Flash Annual #2. Probably one of the saddest things writers did to the Flash mythos was kill Wally West. And now we are living in the aftermath of Wally dead again and it’s simply painful. We know the burden that it has on Barry Allen and there is no better and perfect shot in this comic strip that Batman and Superman standing there, knowing they have to let this mission be something that Barry does on his own.
There’s some comic relief with the inclusion of Impulse, but for the most part, this is a serious comic issue that deals with heartfelt emotions and bittersweet moments. Godspeed returns and this makes me desperately want him introduced in some capacity in the live-action sense, because the battle scenes between him and the Flash are amazing to watch in an illustrated manner.
Perhaps more heartbreaking than the guilt Barry feels for Wally’s death is Iris’s reaction. The pain is felt right through the pages and you are left wishing something could be done to ease her pain, though; it is being made very clear that this death was not like the last one. That there really is no hope for seeing him return to the land of the living and when Iris cries out wanting whoever responsible dead, you know that this is a woman suffering inside her bones.
The end of the comic ends very ominously and there is clearly no time to mourn, as Barry will have his hands full in the next comic issue. I would say this is a must by, because it is simply heartbreaking, powerful, and wonderfully written. I cannot wait to see what happens next.
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