The Flash #2 - Speed of Darkness
([July] 2017)

DC, 2017 Series
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Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale date
2017-05-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-6893-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401268930 51499
Editing
Brian Cunningham (editor - original series); Amedeo Turturro (assistant editor - original series); Diego Lopez (assistant editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; glossy interiors (#1-8); matte paper interiors (#9)
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Reprints The Flash (2016 series) #9-13.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); The Shade [Richard Swift]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover of collection is from the cover of The Flash (2016 series) #10.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flash / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)

Indexer Notes

Title page, includes illustration from the cover of The Flash #12.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jorge Corona
Inks
Jorge Corona
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); The Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West)

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from The Flash #9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Davide Gianfelice
Inks
Davide Gianfelice
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
typeset

Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); The Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from The Flash #11.

[The Flash #9] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West); Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Cover is an homage to the cover of The Flash (1959 series) #123 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. Carmine Di Giandomenico signed the cover "Carmine to Carmine".

[The Flash #9 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West); Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Kid Flash of Two Worlds! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Jorge Corona
Inks
Jorge Corona
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); unnamed editor; The Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West); Gorilla Grodd (vision); Captain Cold [Leonard Snart] (vision); The Shade (vision); Prof. Zoom (Eobard Thawne] (vision); Chunk; Reverse Flash [Daniel West] (flashback); Rudy West (flashback); Mary West (flashback)
Synopsis
As Barry and the new Kid Flash rescue people from a collapsing bridge, the original Wally West shows up to help them. When the two Wallys touch, Barry experiences speed force feedback and sees visions of a possible future and behaves arrogantly, seemingly momentarily possessed by Prof. Zoom. Under the influence of Zoom, Barry reveals to the second Wally that his uncle Daniel, the Reverse Flash, is in reality Wally's father. Upset at this revelation, and that Barry had withheld this information from him previously, the second Wally storms off, but is consoled by the original Wally.
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Indexer Notes

The confusing lineage of the second Wally West is clarified. In The Flash 2011 series, the second Wally referred to Daniel West, the Reverse Flash, as uncle Daniel. In DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (2016), the original Wally states that the second Wally is a cousin that he never met who is the son of Daniel West. Presumably, this was a re-set as part of Rebirth. This seemed to be contradicted in issue The Flash (2106 series) #8 as well as Teen Titans: Rebirth #1 (2016), where the second Wally again referred to Daniel as his uncle. However, in this issue, Barry tells the second Wally that Daniel is in fact his father, even though Wally had erroneously believed him to be his uncle.

Barry and the original Wally do not tell the second Wally who the original Wally really is, Barry refers to him as another Flash whom he had previously trained. Barry has also not yet revealed his own identity to the second Wally. The original Wally does not reveal his existence to Iris, he wants to wait until they discover who is behind their missing years.

Barry has one final vision of an object that he does not recognize, but it appears to be the helmet of Jay Garrick, who has not been seen in the DC Universe since the New 52 began.

[The Flash #10] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); The Shade [Richard Swift]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #10 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); The Shade [Richard Swift]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

The Speed of Darkness Part One (Table of Contents: 9)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Felipe Watanabe
Inks
Oclair Albert
Colors
Chris Sotomayor
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Iris West; The Shade [Richard Swift] (villain); Papercut [Benedict Booker] (villain, introduction); Teen Titans [Starfire [Koriand'r]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]] (flashback); Dr. Meena Dhawan [Fast Track] (flashback); Chunk
Synopsis
Barry and Iris encounter a new villain named Papercut, who has the power to control paper and wood. Kid Flash shows up to stop him, but Wally gets careless, and Barry has to change to the Flash to rescue innocents. Barry and Iris both confront Wally about skipping school to be Kid Flash. Wally is anxious to prove himself, and seeks out a new villain known as the Walking Shadow, who turns out to be an old villain: The Shade!
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[The Flash #11] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #11 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

The Speed of Darkness Part Two (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Davide Gianfelice
Inks
Davide Gianfelice
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Iris West; The Shade [Richard Swift]; shadow creatures; Hope O'Dare
Synopsis
With Wally missing, The Flash and Iris cross into the Shadowlands to rescue him. There they find out that the Shade has lost control of his shadow creatures who plan to open a gateway to invade the real world.
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[The Flash #12] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #12 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

The Speed of Darkness Part Three (Table of Contents: 15)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Davide Gianfelice
Inks
Davide Gianfelice
Colors
Ivan Plascencia; Christopher Sotomayor
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); The Shade [Richard Swift]; shadow creatures; Iris West; Hope O'Dare; Chunk
Synopsis
Barry and Wally must help The Shade stop the shadow creatures from invading Earth and free Iris and Hope from their influence.
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[The Flash #13] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Tar Pit [Joey Monteleone]; Santa Claus
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; Santa Claus; snow

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #13 - black and white cover reprint] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Tar Pit [Joey Monteleone]; Santa Claus
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas tree; Santa Claus; snow

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Date Night (Table of Contents: 18)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Neil Googe
Inks
Neil Googe
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); wannabe Santa Claus (with machine gun); Iris West; restaurant hostess; unnamed police officers; unnamed citizens; mugging victim; mugger; Tar Pit [Joey Monteleone]; Patty Spivot (flashback); Fast Track [Dr. Meena Dhawan] (flashback); Green Lantern [Jessica Cruz] (flashback); Reverse-Flash [Daniel West] (flashback); Tar Pit's nephew; Tar Pit's niece; unnamed kidnappers; Captain Cold [Leonard Snart]; unnamed criminal supplier (death)
Synopsis
When Barry and Iris go on a date, Wally feels compelled to make sure there are no crimes to interrupt them and goes on a city-wide patrol to stop all crimes in the city, which leads him into a confrontation with Tar Pit. Barry and Iris acknowledge they have feelings for each other and try to understand why things have not always worked out for them in the past.
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Indexer Notes

Barry does not appear in costume in this issue except for a one-panel flashback.

Women whom Barry has dated in the past are shown in flashback: Patty Spivot, Meena Dhawan, and Jessica Cruz (with whom Barry went on a date with in Justice League #6-7 (2016 series)).

The Flash Variant Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 19)

The Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Introduction to cover gallery of variant covers, includes illustration from the variant cover of The Flash #12.

[The Flash #9 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Hermes (statue)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #10 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shade [Richard Swift]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #11 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #12 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[The Flash #13 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Santa Claus
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; presents; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

The Flash #9 Pencils (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jorge Corona
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Black and white pencils from 2 pages from the issue.

The Flash #10 Pencils (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Felipe Watanabe
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Black and white pencils from 2 pages from the issue.

The Flash #12 Pencils (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Davide Gianfelice
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Black and white pencils from the issue.

The Flash #13 Pencils (Table of Contents: 28)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neil Googe
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Black and white pencils from from the issue.

The Speed of Light vs. the Living Darkness (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [The Flash #9]
    The Flash
  6. 5. [The Flash #9 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  7. 6. Kid Flash of Two Worlds!
    The Flash
  8. 7. [The Flash #10]
    The Flash
  9. 8. [The Flash #10 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  10. 9. The Speed of Darkness Part One
    The Flash
  11. 10. [The Flash #11]
    The Flash
  12. 11. [The Flash #11 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  13. 12. The Speed of Darkness Part Two
    The Flash
  14. 13. [The Flash #12]
    The Flash
  15. 14. [The Flash #12 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  16. 15. The Speed of Darkness Part Three
    The Flash
  17. 16. [The Flash #13]
    The Flash
  18. 17. [The Flash #13 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  19. 18. Date Night
    The Flash
  20. 19. The Flash Variant Cover Gallery
    The Flash
  21. 20. [The Flash #9 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  22. 21. [The Flash #10 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  23. 22. [The Flash #11 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  24. 23. [The Flash #12 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  25. 24. [The Flash #13 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  26. 25. The Flash #9 Pencils
  27. 26. The Flash #10 Pencils
  28. 27. The Flash #12 Pencils
  29. 28. The Flash #13 Pencils
  30. 29. The Speed of Light vs. the Living Darkness
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