The Flash #4 - Running Scared
(2017 [January 2018])

DC, 2017 Series
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Volume
4
Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
140
On-sale Date
2017-11-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7462-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401274627 51499
Editing
Brian Cunningham (editor - original series); Amedeo Turturro (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects The Flash (2016 series) #23-27.

Running Scared (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] (being pulled apart); Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

[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]

Indexer Notes

Title page, includes illustration from The Flash #25.

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

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

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; unnamed police officers; unnamed criminals

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from The Flash #24 Variant Cover.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pop Mhan
Inks
Pop Mhan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from The Flash #24.

[The Flash #23] (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]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; unidentified aliens
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The artist signs the cover "after Jim Lee"

[The Flash #23 - 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]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; unidentified aliens
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The artist signs the cover "after Jim Lee"

Color of Fear Part One: "Hello" (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
Ivan Plascencia
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]; Jim (male coroner; Gladys (coroner); Iris West; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Henry Allen; James Forrest; Kristen Kramer; Director David Singh; Hartley Rathaway; other unnamed birthday party attendees; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback); Chunk; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Multiplex [Danton Black]; Sally
Synopsis
Barry obsesses over the body of Prof. Zoom, convinced that he will come back to life. Iris and Barry's friends throw a birthday party, but Barry can't enjoy himself as he envisions Zoom killing all his friends before his eyes. Hal Jordan shows up at the party just in time for an attack by Multiplex, resulting in Flash and Green Lantern teaming up to stop him. Barry has Wally take Iris to safety, but they encounter a familiar threat.
Reprints
Keywords
25th Century; Flash Museum; S.T.A.R. Labs

[The Flash #24] (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]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Multiplex [Danton Black]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #24 - 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]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Multiplex [Danton Black]; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Color of Fear Part Two: "Run For Your Life" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico; Pop Mhan
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico; Pop Mhan
Colors
Ivan Plascencia; Hi-Fi
Letters
Tom Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Multiplex [Danton Black]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]; Iris West; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); unnamed S.T.A.R. Labs employees; unnamed Black Hole agent; 25th century residents; 25th century murder victim (killed by Thawne)
Synopsis
Barry and Hal battle an army of Multiplex and his duplicates, unaware the Professor Zoom has returned to threaten Iris and Wally must try to stop him.
Reprints
Keywords
25th Century; Flash Museum; S.T.A.R. Labs

Indexer Notes

Thawne appears to have all memories of the different timelines including the pre-Crisis and pre-Flashpoint timelines, including the knowledge that Barry and Iris were married and that he killed Iris in that timeline.

Multiplex is erroneously referred to as "Dayton" Black in one caption, it should be Danton Black.

[The Flash #25] (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]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]; Iris West; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Nora Allen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #25 - 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]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]; Iris West; Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West); Nora Allen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Running Scared Part One "Every Breath You Take" (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Carmine Di Giandomenico; Neil Googe; Ryan Sook
Inks
Carmine Di Giandomenico; Neil Googe; Ryan Sook
Colors
Ivan Plascencia; Hi-Fi; Dave McCaig
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]; 25th century citizens (original timeline); Nora Allen (deceased, flashback); Batman [Thomas Wayne] (Flashpoint universe, cameo flashback); 25th century citizens (new timeline); 25th century police officer (new timeline); Godspeed [August Heart] (hologram); Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West, hologram); Justice League [Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Superman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Cyborg] (holograms); Director David Singh (hologram); James Forrest (hologram); Kristen Kramer (hologram); Iris West; Heat Wave [Mick Rory] (flashback); Captain Cold [Leonard Snart] (flashback); Kid Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West, flashback)
Synopsis
Thawne kidnaps Iris and brings her to the 25th century. Barry pursues and finds that the 25th century has changed from when he first met Thawne there years ago. Flashbacks recall the first meeting between Barry and Thawne, when Thawne idolized Flash and wanted to be a hero so much that he endangered innocents so that he could save them, until he was stopped by Barry. Thawne realizes that history has changed for himself, Barry, and Iris, and that things are not as he remembered them originally happening, but he still wants to punish Barry by hurting those closest to him.
Reprints
Keywords
25th Century; Flash Museum; Flashpoint

Indexer Notes

Thawne reveals to Iris that Barry Allen is the Flash.

[The Flash #26] (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] (being pulled apart); Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #26 - 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] (being pulled apart); Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Running Scared Part Two "One Way or Another" (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]; Tornado Twins [Don Allen; Dawn Allen] (future children of Barry and Iris); Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West, flashback and statue); Flash [Jay Garrick] (statue only); Jesse Quick [Jesse Chambers] (statue only); Abra Kadabra (statue only); Golden Glider [Lisa Snart] (statue only); Weather Wizard [Marco Mardon] (statue only); unnamed police officers (flashback); unnamed schoolmates of young Barry (flashback); Director David Singh (flashback); Fast Track [Dr. Meena Dhawan] (flashback); Captain Cold [Leonard Snart] (statue only); Mirror Master [Sam Scudder] (statue only); Dr. Huskk (agent of Black Hole, flashback)
Synopsis
Thawne allows Barry and Iris to see their future, where their children, Don and Dawn Allen, become villains due to Barry never being there for them because he was always off saving the world as The Flash. In this future, the twins destroy Central City. Thawne convinces Barry that to prevent this future and to stop hurting those whom he loves, Barry must enter the negative speed force and stay there for eternity.
Reprints
Keywords
25th Century; Flash Museum

[The Flash #27] (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]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #27 - 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]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Running Scared Conclusion "I Will Possess Your Heart" (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Paul Pelletier; Howard Porter
Inks
Andrew Hennessy; Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne] (apparent death); Iris West; Anthro (cameo); Hawkman [Khufu] (cameo); Hawkgirl [Chay-Ara] (cameo); Shining Knight [Sir Justin] (cameo); Etrigan [The Demon] (cameo); Sgt. Rock (cameo); Easy Company [Bulldozer; Little Sure Shot; other unidentified Easy Company soldiers] (cameo); The Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West, cameo); Kid Flash [Wally West] (second Wally West, cameo); Tornado Twins [Don Allen; Dawn Allen] (future children of Barry and Iris, cameo); unnamed Central City police officers
Synopsis
Powered by the dark energy of the negative speed force, an enraged Barry battles Thawne through time to end his threat once and for all.
Reprints
Keywords
25th Century; Flash Museum; S.T.A.R. Labs

Indexer Notes

As Barry and Thawne battle, they travel through different time periods. Various DC characters native to those time periods can be seen in the background.

Thawne appears to be killed yet again when Iris fires a Black Hole energy weapon at him that appears to disintegrate him.

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

The Flash / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
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 #26.

[The Flash #23 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Multiplex [Danton Black]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #24 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; unnamed police officers; unnamed criminals
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #25 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]; Iris West; The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #26 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flash #27 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Eobard Thawne Character Design (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Character sketches

Negative Flash Character Designs (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter; Carmine Di Giandomenico
Inks
Howard Porter; Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Character sketches

Future Iris West and Barry Allen and Tornado Twins Character Designs (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Character sketches

[The Flash #25 Process Images] (Table of Contents: 28)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ryan Sook
Inks
Ryan Sook
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Black and white pencil and ink artwork from The Flash #25.

Racing Against Timelines! (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Running Scared
    The Flash
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [The Flash #23]
    The Flash
  6. 5. [The Flash #23 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  7. 6. Color of Fear Part One: "Hello"
    The Flash
  8. 7. [The Flash #24]
    The Flash
  9. 8. [The Flash #24 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  10. 9. Color of Fear Part Two: "Run For Your Life"
    The Flash
  11. 10. [The Flash #25]
    The Flash
  12. 11. [The Flash #25 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  13. 12. Running Scared Part One "Every Breath You Take"
    The Flash
  14. 13. [The Flash #26]
    The Flash
  15. 14. [The Flash #26 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  16. 15. Running Scared Part Two "One Way or Another"
    The Flash
  17. 16. [The Flash #27]
    The Flash
  18. 17. [The Flash #27 - black and white cover reprint]
    The Flash
  19. 18. Running Scared Conclusion "I Will Possess Your Heart"
    The Flash
  20. 19. The Flash Variant Cover Gallery
    The Flash
  21. 20. [The Flash #23 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  22. 21. [The Flash #24 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  23. 22. [The Flash #25 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  24. 23. [The Flash #26 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  25. 24. [The Flash #27 Variant Cover]
    The Flash
  26. 25. Eobard Thawne Character Design
  27. 26. Negative Flash Character Designs
  28. 27. Future Iris West and Barry Allen and Tornado Twins Character Designs
  29. 28. [The Flash #25 Process Images]
  30. 29. Racing Against Timelines!
    The Flash
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