Following his metahuman slugfest with King Chilly in The Flash #86, Barry Allen has delivered a surprising bombshell. Not solely is he heading behind bars, however headed to Arkham Asylum — one of many final locations within the DC Comics universe that readers would anticipate finding him.
The conclusion to the Rogues Reign/King Chilly storyline hits the bottom working as the 2 supercharged combatants sq. off within the frozen wasteland of Central Metropolis, and King Chilly unleashing the complete fury of the items from Apex-Lex. Barry not solely has to cope with the superpowered King Chilly, but additionally struggles to regulate his connection to the Velocity Power, which is now stronger than ever, after being damaged and not too long ago repaired by Hunter Zolomon’s heroic sacrifice within the Eternally Power. However when the mud settles, even victory will not preserve Barry Allen out of handcuffs.
As the 2 combatants conflict, King Chilly pulls no punches and Flash continues to attempt to purpose with the supercharged Rouge. Chilly repeats that he’s sick of being a loser and goes to make good his promise of beating Flash for as soon as and for all. Flash, alternatively, continues to attempt to purpose with Snart. Unable to get by way of to him, Barry figures out a manner to make use of Chilly’s powers to stabilize the Velocity Power — releasing Child Flash, Avery Ho, and the remainder of the Rogues in order that they’ll go after Mirror Grasp and return Central Metropolis to regular.
The difficulty has some nice character moments which finally persuade Flash to make the choice to show himself over to the authorities as soon as he has overwhelmed King Chilly. After unfreezing the remainder of the Rogues, Golden Gilder as soon as once more appeals to her brother to cease the insanity and be happy with being a thief. After listening to her attraction, King Chilly as soon as once more blames Flash for turning his household in opposition to him and prepares to kill The Flash. As Chilly powers up and prepares to ship the killing blow, Flash assaults Chilly, saying he his sick of Snart attempting to kill him and his household. Flash loses management of the Velocity Power and precedes to beat Chilly relentlessly, coming inside inches of killing him.
Flash is stopped by Golden Glider, who makes use of her bandages to restrain him and get the Velocity Power again underneath management. The celebration is short-lived as Flash tells them to remain away, stopping the officers arresting Chilly… and telling them that till he can be taught to regulate the brand new connection to the Velocity Power, he belongs in jail with the Rogues. The ultimate splash web page reveals Barry motioning to be positioned in cuffs because the teaser textual content on the backside of says “Arkham Asylum?!” revealing that this the place Flash will discover himself for the following story arc.
Arkham Asylum appears to be the final place that The Flash would even wish to go to be incarcerated. Nonetheless, given the occasions occurring across the DCU right now, services higher geared up to include a speedster, equivalent to Cadmus or S.T.A.R. Labs, now not exist or are compromised. Joshua Willaimson and Christian Duce do a wonderful job of telling the story by way of each the written phrases and paintings. The primary-page recap of the historical past between Flash and Snart completely conveys the historical past between the 2 by way of the artwork fashion, character designs, and narrative.
The quilt to The Flash #87 depicts Barry, Child Flash, and Avery Ho in straight-jackets as they’re taken into Arkham. Whereas Flash was the one one to give up willingly, it stays to be seen if the 2 youthful members of the Flash household will likely be becoming a member of Barry throughout his keep in Gotham Metropolis.
The Flash #87 will proceed the story when it arrives on January 29th, 2020.