A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 145
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we begin a quick mini (as in three parts) look at some cool Flash moments from Mark Waid’s Flash storyline Terminal Velocity.
We begin with Flash #99, with art by Carlos Pacheco and Salvador Larocca. To set the scene up, Kobra has some evil plans involving lasers and giant ray guns and whatever. That’s not really all that important. The important thing is that awhile back, Wally West (the Flash) saw a glimpse of the future, and ever since he saw that glimpse, he’s been working his ass off trying to avoid it somehow. We eventually learn that while we thought he saw his own death, what he REALLY saw was the death of his girlfriend, Linda Park. So he’s done all sorts of manipulative stuff to help avoid her fate (which was to be blasted by some ray gun or whatever) and he thinks that he’s finally managed to do it, however…
So instead, he is given the choice of either SHE die, or, well, you know…
Pretty cool stuff, even if early Larocca was not much to write home about.
Remember, there’s two more parts coming, so don’t spoil the surprise for those who haven’t read this run on Flash (is this storyline even collected in an in-print trade?)!!