COMICS: Reverse-Flash Set To Make His DCnU Debut In THE FLASH #17

Reverse Flash was the villain who set the events of DC's New 52 off. However, we haven't seen him in the new universe. That will change come February when he makes his debut on the pages on The Flash #17.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 11/10/2012

The people over at Comic Book Resources have scored an exclusive interview with Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, who are current co-writers on The Flash. They currently have The Scarlet Speedster going up against Gorilla Grodd. However come February that will change. Reverse-Flash is set to make his debut in DC's new 52 in a new story line that will happen in the pages of The Flash #17. "It happened naturally. It wasn't really in the plans, actually, in the beginning. We specifically had in mind not to pull him in for quite some time, but where the story was heading and where the characters were heading, it made a lot of sense," explained Manapul. While Reverse-Flash's first appearance will be in issue #17, his full story arc wont happen until issue #20 in May.

There will be a shroud of mystery when Reverse-Flash makes his debut with Manapul and Buccellto being coy on which one it will be. Previous incarnations have centered around Edward Clariss, Eobard Thawne, and Hunter Zolomon. The duo did tease that this carnation of the character is unlike anything we have ever seen. They are going to "really take the 'reverse' part of it seriously." according to Buccellto. One thing will be for sure about the character is, don't expect the classic yellow costume. While the duo said there has been no designs done for him, they are for sure throwing out the yellow.

So what does this mean for Barry? Well, you can expect for the Reverse-Flash story line to test him mentally. Manapull and Buccellato are looking to test Barry's detective skills. They also mentioned that they are introducing Reverse-Flash to show a Ying to Barry's Yang. For the latest on all things comics make sure to check back here at CBM.

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JDUKE25 - 11/10/2012, 5:42 PM
can't wait

alexi52 - 11/10/2012, 5:48 PM
PLEASE BE WALLY WEST
MutantEquality - 11/10/2012, 5:49 PM
No yellow? i actually really like the yellow color scheme. It's Flash's uniform but reverse.
BuckyCap - 11/10/2012, 5:54 PM
LEAVE THE YELLOW.
RedSkull667 - 11/10/2012, 6:02 PM
No yellow? What a [frick] [frick]tards?
soberchimera - 11/10/2012, 6:03 PM
They should combine the Golden Age and Silver Age versions and call him Edward Thawne. The whole time-traveling schtick was really convoluted, they should just make him a guy in the present who replicates Barry's accident. He should also kill Iris again.
TheBatman1 - 11/10/2012, 6:04 PM
As I read the article and got more and more excited. That all went out the window when they said no yellow
MartianSupermanhunter22 - 11/10/2012, 6:18 PM
ManOfSuperguy: why wouldn't you in the first place?
DEATHbyEXILE - 11/10/2012, 6:18 PM
NO YELLOW?!?!?!?!?





SinAllnite - 11/10/2012, 6:30 PM
oh their will be yellow in the piss of the fans.
RSDhillon - 11/10/2012, 6:30 PM
Maybe...blue costume...?
druzod2501 - 11/10/2012, 6:31 PM
ok... Since Thawne was presumedly dead after Flashpoint and history is totally different, I'm curious will this one know of/remember pre-Flashpoint DCU?
MutantEquality - 11/10/2012, 6:36 PM
@RSDhillon Can't be Blue. That's Flash's uniform with the Hope ring.
xstryker - 11/10/2012, 6:45 PM
Can we get reverse Wonder Woman, too?
drykillogic22 - 11/10/2012, 7:00 PM
Reverse flash?..lol..does he run backwards?
BatmanBlueLantern - 11/10/2012, 8:47 PM
Yet we still get no Wally West. =(
MartianSupermanhunter22 - 11/10/2012, 9:32 PM
ManOfSuperguy: fair enough.
jingorot - 11/10/2012, 9:38 PM
@Froggy

barry allen sucks.
and no we don't have to deal with it. i've cancelled my subscription of flash ever since barry allen stank up the comic series with his dull presence.

the only reason i check flash news is in hopes that they'll come to their senses and bring back the one flash that had the personality. the best: wally west.
RSDhillon - 11/10/2012, 10:13 PM
I bet it's Daniel West. I bet it!

@jingorot You cancelled your subscription ever since Barry appeared, huh? That was about 50 years ago, my friend.
REDSTORM - 11/10/2012, 10:57 PM
Barry Allen rules!
storyteller - 11/11/2012, 12:46 AM
I've grown to accept Barry Allen as a replacement for the real Flash(since they are basically writing him as a smarter Wally). It's Hal Jordan they needed to stay dead.

So is reverse flash going to be like blue then I take it.
skidz - 11/11/2012, 2:35 AM
Unfortunately, they're probably NOT going to set this up so that everything goes back to what it was. Batman, Flash and Green Lantern are about the only worth the price of admission. Feel free to disagree with me, I'm not trying to start an argument in spite of how this sounds.
jingorot - 11/11/2012, 4:48 AM
@RSDhillon

oh wow the wit. shut the [frick] up. you know exactly what i am talking about.

there is no novelty factor to barry either, in terms of being 'the first'. is everyone forgetting about this guy:



there is nothing that makes barry special. he's not the first, he's not the best.
coolguy - 11/11/2012, 7:11 AM
an onteresting concept that i think would be cool if not a little hard to pull off is if the reverse part of the reverse flash is that he was in an accident that makes him live through time opposaite the way that we do.
hewilldefytheirgravity - 11/11/2012, 7:17 AM
Come on guys! Everyone loves the yellow uniform of Reverse-Flash! Its what drew us all in so many years ago that and the fact that he's faster than Flash!
ScabbyJ - 11/11/2012, 7:20 AM
@drykillogic

Yes, he'll sprint backwards, like he's taunting flash
coolguy - 11/11/2012, 8:30 AM
also this is the best flash has been since hohns was writing wally. maybe even better than that run jist for this ones sheer creativity.
rbfn04 - 11/11/2012, 10:16 AM
"really take the 'reverse' part of it seriously." he`s gonna be slow, man. Like he just came back from a trip to Colorado...
MutantEquality - 11/11/2012, 11:37 AM
I'm not saying Barry is my favorite but Barry IS special because the Speed Force is based on him. Every other speedster uses it but Barry is the one that Created it. So, he is VERY special.

Still pissed about the Non-Yellow. Bollucks
FOOM - 11/11/2012, 12:13 PM
Always thought Reverse Flash should be stationary. And to complete the contrast, actually quite interesting.
rbfn04 - 11/11/2012, 12:39 PM
Reverse Flash gonna have a black armour. with pouches and shoulder pads.
malschla - 11/11/2012, 12:41 PM
I never got why he was called "reverse". He had the exact same powers. My guess is that this new one will be able to slow things down. My crazy theory... what if Captain Cold takes up the mantle? He's started to develop that power (slowing down the Flash) in the New 52 DCU. The way they talk about the character leads me to think they weren't planning on introducing Thawne or any previous Reverse Flash... but that the current stories have kind of led them to a new direction for the character. Thoughts?
bababoozer - 11/11/2012, 7:18 PM
Comics suck nowadays. Writers can't come up with good stories, so they create new universes or new titles or different timelines......hacks.
Rhino4508 - 11/11/2012, 7:25 PM
The New 52 Flash has been great so far. I am not going to get overly upset about the "no yellow" comment til I see the end result. Can't wait to see Reverse Flash though!!!
malschla - 11/11/2012, 7:47 PM
@bababoozer... then why are you on a comic book fan-site??
RSDhillon - 11/12/2012, 10:32 AM
@Jingorot
Yeah, I know Jay was the first.
Odd, though, that you say Barry isn't special, first, or best.

Did you know that none of that applies to Wally, too?
Wally wasn't the first. I'm not sure what makes him special, as you are insinuating...
Xmen4theWin - 11/12/2012, 12:54 PM
Xmen4theWin - 11/12/2012, 12:56 PM
It's got to be yellow. it's like turning Batman green.

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