'The Flash' #750 Preview: New worlds, new timelines, a new Barry Allen and a godlike Wally West

The extra-sized, anniversary issue introduces a new villain Paradox and celebrates the long legacy of 'The Flash'


                            'The Flash' #750 Preview: New worlds, new timelines, a new Barry Allen and a godlike Wally West
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Continuing DC's renumbering of its most iconic characters for their milestone issues, 'The Flash' #750 is out this Wednesday. This extra-sized anniversary issue introduces a new villain Paradox to Barry Allen's life, as well as featuring a collection of stories from a variety of comics creators celebrating The Flash's grand legacy. Plus, the continued rewrite of DC's history, now revealed to be the manipulations of an empowered Wally West, continues. 

DC Comics has released a preview for the series, which sees Barry Allen using a new abilitiy, the 'Speed Mind', to peek into other timelines, one where he never became The Flash. The official synopsis reads: "Beginning: 'The Flash Age'! The story we’ve been building toward since issue #50 comes to a head! While a supercharged Speed Force wreaks havoc on Barry Allen’s life, a new threat appears on the horizon in the form of the deadly Paradox. Destined to destroy The Flash’s legacy, Paradox sends his herald, Godspeed, to trap The Flash family! Plus, in this special anniversary issue: tales from across the generations of super-speedsters by an all-star lineup of writers and artists!" 

The preview sees Barry Allen wonder what the world would be like if someone else had become The Flash. He sees a version of Iris as the Scarlet Speedster, as well as projecting his mind to a world where a child is reading through and being inspired by a 'The Flash' comic. 

The comic book is also set to feature a story that continues to establish the new DC timeline, a story first begun in 'Wonder Woman' #750. We now know that Wally West, who has been granted the reality-altering powers of Doctor Manhattan, is changing DC's history in some major ways that will be explored in a series of one-shots, already starting here.

'The Flash' #750 features story by Joshua Williamson, Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, Marv Wolfman, Michael Moreci and art by Scott Kolins, David Marquez, Riley Rossmo, Francis Manapul, Bryan Hitch, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Stephen Segovia. It releases on March 4, wherever comic books are sold.

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