The Dark Crisis event that took place last year was always going to have huge ramifications for the DC Universe. These ramifications had domino effects on some classic characters for which we have so much love. DC Comics announced that The Flash #800 mega issue will be the final edition with the current creative team.
The Flash #800: Racing towards the finish line
Jeremy Adams took the reins of the World’s Fastest Man back in May 2021, continuing the wonderful work of his predecessor Joshua Williamson. Readers could feel the passion and respect that he has for the character the moment Adams started writing for The Flash.
The moment he made Wally West the main Flash in the DC Universe, fans knew he was a true Wally fan. He showers the character with so much love, giving the reader ample time to explore his personal life. Supporting characters like his wife Linda Park, and kids, Irey and Jai West are such a treat; Adams provides the perfect balance of wholesome moments and humor with the West family.
Jeremy Adams truly loves writing for this character. Below is an emotional message he conveyed to his fans over Twitter.
The Flash #800 is going to be a celebration of note, as it includes multiple stories that are written and illustrated by different teams. So many creative personalities that are part of The Flash‘s incredible history are returning to ensure this run crosses the finish line with grace.
The creative team working on The Flash #800 includes writers Jeremy Adams (The Flash), Mark Waid (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest), Geoff Johns (Stargirl, Justice Society of America), Joshua Williamson (Batman/Superman, Dark Crisis) and artists Fernando Pasarin (The Flash), Oclair Albert (Green Lantern), Todd Nauck (Teen Titans GO!), Carmine Di Giandomenico (Batgirl), Scott Kolins (Blue Beetle). With the torch being passed, writer Simon Spurrier (Detective Comics) and artist Mike Deodato Jr (Wonder Woman) are also working on the prelude to the new title that will relaunch in September.
A new dawn for The Flash
The synopsis for The Flash #1:
Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure, and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with creative new approaches to his powers he encounters new realms, mysterious allies and mind-shattering terrors. Starting with a prelude in the soon-to-be-legendary The Flash #800, the chronicles of the Fastest Man Alive take an action-packed turn towards cosmic horror.DC Comics
Simon Spurrier and Mike Deodato Jr. will hit the ground running in September with new stories and a different genre! With the mention of a sci-fi adventure in the synopsis, readers are waiting anxiously to discover the possible tonal shift in this title.
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The Flash #800 goes on sale on June 6.