This Reverse Flash is a new character with a new costume, new powers and a new motivation.
We got our first glimpse of the New52 Reverse Flash in issue #17 and now his story unfolds beginning in issue #20.
Newsarama has an interview with the Flash creative team. Highlights are as follows:
- First off, they have confirmed that the new Reverse Flash is not Wally West.
- This new Reverse Flash has a entirely new set of powers, different from past incarnations of the character.
- The event that gives this character his powers also dictates his appearance and explains his costume. The way he gets his powers is a lot more brutal than the way Barry got his powers. And in the way that Barry switches to his costume, the Reverse Flash’s works a little differently.
- Reverse Flash is killing people associated with the Speed Force, and there's "a reason" he's after them.
- Kid Flash and Barry meet for the first time in the New 52 in The Flash #21
as Kid Flash is also on the Reverse Flash’s radar.
- Iris and Barry will be thrown together in this storyline, which leads to a love triangle between them and Patty (Barry’s current girlfriend).
- Fans will discover the Reverse Flash’s identity at the same time that Barry does.
- The Reverse Flash won't start off as someone who's against the Flash, but as this story arc continues he will become linked to Flash.
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