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The Flash: Convergence

The Flash: Convergence
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Summary: Every morning, Barry Allen wakes to find that his wife Iris is not with him, and remembers, once again, that he has been trapped. All of Gotham City has been trapped within a dome for the better part of a year. Barry feels trapped in more ways than just that, robbed of his super-speed by the dome. He had come back to Gotham from his home in the 31st Century to appear at a paralympics event, and the dome appeared in the hour that he was there. He has been trying to find a way out every day, but with every metahuman`s abilities gone, it seems impossible. It puzzles Barry a little how well the people of Gotham have adapted to their new state of affairs. He still runs, as ever, hoping that one day he`ll run fast enough and hard enough to access the Speed Force. No such luck. A beeping of his pager prompts him to stop running and call in from a payphone. Some lab results are back at Gotham Central, and he has to be at work. He managed to get a job with his credentials from the Central City Police Department`s crime lab, and he`s been paired with Josie Leighton as his chief lab assistant for the last six months. Barry is fond of her - maybe too fond of her. She`s fond of him, and he knows it, but Iris is never far from his mind. In another life, maybe he would take her up on her offers to go out for coffee together. Still, he can`t help but worry that this is another life, and he might as well start living it. Barry joins Bruce Wayne for coffee in her place, expressing his worries about just how doomed their efforts to escape the dome are. Bruce suggests that he think on this challenge less as a sprint, and more like a marathon. As Barry cabs back to work, he and his driver sense a tension in the air that is unexpected and unusual. Receiving another page, he exits the cab to make a call back to Josie, who warns of an urgent crime scene investigation he`s needed at. Seeing traffic piling up, he just pays off the driver and decides to walk the eight blocks to the scene. However, he is surprised when he looks up and sees that the dome has disappeared, and a voice rings out warning that with the dome gone, champions must rise up from all of the cities on the planet Telos`s surface, and fight for the survival of their homes. Seeing his chance, Barry runs to find Bruce and tell him what he heard - but as he runs, he feels himself getting faster and faster. His connection with Speed Force is back. Gleefully, he opens his ring, and dons his uniform as The Flash. Climbing to a high vantage point on the edge of Gotham, Barry realizes with horror that this isn`t Earth at all - and there are other cities out there. Worriedly, he calls out to the voice he heard earlier, begging to know who it was - and what he meant. Knowing that he is to be one of the champions, he calls out that he`s ready. A challenger from another city answers him, admitting that while he is not eager to fight, they are supposed to. He too has only just got his powers back. Though he hasn`t been sure for some time, Barry`s prospective opponent believes that he is The Superman.

The Flash: Gorilla Warfare

The Flash: Gorilla Warfare
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Summary: In his hometown of Central City, The Flash--a.k.a. Barry Allen--is constantly deflecting the criminal schemes of his Rogue`s Gallery. Money hungry, cunning and powerful, these villains have the Scarlet Speedster running at a pace faster than even the world`s fastest man is used to. But when Gorilla Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash will have to contend with a threat he`s not used to: murderous, ruthless and without principle. With mammoth strength and mind-control powers, Grodd will not stop until he conquers the city with its heroes blood on his hands. Knowing full well he cannot defeat this new foe alone, The Flash will have to turn to his former enemies, the Rogues, if he wants to keep himself and Central City alive.

The Flash: Rebirth

The Flash: Rebirth
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Summary: Two forensics scientists in Central City are killed by a mysterious man wielding a spear with a lightning bolt-shaped tip. He rearranges containers of chemicals on shelves and, using the spear as a lightning rod, recreates the accident that gave Barry Allen—also known as The Flash—his powers, then escapes from arriving police officers. His thoughts indicate he is responsible for Barry Allen`s return. In Central City and Keystone City, Linda Park-West announces that a celebration will be held for Barry`s return. Members of the Flash family react to his return: at Justice Society headquarters, Jay Garrick recounts how Barry inspired him to return to superheroics; at Titans Tower East, Wally West remembers Barry with fondness and respect; at Titans Tower West, Bart Allen views his grandfather`s return with skepticism; and Iris West Allen waits happily for her husband to come home. However, Iris receives a phone call from police Captain Frye, who asks for Barry`s help.

The Strain

The Strain
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Summary: Beneath the seedy streets of New York, an ancient evil has taken root and is looking to infect the world with its malevolent strain.

Thor The Truth Of History

Thor The Truth Of History
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Summary: Davis` story takes Thor and the Warriors Three into ancient Egypt during the construction of the pyramids. The entire issue has the Asgardians looking over their shoulders, fearful of violating a truce with the Egyptian pantheon.

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