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In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, the JSA holds a meeting after the recent events. The elder members disapprove of the other members behavior during their battle with Gog and feel he should take a leave of absence.
Enraged, Hawkman vociferates he is a founding member of the JSA. He says the elders’ righteousness does not get results and decides to quit the JSA. Alan Scott tries to intervene but Flash says “Hawkman always returns.”
At the Tower of Fate, Felix Faust possesses the body of Isis. He brought her back at the Tower of Fate and notices, however, that Isis’ bond with the Earth has been creating Isis flowers in order to contact Black Adam. As Felix Faust looks for the Scarab, Black Adam storms into the room. He holds Faust by the throat and threatens to rip his larynx out of it, unless he returns Isis to him.
Faust undoes the mindless spell and Isis returns to her senses. Faust looks for the Scarab but Black Adam steps on his right hand when he finds it. With the Scarab and Isis’ Amulet, Faust had been able to control Isis and dupe Black Adam. Isis orders Faust to return the Amulet, he does. Black Adam intends to take Faust’s head to his throne. But Isis goes for his lower body.
Black Adam and Isis travel to the Rock of Eternity. There, Black Adam fights Billy Batson while Isis uses a book of spells. She intends to find the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man that led to the murder of brother, and herself. Isis needs the power of the Rock of Eternity for her magic. Black Adam finally gains the upperhand on Billy and pins him to the ground. Speaking the magic word “Shazam,” Isis casts Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity with a lightning bolt. Billy Batson wakes up on the street of Fawcett City. He attempts to say the magic word “Shazam” but nothing happens.
At the Bromfield residence, Billy summons Freddy Freeman, the current Captain Marvel. However, it is the JSA that answers his summons. They say they received a distress signal from Captain Marvel from the location. Wildcat wants to interrogate Billy with a beating. However, Stargirl intervenes and tells Billy not to tell them his secret. With courage, Billy reveals his codename, he is Captain Marvel, leader of the Marvel family. At the Rock of Eternity, Black Adam and Isis offer Mary Marvel to join the Marvel family.
In 2011, the DC Universe was rebooted with the events of Flashpoint. In an attempt to save his mother from death, Flash ended creating an alternate timeline changing from New Earth to Prime Earth. The multiverse became an important aspect with Prime Earth at its center.
The new DC Universe resulted in the rebooting of the many popular series in DC such as ‘Action Comics,’ the end of the Superman-Lois marriage and the budding relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman, the loss of the traditional families and legacy in DC since Wally West was absent, the shake-up in the founding of the Justice League and in general the loss of heart and hope in story-telling.
One of the biggest issues fans had with the reboot was that it seemingly erased classic characters from the picture. Undoubtedly the most high profile absence was Wally West, who had taken on the role of the Flash for over a decade, and was arguably the version of the character audiences were most familiar with, owing to his presence on the long-loved Justice League animated series.
And yet, the character went completely missing during the reboot, along with other heroes, like the Question (no, the version we got most definitely isn’t Vic Sage), Cassandra Cain, and a whole host of other classic characters – all wiped in the name of keeping things simple. Which is awful, if we’re being honest.-“10 Reasons Why The New 52 Was Doomed To Fail,” WhatCulture
The premise of ‘DC Universe: Rebirth’ #1, is the dramatic re-appearance of hope, under the form of Wally West. The one-shot argues that the characters are not themselves and it is up to Flash to help them remember who they are. The plot of the comic is Wally West, the Flash, trapped into the Speed Force and attempting to contact someone in order to return Prime Earth otherwise he will vanish forever.
Flash first attempts to contact Batman but Batman fails to recognize him. Then, Flash attempts to contact John Thunder and asks him to contact the Justice Society. Wally West tries to contact Linda Park and return to the DC Universe. However, his attempt fails and he vanishes further. Finally, Wally reaches out to Barry Allen to say goodbye. However, Barry remembers him and pulls him out of the Speed Force before he vanishes forever. Hope has returned to the DC Universe!
Wally West serves as the character that corrects the Post-Flashpoint DC Universe. Barry and Wally exchange a hug and Barry laments the fact he had forgotten Wally. Then Barry remembers Wally’s life and becoming the Flash. Wally tells Barry about Flashpoint. He tells Barry Flashpoint was not Barry’s fault.
Wally mentions a mysterious force that took ten years of their lives, changing families, legacies. The new battle is between “hope and despair” with a force even more powerful than Darkseid. The storyline thread continues in the “Watchmen” sequel called ‘Doomsday Clock’. The sequel reveals Doctor Manhattan as its villain.
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|FLASH (BARRY ALLEN)|
In ‘Infinite Crisis’ (1985) #8, titled “A Flash Of The Lightning,” Flash performs a super speed feat. On Qward, the Flash frees himself from his prison and stops the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon from destroying the five remaining Earths. During the battle, Flash destroys the antimatter cannon, time travels to the past and dies.
How much super speed does it take for Flash to time travel to the past in order to destroy the Anti-Monitor’s antimatter cannon?
FLASH (BARRY ALLEN) MATCHED THE ENERGY OF THE ANTI-MATTER CANNON SUFFICIENT TO DESTROY FIVE POSITIVE MATTER UNIVERSES IN EXPANSION WITH KINETIC ENERGY OF 4.0296675*10^62 JOULES.
FLASH GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF INFINITE ENERGY, ACCELERATING HIS MASS TO INFINITY AS HE REACHED THE SPEED OF LIGHT, TO TIME TRAVEL TO THE PAST THEN DYING.
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Kinetic Energy Of Universe Expansion = (0.5 * 1.5×10^53 kg)(73300^2 m/s) = 4.0296675*10^62 J.
Flash (Wally West) is a speedster and is one of the fastest superheroes in reaction time, combat speed and traveling speed. The Speed Force powers all of Flash’s amazing super powers.
Post-Crisis, Wally West passed from Kid Flash and took up the mantle of Flash. Wally West has more than lived up to the name of Flash and has displayed additional super powers different from Barry Allen.
Speed Force Conduit: Wally is the fastest of All Flashes perhaps rivaled only by his mentor, Barry Allen. He is arguably the fastest person that has ever existed. He is currently fast enough to easily break all the barriers and even enter the Speed Force. Wally has, on several occasions, traveled much faster than light and entered and exited the Speed Force by his own volition. The Flash is considered to be one of the most formidable and powerful meta-humans on the planet.
Superhuman Speed: Wally West is by far the fastest being on the planet, according to Max Mercury he’s the fastest man to have ever existed, making him one of the most powerful beings to exist. Wally can move faster than thought and with the aid of other JLA members, came up with a plan within 1 second. Wally managed to move so fast that time apparently appeared to be frozen around him. Theoretically, speeds greater than Mach 10, are dangerous to both people and to the environment, but the Speed Force has shown that if needed, Wally can use it to prevent such effects from occurring, hence why he is able to run at speeds much faster than light on the planet Earth without it having devastating effects on the planet. He can also run across bodies of water and up the sides of buildings. He is able to save and carry over half a million people 35 miles away from a Nuclear Warhead that had already detonated including the ones at ground zero in only .0001 microseconds (10 picoseconds, or 1/100,000,000,000th of 1 second) – a feat that would require moving 13 trillion times the speed of light– Wally West (New Earth), DC Database
What happens when Flash uses the Infinite Mass Punch? Let’s take a look at the Infinite Mass Punch in the issue.
Flash’s Infinite Mass Punch is a super power that he draws from his connection to the Speed Force. The Infinite Mass Punch is a super power that allows Flash to overcome relativistic effects and accelerate his mass near infinity. In fact, the mass is accelerated near the mass of a white dwarf star.
In reality, Flash is able to use his time traveling powers in order to do the Infinite Mass Punch. This is because according to special relativity, time dilation is a factor when one approaches the speed of light. This is a difference of relative time between an observer and an object or subject in movement.
The Infinite Mass Punch is a relativistic effect of the Flash’s time traveling super powers from his connection to the Speed Force.
Amazo awakens in the Red Tornado’s body and goes hunting the Justice League of America.
In ‘Justice League Of America’ (2008) #23, the Justice League of America fights Amazo on the Justice League Watchtower. Amazo in Red Tornado’s body is equipped with absorption cells that allow him to duplicate the super powers of the Justice League of America.
It is a battle to decide who is the most powerful!
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‘The Brave and The Bold’ (1960) #30, titled “Case Of The Stolen Super Powers” marks the first appearance of Amazo in DC continuity. The Justice League is brought together by the Flash (Barry Allen) when each member has their super powers fail them while working on separate cases. When the Flash after battling Mirror Master, hears of a super-villain who can mimic their super powers, the Justice League is put on a collision course with Amazo.
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In ‘JLA’ #43, Batman discovers the effects of mad science. Visiting his parents’ graves, Bruce Wayne finds out that their graves are empty and their coffins have been stolen. Faced with such a mystery, let’s wonder on the horrors of mad science.
Batman investigates the mystery and traces the theft to the sub-continent of Asia. The World’s Greatest Detective ends up at the nefarious headquarters of the wealthy and resourceful super-villain Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins.
In ‘JLA’ #43, Ra’s Al Ghul laments species’ extinction over the Earth. He blames it on mankind’s parasitism and its exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources. What he fears are new extinction events on Earth caused by human activity. Whether that justifies his mad science is clearly in the negative.
In ‘JLA’ #44, the Justice League of America is under attack! Superman is working in Metropolis and realizes that everywhere people are reading scrambled words. Ra’s Al Ghul reveals to Batman in his mad science that his scientists have found a way to cause a global dyslexia in an effort to bring about an end time. And Batman’s parents? He plans to use the Lazarus Pit to raise them! But Batman had to be occupied by his parents’ coffins’ theft for Ra’s to implement his mad science.
Ra’s Al Ghul reveals that he stole Batman’s contingency plans. In his mad science, Batman devised ways to stop the members of the JLA in the event that it ever went evil or succumbed to mind control.
Plastic Man has been turned brittle, and Aquaman has been fired with a toxin that makes him fear the water he needs to survive. Flash and Wonder Woman head to Green Lantern’s apartment and find he is blind. In ‘JLA’ #45, Martian Manhunter’s scan discovers that Kyle was put under a post-hypnotic suggestion during REM sleep as the assassins slipped his ring on his finger.
Flash and Wonder Woman are attacked by Talia Al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Wonder Woman is attacked with a VR Chip in her brain that simulates combat till she gets a heart attack. Flash has an electrostrobe attached to his spine that triggers epileptic seizures at lightspeed. Superman is crippled by an exposure to a synthetic red kryptonite. Martian Manhunter states that it caused his solar energy to blaze through his muscles and organs.
In ‘JLA’ #46, the JLA has succeeded in thwarting Ra’s Al Ghul’s ‘Tower Of Babel‘ and in stopping a biochemical virus that kills people on contact. The JLA must deal with the fallout of Batman’s betrayal. Batman’s mad science was a breach of trust that the JLA found the most serious. The JLA votes on whether to keep him a member. Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Plastic Man vote to remove Batman’s membership.
Martian Manhunter, Flash and Green Lantern vote to keep him. Superman cast the deciding vote. Knowing Superman’s vote, Batman left suggesting Superman would decide to remove Batman’s membership. The question raised by his action is put forth by the Flash during the vote: In his mad science, Batman operates on fear, whereas Superman operates on trust. Who is correct?
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In ‘JLA’ #43, Ra’s Al Ghul and the League Of Assassins steal the coffins of Bruce Wayne’s parents.
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|FLASH (BARRY ALLEN)|
In ‘Captain Atom’ (2012) #3 titled ‘–Friend or Foe?’, Flash (Barry Allen) performs a super-speed feat. Flash (Barry Allen) and Captain Atom liberate Libya. During the battle, Flash disarms the Libyan army as they fire their bullets in slow motion.
How much super speed does it take to stop bullets fired from five soldiers with M16A4 rifles in slow motion?
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In ‘DC One Million’ (1998) #1, the Justice Legion Alpha from the 853rd century arrive in time travel to the Justice League satellite in the 20th century. The members of the Justice Legion Alpha are Superman One Million, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Starman and Hourman.
Kal Kent informs the Justice League of America of the reason for their time travel to the 20th century. They have come to announce the return of Superman Prime One Million from his fortress in the super sun. The Justice League of America are invited to the celebrations in the 853rd century.
Hourman, an android from the 853rd century and a member of the Justice Legion Alpha speaks of the time travel to the 20th century. The Worlogog brought the Justice Legion Alpha to the 20th century. The exact nature of time travel in the DC Universe varies, though, as Hourman shows, some events are necessary such as Superman Prime’s longevity into the 853rd century.
Hourman reveals the New God Metron bequeathed him with the Worlogog, granting him “mastery of time and space.”1 Hourman defines the Worlogog as “a time-spanning engine”.1 It allows Hourman time travel through time and at the same time without altering events in the 853rd century.
In ‘Justice League Of America’ (1997) #15, during the Rock Of Ages storyline, Metron meets Hourman in 85,271 A.D. Metron bequeaths Hourman with the Worlogog, the Hourglass of the Gods. Metron explains that time is like a watch that can be repaired.
It is also an hourglass with the same number of grains of sand “but each new arrangement is different.”2 Metron explains that the Worlogog is the Hourglass of the Gods, “an exact working model of the entire spacetime continuum from Big Bang to Omega Point.”2 It is this fantastic hourglass that enables the Justice Legion Alpha time travel to the 20th century.
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In ‘Justice League Of America’ #43, the Justice League of America is under attack by Ra’s Al Ghul who has stolen Batman’s contingency plans.
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|FLASH (WALLY WEST)|
In ‘JLA’ (1997) #3 titled “War Of The Worlds”, Flash performs a super-strength feat. Flash is fighting the White Martian super-villain called Zum from the Hyperclan. Flash uses the infinite mass punch in order to knock out Zum at escape velocity.
How much super-strength does it take to knock out Zum the White Martian with the infinite mass punch?
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