Review: The Perfect Day In ‘Flash Forward #6’

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

Wally West has his children, Iris and Jai, back at last. They spend a perfect day together on a planet in the Dark Multiverse. Wally enjoys the chance to bond with his children again, but he knows it can’t last. This one world is poisoning countless in the regular Multiverse and it threatens to collapse all realities. Wally speaks with Tempus Fuginaut for counsel, but he already knows what must be done. The Mobius Chair is on this world and with it Wally can dispel this world and save the Multiverse. However, doing so may once again separate the Flash from his family–this time, perhaps, forever.

Flash Forward #6 cover by Doc Shaner
Flash Forward #6 cover by Doc Shaner

Flash Forward #6 brings the mini-series to a close. The Flash needs to dispel one world from the Dark Multiverse to save all realities, but it’s the only world upon which his children exist. 

The comic mainly consists of Wally pushing himself to do what he knows must be done and the Tempus Fuginaut talking him through it. It’s quite heart-breaking. We know how much Wally has longed to see his children again and we know how much it shattered him to know that they once existed but were wiped from history altogether. We are shown Wally, Jai, and Iris spending one last day together to further drive this pain further.

The finale is a wild series of events spiraling out from Wally sitting in the Mobius Chair. While Wally was prepared to sit in the Chair, he couldn’t have foreseen what it would turn him into and the implications it has for the future of the DC Multiverse.

Flash Forward #6 art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Luis Guerrero, and letterer A Larger World Studio's Troy Peteri
Flash Forward #6 art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Luis Guerrero, and letterer A Larger World Studio’s Troy Peteri

Brett Booth puts in another stellar issue of work. The more cosmic and out-of-this-world sequences are particularly gorgeous, creative, and even Kirby-esque. The redesign we get of Wally West is quite good as well. Inker Norm Rapmund is tight and striking as ever and color artist Luis Guerrero keeps things vibrant yet moody.

Flash Forward #6 is an emotional and striking finale for this mini-series. Wally gets one more day with his children before shattering his own world once again to save all others. It’s a gripping read that earns a recommendation. Check this one out.

Flash Forward #6 comes to us from writer Scott Lobell, artist Brett Booth, inker Norm Rapmund, color artist Luis Guerrero, letterer ALW’s Troy Peteri, cover artist Doc Shaner, and variant cover artist Inhyuk Lee.

Final Score: 8/10

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