There were plenty of Bleeding Cool predictions for San Diego Comic-Con that came true. But some didn't — or rather haven't been announced yet. But one of the unannounced stories may have been unannounced for its impact on the upcoming Heroes in Crisis series.
At the show there was definite teasing that Wally West is going to die. We'd already run rumours that he was going to murder the inmates of the Sanctuary, running through it at speed brandishing machine guns. And he would be the major suspect in the deaths at the Sanctuary — naturally. We presumed there would be some kind of framing involved, some kind of innocence established, but there were repeated suggestions that Wally West, the Flash, only recently returned to the DC Universe with DC Rebirth, may not be long for this world. After all, his great protector Geoff Johns was no longer DC CCO.
Well, something we heard said off the cuff at San Diego Comic-Con suggests that maybe he won't get off scot-free. Maybe he will have to die — or at least appear to die. And maybe he will have to redeem himself in another way.
Because Bleeding Cool got the tip-off at the show that a number of prominent people were discussing the upcoming twist that Wally West will be joining Brian Azzarello's relaunch of Suicide Squad.
The DC Comics team created in the '50s, revamped into their modern form in the '80s, and recently inspiring the Warner Bros. movie of the same name, the Suicide Squad is a team of super villains recruited by the government and forced to serve on pain of death by remote control.
And soon, it seems, to have Wally West, The Flash, in their numbers. Alongside other murderers…
Something tells me that this could be a very popular comic book indeed.
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