When Wally West learns The Secret of Barry Allen
, it turns out to be more than he wanted. After all, the main thing on his mind is why his wife, Linda, has left, apparently a repercussion of the Spectre's attempt to reestablish Wally's secret identity by wiping it from everyone's minds. That also causes problems with the Justice League, who are now wondering why they no longer know who their teammate is. And that's not even mentioning the rogues' gallery of villains plotting to bring the Flash down. The three-part title story involves a crossover with the famous Identity Crisis
story line, and the moral/ethical dilemma surrounding what the League did to Doctor Light proves to be only part of the story. Collects Flash
issues 207-211 and 213-217. --David Horiuchi
From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–In this 10-volume collection, Wally West is once more the fastest man alive. After his wife was attacked, he was granted a secret identity. No one, including West, remembered who the Flash was. Now his memory has returned, and he must learn to accept his very public role as a superhero, as well as the past actions of the previous Flash, his mentor Barry Allen. Illustrated with lively, bright colors and dramatic, splashy pages, this entertaining blend of tortured soul-searching and flippant superhero banter should please the many fans of the Justice League. Readers new to the Flashs recent adventures may catch up with an extensive Character Bios section as well as a brief blurb covering What Has Gone Before.–Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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