DC’s new Flash just proved they are more powerful than Barry Allen and all previous speedsters by sharing their powers with the Justice League.
Warning: Contains spoilers for Future State: Justice League # 2!
Not even the beloved Barry Allen is as powerful as the new DC Flash, which just proved that they are beyond all previous sprinters. Over the years, there have been many speedsters, but only five have assumed the mantle of Flash. Their exact abilities and how fast they can run differ, but the new Justice League sprinter Jess Chambers, who was introduced as Kid Quick in Very happy DC multiverse before joining the Justice League as seen in Future State: Justice League – is the most powerful so far.
The events of Future State: Justice League # 1 left the future Justice League trapped on a hellish planet. After doing some research, they realize that the world they are in is one that the Hyperclan were exiled to. Along with this, they find a blueprint with a plan to enslave humanity. Tensions rise as the clock ticks due to the planet’s toxic air, and the team wonder if there is a white Martian imposter among them. When they begin to question each other, Batman shoots the Flash, distrusting them as a hero from another reality. Trying to prove that they are not Martians, Jess checks the vibrations of the planet and it turns out that they are on a new Earth within the multiverse. With the fight getting them nowhere, Flash and Aquawoman devise a plan that tests the limits of the new Flash’s powers.
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In Future State: Justice League # 2 By Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Daniel Henriques, and Tom Napolitano, the new Flash takes a lot of risk as they suggest they share their speed with the entire team to try and get them across the multiverse. This use of the Speed Force is unprecedented. It happened before a sprinter could share his power with another sprinter, but not with normal heroes. Aside from how crazy his plan is, he’s not just one person they share their speed with, but five humans, some of whom have radically different biology, like the half-Kryptonian Superman.
By following the frequency of Earth-0, Jess can locate her target and jump through the multiverse. With Batman being the skeptic that he is, he asks “What if you fail?“and Jess replies that they will be”lost in the multiverse. With their lives at stake and Hyperclan’s impending plans for Earth, the Justice League, with the enormous help of DC’s latest Flash, accelerates their way home.
Each version of the Flash has the power to travel to parallel realities, crossing the multiverse to reach unknown planets, and the actions of the new Flash prove that they are extremely worthy of his mantle. But beyond that, Jess demonstrates that they have a great understanding of the Speed Force, and only someone truly harnessed its further reaches could channel such power. All of this combined is evidence to show that the new DC Flash is a force to be reckoned with, showing that they are beyond Barry Allen and all previous sprinters.
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