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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.16
Impulse!

"I'll be back in a Flash!"

"Crashing the mode."

A really fun half hour with the four generations of the Flash family. (Even though Wally was totally irritated by Barry Allen having a blood relative who rubbed it in.) Either Central City is St. Louis in the Young Justice DCU or both cities have a giant arch. I also liked how Barry speaks with a midwestern accent. And he and Iris will have twins, boy and girl, and the boy will be Bart's father.

"Oops! Spoilers!"

Plus the cop calling Kid Flash "Speedy".

Impulse: "No, that's the other guy. Although the history books are unclear as to why."

Also fun was Bart outing Nightwing and Robin's secret identities to Beast Boy. "Wait, your name's Tim? And your name's Dick?!" I didn't quite realize, but it makes sense to preserve Batman's identity, that the Robins and probably Batgirl keep their identities a secret from the rest of The Team.

Big reveal: The Kroloteans were kidnapping people to test the metagene. So at this point superhumans are unaware that many people have a specific metagene that allows them to have superpowers. This was the focal point of the 1988 Invasion! storyline, which was one of the best DC crossovers of that decade and defined why there are superhumans on Earth. Plus it launched L.E.G.I.O.N.

Other big reveal: The future Bart's from, 40 years from now, Mount Justice is destroyed. Bart went back in time in a pre-destination paradox to deactivate Neutron's metagene. But it didn't work, the future still sucks. Meanwhile, Impulse is stuck in our time, but he can join The Team and replace Kid Flash. I was unclear whether the aliens controlling Neutron in our time were Kroloteans or not.

Meanwhile, in Tibet, two of the worst parents ever, Cheshire and Red Arrow, rather easily find the real, armless Roy Harper. Here's a question I have: Are the real Roy and clone Roy the same age?



(edited by John Orquiola on 2.6.12 2005)


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
Hmm...from what I understood, the idea was for Bart for stop Neutron, because he ends up killing The Flash and thus sending the future into a tailspin. Of course, that'd make this time travel story collapse in on itself since Bart would have never been born, but...well...that's time travel for you.

Wally donning the costume felt like an afterthought and after that scene we got with him and Artemis a few weeks ago, it really shouldn't have been. This should have been treated like a bigger deal than it was.

Still, the spotlight on the speedsters was so much fun. There really isn't as much focus on them on the animation front, so this was a treat.

    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Meanwhile, in Tibet, two of the worst parents ever, Cheshire and Red Arrow...

"I told you we should have left her with your sister!"




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.41
"Does he really say that?"

"Allllll the time".

The first series that got me into comics? GL Rebirth. I figured I'd try out another series. The very next series I read?

Rogue War.

So GL and the Flash old a special place to me, and this episode was a love letter to Flash fans. All four Flashes? Check. Time travel? Check. Barry with cheesy puns? Check.

The thing I loved the most about this episode was the bookends. You see Bart Allen making the machine and going into the past. You see maybe two hints inbetween IMPULSE MODE that something was up. You finally see the the entire "opening scene" at the end, where we see it's all an act. All of it. Bart Allen is Obfuscating Hyperactivity, he's actually smart enough to know how to work a time machine, smart enough to know how to cure his friend......and true to the Flash knows about sacrifice. He's "stuck" in the past.

So now Impulse knows he's cured Neutron. Does he know if he saved the Flash though? Does he know what other steps must happen to ssave the future? Are we looking at a COIE or Infinite Crisis moment? Who who takes on the role of speedster in Young Justice?

Oh, and Roy finds Roy.

Throwback; in the first season every time Dick Grayson was shown out of uniform, he was wearing shades. A subtle way of showing that he was hiding his identity from everyone but Kid Flash.

Continuity nod; Neutron's collar pre-time travel cure was the same collar they gets used at Belle Reve.

Great episode. I look forward to these masterful new episodes every week now. Such a great show.

    Originally posted by It's False
    Hmm...from what I understood, the idea was for Bart for stop Neutron, because he ends up killing The Flash and thus sending the future into a tailspin. Of course, that'd make this time travel story collapse in on itself since Bart would have never been born, but...well...that's time travel for you.


That's the right idea I think. It seemed future Neutron thought exactly that. So when you use that logic, someone else may have died or something else must have happened. If they succeed in preventing the event, I wouldn't put it past them to go back to Neutron in the future with him saying "he did it!"

No time paradoxes though involving Bart Allen here, because before the time of the Flash's suppose-to-death Iris was already preggers.



EDIT; It really also seemed like Barry and Bart had better powers than Wally, or at least more refined.

(edited by El Nastio on 3.6.12 0035)
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
    Originally posted by El Nastio
    So GL and the Flash old a special place to me, and this episode was a love letter to Flash fans. All four Flashes? Check. Time travel? Check. Barry with cheesy puns? Check.

This was one cosmic treadmill away from being the perfect Flash episode.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.24
As a Flash love letter, it succeed. I am not sure if its a good idea to show us the 40 years into the future, but the die has been cast. Roy and Cheshire with baby was at least fun as well even with the one armed non-clone Roy returning to probably ruin everyone's lives. How ironic would it be if the Roy they saved was actually another traitor that lead to the future? Probably not, but still it seemed fairly easy for them to get him back after five years of scouring the Earth.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.41
    Originally posted by lotjx
    How ironic would it be if the Roy they saved was actually another traitor that lead to the future? Probably not, but still it seemed fairly easy for them to get him back after five years of scouring the Earth.


......

This actually works.

Impulse and his friend thought that they needed to save the Flash to prevent the future from happening, but as we can clearly see at the end the death of the Flash wasn't what caused the dystopian future.

Something else happened that Impulse was to go back in time to stop, NOT saving Original Roy could be it.

Or they will reveal more later on.

Man, I love this show. It's tied with Parks & Rec as my favorite, it might even surpass it soon. I seriously look forward to it every week.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.40
I finally caught up on this episode just in time to watch the next one in 15 minutes and it might've been my favorite. I love the Mark Waid era of Flashes, with all 4 of them (and Max Mercury, etc. etc.) running around, and I was a huge Impulse fan. Plus time travel! I'm always up for a good time travel story. And it was written by Peter David!

Was that (who we assume are) The Reach or the Kroloteans monitoring Neutron? They didn't actually show them out of shadow and they were kinda buggy...and originators of our new favorite slang?

Going back to that Clock King episode of Batman:TAS, I love seeing super-speed done right in animation form.



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Good fun dumb flick. I'm not a fan of the grosser stuff (sweatsuit cocktail). But there were some great bits. I think the jet engine was my fave.
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