All Flash Comics #2 ends with…ew
I’m gonna end this today even if it maims me.
Okay, so forget the mystery stuff, the really messed up thing is Ann. We see her stand up for her brother throughout the comic, and that’s good but you know, there’s such a thing as taking it a bit too far.
Wait, what? Ann says in the previous chapter that she was always raised to think Roy was her dad’s son…
but now… what? What is happening here?
Before Ann can tell Roy and we can learn what’s up with that, Joe breaks Roy out, and sends him off to kill Jim Kelly. Fortunately, The Flash is lying in wait…
You have to love how Roy does a complete 180, and how everyone conveniently forgets that Kelly’s son or not, he still committed a ton of crimes.
The Flash and Kelly sprint a trap to get Joe by pretending there’s a party they will attend. Joe goes with Roy, where he is confronted by Ann, who he ties up.
Father of the year, this guy.
Finally, Kelly and Joe confront each other, and hilarity ensues.
Everyone hates Spoilers. And think about Joe’s plan for a second. He doesn’t know that Roy already knows this. What do you think his reaction would have been at that moment? I mean, think about that.
So Joe freaks out, The Flash (who is vibrating himself invisible and in the room the whole time) frees Ann, who taunts her dad, and he screams and outs himself as The Threat. Which leads to our messed up endings…
Now, personally, my reaction would be “#$%@ you, you kidnapped me. I don’t owe you squat.” Thing is, Roy’s got a funny way of taking care of Ann…
What. The. Frack.
This is what I’ve been building to all week. Keep in mind that this was a story spanning years, and this entire time, right up till the last few “hours” these two characters thought they were brother and sister. Sure, half siblings, but that’s still just an amazingly squicky ending. I don’t know about you, but my first response upon finding out that my sister was actually not my sister would not be to propose.
It’s that ending that makes this comic so worthy of spotlighting. I finished reading this and knew I couldn’t just clip that panel. I actually went back and re-read it, to build a case for WWTT-worthyness, and to lead to this utterly oddball ending.
I know it’s not technically wrong, but it’s just so… wrong.
I hope you enjoyed this week-long look.