Stunning Origin of Cobalt Blue!"
Waid and Brian Augustyn
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couldn't tear myself away. Spellbound by envy, I watched from afar
as he lived the happy life that could have—should have—been mine—and I learned to hate him." —Malcolm Thawne
Flash lies in a Central City cemetery, his body pierced by fragments of
Barry Allen's gravestone. Above him stands Cobalt Blue, a villainous
madman powered by a mysterious blue gem who wears a face identical to that
of Wally's mentor and forerunner. As Malcolm Thawne relays
the tale of his troubled life Wally begins to make sense of a secret history
unknown until now. Barry Allen was born alongside an identical twin, a twin
destined to grow up a common crook under the guidance of the family Thawne.
It was Thawne's yearning for a better life, his growing hatred for the
twin who stole his possible future, that allowed him to become master of
the Thawne legacy, a mysterious blue flame powered by passion. Now
Cobalt Blue and the mysterious prophecy that guides him have clashed with
Wally West, and Thawne's determined to make that prophecy of doom a reality!