The Death of (In My Opinion) The Best Flash
Bart Allen is Dead. Killed at the hands of the Rogues. The Speed Force taken from him and The Black Flash there to take him to the beyond.
He died valiantly against his evil clone Inertia, who would blow up the east coast just to get Bart's speed. The Rogues kill him as he was broken. I was really surprised by this, I had not heard of his impending death. I thought it was just a plot device. But the Black Flash was there.
I think the return of Barry Allen is what Countdown is about...I may be wrong. Wally West has returned and is again with the JLA.
I loved this issue and I loved the art. I hate that Bart is dead...but he went out as a hero...and the pain is reflected in Robin's face and the tears on the shoulder of Jay Garrick from Liberty Belle. You will be missed Bart...you were the best Flash in my eyes. Godspeed!