The Flash is able to stop Captain Cold and save Patty but not without a cost. In order to save as many passengers from the boat as possible the Flash must break his promise to Dr. Elias to control his speed use. And although Barry is able to save his girlfriend, Iris and several other passengers are lost in a wormhole the Flash unintentionally created.
The main story is well told and terrifically laid out by writer/artist Francis Manapul and co-writer Brian Buccellato. There are also several interesting nuggets scattered throughout including the Flash’s first run on the cosmic treadmill (or at least the New 52 equivalent), our first look at the reimaganed natives of Gorilla City (who…are religous zealots? Hrm.), as well as a tease at the new Pied Piper.
Seeing how the next issue is going to be firmly centered around the speed force this issue did a good job of ending the Captain Cold story and starting a new problem for Barry with Patsy‘s now firmly anti-Flash stance. Worth a look.