We left Jay Garrick last issue pining a breakup. While doing so, a 'falling star' he was about to wish on crash landed near him and suddenly he is confronted by Mercury, Messenger of the Gods.
What happens next reminds me of the ability of the Green Lantern rings to detect worthy bearers. Mercury too can see the true worth of a person. In spite of the fact that Jay considers himself worthless, Mercury sees otherwise and a transfer of power begins between the dying god and Jay.
And the newest Wonder is born.
First use of his power is outrunning a police patrol while Jay figures out just what just happened to him.
Jay finds out that if he doesn't want the outfit it disappears and he's back in whatever clothes he was wearing before it appeared. When he wants the outfit it just materializes. Like so.
He can run up walls.
He practices parkour and the power enhances that.
His first act as a hero is protecting a couple from some Apokolips Rats.
Jay really tries out the speed now. I"m loving this Flash
Then he tries putting on the brakes
Needs some work. Hawkgirl agrees.
We leave Flash for now to look in on some other things that are going on in Earth-2. First, the welcome arrival of an outsider.
He has been thrown clear from the main DC universe and his own cancelled New-52 comicbook.
And now a slightly but not entirely hesitant welcome for Terry Sloan (there is something to ruthless practicalism after all). With everyone he double-crossed dead, Mr. Sloan has judged it safe to come out from whatever dimension he hid in.
He quickly identifies Mr. Terrific as a threat, takes control of the T-Spheres and does this.
Now a quick mention about Alan Scott. Scott is young, rich, and - as the media is quick to make a fuss about - gay. Alan is on a bullet train in Japan and he's about to propose to his boyfriend and this happens.