Summary: Fed up with constantly being defeated by their archenemy the Flash, four of his rogues gallery members—Mirror Master, Captain Cold, the Trickster, and a recently-released Captain Boomerang—vow to kill him on Central City's "Flash Appreciation Day." Accompanied by Orion—who doesn't understand the Scarlet Speedster's appeal—and Batman, the Flash must find a way to survive the attacks and still attend the grand opening of a museum in his honor.
JL Mission Roll Call: Batman, The Flash, Orion
Rogues Mission Roll Call: Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, The Trickster
Featured Character: The Flash
Master, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold
Cartoon Network on “Flash and Substance”: “Batman and Orion see a different side of the Flash when a rogue’s gallery of villains attacks the museum that is opening in his honor (courtesy of The World’s Finest).”
Matt Wayne on “Flash and Substance”: “I love the Flash, particularly the JLU’s take on him. The great thing about this Wally is what a nuanced character he is. He’s kind of the League’s heart, the moral compass. He’s also a big goof—an arrested adolescent who either tries too hard to impress girls or can’t read their signals.
“This was initially supposed to tell a straightforward, simple story after all the armies charging at each other in the two previous episodes, to give the board artists and animators a break. Somewhere in there we decided to have the Rogues Gallery appear. So much for going easy on the crew! It ended up being a fun action episode that also deals with what makes him the Flash (courtesy of [website name removed]).”
"Central City builds statues to this fool...who makes bad jokes! Who concerns himself with pitiful men like the Trickster! I don't understand."
"No, you don't."
An exchange between Orion and Batman from "Flash and Substance"
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Image courtesy of Toon Zone.
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