As comic nerdlingers, we've seen the old "trap the hero in the bottom of the hourglass so that he only has a limited amount of time before he's buried in sand" riff. We've also seen super-heroes fight a lot of alien creatures because that's a reliable "go to" move when one has writer's block. Here, courtesy of Showcase v1 #14, we see both:
What made this one stand out is that the aliens are saying this is some sort of suitable habitat. I don't think the Flash or Iris are going to be "survivors" of our planet for very long if you're going to be treating them that way. It's the same reason you don't let a kid have a hamster.
And, of course, we can't go five minutes without Iris being the Worst Girlfriend Ever:
Seriously, Iris? Trash-talking about your boyfriend to another guy? That is seriously not cool. No wonder Barry is always catching food in mid-air: He's trying to impress a waitress so he can dump your unfaithful, ungrateful self.
Was I the only one who applauded when they killed Iris off? I wasn't, was I?
Such a jerk, she was....
See you tomorrow!