Barry Allen moved into the abandoned building, which he used as both his residence and his base of operations as the Flash.
Meeting Bruce Wayne
- "Barry Allen. Bruce Wayne"
"You said that like it explains why there's a total stranger sitting in the dark in my second favorite chair."
- ―Bruce and Barry[src]
After visiting his father in prison, Barry returned to his home to find Bruce Wayne seated in the darkness, in his second favorite chair. Bruce then showed Barry a photo of Barry from Lex Luthor's files, to which Barry then attempted to convince Bruce that the man in the photo wasn't actually him, though unsuccessful. Bruce then commented on Barry's Flash suit, noting how it was made of the material NASA uses on spacecraft to prevent them from burning up, which Barry stated that it was what he used for "extreme competitive ice skating". Bruce then threw a Batarang at Barry, who easily caught it using his super speed. Barry then realized that Bruce is Batman, to which Bruce proceeded to try to inform Barry of an unknown enemy he believed would be headed towards Earth, and that he was putting together a team to face it, but Barry quickly cut him off as he immediately agreed to join, stating that he needs friends.