The Flash

#1

TITLE: "Flash"
COVER BLURB: "Presenting…The New Flash"
DATE: June 1987

FIRST ISSUE

 

WRITER: Mike Baron
PENCILS: Jackson Guice
INKS: Larry Mahlstedt
COLORS: Carl Gafford
LETTERS: Steve Haynie
EDITOR: Mike Gold
COVER: Jackson Guice & Larry Mahlstedt

 

COVER PRICE: 75¢

 

QUOTE: "Barry would help anyone anytime.  He taught me that my abilities were a precious trust.  He died owing thousands of dollars in legal bills.  The Justice League had to pay for his funeral.  He left me his costumes.  And a picture of what a hero should be." —Wally West

 

SUMMARY: Wally West—now living on his own, trying to establish himself as the rightful heir to the title of the Flash—finds his twentieth birthday filled with unpleasant surprises. After leaving a party in his honor in order to transport a human heart across the country for an urgent transplant, Wally faces heated arguments with medical staff, the mysterious death of a private investigator, and an attempted plane hijacking. It all climaxes with the greatest of birthday surprises, a winning lottery ticket, and a horrifying realization: the villainous and immortal Vandal Savage has taken an interest in the new Flash!

 

CRIMSON LIGHTNING

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