The Flash


TITLE: "Chunk Barges In"
COVER BLURB: "The Great Escape!"
DATE: April 1988

WRITER: Mike Baron
PENCILS: Jackson Guice
INKS: Romeo Tanghal
COLORS: Carl Gafford
LETTERS: Steve Haynie
EDITOR: Mike Gold
COVER: Steve Lightle


QUOTE: "All those people... all that anger... I had no idea... I couldn't stop myself... I felt what they felt... it was all ugly and twisted... just as bad as my thoughts... maybe even worse..." —the Chunk

SUMMARY: The Flash and the Chunk, now on friendly terms, successfully attempt to return to the real world. Once there, both Wally and Chester realize that no matter what reality they're in, their troubles are sure to follow. Tina McGee and Mary West are still sparring for control of Wally's life, the Middle Hampton City Council is still pondering the politics of the Flash's residency, and the police are eager to put the Chunk behind bars. When an immense garbage barge finds itself in the local harbor with no place to deposit its load, Wally thinks he's come up with the perfect solution to both his and Chester Runk's legal problems. Staging what he thinks will be an impressive display, Wally instructs the Chunk to make the entire thing disappear.  What Wally receives, instead, is an angry response from the city's administration and another pointless appointment with his psychologist.