The Flash


TITLE: "Velocity 9"
COVER BLURB: "Kapitalist Kourier...

When it Has to Be There in a Flash!"
DATE: May 1988

WRITER: Mike Baron
PENCILS: Mike Collins
INKS: Larry Mahlstedt
COLORS: Michele Wolfman
LETTERS: Steve Haynie
EDITOR: Barbara Randall
COVER: Larry Mahlstedt


QUOTE: "No, Wally. That's not how it is. I can't lay a glove on these speedsters. They've got the muscle to squeeze me out — and flood the streets with Velocity 9. Unless we work together." —Nick Bassaglia

SUMMARY: As domestic tensions continue to rise in the West household, the police turn to Wally for assistance when faced with a series of muggings committed at high speeds. A new drug known as Velocity 9 is on the streets, turning its violent junkies into addicted speedsters. The effects are devastating and no one knows who the mysterious distributor supplying the drug to desperate yuppies is. That distributor has made dangerous enemies, however, as the spread of Velocity 9 is threatening the underworld trade of traditional drugs and the crimes of its addicts are crippling those who make their money from poisoning the streets. Wally West's Middle Hampton neighbor, mobster Nick Bassaglia, is just such a man. During a party, Bassiaglia proposes that he and the Flash, for their mutual benefit, join forces to stop the spread of Velocity 9.