The Flash


TITLE: "Savage Vandalism"
COVER BLURB: "Savage Vandalism"
DATE: June 1988

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


QUOTE: "Man, I'm burning up with energy! I have to do something... Something evil." —Larry, Velocity 9 junkie

SUMMARY: Vandal Savage continues to supply desperate young men with Velocity 9, a drug that allows them to attain speeds equal to the Flash's own and leaves them so hopelessly addicted that they'll do anything the immortal madman commands. What Savage commands is a calculated attack on the home of Middle Hampton mobster Nick Bassaglia, a man who directly opposes Savage's growing threat to the underworld drug trade. Fortunately, Wally West is on hand at a party hosted by Bassaglia, prepared to battle the high-speed criminals before they can do much harm. The surprise attack serves only to further infuriate Bassaglia, however, and the mob kingpin soon sends a battalion of his own henchmen in retaliation. Wally barely has the time to consider Bassaglia's offer of partnership, or his attractive female cohort's devious advances, before he learns that Savage has taken control of the situation and now has the means to dominate the city's organized crime.