The Flash


TITLE: "Running From Myself"
COVER BLURB: "Running From Myself!"
DATE: June 1989


WRITER: William Messner-Loebs
PENCILS: Greg LaRocque
INKS: Larry Mahlstedt

LETTERS: Steve Haynie
COLORS: Michele Wolfman
EDITOR: Barbara Kesel & Brian Augustyn
COVER: Greg LaRocque & Larry Mahlstedt




QUOTE: "Have no fear, friends. We're here to track this beast, put it on ice and rescue its captives! This I swear!" —Captain Cold

SUMMARY:  Wally West's concerned friends have located him alive, although the speedster is frightened and incoherent, his consciousness altered, and his body has been pierced by dozens of dangerously sharp spines. Elsewhere, a small group of local children has gone missing and the townsfolk are quick to blame the legendary Porcupine Man. Leading the party set to search out and destroy the urban legend are Captain Cold and Golden Glider, two former Rogues who now claim to be operating on the side of the law. Jerry McGee is careful to keep news of Wally's reappearance a secret, however, correctly assuming that the vengeful citizens may identify the mutilated young man as their legendary beast. The only hope of saving the Flash lies in the Chunk's ability to transverse other dimensions, although saving the fastest man alive from one set of perils may simply prove a means of delivering him into the trap that Captain Cold and the Golden Glider are preparing to spring!