The Flash


TITLE: "Welcome to Keystone City"
DATE: November 1989


WRITER: William Messner-Loebs
PENCILLER: Greg LaRocque
INKER: Larry Mahlstedt

LETTERS: Tim Harkins
COLORS: Glenn Whitmore
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Greg Larocque & Larry Mahlstedt




QUOTE: "This is disturbing on several levels. Discounting the monetary loss and maudlin sentiment, I misread this situation. This Flash, this Wally West, used ordinary people to somehow thwart my plans. I underestimated his strategic powers. It will not happen again." —The Flash's unknown foe

SUMMARY:  Wally West has had enough of life in the Big Apple. With the help of Mason Trollbridge and the Pied Piper he's relocating to Keystone City, once home to Jay Garrick, a locale that will be forever tied to the history of the Flash. The occasion is one of reunion; Wally is eager to catch up with Joan Garrick, the wife of the original Flash, and Piper's parents have expressed an interest in seeing their son despite years of estrangement. Not everyone is celebrating the Flash's return to Keystone, however. A dangerous, deliberating menace has long been plotting to prevent the scarlet speedster's homecoming, hatching plans to bring an end to the legacy of the fastest man alive. When the electrically-charged agents of this ominous threat — Mr. Sloe, Mr. Steddy, and the psychotic Mr. Sprynt — come calling on the Rathaway family, the Flash will need the help of all his friends to end a potentially explosive hostage crisis. Now, with Wally West close at hand, this mysterious foe may be close to achieving his sinister goals!