The Flash


TITLE: "White Out"
DATE: January 1990


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: "My enemies are your enemies! Fight them to the death! Ha! Defeat them if you want my love." —An imaginary Barry Allen

SUMMARY:  The Flash has been captured by the mysterious, scheming supervillain who controls Keystone City's underworld: the Turtle! A longtime opponent of original Flash Jay Garrick, the Turtle has joined forces with his successor, the Turtle Man, and together the slowest men alive plan to destroy Wally West before he can interfere in their elaborate machinations. Incapacitated by sensory deprivation technology, the Flash finds himself trapped in a featureless white world where he is forced to face-off against representations of his greatest insecurities. With his senses deceiving him and his super-speed powers working against him, Wally's emotional shortcomings take over. Soon the young hero finds himself fighting with nightmarish manifestations of his friends, family, former foes and, most devastating of all, a vengeful Barry Allen. Can the Flash outrun his own shame?