The Flash


TITLE: "Running on the Edge"
COVER BLURB: "Suddenly... Things Get Really Weird!"
DATE: March 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: "His name is Wally West. He's also known as Flash—the fastest man alive. Very impressive. Unfortunately, he knows it, too." —Linda Park

SUMMARY:  Wally West is holding a summer barbecue for all those friends who helped him to defeat the Turtle, though the young hero still doesn't seem to know how to treat them fairly in the wake of the recent ordeal. Meanwhile, reporter Linda Park has taken on a new job in Central City. The guest on the first episode of her new talk show is Lila McGrath, a mystic who claims to be able to channel the spirit of an Atlantean priest named Llar-Twnakc. Embarrassed by the subject matter of her new series, Linda finds herself hoping that Wally isn't watching the live premier — until terrorists storm the studio and take Linda and her guest hostage! Fortunately, the Flash and his friends are watching the show, and the scarlet speedster races to the studio. As the fastest man alive subdues the attackers, however, something about the action that unfolds fails to convince the skeptical Linda Park. When a seemingly grateful Lila McGrath subsequently invites the wayward Wally West to join her at one of her seminars, promising to unlock his untapped potential, Linda prepares to follow in disguise to discover the truth behind McGrath and her cult following.