The Flash


TITLE: "Elemental Conflict"
By a World Gone Mad!"
DATE: August 1990


WRITER: William Messner-Loebs
PENCILLER: Greg LaRocque
INKER: Jose Marzan Jr.

LETTERS: Tim Harkins
COLORS: Glenn Whitmore
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Greg Larocque & Jose Marzan Jr.




QUOTE: "Brother... or curse... or doppelganger... It ends here!" —Albert Desmond

SUMMARY:  Though Alvin Desmond has been seemingly killed and Albert Desmond has gone missing, someone in the guise of Dr. Alchemy is striking throughout Keystone City. With some help from Linda Park and the spirit of Seamus O'Relkig, the Flash is able to track the villain and forces him into a showdown. Alchemy soon traps the scarlet speedster in air that has been transmuted into stone, but help arrives in the form of a former foe. Albert Desmond has adopted the identity of Mr. Element once more, and he's prepared to do whatever it takes to stop Dr. Alchemy and the Philosopher's Stone. The two opposing alter-egos clash with equal powers. The Flash is the first to realize that this reconstructed Dr. Alchemy—Alvin Desmond reborn—isn't simply wielding the deadly Philosopher's Stone, he is the Philosopher's Stone! Albert Desmond's psychic link to the magical weapon may be the only means of stopping it.