The Flash


TITLE: "Mechanical Difficulty"
COVER BLURB: "Night of the Mechanical Zombies!"
DATE: September 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: "It's all weird. I can't sleep and when I do, I dream of endless electronic space... Emptiness that hates me." óDr. Tina McGee

SUMMARY:  Linda Park and Wally West are growing closer to one another, close enough that Linda finds herself becoming jealous of Wally's girlfriend, Connie Noleski. In addition to spending more time with each other, the two are also striving to learn more about Seamus, the ghostly Irish poet and sorcerer who occasionally takes control of Linda's body. A strange telephone call from Tina McGee prompts Wally and Linda to pay a visit to Central City University, where Tina and a group of eccentric scientists have been working overtime on a groundbreaking artificial intelligence project. The overworked Tina seems to be losing her mind, but her extreme paranoia may be justified. After following one of her strange colleagues later that night, the Flash finds himself confronting a controlling mechanical menace that bears a terrifying resemblance to the murderous computer life form known as the Kilg%re!