The Flash


TITLE: "The Trouble with Kilg%re!"
COVER BLURB: "Lost in the World of Kilg%re!"
DATE: October 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: "Tina, when you were going out with Wally, did this sort of thing happen...?" —Linda Park

SUMMARY:  The team of Central City University scientists working with Tina McGee on an artificial intelligence project has been taken over by terrifying mechanical implants. The Kilg%re has returned! The murderous, alien computer life form has been steadily growing for weeks, implanting itself in the minds of men and women and inserting itself into various computer systems. The Kilg%re is desperate to survive, and it knows it must contend with the superhero who once came close to extinguishing its intelligence forever. The Flash daringly fights to save the scientists and to protect Linda and Tina from harm, but destroying the Kilg%re once again may prove impossible. Wally comes to realize that nothing is as it seems. This battle for survival is taking place in virtual space, in a computerized reality dictated by the Kilg%re itself. The greatest defense against the mechanical menace's electronic attacks seems to be the mystic power wielded by Seamus O'Relkig, the spirit that only Linda Park can channel. The very effectiveness of O'Relkig's intervention, however, suggests to Flash that it is merely another layer of deception. Linda has not been possessed by a ghostly Irish sage, she's been possessed by the masquerading Kilg%re! The increasingly-creative computer intelligence isn't interested in victory, only survival. Even if the scarlet speedster is successful in saving Linda and the others, he may lose track of the Kilg%re once more.