The Flash


TITLE: "Balance Sheet"
COVER BLURB: "Never Look Back, Flash... Your Life Might Be Gaining On You!"
DATE: November 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: "Sometimes in the middle of a brawl, I wonder if I'm going to flame out, like Barry did. Or if the odds'll be against me... If I'll panic at the wrong time... or my speed won't be enough." —The Flash

SUMMARY:  In New York City, a man's throat is slit during a brutal mugging. The Flash finds him bleeding to death in an alley and, moving at his most astonishing speeds, soon delivers an entire hospital surgical room to the location. Though his efforts are responsible for saving the man's life, Wally finds himself troubled by recent events. The Flash has been accomplishing a lot of good, but the more mundane concerns of life are beginning to take their toll on him. The scarlet speedster and the Pied Piper are able to bring down a dangerous gang of Velocity 9 addicts, but the Flash is in a state of financial crisis and owes hundreds of thousands of dollars. He's also beginning to realize that his unexpected interest in the lovely Linda Park may be prove more worthwhile than his relationship with model Connie Noleski. With so much on his mind, Wally West visits his psychologist in an effort to talk through his problems. Unfortunately, when Wally's talking to his self-centered therapist, nobody's listening.