The Flash


TITLE: "Persistence of Vision"
DATE: March 1991


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: "Sadly, young man, I fear she is among the many things you do not know." —Ernesto Varni to Wally West on Mary West

SUMMARY:  Millennia ago, a meteor fell to Earth and forever transformed two primitive tribesmen. That meteor gave birth to two eternal forces, one good and one evil. Now, a young student named Steffi has reached an awakening. She has come to realize that she is the Immortal Man, granted eternal reincarnation and destined to forever oppose the endless evil that is Vandal Savage. Meanwhile, Mary West has gone missing. The Flash enlists the aid of Chunk and the Elongated Man in a search for his mother. The clues lead the heroes to London, where they meet Ernesto Varni, the Italian secret agent who has taken on Mary as his partner. Varni explains that Mary has been kidnapped by drug lords. Wally, forced to face the uncomfortable fact that he has begun to ignore his own mother, refuses to believe that so much of her life could be a secret to him. Frustrated and guilt-ridden, the Flash returns home and is stunned to find an aged Vandal Savage waiting for him.