The Flash


TITLE: "Savage Season"
DATE: April 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: "I am too late. I can sense no life in him. Flash is dead! I must conquer Vandal Savage alone." —The Immortal Man

SUMMARY:  The reincarnated Immortal Man—now in the form of a schoolgirl named Steffi—is searching for her eternal nemesis, Vandal Savage. Injected with the super-speed drug Velocity 9, however, the once immortal Savage is now aging rapidly and may be dying. Because of this, he has been spitefully plotting to wipe out the world's lucrative drug trade by flooding the market, reducing the profitability of illegal drugs, and killing the world's addicts and dealers alike. Furthermore, Savage has one ultimate goal to accomplish before his death. After spending decades battling with Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, and Wally West, he desperately wants to kill the Flash! Savage reveals that he is the drug kingpin behind Mary West's abduction, and that he has likewise kidnapped all of the Flash's closest friends in order to ensure his cooperation. Wally is then lured into the Egyptian desert, where Savage has laid a deadly trap. With his speed powers drained from him, the Flash is powerless to escape a sudden and unexpected gunshot. With a single bullet, Vandal Savage has killed the fastest man alive!