The Flash


TITLE: "The Fastest Man—Alive!"
COVER BLURB: "The Flash is Dead?! Long Live the Flash!! Welcome to a New Era! Big 50th Issue!"
DATE: May 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: "Mock you? I despise you! You play at dictator while old men have to grub in the street for bottles to survive! People told me I could be as fast as Barry! I just had to believe it! Well, I believe it now!" —The Flash

SUMMARY:  The Flash has been shot in the chest by Vandal Savage and is presumed dead. Wally West's lifeless body lies in the desert as a lingering vestige of the Kilg%re works to repair his biological systems. The young hero is revived some time later with a renewed sense of power and purpose. Returning to Keystone City, the Flash plots the downfall of his ageless foe with the help of the Immortal Man as S.T.A.R. Labs prepares a new costume for the scarlet speedster. In Egypt, Savage continues to pursue his campaign to flood the world's markets with drugs, hoping to eliminate the illegal drug trade and dominate certain international institutions in the process. Wally's closest friends and family remain his captives. Though Savage is weakened, he has a super-powered henchwoman by his side. The Russian speedster Christina Molotova, now addicted to Velocity 9, is under Savage's sinister control. Granted a new lease on life, the Flash dons his new costume with determination; now, nothing can stop him from saving those he loves. The Flash has been reborn! No trap, no weapon, no super-powered opposition will be able to stop the fastest man alive from bringing his immortal nemesis to justice!