The Flash

#53

TITLE: "Fast Friends"
COVER BLURB: "It's a Race Against Time—
With Jimmy Olsen's Life at Stake!"
DATE: August 1991

WRITER: William Messner-Loebs
PENCILS: Greg LaRocque
INKS: Jose Marzan Jr.
COLORS: Glenn Whitmore
LETTERS: Tim Harkins
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Dan Jurgens and Jose Marzan Jr.

COVER PRICE: $1.00

QUOTE: "[The Joker] kills people, Wally.  He's a sadist and a psychopath... I doubt he has real human feelings of any kind... He's not gay, Wally." —The Pied Piper

SUMMARY: After finding out under some awkward circumstances that his best friend, the Pied Piper, is gay, the Flash is eager to get away for a while. Superman arrives in Keystone City with the perfect diversion, a daring rescue attempt that will require the two fastest men alive to work together. A drug-enhanced, electrically-charged metahuman who formerly assisted the CIA in the island nation of San Felipe is eager to get revenge on that country's corrupt dictator, Hector Esquelito. The madman has taken Jimmy Olsen captive and is threatening to kill him if the man of steel fails to deliver Esquelito within twenty-four hours. Sending the Flash to San Felipe to obtain Esquelito, Superman turns to the Central Intelligence Agency for more answers regarding the situation. The two heroes are going to have to think fast in order to save Jimmy's life and disable the powerful maniac who's taken him hostage.

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