The Flash


TITLE: "To Race with Gods"
COVER BLURB: "To Race with Gods!"
DATE: October 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: "Some force beyond my ken does madden all the gods for war. I fear for us all." —Hermes

SUMMARY:  When Wally West learns that Lady Flash and the Kapitalist Kouriers are under attack, he races to their aid and finds the speedsters falling at the hands of a fleet-footed god! Hermes has come to Keystone City. The Greek god taunts the impulsive fastest mortal alive into attacking him, and Wally soon learns why. With a touch of his fingers, Hermes absorbs the Flash's remarkable energies and adds them to his own. After recovering from this unexpected ambush, the Flash follows the god and discovers the purpose behind his unexpected actions. Hermes is locked in battle with Mercury, his Roman counterpart, and requires all the speed he can absorb to triumph in his struggle. Thanks to the intervention of the Flash, Mercury is soon vanquished. Hermes then explains that an epic struggle between pantheons is unfolding here on Earth. With Wonder Woman, Troia, and all of mankind threatened, the Flash vows to do his part to bring an end to this War of the Gods and joins the conflict alongside his fellow superheroes.

LINK: The Unofficial War of the Gods Index