The Flash


TITLE: "The Barry Allen Foundation"
COVER BLURB: "Into the Abyss!"
DATE: January 1992


WRITER: William Messner-Loebs
PENCILLER: Greg LaRocque
INKER: Jos Marzan Jr.

LETTERS: Tim Harkins
COLORS: Glenn Whitmore
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Greg Larocque & Jos Marzan Jr.




QUOTE: "That was Stringy, one of the metahumans you never hear about! His only power is making his arms and legs stretch out three feet! Needless to say, the JLI doesn't return his calls!'" The Pied Piper

SUMMARY:  The Flash and his wily attorney, Benjamin Harrison Hayes, are planning to establish a number of faux charity organizations in order to ensure that he receives his share of the Icicle's inheritance. Regardless of their plans, the fastest man alive must fight a legal battle with Doyle Christie, the Icicle's greedy granddaughter. At a hearing held to contest the late supervillain's will, both Wally and Doyle are unexpectedly abducted. They find themselves in the dilapidated, abandoned lair of the Turtle, a space that has appropriated for the homeless masses of Keystone City by the Pied Piper. The humanitarian vigilante is interested in teaching Wally and Doyle a lesson about those less privileged than them. After experiencing the plight of homeless men and women and less-than fortunate metahumans, the Flash vows to use his share of the inheritance to establish a legitimate charity, the Barry Allen Foundation. Doyle Christie, however, doesn't seem to have understood the Piper's message. With her share of the money, she plans to try her hand at a glorious life of crime-fighting as the all-new Icicle.