The Flash


TITLE: "Flash: Year One Born to Run! Chapter 2: Inherit the Wind"
COVER BLURB: "Year One. Born to Run!"
DATE: Late May 1992


WRITER: Mark Waid
PENCILLER: Greg LaRocque
INKER: Jos Marzan Jr.

LETTERER: Tim Harkins
COLORIST: Glenn Whitmore
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Greg LaRocque & Jos Marzan Jr.




QUOTE: "You received a very special gift today. I won't ask you to hide that gift, but I will ask you to earn it. Do you swear to me that you'll use it only to help people in need, and never for personal gain?" The Flash to Wally West

SUMMARY:  Whilst looking over a scrapbook kept by Iris Allen, Wally West continues to reflect on his remarkable origin as a superhero. Like Barry Allen before him, Wally was doused with electrified chemicals after being struck by a freak bolt of lightning. The accident, representing an astonishing coincidence, seemed nothing less than an act of fate. After testing the boy with a game of catch in a nearby park, the Flash confirmed that Wally West's wildest dreams had come true. He was now the fastest kid alive, possessing all the powers of his superhero idol! The young speedster's introduction to crime fighting occurred just as swiftly when he and the Flash tangled with a familiar gang of Central City robbers. Seeing Wally's powers at work, and knowing that the enthusiastic youngster would require both support and guidance, the Flash decided to take the boy on as his sidekick. Donning a version of his mentor's costume, Wally West became Kid Flash!