The Flash


TITLE: "Misdirection"
COVER BLURB: "Abra Kadabra Returns! Hat Trick!"
DATE: August 1992


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

LETTERER: Tim Harkins
Matt Hollingsworth

ASST. EDITOR: Frank Pittarese
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Greg LaRocque & José Marzan Jr.




QUOTE: "The being you call Abra Kadabra was an aberrant personality—an entity who denied the groupmind and sought individuality. For this crime, he was exiled through time. Sending him here seemed the humane thing to do." —Peregrine on 64th century justice

SUMMARY:  At a charity event, the Flash, Pied Piper, and Linda Park watch in horror as a magic show is interrupted by an explosive stunt that wasn't part of the dress rehearsal. Abra Kadabra is back! The mad magician has convinced himself that he accomplished the greatest magic trick in human history by returning from the dead. Now, he plans on repeating the performance using the population of Keystone City! As the Flash panics, desperate to stop the insanely powerful villain before he can kill thousands, a solution presents itself. Peregrine, a hunter from the 64th century, has been sent to retrieve Abra Kadabra. The Flash and Peregrine race across the city in pursuit of the technological magician but something goes awry during their frenzied effort to apprehend him. Peregrine and Kadabra have made the leap home, but the Flash is now stranded more than four thousand years in the future!