The Flash


TITLE: "Beat the Clock"
COVER BLURB: "Future Tense!"
DATE: September 1992


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

LETTERER: Tim Harkins
Matt Hollingsworth

ASST. EDITOR: Ruben Diaz
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Greg LaRocque & José Marzan Jr.




QUOTE: "The people of this city look to me to maintain strict order. Without my guidance, they would become victims of anarchy—prey to the cacophonous discord of individuality... Marvel at the wondrous harmony!" —The Chronarch

SUMMARY:  The Flash has been transported to the 64th century along with the fugitive Abra Kadabra. There, four thousand years in the future, he observes a populace of mindless men and women whose every movement is regulated by the Chronarch of the Central Clockworks, an oppressive machine intelligence designed to maintain the calculated precision of a perfect society. When the scarlet speedster realizes that the offbeat followers of Abra Kadabra are radicals advocating independence and individuality, he decides that he has no choice but to free the delusional supervillain and join him in an attempt to overthrow the Central Clockworks!