The Flash


TITLE: "Running Behind"
COVER BLURB: "Barry Allen is Back... And Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again!"
DATE: April 1993


WRITER: Mark Waid
PENCILLER: Greg LaRocque
INKER: Roy Richardson

LETTERER: Tim Harkins
Matt Hollingsworth

ASST. EDITOR: Ruben Diaz
EDITOR: Brian Augustyn
COVER: Ty Templeton




QUOTE: "I'm the Flash! Do you understand me, punk? I'm the Flash!!!" A vindictive Barry Allen reclaims his title

SUMMARY: Though Wally West is overjoyed by the miraculous return of his mentor, he can't help but feel as if his own role as Keystone City's protector has been somehow diminished now that he's sharing his duties with both Jay Garrick and the newly resurrected Barry Allen. The timing is right, however, as the Flash will undoubtedly need the help of his forerunners to address a growing threat. The Combine, an enigmatic and powerful gang wielding highly-advanced technology, is staging a series of daring heists and indiscriminately endangering countless lives in the process. During an all-out battle with the forces of the Combine, Barry uncharacteristically loses control and Wally is terrified to catch a glimpse of the man's unrestrained rage as he angrily attempts to reassert his title as the Flash, carelessly unconcerned with his successor's well-being. Disturbingly, Barry Allen has changed.