The Flash

#78

TITLE: "Blitzkrieg"
COVER BLURB: "To Save the City, They Would Have to Defeat Their Most Deadly Foe... Barry Allen!"
DATE: July 1993

 

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

LETTERER: Tim Harkins
COLORIST:
Matt Hollingsworth

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

 

COVER PRICE: $1.25

 

QUOTE: "But you love your Uncle Barry... That's why you took his name and costume, isn't it?  In a sense, you did it so the world wouldn't forget him... or his heroism." —Max Mercury

SUMMARY: Wally West has learned the terrible truth behind the nightmarish return of Barry Allen. After being schooled in the Zen art of super-speed by his three esteemed allies—Jay Garrick, Johnny Quick, and Max Mercury—Wally sets-up a calculated plot to defeat their common enemy. He makes his way to the ruins of the Flash Museum to set the stage for a fateful confrontation. Meanwhile, the three Golden Age speedsters respond to a prison riot initiated by the maniacal Barry Allen. In the aftermath of the brutal battle that ensues, Jay taunts Barry in order to lure him into the trap that awaits him at the Flash Museum. Face to face with the deranged madman posing as the Flash, Wally confronts him with the secret of his true identity by providing him with more suitable costuming—a chillingly familiar yellow suit. The book that provided the explanation for this identity crisis—The Life Story of the Flash by Iris Allen—is a volume from the far future. Its inside cover reveals its owner to be none other than the villainous Eobard Thawne. It isn't Barry Allen who returned from the dead to take his revenge upon Central City but the demented Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash!

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