Chapter One: Circular Logic"
"Presidential Race! Part 1"
Waid and Brian Augustyn
Mike Wieringo & Jose Marzan Jr.
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The score still stands. Flash, 563... Assorted lunatics, Nada...
and everyone walks away clean." —the Flash
Flash finds himself at an overcrowded Keystone City political rally, protecting
independent presidential candidate C. Jacob Cartwright from a bevy of angry
opponents. Hardly a supporter of the disturbingly conservative
Cartwright, the Flash finds himself once again at odds with local
politics when Keystone's mayor informs him he is no longer welcome in
the city. Meanwhile, Wally's friend the Pied Piper encounters a
spinning child's toy bearing a message from a long-dead villain: the Top!
Piper, viciously fighting Cartwright's campaign with his own alternative
lifestyle interest group, is convinced that the presidential hopeful he
opposes and the undead Top he shares past criminal connections to are one
and the same, and he's willing to go to any lengths to make others
see things his way.