The Flash


TITLE: "Emergency Stop Part Three: Fashion Victims"
DATE: December 1997

WRITERS: Grant Morrison & Mark Millar
PENCILS: Paul Ryan
INKS: John Nyberg
COLORS: Tom McCraw
EDITOR: Paul Kupperberg

ASS'T EDITOR: Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt
COVER: Steve Lightle


QUOTE: "Sometimes I think Jay does this deliberately. He gives me this look like he expects me to have all the answers... And somehow that always forces me to think of something." —Wally West

SUMMARY:  The Suit's plan to cause a jailbreak at Keystone County Prison has succeeded, and the incarcerated supervillains are eager to take revenge on the speedsters who had them put away. Fortunately, the crippled Wally West has found a way to channel the raw power of the speed force into a new costume that acts like living energy and is capable of supporting his shattered legs. The strengthened link to the speed force also seems to be granting the fastest man alive a bit more speed, and he'll need all the speed he's got to take down the Suit, who has possessed the body of Max Mercury. After lending some speed to Jay and Impulse, enough to help them end the Keystone County Prison riot before it can truly begin, the Flash runs down the Suit and sets to work unraveling it thread by thread. Wally's relieved to learn that the living costume has been possessed by an electrical field creature from another world rather than the ghost of an executed villain, but will even the physical destruction of the Suit itself bring and end to the entity's relentless quest for vengeance?