"Still Life in the Fast Lane"
"A Day in the Life of the Flash"
Mark Millar & Grant Morrison
is it with you and saving people?... Rescue everyone and the world's going to
get awfully crowded, Jay. I'm the smartest man alive at the moment so I know
what I'm talking about. Learn to lose every once in a while. A little humility
prepares you for what lies ahead." —Clifford Devoe
SUMMARY: While Wally West recuperates from his recent
injuries, Jay Garrick has taken over as Keystone City's first line of
defense. It's been a long time since Jay held the full responsibilities
that come with the Flash title and the aging superhero finds that
returning to full-time duty grants him feelings of rejuvenation as well
as a sense of progress. A lot has changed since Jay Garrick was the
fastest man alive, but the wisdom and experience the first Flash has
accumulated still serve him well. Jay finds himself visiting often with
Clifford Devoe, the man once known as the Thinker. Devoe's days of
supervillainy are long behind him, however. He's slowly dying of cancer,
and Jay is desperate to find some way to save him. The answer to the
Thinker's continued survival may lie with his old thinking cap, a helmet
device that helped to boost his brainpower. On the day of his fiftieth
wedding anniversary, Jay seeks out all of his old friends and allies in
a search for the device, but he soon learns that for many the past is
dead and buried and that there may be no outrunning a man's mortality.