"The Human Race, Part One: Radio Days"
"The Human Race. Part 1 of 3."
Grant Morrison & Mark Millar
L. A. Williams
"Prepare for the challenge. We choose this world because a singularity event was
scheduled to consume its sun. First challenge. Place bets. Complete
gravitational collapse to a radius of 50 astronomical units. Survive." —The
SUMMARY: An alien speedster named G-Force materializes
on the streets of Keystone City, his heart near disintegration. With his
dying breath he warns of an oncoming challenge to Earth and its people.
Soon, two massive, mysterious alien beings follow to declare the rules
they intend to impose on the planet. These interstellar gamblers roam
the universe, pitting beings with super-speed against one another.
Realizing he has little choice but to participate in the race, the Flash
volunteers as his world's champion. The racetrack will take him
throughout space-time, facing cosmic challenges as awe-inspiring as they
are deadly. Should he lose, the Earth and all its people will perish. As
mind boggling as the ramifications of this challenge may be, however,
Wally is even more stunned to meet his familiar opponent. The merciless
alien beings have chosen Krakkl, an unusual life form that a young Wally
West assumed to be his imaginary friend. An energy being from the radio
world of Kwyzz, Krakkl may just have the speed to outrun the fastest man
alive. But will either Krakkl or the Flash be able to summon the speed
necessary to escape from the obstacle at the center of their first
challenge—a black hole?