The Flash


TITLE: "The Human Race, Part One: Radio Days"
COVER BLURB: "The Human Race. Part 1 of 3."
DATE: April 1998


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

ASS'T EDITOR: L. A. Williams

EDITOR: Paul Kupperberg
COVER: Steve Lightle


QUOTE: "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 alien gamblers

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?