The Flash


TITLE: "Chain Lightning, Chapter Two:
Time Like a River..."
DATE: March 1999

WRITER: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
PENCILS: Paul Pelletier
INKS: Vince Russell
COLORS: Tom McCraw
LETTERS: Gaspar Saladino
EDITOR: Paul Kupperberg
COVER: Steve Lightle


QUOTE: "Wanted... to go out.... running... You told me... Flashes who die  ::koff::  on the run... they join the speed force... I have  ::koff::  to get there, Max... have to see her... hold her... again..." —The Flash of 2231

SUMMARY: Jesse Quick continues her desperate battle in the year 2764, fighting alongside Flash Jace Allen against a crafty female version of the villain Cobalt Blue. Meanwhile, the epic battle to combat the Cobalt Blue gem and its prophecy of doom continues with other speedsters in numerous other eras. Wally West travels to the 853rd century in order to enlist the help of Flash John Fox and finds himself battling an evil cloud of living silicon. Max Mercury encounters grim incarnations of both the Flash and Cobalt Blue in the bleak year 2231. Impulse finds himself on a floating futuristic Central City set high in Earth's atmosphere. Jay Garrick secretly seeks out Iris West, Wally's daughter, in the not-too-distant future. In the present day, police scientist Angela Margolin has been handed the dangerous job of keeping an eye on Malcolm Thawne, the evil twin of Barry Allen who started it all. There seems no end for the family feud in sight and Wally, at last, decides it's up to him alone to track down the most dangerous Thawne descendent of them all: Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash!

LINK: Hyperborea: The Legacy of Cobalt Blue