The Flash


TITLE: "Magic Words"
COVER BLURB: "To Stop Felix Faust... the Flash Must Outrace the Power of Shazam!"
DATE: July 2000

WRITER: Brian Augustyn & Mark Waid
PENCILS: Paul Pelletier
INKS: Doug Hazlewood
COLORS: Tom McCraw
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri
COVER: Steve Lightle


QUOTE: "Our vibrational auras intersect in a crashing crescendo of discordant oscillation!" —The Flash gets technical

SUMMARY: Among the attendees at the Central Expo Center's Broadcaster's Convention are Linda Park and her young friend Billy Batson. When Wally West meets up with the two following their convention activities he finds them suddenly spouting seemingly nonsensical incantations, words that are having a clear effect on the world around them. The two journalists, along with countless others, have been magically tampered with! The Flash soon determines that Felix Faust, an evil sorcerer known for tormenting the Justice League, is behind the shenanigans. Faust is intend on turning back the clock, on reverting the world to a medieval state in which magic — and Felix Faust in particular — shall rule in the place of technology. Billy Batson's involvement in the situation is fortunate as it will take the combined might of both Captain Marvel and the Flash to unravel Faust's diabolical scheme.