The Flash


TITLE: "Blood Will Run Part 1: Breaking the Foundation"
COVER BLURB: "Murder, Magnetism, and Magenta!"
DATE: March 2001

WRITER: Geoff Johns
PENCILS: Scott Kolins
INKS: Doug Hazlewood
COLORS: James Sinclair
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri
COVER: Brian Bolland


QUOTE: "Save it, Flash, okay? I'm just a name on a long checklist of yours. Like she is." —Julie Jackam

SUMMARY: Keystone City is attracting a number of colorful characters, many of them sure to prove dangerous. At a Keystone City Combines hockey game, Wally West spots Len Snart — the one and only Captain Cold — trying to blend in with the arena's crowd. Keith Kenyon — the former supervillain once known as Goldface — has taken a position as a union commissioner and is now rallying Keystone's automobile workers. Elsewhere, Jesse Quick is finding that her business life and her role as a superhero can become volatile when mixed. While responding to a police gun battle at Keystone Motors, the Flash finds himself face to face with two disgruntled ex-girlfriends: Julie Jackam, the only single mother on the Keystone City police force, and Frankie Kane, the magnetism-powered schizophrenic known as Magenta. Magenta helps to save the scarlet speedster's life, but will the unbalanced woman ultimately define herself as a superhero or a supervillain? Even more distressing are the two fanatical assassins who initiated the Keystone Motors attack. What motivated their strike, and why do they seem eerily focused on the fastest man alive? Julie Jackam finds herself a target once again in the aftermath of the incident simply because her life was saved by the Flash!