The Flash

#172

TITLE: "Blood Will Run Part 3: Close to Home"
COVER BLURB: "The Cult of Cicada!"
DATE: May 2001

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

COVER PRICE: $2.25

QUOTE: "Flash be with you." —Cicada

SUMMARY: A crazed Magenta overpowers the Flash, immobilizes the Keystone City Police, and escapes from police headquarters with the fastest man alive in tow. The Flash finds himself a worshipped captive being held by the cult that has been killing men and women in his name. Their leader is the ageless fanatic known only as Cicada. The key to his immortality is the life energy that courses through Wally West's super-powered body. Cicada, long having lived off of the energy that has been passed on to the men and women saved by the Flash, now intends to stab the hero and use that pure life energy to resurrect his long-dead bride. Even with their chosen god in their grasp, however, the Children of Cicada's killing spree has not come to an end. The Flash's own bride, Linda Park-West, is in deadly peril!

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