The Flash

#174

TITLE: "Moving Right Along"
COVER BLURB: "This Issue: A New Villain!  A New Home for the Flash!"
DATE: July 2001

WRITER: Geoff Johns
PENCILLER: Scott Kolins
INKER: Doug Hazlewood
COLORS: James Sinclair
LETTERS: John Costanza
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri
COVER: Brian Bolland

COVER PRICE: $2.25

QUOTE: "I still don't know about Hartley. How far has he really left that life of crime behind him? Has he really stopped associating with the Rogues?" —The Rathaways' butler

SUMMARY: Linda and Wally West, their house in West Key destroyed, pack their remaining belongings and move to a beautiful new apartment in downtown Keystone City. Wally is very excited to be moving back to the city but none too thrilled that he'll have to endure a visit from Linda's parents. He's almost pleased when, in the midst of carrying on an excruciating conversation with his father-in-law, the hockey game they're watching is interrupted by an unusual disturbance and he's able to escape. A monstrous, mischievous new villain calling himself Tar Pit — a searing pile of amorphous asphalt possessed by the spirit of a careless criminal — has taken to the ice during a Keystone City Combines play-off game. Tar Pit's only seeking glory and reckless amusement but he soon finds himself embroiled in a battle with two of Keystone City's most powerful hockey fans — the Flash and Captain Cold. Meanwhile, whilst awaiting a visit from their son, Osgood and Rachel Rathaway are brutally attacked by an intruder wielding sonic weaponry. Has the Pied Piper lashed out at his own parents?

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