The Flash


TITLE: "Event Horizon"
COVER BLURB: "Can Even the Flash Outrun a Black Hole?"
DATE: October 2001

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


QUOTE: "If you think you're going to make me do all the paperwork, forget it. You know how many extra forms they're making us do on these metahuman cases? Ten alone on Tar Pit. I studied to be a homicide detective, not get involved with superhero lowlifes. No offense, Flash." —Detective Jared Morillo

SUMMARY: After leaving a Central City playhouse one quiet evening, Connie Noleski and fiancé Chester Runk — the human black hole known as Chunk, and a longtime friend of Wally West — are mugged on the street by a pair of ill-fated thugs. As Chunk uses his internalized singularity to immediately dispense with the robbers' guns, however, a shot is fired from far away by an unseen sniper. The Chunk is hit, and the bullet exposes his singularity to the outside world. At an ever-increasing rate, the entire city is being sucked inside of Chunk's body! The Flash is soon summoned by a helpless Central City Police Department, but can even the fastest man alive restore Chunk's singularity to stability and save reality from collapse? Even as part of Central City is being destroyed, the Mirror Master is appearing ominously to his fellow Rogues in a variety of reflective surfaces, making connections and laying out long-term plans. Though Wally West does not suspect it, Chunk is just the latest of his friends to become a target. The Rogues are eliminating the Flash's allies one by one, but who is the mysterious figure responsible for these elaborate machinations?