"Crossfire Prologue: Tricked!"
"Introducing the Trickster!"
PENCILS: Scott Kolins
COLORS: James Sinclair
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"Make sure you tell 'em
that you were baffled, bamboozled, swindled, cheated... and, of course,
tricked—by the Trickster!" —Axel Walker
SUMMARY: Keystone City is being menaced by an infuriatingly
mischievous new supervillain with a familiar bag of tricks. The crimes
are the work of Axel Walker, a reckless young criminal who has chosen to
adopt the weapons and the persona of the Trickster. The Flash and Rogue
Profiler Hunter Zolomon learn firsthand that this new Trickster's
high-tech gadgetry and his twisted personality are a dangerous
combination. Walker is hoping to prove himself worthy to Blacksmith, the
mysterious villainess who has labored to establish the Network, an
underground market that supplies and aids some of the nation's most
heinous supervillains. Not only have the sinister Blacksmith and her
network of Rogues been controlling the criminal underworld of Keystone
and Central City, they've been calculating the elimination of the Flash!
Some of Wally West's closest friends have been brought down by
instructions issued by Blacksmith. At the Keystone Police Department,
Detective Fred Chyre comes to the startling realization that his
partner, Detective Morillo, has been replaced with an evil duplicate
from a mirror dimension. The replacement, the sadistic assassin known as
Plunder, is working in conjunction with the Mirror Master for the
Network. Blacksmith has plans for the twin cities, and with the help of
the Rogues under her command she intends to see to it that neither the
scarlet speedster nor the police are able to stand in her way.