The Flash

#191

TITLE: "The Brave and the Beaten"
COVER BLURB: "It's a Grimm World... We Just Die In It! Guest-Starring Hawkman."
DATE: December 2002

WRITER: Geoff Johns
PENCILS: Scott Kolins
INKS: Doug Hazlewood
COLORS: James Sinclair
LETTERS: Bill Oakley
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri
COVER: Scott Kolins

COVER PRICE: $2.25

QUOTE: "A suggestion then, Flash—Try not to bleed." —Hawkman

SUMMARY: Familiar fairy tales spring to life one stormy afternoon as an enormous beanstalk sprouts in the center of Keystone City and grows high into the gathering green clouds. It's then that Cliff, the cocky college student who has been trying to spark a relationship with Linda, reveals himself as the villainous Brother Grimm in disguise! The evil king remains utterly obsessed with replacing the scarlet speedster. Now, he's taken the Flash's bride to serve as his princess and is determined to conquer Keystone City. As the Flash fends-off a pack of fire-breathing dragons he finds a familiar hero unexpectedly fighting by his side. The winged-warrior Hawkman has witnessed the chaos in Keystone, and he's prepared to join the fight. Together, the superheroes climb the beanstalk to reach the world of Eastwind, where they must battle magic and monsters to save Linda from the clutches of her kidnapper.

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