The Flash


TITLE: "Dead or Alive"
COVER BLURB: "Target of the Apes!"
DATE: March 2003

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


QUOTE: "You wear the color of blood. It is forbidden in Gorilla City. Is this to remind you of what you're fighting for? To avenge the blood that has been spilled?" —Nnamdi

SUMMARY: Gorilla Grodd has escaped from Iron Heights Penitentiary, breaking Hunter Zolomon's back in the process. Enraged by this attack and desperate to recapture his animalistic nemesis, the Flash races to Gorilla City, Africa. He finds that the hidden jungle metropolis of intelligent apes is now under the leadership of Nnamdi, son of the great Solovar. A pacifist who fears the violent ways of humankind, Nnamdi can sense the Flash's thirst for revenge and refuses to aid him. When Grodd attempts to overtake the city, the fastest man alive seemingly fulfills Nnamdi's fears as he attacks his enemy without restraint. The Flash unleashes a brutal lightning-fast onslaught, and Grodd responds with wave after wave of telepathic torment. When the Flash finally fells the bloodthirsty beast, Nnamdi intervenes. Using his own finely honed telepathic powers, the gorilla leader erases the location of Gorilla City from Wally West's mind. The scarlet speedster wakes to find himself in Keystone City. Making his way to St. Edward's Hospital, Wally visits with a traumatized Hunter Zolomon, who is struggling to make sense of the assault that has left him paralyzed.