The Flash

#199

TITLE: "Blitz Part 3: Into the Fast Lane"
COVER BLURB: "Flash vs. Zoom in Blitz: The Confrontation!"
DATE: August 2003

 

WRITER: Geoff Johns
ARTIST: Scott Kolins

INKS: Doug Hazlewood
COLORS: James Sinclair
LETTERS: Ken Lopez
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri
COVER: Scott Kolins

COVER PRICE: $2.25

QUOTE: "You are not fast enough. With all the speed you've absorbed from your 'allies'—you are still not fast enough to stop me. I am beyond speed!" —Zoom

SUMMARY: Intent on forcing the Flash to face great personal tragedy, Zoom holds Linda Park-West in his grasp. Jay Garrick, Impulse, and the scarlet speedster himself are stunned to discover that this new Reverse-Flash is moving at speeds that they cannot match. Somehow, Zoom is able to move faster than the Flash without accessing the speed force, and the villainous speedster seems unable to slow down. Effortlessly fending off the super-speed attacks of the heroes who oppose him, Zoom snaps his fingers and causes another destructive sonic boom. Linda is thrown by the concussion and suffers extensive injuries. After delivering his pregnant wife to the hospital, Wally absorbs speed from Jay and Bart in order to continue the battle with his new nemesis. Their combat takes these fastest men alive across countless miles. Zoom pauses to remove his mask and reveal his true identity, explaining his insane motives to a stunned scarlet speedster. By attacking and destroying the Flash's weaknesses, by scarring him for life, Hunter Zolomon hopes to change Wally West into a more ruthless and determined hero. Zoom then revisits Keystone General Hospital in an instant and returns with a chilling announcement. Linda has miscarried as a result of her injuries; the Flash's unborn children, a son and a daughter, have been lost!

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