The Flash


TITLE: "Ignition Part I: Driven"
COVER BLURB: "Ignition!  A Bold New Beginning for the Flash!  His New Life Starts Now!"
DATE: October 2003


WRITER: Geoff Johns
ARTIST: Alberto Dose
COLORS: James Sinclair
LETTERS: Kurt Hathaway
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri
COVER: Alberto Dose


QUOTE: "We lost it all. All because I got caught in the crossfire with the Flash and some maniac. It's still like a dream. A nightmare. I don't know where the Flash disappeared to but I'm glad he's gone." —Linda Park-West

SUMMARY: The Flash has gone missing and the colorful supervillains of Keystone City are running rampant in his absence! One unknown Rogue in particular is taking advantage of the hero's absence to a murderous end; someone is killing police officers, their frozen corpses found at ice-covered crime scenes. A young mechanic named Wally West learns of the situation at his new job working for the Keystone Police Department. Unfortunately, the third-shift position calls for long hours and late nights and Wally doesn't have time to spend with his still-grieving wife, Linda. His 3:00am lunch breaks do introduce him to a new friend, however, a mysterious loner named Len Snart. One night, on his way to the police garage, chaos on the city streets turns deadly and Wally finds himself thrust into the midst of a dangerous multi-car accident. The sudden strike of a lightning bolt grants him the means to save those involved in the pile-up and signals the start of an extraordinary change in the young man's life.