"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
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"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.