The Flash


TITLE: "The Red Carpet"
COVER BLURB: "Running with the Pack!"
DATE: May 2004


WRITER: Geoff Johns
ARTIST: Howard Porter

INKS: Livesay
COLORS: James Sinclair
LETTERS: Rob Leigh
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri

ASS'T EDITOR: Harvey Richards
COVER: Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald


QUOTE: "Look at this timeline, all of the things in this museum. There's displays for idiots like Chillblaine and Big Sir, but there's no mention of Barry Allen or Wally West. The Spectre erased any connection..." —Wally West

SUMMARY:  When the Flash and hundreds of Keystone City citizens are threatened by Abra Kadabra and a pack of familiar foes during a day of celebration in the scarlet speedster's honor, Jay Garrick and Kid Flash race to the rescue. Fighting alongside fellow Flashes reminds Wally just how important it is to trust his friends and family with the reborn secret of his true identity. When the battle has been resolved, the trio of costumed crime fighters discovers that the day of celebration was being held specifically to commemorate the opening of an all-new Flash Museum. The museum's myriad exhibits, recognizing villains large and small yet unable to honor the men behind the heroic Flash masks, allows Wally to begin to recognize the true consequences of keeping Barry Allen's identity and his own a secret from the world. Those ramifications of his choice are reinforced when Wally is abducted from the Flash Museum by the Justice League of America, who demand an explanation from Keystone's mysterious resident superhero.