The Flash


TITLE: "Animal House"
DATE: August 2004


WRITER: Geoff Johns
ARTIST: Howard Porter

INKS: Livesay
COLORS: James Sinclair
LETTERS: Pat Brosseau
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri

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


QUOTE: "I've been so concerned about myself, I forgot that the Flash isn't just me. It isn't about Wally West. Or even Barry Allen or Jay Garrick anymore. It is a symbol, an image for Keystone that helps these people fight to be something better. I'm proud to be a part of this. And I always have been." —The Flash

SUMMARY:  The fun and adventure that Wally West and Dick Grayson experience when teaming up once more wears off quickly as the two heroes are being torn apart defending the Flash Museum from Gorilla Grodd. It takes a calculated maneuver on the part of the Flash — who miraculously builds up enough speed to knock the rampaging beast unconscious — to bring the bloody battle to an end. Making certain that the defeated Grodd is properly subdued at Iron Heights Penitentiary, the Flash crosses paths with police profiler Ashley Zolomon, who has been visiting the prison regularly to attend to her ex-husband, the comatose Zoom. The fastest man alive makes it quite clear that he's lost all respect and consideration for the Zolomons, and that he has no desire to see Zoom rehabilitated. Unfortunately, it's these very attitudes that put police mechanic Wally West at the top of Chyre and Morillo's list of suspects when Ashley Zolomon is involved in a disastrous car accident that seems quite clearly to be a case of sabotage.