The Flash


TITLE: "The Secret of Barry Allen, Part Two: Reformed"
COVER BLURB: "The Secret that Split the Justice League!"
DATE: December 2004


WRITER: Geoff Johns
ARTIST: Howard Porter

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

ASS'T EDITOR: Michael Siglain
COVER: Howard Porter


QUOTE: "Once we carry through Jesse's plan, everything is going to change for us. And everyone will finally see us for what we really are. Heroes." —The Pied Piper

SUMMARY: Roscoe Dillon — the supervillain known as the Top — was always one of Barry Allen's most crazed and dangerous foes, returning from the dead again and again to threaten the Flash and all that he held dear in terrifying new ways. Now, in the wake of Sue Dibny's murder, Wally West has learned one of Barry's most shameful secrets; Barry Allen and the Justice League tampered with the Top's mind in an effort to rehabilitate him, altering his thoughts and personality in a dangerous gamble to neutralize the threat he represented to the Flash and the public at large. The experiment left Dillon more tortured and maddened than ever before and Barry was never able to assuage his guilt at having intentionally ruined a man's mind. A letter written by the former Flash calls on Wally West to set things right, to find the Top and to undo the damage that was done to him by well-intentioned but misguided superheroes. Meanwhile, Batman and Nightwing discover a minor clue regarding Linda's recent whereabouts, Ashley Zolomon emerges from her coma, and Heatwave, the Pied Piper, and other Rogues gone straight continue their preparations for a secret strike on their villainous counterparts.