The Flash


TITLE: "The Summoner"
COVER BLURB: "Guest-Starring Nightwing!"

DATE: January 2006


WRITER: Joey Cavalieri
PENCILLER: Val Semeiks

INKER: Livesay

LETTERS: Pat Brosseau
COLORS: James Sinclair
ASST EDITOR: Harvey Richards

EDITOR: Stephen Wacker
COVER: Art Thibert and James Sinclair


QUOTE: "Could you be any more of a relic of a bygone time? You're so over. The spandex. The ridiculous little ear wings. The silly name. The tiresome, Sunday-funnies moralizing. The chipper, back-of-the-cereal-box, gung-ho attitude... You couldn't get anybody to spend a dime for that now." —The Parallaxians

SUMMARY:  A group of super-powered beings who profess to be from an alternate dimension named Point Parallax have asked the Flash for help in saving their people, and Wally West is all-too eager to assist because their paradisiacal point of origin might offer the hero and his family a safe haven in years to come. Wally has been plagued by troubling dreams and nightmarish visions ever since the birth of his twins, glimpses at possible futures in which his family is torn apart and his loved ones are dead or devastated. The Parallaxians have made a seemingly simple request, asking that the Flash obtain an alien device known as the Summoner, and he intends to deliver. Visiting the Flash Museum to retrieve the relic, Wally discovers that the Summoner has been taken by two of his former Titans teammates, Nightwing and Cyborg, and delivered to S.T.A.R. Labs in an effort to determine the true nature of its immense power.  Dismissive of the potential dangers and desperate to help his family as well as the mysterious Parallaxians, Wally retrieves the Summoner despite his friends' objections and follows through on his promise. Unfortunately, the fastest man alive soon discovers that all of his recent decisions may have been dictated by nothing more than fantasy and illusion and, as a result, that he's just delivered a potentially devastating weapon into the hands of one of his most powerful foes!