The Flash


TITLE: "The Wild Wests Part Three: Fleeting Lives"
COVER BLURB: "Run For It!"

DATE: December 2007


WRITER: Mark Waid
ARTIST: Freddie E. Williams II

LETTERS: Travis Lanham

COLORS: Tanya Horie & Richard Horie
ASSOC EDITOR: Rachel Gluckstern

EDITOR: Joan Hilty
COVER: Doug Braithwaite


QUOTE: "From you? I take this from you? I'm getting lectured on child safety from a man who's gone through four Robins?" —The Flash to Batman

SUMMARY:  As the Flash and his family grapple with the leader of the aquatic aliens attacking Keystone City, the Justice League of America arrives to lend their support. The invaders have little choice but to retreat to their watery homeworld. Averting an alien invasion isn't the only reason for the Justice League's visit, however. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the others are deeply concerned about the way in which Iris and Jai are being inducted into a life of superheroism. They feel the youngsters are being put at risk. Wally and Linda are furious that their parenting is being called into question. They defend their decisions by declaring the terrible truth about their superpowered children: the Wests have been able to temporarily stabilize the twins' erratic powers, but they cannot control their accelerated growth. Iris and Jai could age by years, even whole decades, at any given time! For Wally and Linda's gifted children, a lifetime may pass in the blink of an eye.