The Flash


TITLE: "The Wild Wests Part Five: Headlong"
COVER BLURB: "Stranded!"

DATE: February 2008


WRITER: Mark Waid
ARTIST: Freddie E. Williams II

LETTERS: Jared K. Fletcher

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

EDITOR: Joan Hilty
COVER: Daniel Acuña


QUOTE: "Wally—! I'm tired.  Lately you're either demanding or pushing or accusing us of wanting to take your kids. The Justice League isn't run by the one who yells loudest. It never has been." —John Stewart

SUMMARY:  Having unlocked the key to accessing the interdimensional teleportation that utilizes surface water, the Flash leads Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Black Lightning on a retaliatory strike against the aquatic aliens who have declared war on all air-breathers. After hours of battling wave after wave of alien warriors in the depths of their watery homeworld, however, the fastest man alive discerns that he and his Justice League teammates are trapped in a repeating illusion designed to distract them. Instantly teleporting home, Wally finds that the aquatic aliens have begun their invasion of Keystone City in earnest and that Jai, having learned of his potentially fatal condition, is ready and willing to join his father in facing these monsters regardless of the danger.