The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive


TITLE: "Lightning in a Bottle, Part Five: Missing in Action"
COVER BLURB: "In the Spotlight"
DATE: December 2006


WRITERS: Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo

INKERS: Alex Lei & Rob Lea

LETTERER: Pat Brosseau
COLORS: Richard Horie & Tanya Horie
ASST EDITOR: Rachel Gluckstern

EDITOR: Joan Hilty
COVER: Ken Lashley


QUOTE: "You can't ignore fear, or go around it. You've got to go through it." óCyborg

SUMMARY: In an attempt to escape from the Griffin at super speed, Bart Allen loses control of his powers. He's rescued by Cyborg, who is visiting Keystone City to offer the former Titan some valuable advice. Bart is afraid to use his exceptional powers in the wake of the recent Crisis, and it may be fear itself that's making his use of the speed force unstable. With this in mind, Bart seems prepared to finally follow Jay Garrick's own advice. The only way to truly defeat the Griffin is to grant Keystone City its rightful protector; Bart Allen must officially assume the mantle of the Flash! The Griffin is outraged at being usurped as the public's protector. Desperate to find a way to counteract the extreme effects his erratic powers are having on his body, he kidnaps and tortures Jay in an effort to determine what keeps him from aging at a normal rate. Elsewhere, Valerie Perez finds herself held captive by her deranged father, the energy being named Mota, and discovers that he has employed an eerily familiar young speedster. Inertia, the dangerous double cloned from Bart Allen himself, has returned!