(The) Flash – Volume 2 – 219


(The) Flash – Volume 2 – 219

General Info

Issue No:
219
On Sale Date:
February 2005
Cover Date:
April 2005
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Truth or Dare, Part 1

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Howard Porter, John Livesay
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Penciller:
Justiniano
Inker:
John Livesay, Walden Wong
Letterer:
Pat Brosseau
Colourist:
James Sinclair
Editor:
Joey Cavalieri, Rachel Gluckstern (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Flash (Wally West), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Cheetah (Barbara Minerva), Zoom (Hunter Zoloman, Giganta (Doris Zuel), Captain Boomerang (Owen Mercer), Captain Cold (Leonard Snart), Mirror Master (Evan McCulloch), Turtle, Weather Wizard (Mark Mardon)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Ashley Zolomon, Linda Park, Warden Wolfe, Wheeler, Urzkartaga, Priscilla Rich
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Comments

This issue sees the death of the original Cheetah, Priscilla Rich. The story is continued in Wonder Woman #214.

Synopsis

Cheetah has murdered several guards to get to Zoom. Zoom says he knows her psychotic nature is brought out by these offerings and wants to know what she’s doing. Cheetah says she wants his speed. She also offers him protection and says they need to be careful with what happened to Dr. Light and how the heroes are ruthless. Zoom protests he’s not actually a villain.

Wally West is working at his day job as an auto-mechanic when he overhears a newsflash on TV form his wife Linda Park discussing the escape of Zoom from Iron Heights. Flash instantly takes off in his costume to investigate.

Flash arrives and Linda tells him that she’s not scarred to be around Zoom as she has a job to do. Wally is proud of her and embraces her in a hug. A local Iron Heights security guard shows Flash a security camera photo of Cheetah freeing Zoom.

In New York, Wonder Woman battles Giganta. Flash shows up to help Wonder Woman knock her out.

At the Themysciran Embassy, Wonder Woman discusses her long time foe, Cheetah. She tells Wally that Cheetah isn’t known for playing well with others so this is disturbing that she’s working with Zoom. She recommends they start looking in Boston. She tells him to lead the way since she’s blind. Wally blurts out that she’s beautiful but annoying since he now holds the Lasso of Truth.

Captain Cold searches for Captain Boomerang Jr.’s mother. They are looking at female speedsters since he now shows signs of super speed. Cold receives a warning letter from The Top saying he has his own Rogue’s to go to war with him.

Cheetah continues to ask for Zoom’s speed. He tells her he knows she is the second person to call herself Cheetah, the first was Priscilla Rich. Zoom tells Cheetah to kill her to obtain her legacy. The old Cheetah spoke out against her, holding her back.

Flash and Wonder Woman follow the path of destruction that Cheetah and Zoom leave behind. They end up at an old woman’s house, there is a Priscilla Rich photo on the wall, where they eventually find the dead 80 year-old woman. Zoom and Cheetah bust into the room faster than Flash can react knocking him down. Zoom warns Wally he’s made Cheetah faster and stronger, the same he’ll do the same for him.