(The) Flash – Volume 2 – 129

(The) Flash – Volume 2 – 129

General Info

Issue No:
On Sale Date:
July 1997
Cover Date:
September 1997
Dark Age
Story Title:
Hell to Pay: Part 3 - An Attack of Conscience

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Mike Wieringo, Jose Marzan, Jr.
Brian Augustyn, Mark Waid
Paul Ryan
John Nyberg
Gaspar Saladino
Tom McCraw
Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt (assistant)


Flash (Wally West)
Flash (Jason Garrick), Justice League: Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
Neron, Captain Boomerang (George Harkness), Captain Cold (Leonard Snart), Heat Wave (Mick Rory), Major Disaster (Paul Booker)
Linda Park
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As this issue was published afterwards, it’s not clear whether Diana’s role in his defeat is why Neron takes his ultimate revenge on Wonder Woman and kills her in Wonder Woman 124


Flash returns to Keystone City as Neron frees the souls of the Rogues. The five villains are looking around and immediately wonder what they have done to the city. But the fight is not over, because somehow the Rogue’s power avatars are still in the game. Flash and the JLA fight them, but once again with little to no effect.

With his new powers, Superman is able to see that something is wrong with Flash’s energy signature and that his running around actually fuels the avatars. As Superman recognises Linda Park, the JLA members approach her and learn about her sacrifice to Neron. Using her lasso, Wonder Woman binds both Flash and Linda together and as they talk they realise how Neron screwed them both. But that seems to have backfired, because suddenly Neron appears and begs both Linda and Wally to their love back. Their love for each other is so strong that it is too much for Neron to handle as he suddenly started to feel compassion for the souls around him.

But now Flash and Linda do not give in so easy. They demand that Neron restores Keystone City and the lives lost during the Rogue’s attack. To finally get rid of their love, Neron agrees and a few moments later Keystone City and its citizens are back unscathed. Before leaving Neron warns the Flash that he is now his most hated enemy. Wally and Linda can care less at the moment, because they have each others love back. The Rogues have escaped somehow, but for now Flash is willing to give them a pass.