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"Hell In The Fast Lane!"

Professor Zoom, the notorious Reverse Flash, desperately seeks an escape from the timeless limbo trapping him. Feeling guilt over his love for Fiona Webb, police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, dreams of his dead wife, Iris West Allen. Master assassin, and disguise expert, Sabre-Tooth, escapes from a federal penitentiary. Almost immediately, Sabre-Tooth is hired to assassinate Allen. Webb and Allen pay a visit to the grave of Senator Creed Philips, the murderous vigilante known as the Eradicator. Allen gives Webb some privacy. Sabre-Tooth launches heat-seeking missiles at Allen's car. Only by vibrating his molecules, at super-human speed, into intangibility, is Allen able to survive the assault.

Allen, as the Flash, tries to run down his assailant, finding only a detonator. The detonator is rigged with a tiny incendiary device that destroys it, eliminating all trace evidence, and nearly killing the Flash. The Flash, as Allen, returns to the scene of the attack, letting Webb know that, thanks to the Flash, he survived. The Green Lantern, Tomar Re, eats breakfast with the Tucker family. Tomar Re barely survived a yellow meteor shower, and used the remaining energy in his power ring to arrive safely on Earth. The Tucker family found Tomar Re's unconscious body in one of their fields. Tomar Re had been tasked, by the Guardians of The Universe, with delivering an urgent message to the Flash.

Professor Zoom is close to discovering the proper vibrational frequency that will set him free. Two young punks vandalize the tomb of comic genius, Farley Wheaton. They are seemingly dealt with by ghosts. Said "ghosts" turn out to be the Flash, moving so fast as to be invisible to the naked eye.The Flash is in the cemetery, visiting the grave of his wife, to make peace with her memory, before asking Webb to marry him. Sabre-Tooth guarantees his employer that Allen is as good as dead. After four long years, Professor Zoom finally finds his way out.

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The Creeper stands over the grave of a teenage girl, Joanie Newman. The Creeper, as television news reporter, Jack Ryder, had been investigating a story on teenage drug abuse. Newman collapsed, transforming into a vicious creature. Newman was restrained, and taken to the Hartnell Clinic. Upon returning to normal, Newman died. Newman was the victim of a cocaine overdose, though the drug was being cut with some kind of mutagenic agent.

Ryder, as the Creeper, shook down several high school students, to find out where Newman got the drugs. The investigation led the Creeper to a Punk Rock club called "The Sewer", and George Delany. After beating Delany, the Creeper revealed the terrible after-effects of the drug Delany had been selling. At Nelson's gravesite, the Creeper vows to bring in the criminals responsible for her death, and the deaths of several other teenagers.

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