"Demon's Night": In Crime Alley in Gotham City, a drunken, disbarred, and disgraced Hal Jordan was lashing out at Uatu the Guardian, accusing him of framing him, betraying the corps, and killing [[Sinestro (Amalgam Un
Speed Demon #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of April, 1996.
Synopsis for "Demon's Night"
In Crime Alley in Gotham City, a drunken, disbarred, and disgraced Hal Jordan was lashing out at Uatu the Guardian, accusing him of framing him, betraying the corps, and killing Sinestro. Next, Uatu was about to kill Hal until Speed Demon intervened and attacked the Guardian, saving the former Starbrand.
Meanwhile, at Quentin Carnival, Puck demanded that Wally West left by sunrise. However, Wally objected to this as he claimed that the carnival were like family to him. Blob then said that they wanted him to stay away from Blaze and his supernatural pursuits that he had made since Iris West died. Next, Wally went to Blaze's trailer, where he found the Speed Demon chanting, turning into Blaze Allen. Blaze turned around and saw that Wally had witnessed what had happened and was angry. Blaze explained that he became the Speed Demon because of Iris.
In a flashback, Father Hellstrom was officiating the wedding of Iris and Barry. Shortly after, they were pronounced husband and wife, Iris was grabbed by the Night Spectre and had the life force drained out of her. Blaze, who would have done anything to bring Iris back, allowed the wizard Merlin to bond with the demon Etrigan, becoming the Speed Demon and learning about the Night Spectre, who stole souls from people including Iris'.
Blaze told Wally that he and Iris were the only things that he cared about and that he wanted to put her to rest and that he should stay out of his way. Across town, Harvey Osborne, the Green Goblin, was fighting against Siliconman and Scarecrow, who had been part of the Terrible Three with him. Next, the Night Spectre appeared to the Green Goblin and brought him to a rooftop, where he encountered Speed Demon and fought him. The Speed Demon defeated the Green Goblin and turned his attention to the Night Spectre, burning him. Suddenly, the Arrowcaster fired two arrows into Speed Demon's eyes. Then, the Night Spectre ordered Arrowcaster to finish off the Speed Demon. However, the Speed Demon then, burned Arrowcaster alive, turning him into ash, before redirecting his attention towards the Night Spectre. They had noticed that the Green Goblin had fled the battle, before being captured by the Night Spectre, who took him to his sanctum.
Meanwhile, inside Blaze's trailer, Merlin arrived and found Wally and made a proposition to him. The Speed Demon, who was fighting against the Night Spectre and the Green Goblin was defeated before being saved by a second Speed Demon, who defeated the Green Goblin. Afterwards, the second Speed Demon revealed himself to be Wally West. Next, they decided to put Iris' soul to rest. Then, the Blaze and Wally transformed into Speed Demons and rode out of Gotham as the sun rose.
Later, when the two men were in human form, Wally offered to be Blaze's sidekick, which he accepted. Later on, Blaze wondered who Wally was bonded with to become a Speed Demon, which was revealed to have been the Night Spectre.
Appearing in "Demon's Night"
- Father Hellstrom (Flashback only)
- Miss Miracle
- Starbrand Corps
- Uatu the Guardian
- Dark Claw
- The Flash Recommended Reading