"Premiere": Lia Nelson is the daughter of astronauts Captain Terrence Kelly and Celeste Nelson on the first mission to Jupiter, and was the first child born in space. Lia's birth also led her to mysteriously develop superpowers as a being made of and able to control light. As a side effect, she
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Tangent Comics: Flash #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of December, 1997.
Synopsis for "Premiere"
Lia Nelson is the daughter of astronauts Captain Terrence Kelly and Celeste Nelson on the first mission to Jupiter, and was the first child born in space. Lia's birth also led her to mysteriously develop superpowers as a being made of and able to control light. As a side effect, she can move at the speed of light, to fly, take any shape, and creating solid-hologram duplicates of herself. Since her birth, Lia became a popular celebrity and superhero known as the Flash. Her doting mother Celeste saw to it in making her daughter a respected celebrity despite Lia's own desire as a normal girl and while her father Terrence, secretly a Nightwing operative, had tried in his attempts to capture and use his daughter as a weapon for his organization but ended up in falling victim to his own series of dilapidated schemes.
Nightwing is embarrassed by Kelly's incompetence to capture the Flash, and not to mention being hindered by Lia's media spotlight. Regardless, they are determined to capture her on their own accord in which Francis Powell introduce his new Nightwing operative Dark Star, whose ability to absorb and contain all light and among other things is perfect for the capture of the Flash.
The attempt to capture the Flash by both Nightwing and Kelly takes place on the night of Lia's newest movie premiere. Ultimately, the capture quickly begins to fall apart as Kelly's interference inadvertently caused Dark Star to suck himself up out of existence and Kelly (once again) falls victim to his scheme in which he is crushed by his giant robot Metallo. However, Nightwing is not deter by this and Powell initiate "contingency Plan B": sending a "Reverse-Flash" that was created specifically in destroying the Flash. But Lia defeats her doppelganger and confronts Powell, warning him and his people to never bother her again or else.
Appearing in "Premiere"
- The Flash (First appearance)
- Celeste Nelson (First appearance)
- Karl Ferris
- Sue Dearbon
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