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"Beyond the Speed Of Life!": The Flash receives a mental picture revealing the whereabouts of the Trickster and Boomerang. He races to the scene but is tripped up by an extended rope set up by the two villains. Flash trips at super speed and his velocity throws him into another dimension. A sent

Quote1.png Too bad I had to let George believe he fouled things up! But then again, there's always the chance that he might have done just that! Anyway, this'll teach him not to fool around with dangerous stuff like gas......and criminals! Quote2.png
Kid Flash

The Flash #209 is an issue of the series The Flash (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1971.

Synopsis for "Beyond the Speed Of Life!"

The Flash receives a mental picture revealing the whereabouts of the Trickster and Boomerang. He races to the scene but is tripped up by an extended rope set up by the two villains. Flash trips at super speed and his velocity throws him into another dimension. A sentinel voice tells him that he has broken through the speed of life. In the meantime back in the earthly dimension, Boomerang and Trickster examine Flashes lifeless body which appears to be dead. Back in the alternate dimension, Flash is informed that a being called the Devourer is threatening to eat its way to earths own dimension and Flash prepares to do battle with it. As Flash battles the Devourer, it changes shape. It even takes the form of Flashes wife Iris. Flash battles the Devourer until it devours itself. Back on earth, Grodd the Super Gorilla has appeared and reveals that it was he who mentally controlled the two villains into tripping up the Flash. He subdues the two villains and scoops up Flashes lifeless body for disposal. At that point Flash’s ghostly figure arrives from the other dimension. He is assisted by the sentinel in reentering his own body and he pounds Grodd into the ground.

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Synopsis for "Coincidence Can Kill!"

Wally West witnesses a robbery as he rounds the corner. He activates his costume ring but instead of his costume appearing he gets hit with a cloud of gas. He examines the ring and discovers that it isn’t his. He recalls that the only time he took off his ring was to wash his hands in bio lab. He was washing next to a classmate that he refers to ad Genius George. Fearing that his identity might be compromised,Wally rushes to George’s house to recover his ring but George’s mother informs him that her son has left with an acquaintance to attend a school meeting. Wally transforms into Kid Flash and tracks down Georges car to a sleazy neighborhood. George is being escorted to see a crime boss who is interested in hiring a George to create technical gimmicks to assist them in crimes. George secretly intends to take down the crime boss and turn him in. George deploys his ring and expects to have a gas come out but the Flashes costume comes out instead. Kid Flash arrives instantly and subdues the thugs. Flash then talks to George to try to explain why his costume came out of his ring but George himself theorizes that the gas must have leaked out of his ring and that Flash threw the costume out as a distraction. Kid Flash is relived that he doesn’t have to come up with an explanation himself.

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  • Genius George

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  • Unnamed thugs

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  • Mrs. Simpson

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Synopsis for "Elongated Man's Undersea Trap"

This story is reprinted from The Flash #119.

Following their marriage, the Elongated Man and his wife Sue head to Central America for a honeymoon. While out on their yacht, Ralph goes skin-diving. After hours of waiting, Sue begins worrying something has gone wrong with Ralph. She heads to shore to call the Flash for help.

When Sue brings the Flash to the spot she last saw Ralph, he dives into the water to look for his friend.

The Flash is soon rendered unconscious by an electric shock.

When he awakens, he finds out what happened to Ralph and many other skin-divers. They were captured by members of an undersea race known as the Bredans who stored them in a large fishbowl. The Bredans use humans as slaves and form a telepathic bond with them to force them to perform manual labor.

Finding an amnesic Elongated Man, the Flash helps restore his memory by causing him to stretch. The two heroes work together to smash the Bredans oppression of humans. After the Bredans are defeated, the two force the Bredan leaders to promise to never to capture skin-divers and exploit them again before returning to the surface with the other captives.

The Flash returns Ralph to Sue and they celebrate by skin-diving into the ocean together.

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  • Bredans (Single appearance)
    • Grstad (Single appearance)
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