"Blood Will Run, Part Four: Uneasy Idol": Linda Park is saved from the bomb explosion at the last second by Jesse Quick. When Jesse spots a Cicada cult follower running from the scene she knocks him over. As
The Flash (Volume 2) #173 is an issue of the series The Flash (Volume 2) with a cover date of June, 2001. It was published on April 25, 2001.
Synopsis for "Blood Will Run, Part Four: Uneasy Idol"
Linda Park is saved from the bomb explosion at the last second by Jesse Quick. When Jesse spots a Cicada cult follower running from the scene she knocks him over. As Jesse starts to interrogate him, the cult member pulls out a knife and kills himself.
Meanwhile at the Cicada Cult temple, Wally West's power flows from the knife into Elizabeth Hersch. She wakes up and attacks Cicada claiming she didn't die, but she was murdered by him. Cicada then proceeds to suck out her life force and returns her corpse to its decaying state.
At that moment, Fred Chyre follows Jared Morillo's lead of using a compass to zone in on Magenta's magnetic powers. Chyre runs into the building before following police code which infuriates Morillo. When Wally sees how they mix like oil and water, he gets an idea and he approaches Magenta, exposing her to the aura created by the speed force. An explosion occurs as Magenta's magnetic powers are mixed with Flash's electricity current and Magenta becomes an extremely powerful magnet, attracting every metal nearby.
Cicada is confronted by the police officers and he cuts Morillo on the arm. Cicada is then shot several times by Officer Chyre, but he heals instantly with his lifeforce power. Flash then proceeds to disarm the members of the Cicada Cult before figting their leader. The battle is even matched until Flash decides to project the speed force unto Cicada, creating an overload of power and removing all of Cicada's strength and powers. Once he is human again, Cicada is taken by the police.
Moments later, Linda and Wally discuss their house being blown up. Wally explains that he wouldn't like to rebuild the house and instead, they decide to move back to downtown Keystone City to be with the people.
In the aftermath of the case, Detective Morillo realizes that he has gained the natural ability to heal faster than a normal human thanks to the cut from Cicada's blade and Officer Chyre returns home to look over Julie's orphan son, Josh and reflects upon the child's father, who is most likely the Flash.
Appearing in "Blood Will Run, Part Four: Uneasy Idol"
- Keystone City Police Department
- Elizabeth Hersch
- Josh Jackam
- Julie Jackam (In a photograph only)
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