"Dancing in the Dark": Mary West argues with her son Wally about his choice in women as he prepares for a date with Connie Noleski. As he is leaving, he is greeted by Joan Garrick o
The Flash (Volume 2) #30 is an issue of the series The Flash (Volume 2) with a cover date of September, 1989.
Synopsis for "Dancing in the Dark"
Mary West argues with her son Wally about his choice in women as he prepares for a date with Connie Noleski. As he is leaving, he is greeted by Joan Garrick outside the door. She takes him out for a snack and encourages him to move away from his mother, suggesting her hometown, Keystone City.
Connie waits outside a movie theater for Wally, frustrated at him when he finally arrives for his tardiness. During the movie, everything freezes around Wally, and he realizes that he has kicked into superspeed when gunshots were fired. He changes into the Flash and begins looking for the gunman.
In Rome, Mary has some wine in an outdoor restaurant patio, where she is watched by an Italian man. Entranced by her, he asks for a dance, but is interrupted when a waiter attempts to stab him. Mary runs after the attacker. When he attempts to stab her, the Italian man knocks him out from behind and thanks her for her help.
Wally manages to find all the bullets, which are still appearing to him to be hanging in midair, and collect them before they can harm anyone in the theater. He easily apprehends the gunman.
The Italian introduces himself to Mary as Antonio Verdi of Interpol. He tells her that the man who attacked them was an international jewel thief he had been pursuing, and profusely thanks her for her part in bringing him to justice.
Being shot at finally convinces Wally to move away from New York, and Mary is relieved when he says that he will leave the JLE Transporter with her.
Appearing in "Dancing in the Dark"
- Power Girl (Cameo)
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