"Cut and Run": Razer, a murderous demolition man for hire whose armour is so slippery that it is nearly without friction, holds Flash in the grip of his spiny gloves. To break that grip, Flash vibrates in place, melting the gloves. Their fight moves
- Normally I'm the fastest man alive, but not when I'm caught in a death grip by an armored madman with murder in his eyes.
- -- Wally West
Appearing in "Cut and Run"
- Keystone City Police Department
- Chief Hotchkiss
- Captain Bakerfield
- Klaus Norwood (Appears only as a corpse)
Synopsis for "Cut and Run"
Razer, a murderous demolition man for hire whose armour is so slippery that it is nearly without friction, holds Flash in the grip of his spiny gloves. To break that grip, Flash vibrates in place, melting the gloves. Their fight moves to the street, where Razer electrifies some streetcar tracks, as one of the cars approaches. Flash quickly outruns the electrical charge, evacuating the trolley before the current can catch up to it and electrocute the passengers. Unfortunately, the zap sends Flash flying. As before, Razer takes the opportunity to escape.
In the meantime, Linda Park has initiated her own investigation into the whereabouts of Klaus Norwood, an architect who was employed by the Valentine Group until he became mentally unstable. According to the Valentine brothers, he swore revenge after they threw him out of their company. She breaks into Norwood's home, where she discovers that his house was equipped with all manner of futuristic technology. However, she is horrified to discover Norwood's corpse in his house, and she leaves in a hurry. From the shadows, someone watches all of this.
In the wreckage of the downtown, some firefighters discover a body which prompts them to call the police. At the same time, Chief of Police Hotchkiss is chastising two of his officers for having allowed a dangerous criminal to escape. When he receives the call about the body that was found, he becomes even more agitated.
Wally heads to the Department of Records to see which other sites belong to the Valentine Group, knowing that they will be Razer's next targets. Razer is causing trouble at one of their construction sites, and Flash turns up to save the construction crew from harm. Still Wally has trouble landing any hits against his enemy. As a last-ditch effort, Flash hits Razer with a super-speed punch that carries such force that it knocks him through two buildings and into a tanker truck of tar. The tar reduces Razer's traction enough that he is subdued.
Elsewhere, Linda breaks into the Valentine Developments building, and discovers that one of the Valentine brothers actually hired Razer. Unfortunately, just as she does, that same brother accosts her. Wally realizes moments after capturing Razer that he was hired by the Valentine Group and that Linda is in danger.
Linda explains that she discovered that one of the Valentines was involved when Razer ignored the 48 hour grace period in the note they received, meaning that someone informed him that they had no plan to pay the ransom. Unfortunately, because she discovered Norwood's body, the culprit holds Linda at gunpoint, planning to kill her. Moments later, though, he is dragged away suddenly by the Flash, who drops him in front of Razer to confirm that they are connected. Wally forces the villain to confess, and he is placed under arrest.
Wally and Linda walk the street, pleased with their success. As Wally states that nobody scares the Flash, a badly burned hand tears a poster of the flash from a wall in disgust.
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