- So I shouldn't do anything? My head hurts! You're giving me too much to think about again!
- -- Impulse
Appearing in "Secret Identity"
- Susan Lindsay (First appearance)
- Hector (First appearance)
- Tom Lindsay (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Secret Identity"
Manchester Junior High School assistant principal, Randal Sheridan invites Preston Lindsay into his office. He notices that Preston has several bruises across his body, and tries to get Preston to open up to him. Preston claims that he acquired the bruises by falling down at school, but Sheridan doesn't believe him. Later, Sheridan meets with Bart Allen and asks him to keep a close eye over his friend, Preston.
Bart and Preston take a small boat out into the swamplands of Manchester. Preston is an amateur filmmaker and wants to record what he believes will be his breakthrough film – Curse of the Swamp Monster. Aside from a superfluous supply of snakes, there is little sign of any true swamp monster. Preston's father, Tom Lindsay, comes out into the middle of the swamp, and scolds the boy for missing his curfew. He orders Preston back to the house and Bart suspects that Tom may be abusing his son.
That night, Bart discovers that Preston has returned to the swamp with his video camera. He changes into Impulse and races down there to intercept him. He discovers that Preston's swamp monster is actually a man named Hector. Hector suffers from a disease called Acromegaly, which gives him an appearance resembling that of a hideous creature. Hector's family arrives in the swamp and takes their son home.
Preston returns home, and Impulse trails after him. Bart faces off with Tom Lindsay and warns him against abusing Preston any further. As it turns out however, the true culprit is Preston's mother, Susan. Bart prevents her from committing any more acts of violence against her son. As a result, Tom Lindsay agrees to admit his wife to a mental health clinic to get the care that she needs.
- Preston's surname, Lindsay, is revealed in this issue.
- In this issue, Randal Sheridan's name is spelled "Randall" whereas in his first appearance in Impulse #2, it was spelled with only one "L".
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Links and References
- Impulse at Wikipedia
- Impulse at DCU Guide
- Impulse series index at DCU Guide
- Impulse series index at the Grand Comics Database Project