Thursday, October 26, 2006

Unlimited Powers

Newsarama has posted "Greatest Stories Never Told: Unlimited Powers" by David Gutierrez, an extensive and detailed article from Two Morrows' Back Issue #19 that tells the tale of an unproduced television pilot pitched to CBS by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, the writing team behind The Flash television series and DC's The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive. The first episode of the series, Ulimited Powers, was entitled "The Return of the Flash," and the scarlet speedster is very much at the heart of their epic story.

An aged speedster. A bio-engineered man. A novice archer. A black mage. These four became a new Justice League in a world of dark politics and the absence of heroism, where "Batman hung up his cape," and "Superman departed for galaxies unknown" in the non-produced CBS pilot, Unlimited Powers. Unfortunately, their story would remain untold--until today...

"The Return of the Flash," the Unlimited Powers pilot, opens with a bang. Barry Allen, the Flash, escapes from a 15-year-long suspended-animation prison sentence and runs out into oppressive Central City. Now a virtual police state run by Civic Governor Kendrick, the Flash is declared a fugitive. For the first time in his career, he experiences fatigue when he uses his powers. His age is catching up with him now that his body has outrun his mind.

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