The Flash

The Flash is one of several superheroes appearing in DC comic books. The original Flash appeared in Flash Comics #1 in November 1939. Since then, at least four different characters have assumed the monicker “Flash”: college athlete Jay Garrick (1940–1951, 1961–2011, 2017–present), forensic scientist Barry Allen (1956–1985, 2008–present), Barry’s nephew Wally West (1986–2011, 2016–present), and Barry’s grandson Bart Allen (2006–2007). The Flash has been integral to the publisher’s many reality-changing “crisis” storylines over the years..

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