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Flash


The Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen.
Art by Barry Kitson. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Barry Kitson is an artist best known as a Penciler of major superhero comicbooks published by Marvel and DC. His first professional work was Spider-Man for Marvel UK. He also drew the first 2000AD Judge Dredd comicbook written by Grant Morrison. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956)
Created by Gardner Fox
Bob Kanigher
Carmine Infantino
Statistics
Real name Bartholomew Henry Allen
Status Deceased
Affiliations
Previous affiliations Justice League of America
Notable aliases The Scarlet Speedster, the Fastest Man Alive, the Monarch of Motion, the Sultan of Speed, the Crimson Comet.
Notable relatives Henry Allen (father, deceased), Nora Thompson-Allen (mother, deceased), Malcolm Thawne (Cobalt Blue, twin brother), Iris West-Allen (wife), Don and Dawn Allen (son and daughter, deceased), Bart Allen (grandson), Jenni Ognats (granddaughter), Wally West (nephew), Prof. Ira West (stepfather-in-law)
Notable powers Could move and think at very high speeds, for example, was able to form whirlwinds or unleash a flurry of punches. With "absolute control over his molecules", he could phase through solid objects, or become invisible by vibrating. Was able to travel across time by running at the speed of light.

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Barry Allen was a police scientist in 1956 with a reputation for being very slow, deliberate, and frequently late, which frustrated his fiancee, Iris West. One night, as he was preparing to leave work, a lightning bolt shattered a case full of chemicals and spilled them all over Allen. As a result, Allen found that he could run extremely fast and had matching reflexes. He donned a set of red tights sporting a lightning bolt (reminiscent of the original Captain Marvel), dubbed himself the Flash (after his childhood hero in the comic books, Jay Garrick), and became a crimefighter. In his civilian identity, he stored the costume in his ring, which could eject the compressed clothing when Allen needed it and suck it back in with the aid of a special gas that shrinks the suit. Captain Marvel is a comic book superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and now owned by DC Comics. ... Jay Garrick is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe and the first Flash. ...


The Flash acquired a colorful rogues gallery of villains. These criminals typically had unusually modest goals for their power level (robbery or other petty crimes), and each adopted a specific theme in his or her equipment and methods. They included: The Flashs Rogues Gallery. ...

The Flash became a charter member of the Justice League of America and good friends with Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). In time, he married his girlfriend Iris, who learned of his double identity because Allen talked in his sleep. She kept his secret, and eventually, he revealed his identity to her of his own free will. Iris was eventually revealed to have been sent as a child from the 30th century and adopted. Captain Cold, also known as Leonard Snart, is a comic book villain created by DC Comics for the Flash, and is one of the scarlet speedsters enemies. ... Heat Wave is a fictional villain in the DC Universe and a primary foe of the Flash. ... Mirror Master is a fictional character, a recurring foe of the Flash with large technical knowledge and skills involving the use of mirrors. ... A mirror is a surface with good specular reflection that is smooth enough to form an image. ... George Digger Harkness, alias Captain Boomerang, is a fictional supervillain in the DC Universe. ... For other uses, see Boomerang (disambiguation). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A top with sides marked in Braille A top, or spinning top, is a childrens toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. ... The Trickster is the name of two DC Comics supervillains and a rogue to The Flash. ... The Big Top of Billy Smarts Circus Cambridge 2004. ... Weather Wizard is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. ... Composite satellite image showing the progress of a hurricane weather system approaching the East Coast of the United States Weather comprises all the various phenomena that occur in the atmosphere of a planet. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... Type Species Troglodytes gorilla Savage, 1847 Species Gorilla gorilla Gorilla beringei The gorilla, the largest of the primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. ... Professor Zoom is a comic book super-villain in the DC Universe. ... Reverse Flash is a title that has been taken by three supervillains in DC Comics. ... Pied Piper (real name: Hartley Rathaway) is a fictional former supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... Doctor Alchemy is a DC Comics supervillain and a rogue to the Flash II (Barry Allen). ... Rainbow Raider (real name: Roy G. Bivolo) is a fictional supervillain in the DC comics universe. ... Abra Kadabra is a DC Comics supervillain and a primary foe of the Flash. ... Golden Glider is a DC Comics supervillian, sister of Captain Cold and enemy of The Flash. ... The Justice League of America, also often referred to as the Justice League or JLA for short, is a DC Comics superhero team. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ...


In the 1980s, Flash's life began to collapse. Iris was murdered by Professor Zoom (who had long loved her and been jealous of Allen), and when Allen was prepared to marry another woman, Zoom tried the same trick again. Allen stopped him, killing Zoom in the process.

Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956): First appearance of the Silver Age Flash. Art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert.
Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956): First appearance of the Silver Age Flash. Art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert.

Put on trial for Zoom's murder, Allen was eventually acquitted, and learned that Iris' spirit had in fact been taken to the 30th century, where she was given a new body. Showcase 4 This image is a book cover. ... Showcase 4 This image is a book cover. ... Carmine Infantino (born May 24, 1925, Brooklyn, New York City) is an American comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books. ... Joe Kubert is a legendary comic book artist who went on to found the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. ...


Following the trial, Allen retired and joined her in the 30th century. However, after only a few weeks of happiness, the Crisis on Infinite Earths intervened, and Allen was captured by the Anti-Monitor and brought to 1986. Allen escaped and foiled the Anti-Monitor's plan to destroy the Earth, but died in the process. It has been said that Allen traveled back through time and became the very same lightning bolt that gave him his powers, but was then strongly implied that now the soul of Barry resided in the Speed Force, the mystical source and Valhalla open to all dead speedsters, and from which the living ones draw their amazing powers. Since then, he has been lauded as one of the greatest of superheroes. After Allen's death, Wally West, his nephew, took up the mantle of the Flash. Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1. ... The Anti-Monitor is the supervillain of the DC Comics mini-series Crisis on Infinite Earths. ... The Speed Force is a concept presented in various issues of The Flash published by DC Comics. ...


Iris was pregnant when Allen died. She had two children, the Tornado Twins, who would later meet the Legion of Super-Heroes. Each of her children themselves had children. One, Jenni Ognats, grew up to become the Legionnaire XS, while the other, Bart Allen, was born with a rapid-aging illness, and was sent back to the 20th century where he was cured. He remained there as the superhero Impulse (and later adopted the name Kid Flash II). Don & Dawn: The Tornado Twins The Tornado Twins were fictional superheroes in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Legion of Super-Heroes is a team of comic book superheroes in the future, featured in DC Comics. ... XS (Jenni Ognats), is a fictional character, a superheroine in the future of the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. ... Bartholemew Henry Bart Allen II, originally known as Impulse and currently as Kid Flash, is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe; he first appeared (cameo)in The Flash (2nd series) #91 (1994). ...


Due to his time-travel abilities, even death did not stop Barry to aid his own friends and family. When Wally West, wrecked by grief for the loss of his unborn twins at the hands of Zoom, regretted the public knowledge of his identity, Barry came from somewhere in time, counseling him, and talking the Spectre to grant his wish. He then disappeared, telling his nephew that he had to come in his aid for three times, in three difficult moments. In fact, when Zoom enlisted the aid of Professor Zoom to make Wally revive the loss of his beloved twins, Barry was already there, trying to stop his own Reverse Flash. For the second time he helped Wally to undone the damage dealt from Zoom, then he returned to his proper timeline. Zoom is a comic book super-villain in the DC Universe. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... Professor Zoom is a comic book super-villain in the DC Universe. ... Reverse Flash is a title that has been taken by three supervillains in DC Comics. ...

In the fourth issue of the Infinite Crisis Barry Allen's soul came out from the Speed Force, along with Johnny Quick and Max Mercury, to help his grandson Bart to deal with Superboy Prime, taking the villainous lad with him in the Speed Force. Cover to Infinite Crisis #1. ... Johnny Quick is the name of two DC Comics characters, each with the power of superhuman speed. ... Max Mercury is the name of a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Superboy is the name of five fictional characters published by DC Comics. ...

In addition, Allen invented the cosmic treadmill, a device that allowed for precise time-travel and was used in many stories. The cosmic treadmill is a device that was invented by Barry Allen, the second Flash. ... Time travel is the concept of moving forward and backward to different points in time, much as we do through space. ...


Unofficial Marvel Comics appearance

A story in the Marvel comic book Quasar had the Marvel universe speedsters facing off in a competition set up by a being called The Runner. The contest was a race from the Earth to the Moon. During the race, a surge of energy hit the track, leaving a being with blonde hair and dressed in the remains of a red outfit with yellow boots. This being had no memory, but an enormous desire to run. He would go on to win the race, passing Marvel speedsters such as Quicksilver and Northstar in the process. When asked what his name was, the man replied, "I don't know... Buried Alien, or something like that." When asked how it felt to be the fastest man alive, he replied, "It feels... right!" Buried Alien would go on to take the name Fast-Forward, disappearing into the universe in an attempt to help a fellow speedster who was stuck at hyper speed. It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) is a comic book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This page relates to the superhero. ...


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