Flash I
Nick Name

Fastest Man Alive

Golden Age Flash

Civilian ID
Jason Peter "Jay" Garrick


Research Scientist

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Hibbardsville, Kansas
Group Affiliation

All-Star Squadron

Flash Family

Justice League

Justice Society

Base of Operations
Keystone City, Kansas
5' 11"
180 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Brown with silver temples
Known Powers

Chemically enhanced ability to tap into the energy known as the Speed Force to achieve super-sonic speed and become intangible by vibrating molecular mass.

Note: Contact with the Speed Force has kept Garrick vigorous for a man of his age.

Note: Velocity beyond light-speed causes a merging with the Speed Force. Flash III is the only person known to return from the other side to the Speed Force barrier.

Mercury Helmet
Common Enemies

Atom Smasher I

Changeling I


Rag Doll

(The) Rival

(The) Shade

Star Sapphire I

(The) Thinker I

Thorn I

(The) Turtle

Vandal Savage

Regularly Appearing

All-Flash Comics

All-Star Comics

Comics Cavalcade

Flash Comics


First Appearance
Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940)
Sheldon Mayer, Gardner Fox & Harry Lambert

Working late one night, research scientist Jay Garrick accidentally spilled a combination of chemicals and he was rendered unconscious by the fumes. Found several hours later he was rushed to the hospital.

Released from the hospital, Garrick discovered he had the power of super speed. After reading news of costumed mystery-men, Garrick was inspired to battle crime as the Flash.