Fastest Man Alive
Golden Age Flash
|Jason Peter "Jay" Garrick|
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Keystone City, Kansas|
|Brown with silver temples|
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.
Atom Smasher I
Star Sapphire I
|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.