Fastest Man Alive
Master of Momentum
Monarch of Motion
Sultan of Speed
Wizard of Whiz
|Bartholomew Henry "Barry" Allen|
|Deceased citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Central City, Missouri|
Chemically and electrically enhanced ability to tap into the energy known as the Speed Force to achieve speeds just short of light-speed; lend speed to or borrow speed from moving objects, create objects of concentrated Speed Force energy, become intangible by vibrating molecular mass, perform both limited time and inter-dimensional travel and heal personal injuries by accelerating his metabolism.
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.
Cosmic Treadmill: Running exercise device powered by cosmic rays enabling the utilization of super-sonic speed to travel through time.
Costume Ring: Finger ring containing the Flash costume by means of compression.
Police Band Radio: Transistor radio hidden in costume's cowl.
The Flash Vol. 1
Justice League America
Justice League of America
Showcase Vol. 1
Note: The Flash volume one began with issue #105, which continued the golden-age Flash series Flash Comics.
|Showcase #4 (Sept-Oct. 1956)|
|Julius Schwartz, Robert Kanigher & Carmine Infantino|
Police chemist Barry Allen, struck by lightning in his lab one night was splashed with chemicals from a nearby cabinet. After regaining consciousness Allen discovered he could move at super-sonic speed. Inspired by the Flash of a generation before, Allen assumed the same identity.
Allen died saving the universe during the Crisis On Infinite Earths. Breaking all limits of speed he became one with the Other Side of Light, while outracing the tachyon at the heart of the Anti-Monitor's anti-matter cannon. It was revealed that Allen took on the form of a lightening bolt that traveled into the past granted him his speed, thus insuring the legacy of the fastest man alive, The Flash.