Sunday, March 28, 2010


Barry Allen and Jay Garrick Flash
He (or they) are the fastest man (or men) alive.
Jay Garrick
Jay Garrick was a college student who inhaled "heavy water" vapors. This gave him superhuman speed. Donning a red t-shirt with a lighting bolt on it and a metal helmet with wings (like that of Hermes), he became the Flash! He manage to keep his alter ego a secret by continually vibrating so fast all photos of him would be blurred. He was a founding member of the Justice Society of America. He became part of the modern continuity.
Barry Allen
He read comics about Jay (Barry and Jay existed in different parallel realities). He became a became a slow cop. One day, he was caring a case of chemicals and was struck by lightning. The chemicals split all over him giving him super speed. He donned a costume loosely based on that of Jay Garrick. He became founding member of the Justice League of America (loosely based on the Justice Society). He died in the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Wally West
Barry's nephew, he was carrying a case of chemicals and was struck by lightning (like Barry), giving him the same powers. He became Barry's sidekick: Kid Flash. He was a founding member of the Teen Titans. When Barry died, Wally took the mantle of the scarlet speeder.

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