Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The fastest man alive.
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The appearance of the Barry Allen Flash is considered to mark the beginning of the "Silver Age" of comic books, leading to a revival and update of many other classic superheroes of the 30s and 40s, including Green Lantern. See more
Whenever Barry uses his super speed from a standing start, there is a gust of wind that blows in the opposite direction (for instance, if he superspeeds to the left, there is an airburst that blows to the right). Engaging his super speed in this manner would cause a suction effect creating an airburst in the same direction he's moving in. See more
My name is Barry Allen and I'm the fastest man alive. A friend recently gave me the idea for a new name and something tells me it's gonna catch on.
The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos are red and yellow (the Flash's uniform colours) and are charged with electricity. See more
Referenced in Arrow: Legends of Yesterday
The Flash Theme
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