The Flash

The Flash

The Flash (or simply Flash) is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (cover date January 1940/release month November 1939). Nicknamed the "Scarlet Speedster", all incarnations of the Flash possess "super speed", which includes the ability to run, move, and think extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes, and seemingly violate certain laws of physics.

A staple of the comic book DC Universe, the Flash has been adapted to numerous DC films, video games, animated series, and live-action television shows. In live-action, Barry Allen has been portrayed by Rod Haase for the 1979 television special Legends of the Superheroes, John Wesley Shipp in the 1990 The Flash series and Grant Gustin in the 2014 The Flash series. Shipp also portrays a version of Jay Garrick in the 2014 The Flash series. Ezra Miller is the latest actor to portray the Flash on screen as part of DC's Extended Universe series of films, beginning with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017) and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021).

The various incarnations of the Flash have also been featured in animated series such as Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series.

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THE FLASH Star Ezra Miller Threatens Members Of The KKK In Cryptic Instagram Video

THE FLASH Star Ezra Miller Threatens Members Of The KKK In Cryptic Instagram Video

Yeah, this... this is quite something. The Flash star Ezra Miller is making headlines again for some pretty bizarre behaviour, this time after threatening members of the KKK in an Instagram post.

All Of The DC And Marvel Superhero Movies That Are Coming To Theaters In 2022

All Of The DC And Marvel Superhero Movies That Are Coming To Theaters In 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home ended 2021 with a bang, and the upcoming superhero movies from DC and Marvel look like they're going to make 2022 a year to remember!

THE FLASH: 8 Reasons To Be Excited For The Introduction Of DC's Multiverse (And What It Could Lead To)

THE FLASH: 8 Reasons To Be Excited For The Introduction Of DC's Multiverse (And What It Could Lead To)

The Flash promises to introduce the DC Multiverse, opening the door to countless storytelling opportunities. Here's why that's a big deal and what it could lead to for this shared world down the line.

BATMAN Star Michael Keaton On Why He Had To Walk Away From The Role And Deciding To Return For THE FLASH

BATMAN Star Michael Keaton On Why He Had To Walk Away From The Role And Deciding To Return For THE FLASH

Michael Keaton has opened up about his decision to walk away from the Batman franchise, revealing why now was the right time to return as the Caped Crusader in The Flash. Read on for his comments in full.

Ben Affleck Says THE FLASH Features His Favorite Scenes As Batman; Confirms It Will Be His Final Appearance

Ben Affleck Says THE FLASH Features His Favorite Scenes As Batman; Confirms It Will Be His Final Appearance

Ben Affleck has reiterated that Zack Snyder's Justice League and The Flash serve as the end to his time as the Caped Crusader, adding that his scenes in the latter are the favourite he's shot as Batman.

THE FLASH: 5 Reasons It Doesn't Matter If The SnyderVerse Movies Are Erased From DCEU Continuity

THE FLASH: 5 Reasons It Doesn't Matter If The "SnyderVerse" Movies Are Erased From DCEU Continuity

It was recently reported The Flash will erase Zack Snyder's vision for the DC Extended Universe from continuity, but should fans really be that concerned? Honestly, no, and we're breaking down why...

THE FLASH Star Ezra Miller Responds To Reports The Movie Will Erase SnyderVerse Stories From DCEU Continuity

THE FLASH Star Ezra Miller Responds To Reports The Movie Will Erase SnyderVerse Stories From DCEU Continuity

The Flash star Ezra Miller has responded to recent reports that the upcoming solo movie for the Fastest Man Alive will completely erase Zack Snyder's work from the DC Extended Universe. Check it out...

THE FLASH TV Series Reportedly Airs A Shocking Dialogue Mistake In Brazilian Dub

THE FLASH TV Series Reportedly Airs A Shocking Dialogue Mistake In Brazilian Dub

The Flash recently finished airing its Armageddon crossover. For Brazilian fans, though, the Portuguese dub of the special reportedly featured a surprising dialogue insult aimed at the show's writing.

THE FLASH: Has Gal Gadot Confirmed Her Return As Wonder Woman In The Upcoming DC Movie?

THE FLASH: Has Gal Gadot Confirmed Her Return As Wonder Woman In The Upcoming DC Movie?

We've been hearing rumblings that The Flash movie will essentially reboot the DC Extended Universe, though some familiar faces from the past will stick around. Clearly, Wonder Woman will be among them.

THE FLASH Rumored To Completely Erase The SnyderVerse And Form A New Justice League

THE FLASH Rumored To Completely "Erase" The SnyderVerse And Form A New Justice League

It's been a while since we had a juicy DCEU rumor, so let's start the new year off with some possible details relating to Andy Muschietti's upcoming The Flash movie. Snyder fans may not be pleased!