75 Years of The FLASH
Just as Batman celebrated his 75th Anniversary last year and Superman the year before, 2015 means happy 75th Anniversary for The FLASH! Flash made his speedster debut in 1940 in Flash #1 in a very different looking costume than that of today. But after reviewing the tribute video, he hasn’t changed all that much through the years… as compared to Batman… OMG have you seen how many different costumes he has? Mr. Rich Man! haha
Anyhow, in the DC universe – The FLASH remains as THE FASTEST man in the World. So casual fans have popped questions like if Superman raced against the Flash, who would win? Well if you’re a ‘real’ fan, you’ll know the answer is – THE FLASH! Here are some links you might enjoy. Taken from the DC Comics blog:
- The clever crew at DC Collectibles gets in on the action with this fun video looking at some of the different Flash figures they’ve released over the years.
- Are you new to the world of the World’s Fastest Man? Then you may enjoy this Flash 101 feature looking at the four (that’s right, four) men who have held the mantle of The Flash.
- If you’re a Flash fan, you’ve hopefully been enjoying his small screen adventures. So hopefully you’ll also enjoy our exclusive interview with series star Grant Gustin.
- While you’re at it, you may want to check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes photo tour Candice Patton gave DCComics.com.
- Also, did you know we publish a Flash comic set in the continuity of the show and written by the series’ writing staff? The Flash Season Zero is available in print or digital, and we have an exclusive preview of next Monday’s new chapter.
- You may also enjoy this free downloadable list of the 101 Essential Flash Comics.
- Finally, be sure to visit the Flash’s official character page and like his official Facebook page for all the latest Flash news as it breaks.
It’s nice to see the Flash get his TV series on a roll the second time round. It was a shame that the previous series starring John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen (1990) didn’t get a 2nd season. I liked that costume & John Wesley as Barry Allen. I thought the technology of that age was good enough to deliver a great super hero series… something that was really lacking in the 90’s. Maybe it was just ahead of it’s time? A series like Smallville could have 10 successful seasons without any of the characters dawning their hero costumes… maybe that Flash series would have been better received after the turn of the millennium?
Oh well, speculation & debates need not happen now that the 2nd rendition of The Flash (TV Series with Grant Gustin) is doing well. I believe it’s success is greatly due to the production team whose work does well in following the footsteps (and shared universe) of the battle tested ARROW series, also by Warner Bros. The ‘curse’ has been broken for ‘this’ Flash as he gets a second season. Season 2 begins this May 2015 and we’re all looking forward to more cross-overs and more DC characters to share the same universe!
Oh yea, did I mention this costume is pretty cool too? haha