The mantle of the Flash was first donned by Jay Garrick, a character that originally appeared in Flash Comics No. 1, in January 1940. The legacy continued with Barry Allen, Wally West, and Bart Allen having all been branded the fastest man alive. In the early 90s, the Flash was featured in a live action television series starring John Weslet Shipp.Since then, rumors of a feature film starring the Scarlet Speedster have never come to fruition. Flash fans have watched year after year go by of Batman and Superman reboots. They have suffered watching Marvel starting to dip into their C-list characters while Warner Brothers does nothing with the Scarlet Speedster. Fortunately, stories involving the four incarnations of the Flash for over five decades have not disappointed. The question is, which story is the best?
Written by Geoff Johns
The Flash: The Return of Barry Allen
Written by Mark Waid; The Flash #74-79