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The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told 

Switchdoctor
Updated June 14, 2019 1.1k votes 282 voters 37.6k views 23 items

List Rules Essential Flash annuals, one shots, story arcs, and collected issues

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?
Flash: Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told
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Written by Geoff Johns
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The Flash: The Return of Barry Allen
The Flash: The Return of... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told
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Written by Mark Waid; The Flash #74-79
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The Flash: Blitz
The Flash: Blitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told
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Written by Geoff Johns, Flash #192–200
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The Flash: Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told
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Written by Geoff Johns
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