Fans of the Flash have been waiting for his solo film for years, and we’re finally getting it (although let’s be honest, Michael Keaton’s return as Batman is a big selling point). While there’s certainly been plenty of recent controversy surrounding the star of the upcoming Flash film, various incarnations of the character have been loved by comic readers ever since Jay Garrick took up the role in 1940’s Flash Comics #1. Like many heroes of the Golden Age of comics, the Flash began as a rather one-dimensional character who would develop much more depth and nuance in decades to follow. While various heroes would don the red tights over the years, the Flash has always stood as a beacon of hope in the DC universe when it is needed the most. These ten selections represent some of the character’s most significant moments, regardless of who holds the title of Flash.
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