Flash no 311

série: DC Comics various
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: DC Comics
genre: ScienceFiction
classement: carton131
date: 1982
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 4 €
critère: *
remarques: the Flash volume 34/No.311 dated July 1982
this issue collected as a representative sample of the serie

1/ Flash, the fastest man alive
with guest villain captain Boomerang
"captives of the Boom-Boom-Boomerang"
by Cary Bates and Carmine Infantino

2/ Dr. Fate, Rogue Gods
by Steve Gerber and Keith Giffen

the Flash (or simply Flash) is the name of several superheroes
appearing in 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

thus far, at least four different characters, each of whom
somehow gained the power of "the speed force",
have assumed the mantle of the Flash in DC's history:
- college athlete Jay Garrick (1940–1951, 1961–2011, 2017–present),
- forensic scientist Barry Allen (1956–1985, 2008–present),
- Barry's nephew Wally West (1986–2011, 2016–present) and
- Barry's grandson Bart Allen (2006–2007),
each incarnation of the Flash has been
a key member of at least one of DC's premier teams:
the Justice Society of America, the Justice League and the Teen Titans

the Flash is one of DC Comics' most popular characters
and has been integral to the publisher's many
reality-changing "crisis" storylines over the years,
the original meeting of the Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick
and Silver Age Flash Barry Allen in "Flash of Two Worlds" (1961)
introduced the multiverse storytelling concept to DC readers
which would become the basis for many DC stories in the years to come.

like his Justice League colleagues Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman,
the Flash has a distinctive cast of adversaries,
including the various Rogues
(unique among DC supervillains for their code of honor)
and the various psychopathic "speedsters"
who go by the names Reverse-Flash or Zoom,
other supporting characters in Flash stories include Barry's wife Iris West,
Wally's wife Linda Park, Bart's girlfriend Valerie Perez,
friendly fellow speedster Max Mercury
and Central City police department members David Singh and Patty Spivot
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