It all happens so fast…as these two Justice League members race like school children!
But, let’s take a step back and start at the beginning of the race, shall we?
Superman’s Race With The Flash
Most of the Justice League of America of the time was there as well, as was Lois Lane and Iris West Allen, Supergirl and Robin, and Jimmy Olsen and Perry White (this was one of the earlier gatherings of DC characters outside the team books as well, beyond just the Justice League of America...).
No winner decided here, though…
The Race To The End Of The Universe!
What race wouldn’t bring out alien gamblers?
Still no winner here though…
The Greatest Race Of All Time!
Worth noting now, as Carmine had worked on the races in the past (and around this time worked on the first Superman/Spider-Man book, along with Ross Andru and others), and Jose was to do some important Superman/Flash work in the future!
Just some stunning artwork, keeping the race going!
A Quick Detour
Race To Save The Universe!
Chase To The End Of Time!
The pair went to the end of time, and looped around to their starting point to finish this one…
Who Is Really The Fastest Man Alive?
…and this race even continued over into other DC Comics that month like Hawk & Dove and New Gods (though the racers were just in the background…).
This kept the race going for a time…
A Few More Races
Mostly with these, you can see how Wally West matured as the Flash, and Superman really didn’t gain any ground on his racing…
Collect Them All
…proving the time is circular, not unlike proven during one of the races between these two super heroes!
This is also a nice, easy way to get a good start with all that racing, without having to run out your funds paying for expensive back issues…and looks great on any bookshelf when you have time after your daily run!
No ruining these races for you, but they were different to say the least!
Running In Different FormatsSuperman and Flash still race to this day, whether it be in the Superman: The Animated Series (in “Speed Demons”, aired September 13, 1997, written by Rich Fogel and directed by Toshihiko Masuda, wherein the race was interrupted by the Weather Wizard). They’ve even raced live in Smallville (in “Run”, aired October 20, 2004, written by Steven S. DeKnight and directed by David Barrett), though this involved a younger Bart Allen (played by Kyle Gallner) who was Impulse and Kid Flash in the comics as well and Bart continued to run in and out of Smallville, even meeting Smallville’s Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cyborg and Black Canary along the way).
Still Running AlongGrant Gustin as Barry Allen)…and the Flash has his own show starting in October, 2014 on the CW!
in comic history, but Flash never really raced the Emerald Archer!