Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Flash Facts Run Review

Time to take a look back at the race that Flash has run...

...with a look at a special issue that reviewed what happened the day a bolt of lightning hit a shelf of chemicals in the lab of police scientist Barry Allen...

...scarring him horribly, and leaving him paralyzed in a hospital for years....

...wait, what?

Yes, that is where the story starts for Flash #300 (August, 1981, by Cary Bates, Carmine Infantino and Bob Smith, with a cover by Infantino and Dick Giordano) in "1981 - A Flash Odyssey".

At Morningside clinic, Dr. Petrou is confronting the patient Barry Allen about his delusions (brought on by his accident and years of reading comics) that he is the fastest man alive.

Along the way, they go through Barry's origin, the origin of Jay Garrick, Barry's first meeting with Jay, reuniting the Justice Society of America and the multiple Earths with their own crisis and more. 

Covering the origins of Mirror Master, Pied Piper, Captain Boomerang, Weather Wizard, Kid Flash, Gorilla Grodd, Heat Wave, Captain Cold, the Top, Golden Glider, Elongated Man, Mr. Element and Dr. Alchemy, the Trickster, Rainbow Raider and the Reverse Flash (including Barry and Iris' wedding)...

...all to get to the reveal of the villain who pulled this magic trick on the Flash (where Barry outsmarted this foe, yet again!).

An issue that was a great way to review the live of Barry Allen, and cap the career of CW's Flash!


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