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Who Is Faster - The Flash Or Superman?

Updated on January 9, 2017
The Flash - The Fastest Man Alive
The Flash - The Fastest Man Alive | Source

Answering the Age Old Question of Who Really is The Fastest Man Alive

As the decades-old debate rages on as to who is faster, The Flash, Superman or Quicksilver, let's take a moment to look at the subject.

First things first, Quicksilver is off the list to start. Sorry you Marvel comic fans, he just can't keep up with either The Flash or Superman.

Now that small matter has been addressed, as well as tossing out The Roadrunner, next, we take a look at some of the interesting history between The Flash and Superman.

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The Flash Sets the Pace

The Flash in Motion
The Flash in Motion | Source

The Flash Wins Over Superman in a Photo Finish

Although it is true that Superman has on occasion beaten The Flash in the past, and they have had several "ties", when push comes to shove, The Flash wins out in a foot race.

However, to Superman's advantage, he can fly at similar speeds, and it is usually to his benefit to do that rather than travel by foot.

The later incarnations of The Flash have him with the ability to vibrate his atoms fast enough to actually "walk through walls", which is a skill that he shares with the Man of Steel.

Regardless of who you choose as the fastest superhero, one thing is for certain - The Flash gear is some of the coolest looking stuff around, and the red and yellow accents make anyone stand out in a crowd. That is if you stand still long enough to be seen...

Videos of The Flash Racing Superman

Cover of The Flash #123 (September 1961)
Cover of The Flash #123 (September 1961) | Source

Jay Garrick and Wally West Team Up

The Flash characters alter ego has bounced back and forth between Jay Garrick, Wally West, and Barry Allen throughout the years, with the Garrick and West versions appearing together in a passing of the torch of sorts from the golden age to the current version.

Barry Allen currently serves as the civilian Flash, although he and Wally West have traded the moniker back and forth from time to time in recent history.

Grant Gustin has taken on the role of Barry Allen in the new made for TV series The Flash, which is currently being aired The CW network.

Superhero Origins: The Flash

The Flash Chronicles, Vol. 1
The Flash Chronicles, Vol. 1

Check out the beginnings of the infamous Rogues Gallery.

 

The Flash of Many Names

Jay Garrick, Wally West, and Barry Allen on the cover of The Flash vol. 2 #208 (May 2004). Art by Michael Turner.
Jay Garrick, Wally West, and Barry Allen on the cover of The Flash vol. 2 #208 (May 2004). Art by Michael Turner. | Source

Jay Garrick - Golden Age Flash

Jay Garrick, the original Flash. Cover art for JSA #78, by Alex Ross.
Jay Garrick, the original Flash. Cover art for JSA #78, by Alex Ross. | Source

Barry Allen - Silver Age Flash

"Showcase4" by "Showcase #4" at The Grand Comics Database. Retrieved December 25, 2004.. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.
"Showcase4" by "Showcase #4" at The Grand Comics Database. Retrieved December 25, 2004.. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia. | Source

Wally West - Modern Age Flash

Flash vol. 2, #1 (June 1987). Wally West holds his first title as the Modern Age Flash. Art by Jackson Guice.
Flash vol. 2, #1 (June 1987). Wally West holds his first title as the Modern Age Flash. Art by Jackson Guice. | Source

Wallace Rudolph "Wally" West

Wally as Kid Flash. Art by George Pérez.
Wally as Kid Flash. Art by George Pérez. | Source

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    • LouisaDembul profile image

      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      seeing the pictures of Flash takes me back in time! the costumes are really cool.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I like The Flash Halloween Costumes great idea.

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      HenkWillemse 5 years ago

      Some real nice "The Flash" costumes