View Poll Results: Who was the 1rst DC Comics version of "The Flash" you ever read in a comic book?

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  • Jay Garrick (Golden Age Flash) - 1st appeared in Flash Comics #1 (1940).

    7 4.35%
  • Barry Allen (Silver Age Flash) - 1st appeared Showcase #4 (1956) / died in CoIE

    75 46.58%
  • Wally West (post-CoIE Flash) - became The Flash at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths

    73 45.34%
  • Bart Allen (post-Infinte Crisis Flash) - Became The Flash after Wally vanished / Bart suddenly aged

    0 0%
  • TV/the CW version of The Flash (Barry) - from The Flash: Season Zero (based on TV continuity)

    1 0.62%
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    5 3.11%
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    Quote Originally Posted by byrd156 View Post
    I wanna say it was one of the issues of Terminal Velocity so I was exposed to Wally and Jay at the same time. I read a lot of Kid Flash in the NTT so I was already more familiar with Wally before actually reading him as the Flash.
    Well, since Wally was the main star of the book during the Terminal Velocity run, unless the issue featured way more Jay than Wally, I'd call it as Wally being the first.
    (Wally's time as "Kid Flash" doesn't count for the purposes of this poll question.)

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    Barry! I started with Flash Rebirth by Johns...I was awfully confused lol
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    Barry Allen. Flash 323 was one of the first comics I bought with my own money at age 10. I think that was the issue right before he killed Reverse Flash.

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    Barry was the first I read about.
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    At the moment, Barry has the most votes with 36, while Wally is in second with 25 people saying he was the first version of "The Flash" they ever read about.

    Of the Barry votes, I wonder how many first read about him before his return in the Flash: Rebirth series back in 2009?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    At the moment, Barry has the most votes with 36, while Wally is in second with 25 people saying he was the first version of "The Flash" they ever read about.

    Of the Barry votes, I wonder how many first read about him before his return in the Flash: Rebirth series back in 2009?
    I first read Barry Allen Flash at the tail end of his original run, just before the trial issues began.
    Not great, but good enough to get me hooked on the Flash for life!
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    http://media.comicbook.com/uploads1/...ver-108362.jpg

    This is the first one I remember. I was about 7 years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter West View Post
    http://media.comicbook.com/uploads1/...ver-108362.jpg

    This is the first one I remember. I was about 7 years old?
    VERY historically significant issue of THE FLASH, whose consequences reverberate even now, almost forty years later. You picked quite a time to get aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    VERY historically significant issue of THE FLASH, whose consequences reverberate even now, almost forty years later. You picked quite a time to get aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogotazo View Post
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    I got it back then and still own it. In some ways, that was the beginning of the Bronze Age Flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I got it back then and still own it. In some ways, that was the beginning of the Bronze Age Flash.
    In some ways, you need to give that to me pls.



    Seriously though these issues are so hard to track down. I can only find them digitally online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I got it back then and still own it. In some ways, that was the beginning of the Bronze Age Flash.
    I thought Bronze Age FLASH started when Barry ditched the bow ties and crew cut and began wearing turtlenecks and the Robert Redford haircut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    I thought Bronze Age FLASH started when Barry ditched the bow ties and crew cut and began wearing turtlenecks and the Robert Redford haircut.

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    That's why I said "in some ways," BA. Visually, there was a big change, but the stories themselves weren't that different from what we has seen before the '70s. Man, that changed with this story. One of the toughest reads (Iris!) for me from that era, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogotazo View Post
    In some ways, you need to give that to me pls. .
    Well, you said please, so... NO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    That's why I said "in some ways," BA. Visually, there was a big change, but the stories themselves weren't that different from what we has seen before the '70s. Man, that changed with this story. One of the toughest reads (Iris!) for me from that era, too.
    I think the wilder Silver Age stuff was dialed down a *little* bit when the 1970s started (but yeah, not by that much...not like over in the BATMAN and SUPERMAN franchises at the time) and there was also an increasing focus on Barry and Iris's domestic life out in the suburbs of Central City.

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