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 4.38%
  • Barry Allen (Silver Age Flash) - 1st appeared Showcase #4 (1956) / died in CoIE

    74 46.25%
  • Wally West (post-CoIE Flash) - became The Flash at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths

    73 45.63%
  • 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 0.63%
  • other (please specify in a separate post)

    5 3.13%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogotazo View Post
    Dude, this was my first issue reading Wally! I was about to move and went to a local comic book store with my friends on my last day in town. I got this very issue. I have vivid memories of that day and the issue itself. It was a great opening scene. I instantly thought, woah, this stuff is way better than the cartoon.
    Really, man? That's so cool, lol. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    It may be because I'm an old fart, but I'm surprised by the amount of people who picked up the Flash relatively late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by married guy View Post
    It may be because I'm an old fart, but I'm surprised by the amount of people who picked up the Flash relatively late.
    The TV show really helped get the name out there. Hell, it certainly got me back into reading Flash comics after I had stopped for years.
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    Barry Allen. As I recall he was facing a 'mystery villain' (someone whose ID was unknown to all) called, I think, The Eradicator--he appeared to disintegrate those he touched. He even tried it on Barry himself, but Barry vibrated his cells back to normal.

    That was my first actual Flash comic--I'm sure I'd read him in JLA, which I think was the first actual non-Superman-specific DC comic I read as a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assam View Post
    Barry, having first seen him in his first appearence.
    This "first appearance"?



    Quote Originally Posted by SanityOrMadness View Post
    Got the first two issues of the early-90s Justice Society miniseries, focusing on Jay Garrick & Alan Scott. First time I'd ever read a Flash or GL book.
    Actually, while issue #1 of the 1991 miniseries had Jay, issue #2 spotlighted Black Canary. (Alan was the focus of issue #3.)




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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    This "first appearance"?


    The one and only. My dad made sure I was exposed to the best the Silver Age had to offer before I even touched Post-Crisis stuff. And thanks to several shelves worth of DC's "Archives" (Which is where I first read Showcase #4) along with plenty of back issues my dad had saved from when he was a kid, I was able to do just that.

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    I guess if we're counting comic tie-ins to cartoons, Wally.

    But as far as main DCU comics? I think it was Barry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    I guess if we're counting comic tie-ins to cartoons, Wally.
    Only if it was in a comic book based on the cartoon.




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    New 52 Barry Allen, but Wally is still my flash.

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    Barry Allen in an episode of the Super Friends titled "Too Hot to Handle". I saw it in 1976 but it originally aired in 1973. Bottom line, the Earth is drifting closer to the sun so the Flash speeds around the planet wrapping this metal coil around so Earth would be repelled. Something about seeing this guy running until he was a blur really grabbed me. I started buying the comic shortly after. One of his rogues, the Top had just died but had planted bombs throughout the city beforehand. Then I got the Superman vs Flash oversize book that serves as also my avatar. Was introduced to Jay around the same time in JLA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    This was the first Flash comic I bought:

    That was my first also!!

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    Unfortunately, it was Wally West. Then my uncle introduced me to Barry Allen and i was a fan ever since.

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    Looks like poll responses at this point show:
    * Barry Allen (Silver Age Flash) = 54 votes
    * Wally West (post-CoIE Flash) = 43 votes
    * Jay Garrick (Golden Age Flash) = 4 votes
    * other = 3 votes
    * TV/the CW version of The Flash (Barry) = 1 vote

    Still no votes for Bart's run as the first DC Comics version of "The Flash" people ever read about.

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    Barry, not sure exactly which issue but it was in the early seventies. The first thing I remember about the Flash was that I much preferred Irv Novick's art to Carmine Infantino's. (Infantino's art appeared in the reprints in those 100 page Super-Spectaculars of that era).

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    Rebirth Flash (Barry Allen.)

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