The Top 8 Flash Stories
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Written by Charlie Saltalamaccio
Hey there, you beautiful bastards! You must have some impeccable taste if you're here, looking to dive into the 8 most f@#king fantastic Flash storylines from the comics. So, grab your crimson spandex and buckle up, because we're about to race through some of the most mind-blowing stories at breakneck speed, all in the name of the Scarlet Speedster.
1) Flash: Rebirth (2009)
Written by Geoff Johns, this comic book masterpiece features the return of our beloved Barry f@#king Allen after being dead for, like, a gazillion years (actually, 23 years). The story dives headfirst into the Speed Force, giving us a deeper understanding of the mystical force that makes the Flash so goddamn fast. Rebirth is a testament to the fact that you can't keep a good speedster down, even if they've been dead for two decades.
2) The Flash: Born to Run (1992)
This is the f@#king origin story of Wally West, aka Kid Flash. Like a fine wine, Mark Waid's masterpiece only gets better with age. We learn about Wally's childhood, his relationship with Barry, and how he becomes the Flash's sidekick. It's a heartwarming tale of friendship, love, and running really, really fast.
3) The Flash: The Return of Barry Allen (1993)
Mark Waid, you beautiful son of a b!tch, you've done it again. Barry Allen returns from the dead, or so it seems, and Wally West is suddenly faced with the challenge of living up to his mentor's legacy. But there's a twist that'll make you scream "holy sh!t!" at the top of your lungs. Spoiler alert: it involves a certain Reverse-Flash.
4) The Flash: Terminal Velocity (1995)
Another Mark Waid classic, because that guy just doesn't f@#king quit. Wally West has a vision of his own death (super cheerful, right?) and decides to prepare for the inevitable. With a team of speedsters, Wally sets out to ensure that the legacy of the Flash will live on, even after he kicks the bucket.
5) The Flash: Blitz (2003)
Remember how Zoom was an absolute dick in the TV show? Well, Geoff Johns managed to make him an even bigger asshole in the comics. Blitz sees the return of the villainous speedster, hell-bent on destroying Wally West's life. Get ready for a high-speed showdown that will make your head spin.
6) The Flash: Dead Heat (2000)
Mark Waid, you glorious son of a gun, you've struck gold once more. Dead Heat introduces us to Savitar, a speed-obsessed madman who's stealing speed from other speedsters. Wally West, the Flash family, and the entire damn Speed Force have to unite against this batsh!t crazy villain. Expect high-stakes action, emotional drama, and enough speed to make even Usain Bolt feel like a slowpoke.
7) The Flash of Two Worlds (1961)
This iconic issue, written by Gardner Fox and illustrated by Carmine Infantino, introduced the concept of the DC Multiverse, which has become an integral part of the DC universe. In this groundbreaking story, Barry Allen accidentally vibrates into Earth-2, where he meets Jay Garrick, the original Golden Age Flash. It's a historic meeting of two generations of speedsters that changed the course of comic book history, and it's a must-read for any Flash fan.
8) Flashpoint (2011)
Geoff Johns, take a bow, you magnificent bastard. Flashpoint is the mother of all Flash stories, where Barry Allen wakes up in a f@#ked-up alternate timeline. No powers, no Justice League, and a world on the brink of annihilation. Barry has to fix this colossal sh!tstorm, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
So, there you have it, folks. These are the top 8 Flash storylines that are so f@#king amazing, you'll be running to your nearest comic book store to grab a copy. And while you're at it, maybe pick up some Flash-themed adult onesies, because who doesn't love a good onesie? Remember, life's too short not to appreciate the badassery of a superhero who can run circles around the goddamn universe. Happy reading, you speed demons!