Our project contains 112,392 articles and 4,302 images. Comic books dramatically read by the eligible monster team. We are the worlds largest dc comics encyclopedia that anyone can edit, hosted by wikia. Dc dusted off other old heroes, and gave them new origins, new costumes and new stories. In the 1940s, college student jay garrick acquired his superspeed abilities in a random lab accident and became the first dc super hero to go by the name the flash. Here is the link flash comics wikipedia wikipedia has explained the history very briefly. The flash or simply flash is the name of several superheroes appearing in american comic books published by dc comics. Read more rare marvel comics discover the values of the rarest key issues of characters like the hulk, fantastic four, avengers, and dr. The dc comics made a name for themselves in 1939 as they were then founded by malcolm wheelernicholson.
Dc is home to the worlds greatest super heroes, including superman, batman, wonder woman, green lantern. Dc comics introduces supergirl, cousin of superman. Fantastic, the invisible girl, the thing, and the human. Alex irvine is a former english professor and author of over 30 books and comic books. In response to public and congressional objections to comic books featuring tales of crime and horror, the comics code authority is created. Manning has contributed to over 40 books and comic books, including dks batman. The flash has contributed as a member in dcs premier superhero teams such as. He was added to the regular cast of a fourth volume, an anthology series titled comic. Dc comics owns the rights to green arrow, flash, etc. The ian levine collection, a private sale featuring every comic book published by dc from 19342014 including complete runs of action comics, detective comics, superman and batman. Where can i download the flash comics series for free. Dc comics produces material featuring a large number of wellknown characters, including superman, batman, wonder woman, the flash, green arrow, and others. Between dcs the flash television series on the cw and marvels quicksilver appearing in two different major movie franchises at two different studios and played by two different actors, speedsters are the super hero du jour. It is the publishing unit of dc entertainment, a company of warner bros.
The majority of its publications take place within the fictional dc universe and feature numerous culturally iconic heroic characters. Dc comics bought out the entire allamerican line, and the books returned to the dc label. Buy products related to flash comic products and see what customers say about flash comic products on. Dc comics is one of the largest and oldest american comic book companies.
Dc comics, american media and entertainment company whose iconic comic based properties represented some of the most enduring and recognizable characters in 20th and 21stcentury popular culture. For decades, dc comics has been one of the two largest american comic book companies, along with marvel comics. He lives with his family in asheville, north carolina. Below, author paul sassienie lays out a brief history of dc comics, from inception to the present day. The strange thing about the comic book incarnations of the character is that there are so many different versionsjay garrick, the original flash.
Jay garrick was a college student in keystone city who developed incredible superspeed after he fell asleep in the science lab and accidentally inhaled the hypercharged atoms of a radioactive liquid. History of the flash comic book collection dc comics silver. Its parent company, dc entertainment, is a wholly owned subsidiary of time warner inc. The flash comic book volume 1 19591985 edit volume 1 starred barry allan as the flash and the series assumed the numbering of the original flash comics with. But speedsters are nothing new, especially when it comes to comic books. Without the flashs success and dcs revival of the entire superhero category, marvel would never have experimented with the fantastic four or spiderman. Want to take a trip down memory lane, lets take a look at some great. Volume 2 19872006, 20072008 edit volume 3 20102011 edit volume 4 20112016 edit volume 5 2016present. In 1985, dc comics launched the largest event in their history with crisis on.
The initials for the dc comic books were from taken from the detective comic series. The correspondence is less accurate for bimonthly, quarterly or annual books. Nov 21, 2016 these dc stories raised the bar for comic books, one panel at a time. Funnily enough, the jay garrick flash is even acknowledged in allens origin tale as a comicbook character that inspires the new flashs heroics. Entering the world of comic books can be daunting for. Barry allen is the second character to be known as the flash.
Five issues were the main story and one was the origin of the flash. Dc created the vertigo imprint as a home for the edgier, more adult material until karen bergers recent exit from the company, was the absolute model of how to do creator owned books at a major company. Shop target for comic books you will love at great low prices. For decades, dc comics has been one of the two largest american comic book companies, along with. Jay garrick 1940 was the first, butbarry allen created in 1956, is generally considered the first hero of thesilver age of comic books. The flash barry allen is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by dc comics. Dc comics, american media and entertainment company whose iconic comicbased propertiessuch as batman, superman, wonder woman, the flash, green lantern, and aquamanrepresented some of the most enduring and recognizable characters in 20th and 21stcentury popular culture. Dec 27, 2016 the flash barry allen is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by dc comics. Dc comics is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in american comic books, and produces material featuring numerous wellknown heroic characters, including superman.
The success of flash comic books directly heralded the return of superheroes. The dc comics database is a wiki that anyone can edit, full of info on characters like superman, batman, the joker, catwoman, and the jla, comic books, and movies. Flash publication history dc database fandom dc wiki. Fans are more likely to tell you that the publishing company truly began with the release of. Reading order for all essential flash comic books published by dc comics. The introduction of barry allen as the flash in 1956 marked the dawn of the silver age of comics. Secret files and origins 2010 oneshot, setting the stage for the status quo of the new series. Rare dc comic books find out values of the rarest dc comics, including green lantern, wonder woman, the flash. Watchmen by alan moore and dave gibbons became one of the most celebrated mainstream comic books in history and earned a place on time magazines list of the 100 greatest english language novels of the 20th century. Dc comics, marvel comics and indie alike, nothing is free from our dramatic readings.
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Weekly or other morefrequentthanmonthly issues are simply grouped into the same color row by month. The flash was given a third series in 1941, a solo book titled allflash. Learn the secret identity of the founder of dc comics. Dc is home to the worlds greatest super heroes, including superman, batman, wonder woman, green lantern, the flash, aquaman and more. During that time its company was known as national allied publications. Flash jay garrick jay garrick was a college student in 1938 who accidentally inhaled heavy water vapors after taking. Buy products related to flash comics and see what customers say about flash comics on. Without the flash s success and dc s revival of the entire superhero category, marvel would never have experimented with the fantastic four or spiderman. It is the comics publishing branch of dc entertainment, inc. Dc had one of the biggest hits in the history of comics with the death of superman and despite what many thought at the time, this story has. The content of tgfset ends with a wally west flash story postcrisis. Entering the world of comic books can be daunting for any newcomer. Nicknamed the scarlet speedster, all incarnations of the flash possess. Mar 18, 2016 hey before starting the flash comics you got to know the proper order of reading.
This is a list of all dc events and crossovers in chronological order. The majority of its publications take place within the fictional dc universe and feature numerous culturally. We have comic books to share from the 60s 70s 80s 90s and beyond. Marvel presents stan lees the fantastic four, a superhero group consisting of mr. Jan, 2016 between dc s the flash television series on the cw and marvels quicksilver appearing in two different major movie franchises at two different studios and played by two different actors, speedsters are the super hero du jour. The events are placed in the same order they appear in the dc master reading order. Hey before starting the flash comics you got to know the proper order of reading. Jay garrick, the first version of the character, debuted in flash comics no. The late 1950s through the 1960s saw a change from dark and supernatural comic book themes to the other end of the spectrum with books containing silly plots. Years later, jay was succeeded by police scientist barry allen, until barrys former kid partner wally west took up the mantle at a time when barry was considered dead. Also included are major events in dc history that take place in a single series like 52 and cosmic odyssey. An avid fan of comic books, especially the adventures of the jay garrick flash, barry decided to follow in his heros footsteps and fight crime, taking garricks superhero name as a form of tribute. The flash, american comic book hero created for dc comics by writer gardner fox and artist harry lampert. It is the publishing unit of dc entertainment, a subsidiary of warner bros.1284 1173 892 1375 141 368 584 940 1148 245 676 1414 1231 1106 236 1061 430 76 1150 211 459 218 273 1202 207 582 616 1055 684 1505 988 1063 589 522 343 780 1311 715 819 383 1383