20 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn't Know About The Flash

Who wins when The Flash races Quicksilver and Superman?

Even if you're not a big comic book reader, chances are you will have heard of The Flash, especially now he's the star of his own hit TV series. Moviegoers will also get better acquainted with The Fastest Man Alive when Ezra Miller plays him in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then Justice League in 2017 and his own movie in 2018. Introduced in 1956 and created by writers Robert Kanigher and John Broome and penciler Carmine Infantino, forensic scientist Barry Allen received his powers when a freak bolt of lightning stuck the chemicals in his lab and connected him with the Speed Force. Visually unique and with powers enabling him to travel the speed of light, The Flash is one of most likeable, relatable, and greatest heroes in the DC Universe. However, he's not the only man to have held the mantle, and with stories involving everything from time travel to stolen children, The Flash is one of the most interesting DC Comics characters too. Here, you will find twenty of the craziest and most fascinating facts about the Scarlet Speedster. Whether it's some of the stranger abilities which accompany superspeed or just how fast he really is, these will change how you look at this member of the Justice League.

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