Currently in the midst of its sixth season, The CW’s The
Flash has proven to be quite the hit amongst genre fans. With Grant Gustin
headlining as the show’s titular Barry Allen, the series has helped to highlight
one of the greatest superheroes in all of comics.
The Flash hasn’t been completely perfect throughout its six
seasons, of course, but there have been far more hits than misses for the
Sultan of Speed and his supporting players. And with The CW’s Arrowverse now in
the middle of the monumental Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, it
remains to be seen what lies ahead for Barry and his shared realm of heroes and
Ever since The Flash premiered in 2014, audiences have been
promised that Barry Allen is due to vanish once Crisis is out of the way – and so
anticipation is high as to how things play out for the Scarlet Speedster
throughout the rest of The Flash’s ongoing sixth year.
Whatever happens in the rest of Season 6 and beyond, The
Flash has certainly managed to have quite the impact on the greater lore of DC
Comics so far. With that in mind, here are the ways that the series has improved on
(and failed to improve on) the existing mythology of this hero and the larger world of DC.