FLASH: 100 Greatest Moments:
Highlights from the History of the Scarlet Speedster
By Robert Greenberger
The Flash. The Fastest Man Alive. The Scarlet Speedster. Whatever you call him, his most iconic comic book adventures are celebrated in Flash: 100 Greatest Moments.
First appearing in 1940 and represented by a slew of different speedsters, the Flash has been a DC mainstay for most of their publishing life. He’s been part of the Justice League, Justice Society of America, and Teen Titans. Able to break the barriers between dimensions and to reverse time when he’s runs fast enough, to say that the flash is going (and has gone) places doesn’t even cover it.
Speedsters are powered by the speed force and while there are a slew of superheroes faster than the average man in the DC Universe, the particular mantle of ‘The Flash’ has been donned by Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West, and Bart Allen. Each of them are represented with their own moments to shine and they each bring a new perspective to the character over the Flash’s decades long run.
Enclosed in these pages are 100 moments that chronicle all the Flash’s greatest feats. Flash’s loves, his children, the allies like Batman and Superman that help him out in his time of need, the Rogues that give him the most trouble, other nefarious speedsters villains like Reverse Flash and Professor Zoom, and many more key characters are paid homage. Flash has been a key player in events like Flashpoint and Crisis on Infinite Worlds, making him integral to understanding the worlds built by DC Comics.
Although Flash has been on the big screen, syndicated television, and cartoons, a lot the iconic moments seen on screens found their origin in his comic books. Whether you need a recap (in a flash) or you’re curious about the comic book events that inspired your favorite TV and movie moments, Flash: 100 Greatest Moments will guide you through all of the Scarlet Speedster’s history:
- Wally West winning the lottery
- Returning from the dead
- Marrying Iris West
- The Cosmic Treadmill
- Meeting Editor Julius Schwartz
- Red Flash vs. Black Flash
- Defeating Zoom
- House of Heroes
- Barry Allen fights Godspeed for the first time
- Returning Wally West rom the Speed Force
- Run ins with the Trickster
This gift edition comes in a convenient portable size, perfect for catching up with your favorite speedster when you’re on the go.
Also available from the 100 Greatest Moments of DC Comics series, explore the greatest moments of: Justice League, Super Heroines, Super-Villains, and Batman.
Robert Greenberger has long worked in the pop-culture field, including tenures at Starlog Press, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Weekly World News. His works include The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, Spider-Man Vault (co-written with Peter David), and Stan Lee’s How to Write Comics (co-written with Stan Lee). He has over a dozen Star Trek books to his credit, in addition to editing the comic book adaptations for eight years. For more information, see his website, bobgreenberger.com.
FLASH: 100 GREATEST MOMENTS
By Robert Greenberger | Published October 13, 2020 by Chartwell Books
Hardcover, 304 pages | ISBN: 9780785837138 | $24.99 US, $32.99 CAN