Flash is a name shared by several heroes from the DC Comics universe. The
original flash was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert,
and first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (1940). The Flash possesses
the ability of "super-speed," which allows him to run and move extremely
fast, use superhuman reflexes, and seemingly violate certain laws of physics.
Thus far, four different characters, each of whom somehow gained
the power of "super-speed", have assumed the identity of the Flash: Jay
Garrick (1940-), Barry Allen (1956-1986, 2008-), Wally West (1986-2006,
2007-), and Bart Allen (2006-2007).