Flash Family

Left to right: Barry Allen, Bart Allen, Wally West and Jay Garrick, all members of the Flash Family[1]

The Flash Family is a term that is used to refer to all of the super speed characters who have taken on the mantle of "Flash," or "Kid-Flash." The original Flash is from the parallel universe known as Earth-2A. His name is Jay Garrick. When Barry Allen gained his speed super powers, he remembered Jay Garrick from his youth, who on his Earth was a comic book character. His nephew, Wally West became his sidekick known as Kid Flash. Somewhere down the line, Barry meets his Earth-2A counterpart and teams up with him. At some point later on, Bart Allen took the mantle of Kid Flash while Wally was Flash.[2]

Members of the Flash Family




  • The Flash Family made their first appearance in Flash # 123 (September 1961).[3]


  1. As seen in That's What Super Friends Are For.
  2. This would had to have been after the Super Friends series had ended.
  3. This is the first comic in which two Flashes teamed up, not counting the team up with Kid Flash several issues earlier. For more information about this DC comic book, click here.
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