Is it just about speed?" It was a truly epochal event as shown in the story “Superman’s Race With the Flash!”, published in Superman #199. Even both heroes want to know who the true Fastest Man Alive is by the end of the movie. - for over a decade. Flash seems to be faster than Superman, but this manages to catch the Flash, apparently predicting his movements – algiogia Jan 28 '15 at 12:16 The latest Flash#49 confirms that flash is faster than Superman – Amit Bisht Aug 7 '18 at 14:36 Most definitely a pie chart. He became the Flash after a freakish laboratory experiment and decided to use his new skills to fight crime; at the time, he was a college student. Explaining Flash is not as easy as Superman, because – unlike Superman – several characters in the history of DC Comics have worn The Flash costume since the character first appeared back in 1940. We live in times when everything is changing fast and we will try to be as timely as possible. Part of that is because the Silver Age Superman was the heir apparent to Captain Marvel (you know, the Shazam guy), who Binder had defined alongside artist C.C. - July 14, 2018 11:48 pm EDT. The final 'race' between Barry Allen and Clark Kent of the Silver Age took place in the pages of DC Comics Presents #1 & #2 (1978), which the Flash again won after a bizarre time travel adventure. I love that about him. The race to save more villagers was on, though Superman outperformed Flash by saving an entire building full of people compared to the lone family Flash was able to save. Barry Allen raced against the Man of Still, but they both crossed the finish line at the same time so the race was declared a tie. Here’s Williamson’s list of Top Ten ‘speedy’ characters in full: As you can see, according to Williamson’s list (from an old copy of DC Nation), it’s not even close -Superman didn’t even rank 2nd! Let's see Superman … In Quasar #17, Mark Gruenwald staged a race between all of Marvel's speediest characters, including Quicksilver, Speed Demon, Captain Marvel, and Makkari, the Eternal who was once worshipped on Earth as Mercury, the god of speed. There's even a story in Action Comics #314 where Jor-El sends a bunch of outer-space VHS tapes to Earth so that Superman can see what would happen if he'd landed on some other planet, and it turns out that even if he didn't have the same powers that he does here, he just would've become some other planet's version of Batman, Green Arrow, or Aquaman. It might be the most enduring question in DC Comics, one that fans have debated for decades: who is faster, The Flash or Superman? John has been writing about what he likes - movies, TV, comics, etc. The Man of Steel has also raced other Flashes like Wally West in the comics, but generally speaking, the Scarlet Speedster usually comes out on top. The two Justice Leaguers learned Phantom Zone criminals including General Zod were actually behind the anachronoids and were using a special machine to disrupt the space-time continuum. I mean, nobody ever asks if Superman's a better swimmer than Aquaman, or if he's better than Green Arrow at being a low-rent Batman. Assuming Williamson was correct in his list of ten speedsters…, …or open to revisions at any point in time…. However, they would soon race again later in 1967. Published in Flash #175, the story “The Race to the End of the Universe!” once again ended in a tie, despite the fact that Batman declared Superman the winner, while the rest of the Justice League saw Barry crossing the finish line first. So, as you can see for yourselves – in almost every iteration of the famous rivalry, Flash was more successful. In Justice League's mid-credits scene, the film pays homage to DC Comics history by having The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Superman (Henry Cavill) agree to a friendly race to settle once and for all the question of who is truly the fastest. We also participate in programs from eBay, CJ, Bluehost, Clickbank, ShareASale, and other sites. "Now in Issue #50 Wally is the fastest man alive, he wins the race. Superman boasts numerous abilities including his super speed, but it's The Flash who must live up to the title 'Fastest Man Alive.' So Who's Faster? Being able to run fast is one thing, but outrunning your own past? Warning: SPOILERS below for Justice League! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. What do you think about Williamson's remarks about The Flash? eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'fictionhorizon_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_5',129,'0','0'])); And that’s it for today. Over the years, The Flash and Superman have raced one another many times and while the outcomes do vary from time to time, looking at them overall reveals who really is the fastest, the Man of Steel or the Scarlet Speedster. The Guardians of Oa -- best known as overseeing the Green Lantern Corps -- have Superman and The Flash race to restore the balance of time. Wally West took over the mantle of the Flash after Barry Allen died in Crisis on Infinite Earths, after being the original Kid Flash. There are always shenanigans going on, which makes it tough to declare a real winner. On Earth, he landed in Kansas, near the estate of ones Jonathan and Martha Kent, two local farmers who took him in and raised him as their own child, giving him the name Clark Kent. Before we get to their movie race, let's look back at the times Superman and the Flash matched their vaunted speed in the comics. But one of the things Barry does in #50 is he motivates and inspires Wally to run faster. With the two heroes meeting in the DC Extended Universe for the first time in Justice League that debate has been renewed. If The Flash loses he must take the League out for brunch, but if he wins he gets to proudly tell everyone that he's faster than Superman. Barry Allen comes second, with Bart Allen in third spot. Superman is one of the chief characters in the DC Comics universe. So, at least for now, if someone asks you who is faster, Superman or the Flash(? As far as the Flashes go, the fastest among them is Wally West. He doesn't even threaten them, he just literally talks so much smack that the Flash demands the race, and then it's on. A recent issue of The Flash features a rematch in which Superman loses, with the series' writer, Josh Williamson, claiming that Flash is objectively faster. While Superman had Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in his grip, the Flash moved at Superspeed to flank Superman. Compare that to the Marvel Universe, which, at the beginning, was largely created by a very small group of creators who were all working together in the same office. Barry is the character who inspires people to be heroes. Jay Garrick is the slowest among the four, but even he was quick enough to beat Superman in a race. Posted: 27 Jun 2018 11:03 pm. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'fictionhorizon_com-leader-1','ezslot_18',127,'0','0']));The first organised race between Flash and Superman was a charity race around the world initiated by the United Nations back in 1967. Like when Barry Allen showed up and decided to become the Flash because he read comic books about the Flash. The Flash's endurance surpassed Superman and he made it to the machine first. However, that kind of goes awry when the heroes end up on a power where neither of them have their superpowers. I'm not sure why, but it's one of those little details that sticks out, and makes all those "who would win" arguments just a little more complicated, and a little more fun. Despite the Flash's connection to the Speed-Force giving him a potentially unlimited amount of power and speed, Superman never gives up if he's doing the right thing. Glenn Close Shades Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar Win While Promoting New Movie. Justice League's mid-credits scene delivered a fun homage to the comics by having Flash and Superman agree to a friendly race to settle the issue of who is fastest. In the scene the heroes have a friendly bet. Don't get me wrong: Superman is fast—very fast. It's a question comic book fans have debated for decades. But what is the answer? eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'fictionhorizon_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_15',103,'0','0']));As he grew up, Clark Kent became aware of his powers and found out about his heritage, but he decided to accept the Kents as his real parents, even after discovering his true identity. He's worked in movies and rubbed shoulders with big names but somehow forgot to ask for money a lot of the time - hence, he is happy to be with Screen Rant. The two superheroes raced against each other seven more times, with Superman taking on every Flash except Bart Allen. Read on to find out who is faster, Superman or The Flash. He played a major role in most of DC’s universe-wide crossover events. 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