The Flash is a role that has been assumed by many heroes throughought the ages. These include:
- Jay Garrick, the steel-hatted, blue-pantsed Justice Society member.
- Barry Allen, the scarlet speedster Justice League member
- Wally West, the original kid flash and Teen Titans / Young Justice member who eventually assumed the mantle after Barry's disappearance during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Related characters include Impulse.
Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original Flash, Jay Garrick first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (January 1940)