Barry Allen is the second of many men to have worn the mantle of the Flash, and of all of them his popularity has been the most enduring. Stories in the pages of the Flash comic book have changed the face of the DC universe many times, most recently in the Flashpoint event that put Barry at the center of events which restructured the history of everyone's favorite characters.
It's the pages of The Flash that everyone turns to when they want to know what's going on in the greatest comics world there is - and that already made it a must-buy even before Barry became the star of an award winning new CW television series. Now, discount magazine subscriptions to The Flash are commonplace.
Some of the greatest writers in comics have worked on The Flash over the years, from John Broome to Geoff Johns, Mark Waid to Mike Baron, and today's creative team of Francis Manapul and Marcio Takara. Originally driven by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino, Barry Allen's adventures have been overseen by a who's who of comics talent - and talent that would usually be at the very top of its game at the time it was assigned to The Flash.
Luminaries like Grant Morrison have held up The Flash as the ultimate superhero assignment, so it's no wonder that it's so reliable a mark of quality.
Many of the denizens of Iron Heights Penitentiary are getting a day in the sun during episodes of the TV show, but Flash's villains are held up as the equal or better of any other group in comics by many fans. The main team, known as the Rogues' Gallery, have a dynamic with Barry that sees many fans scrambling for discount magazine subscriptions to make it easier to continue to follow them, particularly Captain Cold, Mirror Master, and the Trickster. And enemies from the future like Abra Kadabra also appear regularly, keeping readers guessing, as well as new arrivals like the Cicada.
It's small wonder that Barry Allen's adventures are so widely read. Join the thousands who follow along this month, and every month after!