The Flash #110 (1960)

Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. First appearance of Kid Flash in Meet Kid Flash, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella;

Wally West visits his aunt Iris and meets the Flash. During the meeting a freak accident gives Wally super speed and he becomes the Kid Flash. Challenge of the Weather Wizard!, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson; the origin of the Weather Wizard. Flash Facts filler page. The Atom: Servant of Man fact page. Amazing Speeds fact page. Weather Forecast! fact page.

If you were faster than anyone, what would you do ? You would run. Surely. Leaving everything behind, having fun, reaching unreachable places. Even the silence while running would be a gift, a chance to be at peace. Is there an end at your race ? Would you stop ? What would be your purpose ?

Does it matter after all ? The real question is : What would he do. What does he do ?

He stops running. In the heart of his adoptive city, he's listening. Helping whoever needs assistance. From an old man crossing the road to a fearless predator breaking free. He's giving what his hero just offered him. A push. This was the very first lesson The Flash taught him : to share his speed. At multiples times, that's what Wally West's going to do, he will do his best to share his ability to move forward so the race can go on.

If you were faster than anyone, what would you do ? It doesn't matter. Because this is the story of a boy who had everything and did what none of us would have done. He met his hero and was giving the chance to be part of a legacy and a family that would inspire generations. He was given the greatest gift and while he could have use it for his own benefit, he chose to give it back to his city.

In this very brief moment, Wally West earned the title of The Flash.


Leave a reply

%d bloggers like this: