On Screen: The Multiverse and The Flash

In a recent given to TV Guide Grant Gustin (The Flash) gives us some incite in where the series is headed  “What’s fun about this show is that there’s going to be multiple timelines as we move forward,”  “I think we’re going to start showing Earth-One and Earth-Two in the near future. There will be kind of different dimensions going on.”

WAIT WHAT?! the multiverse? for those of you who are not familiar with the multiverse.  The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes (including the Universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. The various universes within the multiverse are sometimes called “parallel universes” or “alternate universes”.

The Multiverse was introduced to everyone back in 1961 in The Flash Volume 1. #123. In this issue we are introduced to the concept of a multiverse and Barry Allen meets the Golden Age Flash this Jay Garrick who was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert. The character first appeared in the first issue of the anthology series Flash Comics in 1940, published by All-American Publications. He was soon featured in All-Star Comics as part of the Justice Society of America. In 1941, he got his own solo book, All-Flash.

After World War II, superheroes declined in popularity. All-Flash was cancelled in 1948 after 32 issues. Flash Comics was cancelled in 1949 after 104 issues. All-Star Comics was cancelled in 1951 after 57 issues, marking Garrick’s last Golden Age appearance. Garrick would not appear again for ten years, and never got another solo series.

So now we have an idea of where the show is headed, lets get ready for the casting rumors for Jay Garrick and possible JSA Members as well.  As for Jay Garrick I would love to see Mark Valley (Human target) slide into that role.

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  1. I would like to see a universe where the unexplained death of her father causes Iris West to become obsessed with science and puts her in the police crime lab to be hit by lightning. Female flash that pines over Barry Allen, her reporter friend who’s parents took her in after her father’s death.

  2. I would like to see a universe where the unexplained death of her father causes Iris West to become obsessed with solving his murder. This causes her to work for the police crime lab and be struck by lightning, becoming The Flash.

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