In a freak accident, police crime scene investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and doused in chemicals. Barry discovers that this accident had given him powers, able to move at nearly the speed of sound. With the help of STAR Labs scientist Tina McGee, he learns to control his powers...but when his older brother Jay (a motorcycle cop) is killed in the line of duty, Barry asks Tina to make him a special costume that can withstand the rigors of hyperspeed travel. He sets forth to clean up the streets of Central City as The Flash.
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Did You Know?
The series is replete with references to the comic books and their creators. In addition to the "Garrick Ave." reference mentioned in another item, episodes have referenced "The Hotel Infantino" (a nod to Silver Age Flash co-creator Carmine Infantino
), "police captain Julius Schwartz" (a nod to Silver Age Flash co-creator Julius Schwartz
), "the intersection of Gardner and Fox" (a nod to Golden Age Flash creator Gardner Fox
), "Professor Zoom" (a recurring villain in the Silver Age Flash stories) and "Gorilla Grodd" (another recurring Silver Age Flash villain). See more