DC Histories: The Superman / Flash Races
Superman: The Animated Series - Superman Races The Flash - DC Kidscon con
It's a milestone in television history and carries on a tradition from the comics. Flash and Superman have raced each other many times. While Superman has speed as one of his core super-powers is he faster than Flash? Barry Allen is the first technically second Flash and this is the first organized race between the two of them. The UN secretary asks Superman and Flash to race around the world to help charity. The public buys sweepstakes tickets for their favorites.
Here at DC Histories, we try to make sense of the continuity that perplexes, befuddles, and intimidates. The problem with superheroes with similar powers is that readers will immediately want to know who is better at an ability. Is Hulk or the Thing stronger? Who can stretch farther: Elongated Man or Plastic Man? Would Power Girl or Supergirl win in an arm wrestling match? And who exactly would win in a race between Superman and the Flash?
While going through my comics I came across my collection of Flash vs Superman races. All Flash does is run. On sheer raw speed, Flash should be faster. I mean, we all know who would win in a flying race. Or a strength competition.
The Flash is a superhero, one of Superman 's colleagues in the Justice League. His main power is Super-Speed , although it comes from a different source than that of Kryptonians ; Flash's speed comes from the Speed Force. Most of these Flashes have, at some point or another, had a superspeed race with Superman. Although the results of these races vary, most times the Flash beats Superman by a fair margin. One telling example occurred in Smallville. Bart Allen challenged a young Clark Kent to catch him, and Clark chased him, and seemed to be catching up, when Bart Allen moved away so fast that even from Clark's superfast perspective, the boy seemed to be moving at super speed.
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