Flash is the fastest man. He is the protector of Central City and Keystone, famous for his super speed and sense of heroism. His legacy, the Flash family extends throughout history by the enigmatic Speed Force to gain his powers. Jay Garrick was the original Flash from the Golden Age and a founding member of the Justice Society of America. Barry Allen was the Flash from the Silver Age and a founding member of the Justice League of America. His replacement was the original Kid Flash, Wally West, formerly of the Teen Titans. The fourth was Bart Allen, Barrys grandson, who started his career as Impulse. Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert created flash in his original incarnation. His first appearance was in Flash Comics #1 (1940). Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino created the modern version and his first appearance was in Showcase #4 (1956).
DC Comics, Inc. is is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in American comic books. It was founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications acquiring the name of DC Comics in 1937. The initial «DC» is an abbreviation of Detective Comics, one of the first emblematic titles of the company. It has recently been acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL-Time Warner. Its headquarters are in New York.