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Quote1 How can you possibly claim to be the Flash, Barry Allen -- when I -- Jay Garrick -- am the Flash -- and have been so for more than 20 years?! Quote2
-- Jay Garrick


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  • This issue is divided into three chapters.
  • The origins of both Barry Allen and Jay Garrick are recapped in this issue.
  • Unofficially, this is the first appearance of the Multiverse. The Multiverse represents parallel dimensions that exist side by side to one another, and is only accessible through vibrational attunement.


  • The cover to this issue features both Flashes racing to rescue an injured man. Jay Garrick is the one who saves the man, while Barry Allen is the one who deflects the falling girder.
  • DC Direct released a statuette modeled after the cover to this issue.
  • The events from this issue take place on June 14th, 1961.

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