IN COMIC COLLECTIONS
WHO IS THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE?
At the end of Justice League (2017), SUPERMAN and Flash race to the Pacific Ocean. In the DC Universe, metahumans such as speedsters compete for the title of The Fastest Man Alive. In the SILVER AGE, the debate raged whether it was Flash or Superman. Though the current consensus is the Flash has the title of The Fastest Man Alive.
In fictional history, the first Superman-Flash race occurs on June 10th. Let’s trace the timeline of the Superman-Flash races in Superman history.
SILVER AND BRONZE AGES
In a legendary Superman key issue, legends Jim Shooter and Curt Swan created the first Superman-Flash race. In the VALUABLE Superman (1967) #199, the historic rivalry begins with a charity race for the United Nations. Certainly, do not miss the cliffhanger.
In a new series for the BRONZE AGE, DC Comics published DC Comics Presents, a team-up between Superman and popular characters. DC Comics Presents (1978) #1 had Superman team-up with Flash and in the fine DC Comics Presents (1978) #2, the heroes race to the end of time to stop the aliens Volkir and Zelkot. Issue 2 features an appearance from Superboy and he Legion of Super-Heroes.
In a parody of the first race, Dan Jurgens worked on the Superman-Flash race in the Modern Age. Certainly, since the issue is retroactive and recalls the first race, Adventures of Superman (1990) #463 may have taken place Pre-Crisis with Mister Mxyzptlk involved.
Though there is no fictional date for our Superman-Flash race in the timeline, we know it takes place in Post-Crisis continuity. In DC First: Flash/Superman (2002) #1, Superman and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick, must race to save Wally West from Abra Kadabra.