The Flash (1990s)

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Name: The Flash
Creator: Robert Kanigher, John Broome, Carmine Infantino
Date(s): September 20, 1990 - May 18, 1991
Medium: Live-action television show, tie-in comics & video game
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wiki page IMDB
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The Flash is a 1990s CBS live-action television series about the DC Comics superhero of the same name which lasted for one season.


John Wesley Shipp stars as Barry Allen who becomes the Flash after an accident at his work in S.T.A.R. Labs where he gains the ability of super speed. He's joined by his co-worker, Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee (played by Amanda Pays) and close friend, Julio Mendez (played by Alex Désert).


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The fandom is a small one with only a handful of works located mainly on FFN and AO3.

Connections to other Fandoms

With the revival of The Flash on the CW in 2014, several actors returned to the franchise in supporting roles. John Wesley Shipp played Barry Allen's father, Henry Allen, in two seasons, as well as playing Earth 3 Jay Garrick. Mark Hamill reprised his role of the Trickster for 2 episodes and also played the Earth 3 Trickster in one episode. Amanda Pays returns as Tina McGee, now the director of Mercury Labs.

Some fans suspect Earth 3 or another Earth could be the Earth where events in the 1990s show took place. The multiverse allows for events in the 1990s show to be part of the CW Flash's continuity. This is also supported by the glimpse of John Wesley Shipp's Flash as Grant Gustin's Flash travels through to Earth-2[1].

Notable Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Archives and Communities




  1. ^ The Flash Season 2 Episode 13 "Welcome to Earth-2"