Fans of The Flash on The CW are in for hard couple of weeks until our favorite Scarlet Speedster returns from winter break.
What does Barry need a break for anyway?
We thought superheroes never take time off from you know...saving the world.
In the meantime, here are some great Flash comic book collections to keep you busy!
A version of Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert was adapted for this season of The Flash, while the story is not exactly the same as the original comic it still deals with the big mistake of altering the timeline.
In the midseason finale of the The Flash TV show, we saw how "Flashpoint" has affected almost every character in the Arrowverse.
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war - but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it? It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yetaltered faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can't find the villain who altered the time line!
The Flash Omnibus Vol. 1
Don't forget that The Flash existed long before his latest reiteration on The CW.
While some people were already huge fans of the Scarlet Speedster before he returnted to television, others might need a refresher course - and The Flash Omnibus Vol. 1 is the perfect place to start.
The big book features classic authors including Robert Kanigher and John Broome.
This massive title collects the earliest Silver Age adventures of The Flash, just in time for his debut as the star of the new series THE FLASH on the CW network. Stories include the origin of The Flash, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, and much more.
Collects SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105-132.
Crisis On Infinite Earths
While this isn't a Flash centric comic, it's still a huge moment for Barry Allen.
Crisis On Infinite Earths is written by Marv Wolfman, illustrated by George Perez, and is available in a special hardcover edition.
This is the story that changed the DC Universe forever. A mysterious being known as the Anti-Monitor has begun a crusade across time to bring about the end of all existence.
As alternate earths are systematically destroyed, the Monitor quickly assembles a team of super-heroes from across time and space to battle his counterpart and stop the destruction.
DC's greatest heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Aquaman, assemble to stop the menace, but as they watch both the Flash and Supergirl die in battle, they begin to wonder if even all of the heroes in the world can stop this destructive force.
Flash vs. The Rogues
Ever wonder where half of these villains came from on The Flash like Mirror Master, Captain Cold, and any other villain of the week?
Flash vs. The Rogues written by Josh Boome gives us a nice little introduction to Barry Allen's own personal Rogues Gallery.
The Flash battles the greatest foes from his infamous Rogues Gallery in this new collection of tales from the 1960s. Villains include Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Gorilla Grodd, the Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang and Heat Wave.
Flash by Mark Waid Book One
The Flash by Mark Waid Book One is the perfect introduction to Wally West, or as he is known on The Flash TV show - Kid Flash.
In 1990, Mark Waid wrote his first Flash story. Under his keen pen, Wally West, who had already been running in the footsteps of the Flashes who came before him, matured into a Flash in his own right. Waid brought a depth of character to The Flash that changed him for good.
As a child, Wally visits his Aunt Iris and her distinctly boring fiancé, the perpetually tardy Barry Allen. Things get interesting for Wally, first when he discovers that Barry and The Flash work together, and then when an accident in Barry's lab gives him powers just like his hero's! Young Wally is quickly in danger-not only from The Flash's enemies, but from the side effects of his new powers!
This first book in THE FLASH BY MARK WAID series collects THE FLASH #62-68, THE FLASH ANNUAL #4-5, THE FLASH SPECIAL #1 and THE FLASH TV SPECIAL #1.
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The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. New episodes return on January 24, 2017.