The Flash: New Promotional Images Released as Show's Social Media Accounts Open Up

A new, higher-resolution look at the logo for The Flash, as well as a banner featuring the show's [...]


A new, higher-resolution look at the logo for The Flash, as well as a banner featuring the show's logo and a new picture of Grant Gustin in his mask, have been released as Twitter and Facebook accounts open up for the upcoming CW series. The series, which will launch in the fall, was planed as a spinoff from Arrow, the popular DC Comics adaptation based on superheroic archer Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow.  Barry Allen -- The Flash -- appeared in a pair of highly-publicized episodes around midseason and, at the end of the second episode, returned to his native Central City and fell victim to the accident that will ultimately give him super powers. They've followed the progress of his coma, which has seen him transferred from a traditional hospital to S.T.A.R. Labs, where technicians are watching over him. Those same technicians -- The Flash series regulars Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) -- are not only characters who have their own secret identities in the pages of DC Comics (Vibe and Killer Frost, respectively), but they're also appeared on Arrow already.


In the second season's twentieth episode, titled "Seeing Red," Ramon and Snow appeared and, at the end of the episode, were commissioned to develop a cure for the effects of Mirakuru, the super-soldier drug that has made Deathstroke nigh-unstoppable on the series. If promotional photos are anything to go by, they succeeded, since Roy "Arsenal" Harper appears in the season finale of Arrow in spite of Roy having been out of circulation for weeks since a Mirakuru-fueled fit of rage caused him to kill a police officer and attack Team Arrow. The Flash will star Gustin, Panabaker, Valdes and a number of others -- including John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen in a '90s version of The Flash on TV.