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Golden-Age Supporting Cast:

Silver-Age & Bronze-Age Supporting Cast:

Legacy-Era Supporting Cast:

OYL Supporting Cast:

See Also:

Characters are listed on this page for any of the following reasons:

  • It’s a temporary entry until I have a chance to put together a full profile.
  • I don’t have enough information for full profile.
  • The character is basically a footnote, but should be listed for completeness’ sake.
  • The character is well-enough known that you already know who he/she is. These are included only to list Flash/Impulse appearances.

You can check out my current priorities on the Future Plans page. Also, I did many of these from memory, so there may be some inaccuracies. If you spot one before I do, please let me know.


Golden Age

Deuces Wilde

Picture of Deuces Wilde Honest gambler who lived in Keystone City during the 1940s. His card playing skills and his gambling debts often got him into trouble with organized crime, and the Flash would come to his rescue.

First Appearance: All-Flash #10 (May–June 1943)

Golden-Age Appearances (possibly incomplete)

  • All-Flash #10 (May–June 1943): “The Case of the Curious Cat,” Gardner Fox
  • All-Flash #14 (Spring 1944): “The Rise and Fall of Norman Empire,” Gardner Fox (reprint info)
  • All-Flash #22 (April–May 1946): “Deal Me From the Bottom,” Gardner Fox (reprint info)
  • All-Flash #27 (February–March 1947): “Fighting Over Fish” and “A Boat Can Be Bad Business,” Robert Kanigher

Completeness: My first-hand knowledge of the Golden Age series is still incomplete, but this is probably a full list of Deuce’s appearances. The Flash Companion lists the same four in its article on Gardner Fox. The title page for All-Flash 10 mentions “introducing ‘Deuces’ Wilde,” confirming it as his first appearance.

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Silver & Bronze Age

Stacy Conwell

Daughter of Barry and Iris Allen’s friend, Detective Charlie Conwell. After her father was killed, she stayed with the Allens during her first year at Central State University. According to The Life Story of the Flash, she has since married Chuck Marston, and the two of them have opened a chain of pizza delivery restaurants.

Appearances: Flash #232–241, #246, #254–255, #263; Flash Spectacular 1978; The Life Story of the Flash

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Detective Frank Curtis

Colleague of Barry Allen on the Central City Police Department, who became friends with the Allens shortly before Iris’s death.

First Apperance: Flash #270
Appearances: Semi-regular from Flash v.1 #270–337

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Captain Darryl Frye

Barry Allen’s boss in the Central City Police department. Took over after his predecessor, Paulson, was exposed as part of a drug-running operation. Inspired by the Flash, Frye decided to take on the life of a super-hero as well. Despite his poor physical fitness and bad heart (he needed a pacemaker), he became Captain Invincible, and took a non-plussed Barry Allen into his confidence (Flash #314). The only thing worse than his super-heroic antics was his fashion sense. Still in charge of the Central City Crime Lab today.

First Apperance: Flash #275
Appearances: Series regular from Flash v.1 #285–345 and in Flash v.3 (2010—). Also appeared in Flash: Rebirth.
Profiled in: Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010 (May 2010)

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Cecile Horton

Lawyer who represented the second Flash, Barry Allen in his trial for manslaughter after he killd Professor Zoom. She took the case when her colleague was seriously injured by a rival. Initially she hated her client, because she blamed him for the death of her father. Several years earlier, Goldface had threatened to kill one police officer each day until the Flash surrendered Central City. Goldface’s first target was her father. Eventually she discovered that Goldface had not warned the Flash in advance, as he claimed, and she accepted that the Flash was not responsible.

Though Horton dealt with her client strictly as the Flash, she was able to deduce his identity during the trial.

Appearances: Flash v.1 #332–350 (1984–1985)

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Mack & Troy Nathan

Barry Allen’s neighbors at the Utopia Towers apartment complex. Mack Nathan, a widower, lived with his son Troy and worked in the research department at Wiggins Toys.

Silver/Bronze-Age Appearances

  • Flash #285 (May 1980): “If, At First, You Don’t Succeed...,” Cary Bates
  • Flash #288 (August 1980): “The Day It Rained Flash!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #290 (October 1980): “Will You Believe Me When I’m Dead?” Cary Bates
  • Flash #291 (November 1980): “The Saber-Tooth is a Very Deadly Beast!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #304 (December 1981): “One More Blip... And You’re Dead!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #314 (October 1982): “Look Upon the Eradicator!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #323 (July 1983): “Run, Flash—Run For Your Wife!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #324 (August 1983): “The Slayer and the Slain!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #326 (October 1983): “Shame in Scarlet!” Cary Bates
  • The Life Story of the Flash (1997), Mark Waid
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Barney Sands

Next-door neighbor of Barry and Iris Allen, who lived with his parents Fred and Ethel, and his older brother. At the age of 13, Barney was a comic book fan and aspiring artist, and bonded with Barry over that hobby. On one occasion, a wraith-like space explorer drew his concept for a “master villain” from his imagination, and made the villain real, causing the Flash no end of trouble (Flash #248–249).

According to The Life Story of the Flash, Barney went on to become the popular artist on the in-universe Justice League of America comic book.

Silver/Bronze-Age Appearances

  • Flash #248 (April 1977): “Challenge of the Cardboard Criminal,” Cary Bates
  • Flash #249 (May 1977): “A Hero Named Super!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #258 (February 1978): “The Day the Flash Ran His Last Mile!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #259 (March 1978): “Black Hand—the Kill-Proof Criminal!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #267 (November 1978): “Heat Wave’s Blaze of Glory!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #268 (December 1978): “Riddle of the Runaway Comic,” Cary Bates
  • The Life Story of the Flash (1997), Mark Waid
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Willard Walter Wiggins*

Tyrannical owner and president of Wiggins Toys, based in Central City. In his youth, he had an affair with Australian Betty Harkness which produced a son, George. Wiggins later brought George to America, creating the Captain Boomerang persona as a toy promotion. Unfortunately, George took the costume and became a criminal.

Wiggins’ iron fist–style management also led to one of his employees seeking revenge as Colonel Computron.

Wiggins’ current status is unknown, but his factory still stands in Central City (Flash v.2 #216).

*Name variously given as Willard W. Wiggins, W.W. Wiggins, and Walt Wiggins.

Silver/Bronze-Age Appearances

  • Flash #117 (December 1960): “Here Comes Captain Boomerang!” John Broome
  • Flash #304 (December 1981): “One More Blip... And You’re Dead!” Cary Bates
  • Flash #310 (June 1982): “Colonel Computron Strikes Back—With a Vengeance,” Cary Bates
  • Flash #311 (July 1982): “Captives of the Boom-Boom-Boomerang!” Cary Bates

Modern Appearances

  • Suicide Squad #44 (August 1990): “Grave Matters” John Ostrander and David M. deVries
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Legacy Era

Allison Armitage

[Allison Armitage]

A woman who was severely injured during a fight between the Flash and Razer, who later sued the Flash for negligence.

Appearances: Flash v.2 #86, 88–90, 122

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Cliff

Student at Central City Medical School who has shown an unusual... and perhaps unhealthy... interest in Linda. Eventually revealed to be Brother Grimm.

Appearances/Mentions: Flash v.2 #179–181, #189, #191

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Doyle Christie

[Doyle] [Doyle as the new Icicle] Wealthy granddaughter of the Icicle who battled the third Flash in court for her grandfather’s inheritance. After the Pied Piper showed her how the homeless lived, she decided to pay off the Flash’s debts, hire a couple of ex-CIA agents, and put on a costume as the new Icicle, a super-hero.

Her career was presumably short, as she was never heard from again.

Appearances: Flash v.2 #56–58 (1991)

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Preston Lindsay

Bart Allen’s second-best friend, Preston is an aspiring filmmaker. In fact, he met Bart by videotaping (and subsequently selling) the massive brawl that occurred when half of their class challenged Bart to fights after school—and they all showed up at once. Unlike Carol, Preston does not know that Bart is also Impulse.

Appearances: Regular in Impulse

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Dr. Morlo

Former foe of Max Mercury, this mad scientist and the speedster have become friends in their old age. Morlo has assisted Max on many occasions, particularly when Max’s connection to the Speed Force was damaged.

Appearances: Impulse #30–31, 37–38, 48–49, 58, 62–66, 76

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Reece and Wheeler

Pictures of Reece and Wheeler Father-daughter team of mechanics for the Keystone City Police. Wheeler runs the garage night shift, and is more level-headed than his daughter, though he does resent the way cops tend to treat the mechanics. Reece enjoys tinkering with cars and racing, and is dating the goalie of Keystone’s hockey team, the Combines. Not much else is known about their background—not even their first names.

Appearances

  • Flash #201–204 (October 2003–January 2004): “Ignition Parts 1–4,” Geoff Johns
  • (Wheeler): Flash #210 (July 2004): “Reconnected,” Geoff Johns
  • (Reece): Flash #211 (August 2004): “Animal House,” Geoff Johns
  • (Wheeler): Flash #213 (October 2004): “Slow Motion,” Geoff Johns
  • (Wheeler): Flash #219 (April 2005): “Truth or Dare, Part 1” Geoff Johns
  • Flash #220 (May 2005): “Rogue War, Chapter 1,” Geoff Johns
  • (Wheeler): Flash #221 (June 2005): “Rogue War, Chapter 2,” Geoff Johns

First Appearance: Flash v.2 #201 (2003)

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Wizened Sage

Youthful martial arts master based in Hong Kong who helped Flash 3 Wally West master his “dim mak,” or “death touch” (Flash v.2 Annual #1, 1987).

Wizened Sage later travelled to America to warn the Flash of a great evil he had sensed. That evil turned out to be the Kilg%re, which had just taken possession of Linda Park in the guise of Irish bard Seamus O’Relkig. In the process, he helped expose the Celestial Enlightenment scam. (Flash v.2 #39, 1990)

Appearances: Flash v.2 Annual #1 (1987), Flash v.2#39 (1990)

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One Year Later

Roxanne Snow

Picture of Roxanne

Neighbor of Bart Allen in the Casa La Brea Bungalow Court in Hollywood, California. Roxanne is an actress and studies dialects.

Appearances: Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #7 (2007)

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Text by Kelson Vibber. Do not copy without permission.

Top of Page Art

  • Deuces Wilde: All-Flash #14 (Spring 1944) - E.E. Hibbard
  • Allison Armitage: Flash (second series) #122 (February 1997) - Paul Ryan & John Nyberg
  • Doyle Christie: Flash (second series) #56 (November 1991) - Greg LaRocque and José Marzan, Jr.
  • Doyle as the Icicle: Flash (second series) #58 (January 1992) - Greg LaRocque and José Marzan, Jr.
  • Reece: Flash (second series) #201 (October 2003) - Albeto Dose
  • Wheeler: Flash (second series) #205 (February 2004) - Albeto Dose
  • Roxanne Snow: Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #7 (February 2007) - Art Thibert

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