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Starting in the 1990s, specials, mini-series, and trade paperbacks—some original, some reprinting regular issues—became common. In fact, they became so common that it might be hard to track everything down. I’ve tried to list here all the Flash, Impulse, and related books, series, and collections. This does not list every appearance of the Flash, only those books that put the spotlight on a member of the Speed Force. At the end I have listed a few issues of anthologies, such as Secret Origins and Legends of the DC Universe, but I’m not going any further than that. As I mentioned in the notes for Wally West, trying to track every appearance of the Flash would be a very, very long list.

See Also: Upcoming Releases, Series History


Series

Title/Category Issues Years
The Golden Age: Jay Garrick
Flash Comics[1] 104 1940–1949
All-Flash Quarterly 32 1941–1948
Comic Cavalcade[1] #1–29 1942–1948
[1]Flash Comics and Comic Cavalcade were anthologies featuring the Flash. The latter outlasted his career and moved away from super-heroes.
The Silver Age: Barry Allen
Showcase #4,8,13,14 1956–1958
The Flash volume 1 105–350 + 1 annual 1959–1985
The Flash volume 3 12 2010–2011
Crisis to Crisis: Wally West
The Flash[2] volume 2 247 issues with 13 annuals, #0, #½, #1M 1987–2008
[2]Called simply “Flash” until issue #101. Hiatus 2006–2007 between #230 & #231.
Shooting Star: Bart Allen
Impulse 89 + 2 annuals, #1M 1995–2002
The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive 13 2006–2007
The New 52: Barry Allen
The Flash volume 4 2011—
Numbered out of sequence
Flash v.2 #0 btw. #94 & 95 1994
The Flash v.2 #1,000,000 btw. #142 & 143 1998
Impulse #1,000,000 btw. I#42 & #43 1998
The Flash v.2 #½ btw. #219 & 220 2005

Books

Hardcovers (see Archives below for list of contents)
The Golden Age Flash Archives 2 1999,2006
The Flash Archives 6 1996–2012
Comic Cavalcade Archives 1 2005
The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told 1991
The Life Story of the Flash (original) 1997
The Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus 3 2011–2012
The Wild Wests Flash v.2 #231–236 2008
DC Comics Classic Library: The Flash of Two Worlds Flash v.1 #123, 129, 137, 151 & #173 2009
Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge miniseries, plus Flash v.2 #182 & #197 2009
Flash: Rebirth miniseries 2010
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol.2 Blackest Night: Flash, JSA, Wonder Woman miniseries 2010
The Dastardly Death of the Rogues Flash v.3 #1-7 & Secret Files 2010 2011
The Road to Flashpoint Flash v.3 #8-12 2011
Trade Paperbacks (contents from Flash vol.1/Barry Allen)
Showcase Presents: The Flash v.1 Flash Comics #104, Showcase #4,8,13,14, Flash v.1 #105–119 2007
Showcase Presents: The Flash v.2 Flash v.1 #120–140 2008
Showcase Presents: The Flash v.3 Flash v.1 #141–161 2009
Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash Flash v.1 #323–327, 329–336 & 340–350 2011
The Flash Chronicles v.1 Showcase #4,8,13,14, Flash v.1 #105–106 2009
The Flash Chronicles v.2 Flash v.1 #107–112 2010
The Flash Chronicles v.3 Flash v.1 #113–118 2012
Flash vs. the Rogues Showcase #8, Flash #105, 106, 110, 113, 117, 122, 140 & 155 2009
Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups v.1 Flash v.1 #123, #129, #137, #151 and others[4] 2006
Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups v.2 Flash v.1 #170, #173 and others 2007
[4](The Crisis...Team Ups books contain Silver/Golden-Age crossovers of many characters, including the Barry/Jay team-ups.)
Trade Paperbacks (contents from Flash vol.2/Wally West)
Born to Run #62–65, A8, Speed Force, 80pgGi #1[5] 1999?
The Return of Barry Allen #74–79 1996
Impulse: Reckless Youth #92–94, Impulse #1–6
Terminal Velocity #0, 95–100
Dead Heat Flash v.2 #108–111, Impulse #10–11 2000
Race Against Time #112–118 2001
Emergency Stop #130–135 2009
The Human Race #136–141, Secret Origins #50 2009
Wonderland #164–169 2007
Blood Will Run (1st ed) #170–176, SF#3 2002
Blood Will Run (2nd ed) #170–176, SF#3, Iron Heights 2008
Rogues #177–182 2003
Crossfire #183–191 2004
Blitz #192–200 2004
Ignition #201–206 2005
The Secret of Barry Allen #207–211, 213–217 2005
Rogue War #½, #212, 218[6], 220–225 2006
The Wild Wests #231–236 (note: hardcover only so far) 2008
[5](Includes one story from each special: “Kid Flash: Day Two,” “Burning Secrets,” & “The Speed of Life”)
[6](Flash v.2 #219 is reprinted in Wonder Woman: Land of the Dead.)
Trade Paperbacks (contents from Impulse & Flash: TFMA/Bart Allen)
Impulse: Reckless Youth Flash v.2 #92–94, Impulse #1–6
Dead Heat Flash v.2 #108–111, Impulse #10–11 2000
Flash Featuring Impulse: Mercury Falling Impulse #62–67 2009
Flash: TFMA: Lightning in a Bottle Flash: TFMA #1–6 2007
Flash: TFMA: Full Throttle Flash: TFMA #7–14, All-Flash #1 & DC Infinite Holiday Special #1 2007
Hardcover/Paperbacks (contents from Flash vol.3/Barry Allen)
Dastardly Death of the Rogues (HC & TP) #1-7 2011
The Road to Flashpoint (HC & TP) #8-12 2011/2012
Trade Paperbacks (contents from New 52 Flash vol.4/Barry Allen)
Move Forward #1-7 (coming 2012)
Trade Paperbacks (other)
The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told (see Archives)
The Life Story of the Flash (reprint of hardcover) 1998
Flash & Green Lantern: The Brave & the Bold (entire mini-series)
Superman vs. the Flash (classic races)[7] 2005
Flash: The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told (see Archives) 2007
Gotham Central: The Quick and the Dead GC #23–25 & 28–31 (“Keystone Kops” story) 2006
Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge miniseries, plus Flash v.2 #182 & #197 2010
Flash: Rebirth miniseries 2011
[7](Superman v.1 #199, Flash v.1 #175, World’s Finest #198–199, DC Comics Presents #1–2, Adv. of Superman #463, DC 1st: Flash/Superman)
Novels
Justice League of America: The Flash: Stop Motion Mark Schultz 2004

Specials

Mini-Series
Argus 6 1995
Flash/Green Lantern: Faster Friends 2 1997
Flashpoint 3 1999–2000
Flash & Green Lantern: The Brave & the Bold 6 1999–2000
Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge 3 2008
Flash: Rebirth 6 2009–2010
Blackest Night: The Flash 3 2009–2010
Flashpoint 5 2011
Flashpoint: Citizen Cold 3 2011
Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost 3 2011
Specials
Flash Comics Miniature Edition 1 1946
80-Page Giant #4,9 1964,1965
100-Page Super Spectacular #22 1973
Flash Spectacular (DC Special Series #11) 1 1978
The Flash 50th Anniversary Special 1 1990
The Flash TV Special 1 1991
Speed Force 1 1997
Flash Secret Files & Origins #1, #2, #3, 2010 1997–2010
Flash 80-Page Giant 2 1998–1999
Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe 1 1999
Flash Annual #1 Replica Edition (reprints 1963 annual) 2001
Flash: Iron Heights 1 2001
Flash: Time Flies 1 2002
All-Flash 1 2007
Countdown Special: The Flash 1 (reprints stories from Flash v.1 #106, #113, #155 & #174) 2007
DC Comics Presents: The Flash 1 (reprints stories from Showcase #4, #14 and Flash v.1 #125, #130 and #139) 2011
DC Comics Presents: Impulse 1 (reprints Impulse #50-53) 2011
Plus/Double-Shot
Flash Plus Nightwing 1997
Wonder Woman Plus Jesse Quick 1997
Robin Plus Impulse 1996
Impulse Plus Gross-Out 1997
Impulse/The Atom Double-Shot 1998
Separate Event Tie-Ins
Amalgam Comics: Speed Demon 1996
Tangent: The Flash 1997
New Year’s Evil: The Rogues 1998
Tangent 98: Trials of the Flash 1998
The Justice Society Returns: National Comics 1999
The Silver Age: The Flash 2000
Young Justice: Sins of Youth: Kid Flash & Impulse 2000
The Flash: Our Worlds At War 2001
Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The Flash 2001
DC First: Flash/Superman 2002
DC Comics Presents: The Flash 2004
Flashpoint: Grodd of War 2011
Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash 2011
Key Issues & Anthologies
Crisis on Infinite Earths (12 issues) 1985
Secret Origins #9 1986
Secret Origins Annual 2 1988
Secret Origins #50 1990
Legends of the DC Universe #15–19 1999
JLA: Incarnations #5 2001
JLA #102 2004
Infinite Crisis #4 2006
Justice League of America #10 2007
Countdown #43 2007
Justice League of America #20 2008

Archive & Omnibus

The Golden Age Flash Archives #1 (1999)
Flash Comics #1–17 1940–1941
The Golden Age Flash Archives #2 (2006)
Flash Comics #18–24, All-Flash #1–2 1941
Comic Cavalcade Archives #1 (2005)
Comic Cavalcade #1–3 1942–1943
The Flash Archives #1 (1996)
Flash Comics #104 1949
Showcase #4, 8, 13, 14 1956–1958
The Flash #105–108 1959
The Flash Archives #2 (2000)
The Flash #109–116 1959–1960
The Flash Archives #3 (2002)
The Flash #117–124 1960–1961
The Flash Archives #4 (2006)
The Flash #125–132 1961–1962
The Flash Archives #5 (2009)
The Flash #133–141 1962–1963
The Flash Archives #6 (2012)
The Flash #142–150 1964–1965
The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told (1991)
Flash Comics #1, 66, 86 1940–1947
Comic Cavalcade #24 1947
Showcase #4 1956
The Flash #107, 113, 119, 124, 125, 137, 143, 148, 179 1959–1968
Five-Star Superhero Spectacular 1977
Summary of The Flash #314–350 1982–1985
Flash (second series) #2 1987
Flash: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2007)
Flash Comics #86, 104 1947–1949
The Flash #123, 155, 165, 179 1961–1968
DC Special Series #11 / Flash Spectacular 1978 1978
Flash (second series) #91 1993
The Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.1 (2011)
Flash (second series) #164–176 2000–2001
Flash Secret Files #3 2001
Flash: Iron Heights 2001
Flash: Our Worlds At War 2001
The Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.2 (2012)
The Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.3 (2012)

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For more lists of reprinted stories, see the following lists:

Thanks to snwarburg for help with the contents of some of the trade paperbacks. (I haven’t been buying them since I already have the stories in comic book form.)

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