Jay Garrick is a male comic superhero who features in DC Comics.
Following the Crisis of Infinite Earths, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.
He was out with Wally West when the pair confronted Abra Kadabra who had recently escaped from Iron Heights after regaining his powers. Citizen Abra then conducted a stage show in Metropolis where his powers overwhelmed the two speedsters with Superman entering into the fray as they were in Metropolis. During this time, Abra Kadabra infected Wally West with a 'curse' forcing him to run where he was slowly being aged to death. This forced Jay and Superman to participate in a race to catch up with him to save his life. In the race, Jay ended up leeching off Superman's speed in order to catch up with Wally and to transfer the 'curse' to himself as he felt the Flash was needed to stop Abra Kadabra. However, this was all part of Abra Kadabra's scheme as he then magnified the lightning field of the speedster to transport all of them to the 64th century where the villain intended to acquire new high-tech implants for himself that helped him simulate his magic. (DC First: Flash/Superman v1 #1)
Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
Similar to other speedsters, he was able to steal the momentum of another person and compounding their kinetic energy with his own thus giving him a speed boost. A result of this process meant that the other person slowed down as their speed was taken away from them. (DC First: Flash/Superman v1 #1)
- The Jay Garrick Flash was created by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert where he made his first appearance in Flash Comics v1 #1 (January, 1940).
In other media
- In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Jay Garrick appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Andy Milder.
- In Young Justice, Jay Garrick appeared in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Geoff Pierson.
- In The Flash, Jay Garrick appeared in the live-action Arrow television series where he was portrayed by actor John Wesley Shipp.
- In Injustice 2, Jay Garrick appeared as an alternate premier skin for The Flash in the fighting video game where he was voiced by actor Travis Willingham. He appeared in The Flash's ending when completing the story mode for the character.
- Flash Comics: (1940)
- The Flash v1:
- The Flash v2:
- JSA v1:
- DC First: Flash/Superman v1:
- Earth-2 v1: