Superhero Barry Allen will return to the big screen this summer through blockbusters The Flash, is scheduled to release on June 16 here. Using his super speed, Barry will run back in time, back in time to save his mother. However, his actions got out of control and directly threatened the stability of the multiverse.
Flash is probably the most famous superhero speed of DC in particular and the world of comics in general. However, there are many other characters who also possess incredible speed that is not inferior to this guy.
Although often considered by fans to be one of Superman’s biggest and most worthy opponents, J’onn J’onnz has admitted that he himself can’t be as fast as Clark Kent. However, don’t be fooled by this modesty, because Martian Manhunter has repeatedly surprised DC readers with his speed.
In Martian Manhunter Special #1 chapter, J’onn accidentally drifted to the planet Naftali, a few light years from Earth. Since then, he regularly visits the place, as a way to escape the stress of operating in Justice League. Martian Manhunter may not be as fast as Superman, but his speed clearly exceeds the limits of many other superheroes.
Although not the most famous Amazon, Jason is still the most powerful warrior in this tribe. As Wonder Woman’s twin brother, Jason possesses strength and speed superior to most humans on Earth.
Besides, Jason also has in his hand something that his sister does not have: It is a magical armor that allows him to summon power from the gods. When needed, this character can take advantage of Hermes’ speed, like he did in Wonder Woman #47 chapter, to help himself move faster. While Wonder Woman may have better control over her powers, Jason is certainly no slouch compared to his older sister.
Speaking of “borrowing” the power of the gods, any DC reader knows that the M in the name Shazam represents Mercury – the god of speed. In fact, every letter of Shazam’s name stands for a mighty entity, allowing young Billy Batson to become a formidable superhero with just one magical phrase.
Shazam once admitted he can’t be as fast as Flash, but his speed is still comparable to many other heavyweights in the DC universe. When Billy passed his powers on to his siblings in Justice League chapter #21, his sister Darla was given Mercury’s speed and was able to move faster than Black Adam. .
As one of Themyscira’s greatest warriors, Wonder Woman is known as a superhero possessing superior combat skills and a great tactical mind. This has caused her speed to be overshadowed, making many readers forget how fast they can move.
When she left her homeland to immerse herself in the human world, Diana was given a number of valuable gifts by the gods, including the speed and ability of the god Hermes to fly. That allows her to move at incredible speeds, easily catch up with Flash or Superman, and even catch photons traveling at the speed of light like in JLA #19.
The future version of Legion of Super-Heroes possesses a lot of strong names, and one of those who is often underrated for his abilities is Ultra Boy. After being exposed to a large amount of radiation from the whale’s belly, Jo Nah has possessed a lot of super strength, immortality as well as super speed.
Although Ultra Boy’s strength is basically comparable to that of a Kryptonian, he cannot use all of his abilities at once. By putting all his energy into speed, Ultra Boy can move as fast as Superman, but that makes his physical strength completely inferior to Superman.
The Fourth World’s new gods are all masters in a variety of strengths, and with New Genesis’ Lightray it’s speed. After being attacked by Apokoliptian soldiers with solar bombs, young Solis realized that he possessed the power of this infinite energy source, allowing him to easily fly and move. with impressive speed.
Lightray possesses a speed as fast as light, and even faster, being able to traverse the entire universe in just a few seconds. Despite losing to Green Lantern in speed races, Lightray is still considered one of the fastest superheroes of the DC universe.
Even though Power Girl doesn’t come from the same background as Superman, she’s still an extremely strong Kryptonian. Karren Starr can be considered an Earth-2 variant of Kar Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, and possesses the basic Kryptonian skill set such as flight and super speed.
Basically, Power Girl is considered an older version of Supergirl, but age does not seem to affect the speed of this superhero much. With Kryptonian blood running through her veins, she’s definitely still one of the DC universe’s fastest superheroes.
Supergirl is Superman’s cousin, although chronologically she is older than Superman. Despite possessing the same strength as the other members of her family, Supergirl does not have much opportunity and time to train herself.
Even so, Kara’s level of power is still not to be underestimated, especially in terms of speed. In Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes chapter #16, Kara used to travel through space at the speed of light to destroy a giant and leave a large scar on Neptune. Her speed is so great that it can create a hole in space-time.
Superman is often the name mentioned most when DC readers want to find a worthy opponent to Flash. In DC Nation #2, former The Flash screenwriter Joshua Williamson officially pointed out Clark as the fastest superhero, alongside Barry Allen and Wally West.
This is also not surprising, because Superman and Flash have been racing against each other many times. And while he rarely wins, Superman has shown just how nimble he can be. In Action Comics chapter #992, he even powers Flash’s Cosmic Treadmill. In Superman #709, he is also the only one who can stop Barry when the superhero is mind-manipulating and out of control.
Surprisingly, Superman is not the fastest superhero on this list. That title belongs to the Green Lantern. In Hal Jordan & Green Lantern Corps chapter #37, DC confirmed that the Power Rings allow them to travel through space through light, at speeds much higher than light.
Theoretically, of course, that’s the power of the ring, not the Green Lanterns. However, if the willpower is great enough, the members of the Green Lantern Corps can completely catch up to, and even exceed, the Flash family’s super speed.
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