The Flash Reading Order

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The fastest man alive, the Flash has been one of the more popular DC characters, making his way into multiple corners of pop culture.

What’s on this Flash Reading Order?

The Flash is one of DC’s most important characters, as he is often at the heart of universe-shattering events such as Crisis on Infinite Earths and Flashpoint. He’s a lot more than just a fast superhero. He’s the linchpin between realities.

This timeline attempts to list all of the major Flash stories in chronological order. While it might not contain every single story with the character, it does look at the primary comics.

Where to Start?

You can start anywhere you like on this timeline. You can start with the classic stuff, or move on to the more recent comics. When you see the Volumes begin to start over with number 1, that’s often a good place to start.

As always, if you like this timeline, you might enjoy some of our others, including our massive collection of DC timelines in our DC Comics Hub. And if you see something that needs to be added or changed, be sure to let us know over on our contact page. We love to hear all your feedback! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this Flash Reading Order.

1BuyThe Golden Age Flash Archives Vol. 1Graphic NovelGardner Fox1999-09-01The Golden Age
2BuyThe Golden Age Flash Archives Vol. 2Graphic NovelGardner Fox2006-02-15The Golden Age
3BuyThe Flash Chronicles Vol. 1Graphic NovelRobert Kanigher, John Broome2009-09-29The Silver Age
4BuyThe Flash Archives Vol. 1Graphic NovelRobert Kanigher, John Broome1998-05-04The Silver Age
5BuyThe Flash Chronicles Vol. 2Graphic NovelJohn Broome2010-10-05The Silver Age
6BuyThe Flash Archives Vol. 2Graphic NovelJohn Broome2000-04-01The Silver Age
7BuyShowcase Presents: The Flash Vol. 1Graphic NovelRobert Kanigher2007-05-02The Silver Age
8BuyThe Flash Archives Vol. 3Graphic NovelPaul Levitz, John Broome, Gardner Fox2002-03-01The Silver Age
9BuyThe Flash Archives Vol. 4Graphic NovelJohn Broome, Gardner Fox2006-05-01The Silver Age
10BuyShowcase Presents: The Flash Vol. 2Graphic NovelJohn Broome, Gardner Fox2008-07-01The Silver Age
11BuyThe Flash Archives Vol. 5Graphic NovelJohn Broome, Gardner Fox2009-03-31The Silver Age
12BuyThe Flash Vs. The RoguesGraphic NovelJohn Broome2009-12-01The Silver Age
13BuyCrisis on Multiple Earths: The Team Ups Vol. 1Graphic NovelGardner Fox, John Broome, Mike Friedrich2006-01-01The Silver Age
14BuyShowcase Presents: The Flash Vol. 3Graphic NovelJohn Broome2009-08-18The Silver Age
15BuyDC Comics Classics Library: The Flash of Two WorldsGraphic NovelGardner Fox2009-08-11The Silver Age
16BuyShowcase Presents: Trial of the FlashGraphic NovelCary Bates2011-08-16Bronze Age
17BuyCrisis on Infinite EarthsGraphic NovelMarv Wolfman2001-01-01Bronze Age
18BuyFlash: The Return of Barry AllenGraphic NovelMark Waid1996-07-01The 1990s
19BuyImpulse: Reckless YouthGraphic NovelMark Waid1997-04-01Zero Hour
20BuyFlash: Terminal VelocityGraphic NovelMark Waid1995-09-01Zero Hour
21BuyFlash: Dead HeatGraphic NovelMark Waid2000-08-01Underworld Unleashed
22BuyFlash: Race Against TimeGraphic NovelBrian Augustyn, Mark Waid2001-07-01Underworld Unleashed
23BuyFlash: Emergency StopGraphic NovelMark Miller, Grant Morrison2009-01-27Final Night
24BuyFlash: The Human RaceGraphic NovelGrant Morrison, Mark Miller2009-06-16Final Night
25BuyFlash: Born to RunGraphic NovelMark Waid1999-06-01Final Night
26BuyLife Story of the FlashGraphic NovelMark Waid, Brian Augustyn1998-08-01Final Night
27BuyFlash and Green Lantern: The Brave and the BoldGraphic NovelMark Waid2001-04-01DC One Million
28BuyFlash: Mercury FallingGraphic NovelTodd Dezago2009-05-12Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh
29BuyFlash: WonderlandGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2007-10-03Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh
30BuyFlash: Blood Will RunGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2008-02-20Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh
31BuyFlash: RoguesGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2003-02-01Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh
32BuyFlash: CrossfireGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2004-03-01The 2000s
33BuySuperman vs. The FlashGraphic NovelJim Shooter, E. Nelson Bridwell, Dennis O'Neil, Martin Pasko, Dan Jurgens, Geoff Johns2005-05-01The 2000s
34BuyFlash: BlitzGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2004-08-01The 2000s
35BuyFlash: IgnitionGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2005-03-01The 2000s
36BuyFlash: The Secret of Barry AllenGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2005-08-01Identity Crisis
37BuyFlash: Rogue WarGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2006-01-04Identity Crisis
38BuyInfinite CrisisGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2006-09-20Infinite Crisis
39BuyFlash, The Fastest Man Alive: Lightning in a BottleGraphic NovelDanny Bilson, Paul DeMeo2007-03-2152/One Year Later
40BuyFlash, The Fastest Man Alive: Full ThrottleGraphic NovelMarc Guggenheim2007-12-05Countdown to Final Crisis
41BuyFlash: The Wild WestsGraphic NovelMark Waid, John Rogers2008-08-12Countdown to Final Crisis
42BuyFinal CrisisGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2014-04-22Final Crisis
43BuyFinal Crisis: Rogues’ RevengeGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2009-07-28Final Crisis
44BuyFlash: RebirthGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2010-05-04Final Crisis
45BuyFlash: The Dastardly Death of the RoguesGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2011-02-15Brightest Day/Flashpoint
46BuyFlash: The Road to FlashpointGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2011-11-22Brightest Day/Flashpoint
47BuyFlashpointGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2011-11-01Brightest Day/Flashpoint
48BuyFlashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring the FlashGraphic NovelSean Ryan, Sterling Gates, Adam Glass2012-03-27Brightest Day/Flashpoint
49BuyJustice League Vol. 1: OriginGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2012-05-08New 52 Vol. 1
50BuyFlash Vol. 1: Move ForwardGraphic NovelFrancis Manapul, Brian Buccellato2012-11-13New 52 Vol. 1
51BuyFlash Vol. 2: Rogues RevolutionGraphic NovelFrancis Manapul, Brian Buccellato2013-08-20New 52 Vol. 2 - Zero Month
52BuyFlash Vol. 3: Gorilla WarfareGraphic NovelFrancis Manapul, Brian Buccellato2014-02-11New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
53BuyForever EvilGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2014-09-09New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
54BuyForever Evil: Rogues RebellionGraphic NovelBrian Buccellato2014-09-30New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
55BuyThe Flash Vol. 4: ReverseGraphic NovelBrian Buccellato2014-08-19New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
56BuyFlash Vol. 5: History LessonsGraphic NovelBrian Buccellato, Nicole Dubuc, Christos N. Gage2015-09-08New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
57BuyTeen Titans Vol. 5: The Trial of Kid FlashGraphic NovelScott Lobdell2015-02-10New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
58BuyFlash Vol. 6: Out of TimeGraphic NovelRobert Venditti, Van Jensen2015-06-23New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
59BuyFlash Vol. 7: Savage WorldGraphic NovelRobert Venditti, Van Jensen2016-01-19New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
60BuyThe Flash Vol. 8: ZoomGraphic NovelRobert Venditti, Van Jensen2016-08-09New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
61BuyThe Flash Vol. 9: Full StopGraphic NovelRobert Venditti, Van Jensen2016-11-22New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
62BuyThe Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes TwiceGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2017-01-24Rebirth
63BuySuperman Vol. 1: Son Of SupermanGraphic NovelPatrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi2017-01-10Rebirth
64BuyDetective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim SyndicateGraphic NovelJames T Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett2017-05-16Rebirth
65BuyAquaman Vol. 2: Black Manta RisingGraphic NovelDan Abnett2017-04-18Rebirth
66BuyBatman Vol. 3: I Am BaneGraphic NovelTom King2017-09-05Rebirth
67BuyThe Flash Vol. 4: Running ScaredGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2017-11-21Rebirth
68BuyThe Flash Vol. 5: NegativeGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2018-03-27Rebirth
69BuyThe Flash Vol. 6: A Cold Day in HellGraphic NovelMichael Moreci, Joshua Williamson2018-06-19Rebirth
70BuyThe Flash Vol. 7: Perfect StormGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2018-10-02Rebirth
71BuyThe Flash Vol. 8: Flash WarGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2018-12-18Rebirth
72BuyThe Flash Vol. 9: Reckoning of the ForcesGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2019-04-02Rebirth
73BuyThe Flash Vol. 10: Force QuestGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2019-09-24Rebirth
74BuyThe Flash Vol. 11: The Greatest Trick of AllGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2020-02-18Rebirth

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