The Flash Reading Order

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.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

30

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

1999-09-01

43

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

2006-02-15

185

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

John Broome
Robert Kanigher

2009-09-29

191

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

John Broome
Robert Kanigher

1998-05-04

200

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

John Broome

2010-10-05

204

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

John Broome

2000-04-01

205

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Robert Kanigher

2007-05-02

213

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox
John Broome
Paul Levitz

2002-03-01

224

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox
John Broome

2006-05-01

235

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox
John Broome

2008-07-01

236

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox
John Broome

2009-03-31

264

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

John Broome

2009-12-01

265

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox
John Broome
Mike Friedrich

2006-01-01

274

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

John Broome

2009-08-18

294

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

2009-08-11

440

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Cary Bates

2011-08-16

442

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Marv Wolfman

2001-01-01

622

The 1990s

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

1996-07-01

649

Zero Hour

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

1997-04-01

651

Zero Hour

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

1995-09-01

678

Underworld Unleashed

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

2000-08-01

679

Underworld Unleashed

Graphic Novel

Brian Augustyn
Mark Waid

2001-07-01

704

Final Night

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison
Mark Miller

2009-01-27

706

Final Night

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison
Mark Miller

2009-06-16

707

Final Night

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

1999-06-01

708

Final Night

Graphic Novel

Brian Augustyn
Mark Waid

1998-08-01

732

DC One Million

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

2001-04-01

784

Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh

Graphic Novel

Todd Dezago

2009-05-12

785

Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2007-10-03

786

Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2008-02-20

794

Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2003-02-01

836

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2004-03-01

837

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Dan Jurgens
Dennis O’Neil
E. Nelson Bridwell
Geoff Johns
Jim Shooter
Martin Pasko

2005-05-01

845

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2004-08-01

874

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2005-03-01

903

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2005-08-01

931

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2006-01-04

947

Infinite Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2006-09-20

993

52/One Year Later

Graphic Novel

Danny Bilson
Paul DeMeo

2007-03-21

1056

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Marc Guggenheim

2007-12-05

1057

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

John Rogers
Mark Waid

2008-08-12

1157

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2014-04-22

1162

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2009-07-28

1174

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2010-05-04

1326

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2011-02-15

1364

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2011-11-22

1365

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2011-11-01

1370

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Adam Glass
Sean Ryan
Sterling Gates

2012-03-27

1371

New 52 Vol. 1

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2012-05-08

1374

New 52 Vol. 1

Graphic Novel

Brian Buccellato
Francis Manapul

2012-11-13

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