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Harrison Wells Dropped A Lot Of DC Comics Names Tonight

Nuklon, Fire, Damage, Elongated Man, Amazing-Man? Just another day at the office for the Flash writers.



There was a scene in tonight’s episode of The Flash, titled “Power Outage,” where Harrison Wells mentioned the names of several people who died as a result of the particle accelerator explosion.

One of those names, Ronnie Raymond, was Caitlin’s fiancee seen in the third episode, and we know that’s the alter ego of Firestorm from DC Comics. We also know that the actor playing Ronnie, Robbie Amell, will be back soon, so we know that person lived, at least.

But who were the other names Wells mentioned?

TeaserJake Davenport and Daria Kim are, of course, the friends of Farooq’s. Beyond that, we had these people:

Ralph Dibny – In the comics, Ralph Dibny is a detective with stretching abilities, the result of drinking a concoction called “Gingold.” Ralph in the comics was a long-time member of the Justice League of America as the Elongated Man.

Will Everett – Retroactively one of the first Black super-heroes in All-Star Squadron, Will Everett’s alter ego was as the “Amazing Man.” His powers were mostly energy-based. A grandson of the original Amazing Man, Will Everett III, appeared in DC’s Extreme Justice comic book.

(The character “Will Everett” was named after Bill Everett, creator of many comics including Marvel Comics’ Sub-Mariner. He also created a different character named Amazing-Man in the 1940s.)

9539Al Rothstein – Al Rothstein was best known by two different code-names – Nuklon and, in Geoff Johns’ run on JSA, Atom-Smasher. His powers included growth, increased strength, stamina, speed and durability. He was the godson of the original Atom, Al Pratt, and his grandfather was a “reluctant supervillain” named Cyclotron.

Bea Da Costa – Beatriz Da Costa is best known for her time in the Keith Giffen era Justice League International as “Fire.” Her powers involved having a green flame. The character also appeared in the notoriously bad 1997 CBS Justice League TV pilot.

Damage_Vol_1_12Grant Emerson – This character is one of the more contemporary characters from the DC roster, having first appeared around the time of Zero Hour in 1994. As Damage, Grant’s powers included enhanced strength, durability, speed, reflexes, power discharge, and explosions. Wikipedia notes he is the son of the previously mentioned Al Pratt, but we remember the parentage storyline being a bit more complicated than that.

…and of course we know who Ronnie Raymond is.

Will we see any of these people on Flash? We can hope so! In the meantime, these Easter eggs were fun hints from the Flash writing team, and are greatly appreciated.

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  1. Charles David Haskell

    December 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I hope that the people that was mention by Dr. Harrison Wells will appear in future episode of The Flash. I hope that the writer will tell the secret origin of Dr. Harrison Wells and what his deal with Barry Allen.

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John Wesley Shipp Is Rewatching Flash 1990: “I Can See So Much More”

Actor John Wesley Shipp has revealed that he is watching the classic Flash series for the first time in 34 years.



1990 Flash actor John Wesley Shipp, who later played Henry Allen and Jay Garrick and reprised his original role in crossovers, is currently rewatching his classic series as it was recently released to Blu-ray.

Some very exciting news came today courtesy of the Warner Archive… the 1990 Flash TV series starring John Wesley Shipp is coming to Blu-ray!

“Watching series straight through for first time in 34 years,” the actor posted on Twitter/X. “Now in blu-ray – Man! I can see so much more. It’s cool, like watching somebody else, discovering things I didn’t know were there.”

The six-disc set was released on June 14 from the Warner Archive Collection and it featured the entire first season with new 2024 1080p HD masters from 4K scans of the original camera negatives. Here’s how the set is described; the box art can be seen below. Hopefully, this means we’ll get remasters on other classic series in the future.

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Who-o-o-o-osh! The origins and exploits of the crimefighting DC Comics superhero come your way in this 22-episode live-action series, from the 1990-91 television season. John Wesley Shipp portrays Barry Allen, a police crime technologist endowed with sudden talents after a fluke lab accident. He pledges to use his new powers for good, powers that include ultra-speed reflexes and the ability to vibrate his molecules so rapidly he can pass through solid walls. Amanda Pays is medical researcher Tina McGee, who monitors Allen’s accelerated metabolism and guards his secret identity. The Tricksters, Captain Cold, the Ghost, mad inventors: Central City is rife with criminals. Now there’s a hero to keep pace with them. He’s called The Flash. And in our era of instant communications, he’s more in step with the times than ever.

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New CW Head Throws Shade At The Flash

New CW President Brad Schwartz has thrown shade at The Flash while propping up another series.



New CW Entertainment President Brad Schwartz today threw some shade at The Flash when propping up one of The CW’s better new performers, Wild Cards, when doing an interview with Deadline.

“You’ll probably be hearing more announcements from us very soon,” he said. “That show did great. It grew 10% versus what The Flash did in the same spot the year before. So, here we are beating shows that everyone’s very romantic about. We’d very much like to renew that one.”

Obviously, this is to show that Canadian imports perform better than more expensive fare… but might it be considered that The Flash was a show in its ninth season – a time when new audiences might not be interested in jumping on to series? Or, perhaps that portions of The Flash fandom had moved on, with no interest in The Cecile Show? Finally, The Flash Season 9 mostly aired at a time where producers and/or cast were unable to promote it, during the 2023 strikes, which makes the comparison very unfair.

Wild Cards is a fun series, but there’s no reason to denigrate The Flash or the superhero shows that made The CW great. Hopefully this was just a wild misunderstanding of his quote. The fact of the matter is: Sometimes more expensive fare is worth investing in. Especially considering how Schwartz hypes up the new season of Superman & Lois, that should be known to the new people in charge of The CW.

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Flash Cast Member Returns for the Superman & Lois Finale

A major actor from The Flash will be playing a role in the series finale of Superman & Lois.



A major cast member from The Flash will be appearing in the series finale of Superman & Lois.

No, it’s not Grant Gustin, sadly… the actor in question is Tom Cavanagh, the actor who brought us infinite Wells variants. Cavanagh revealed this recently at a convention, where he talked about how he usually enjoyed directing season finales for the show, but was unable to in this case because Gregory Smith had already signed on to direct the Superman & Lois finale.

Superman & Lois showrunner Todd Helbing, who had also worked with Cavanagh before on The Flash and recruited him to direct the series’ 100th episode among others, instead suggested he has a role in the finale.

No word yet on what that role might be. As Superman & Lois is at a different spot in the multiverse, it doesn’t necessarily even have to be a version of Harrison Wells or Eobard Thawne. It could serve as a good closer, though, to the Arrowverse in general, as Superman & Lois is the last gasp for that world on The CW. In any event, you can see video of Cavanagh speaking about this (and more) at our Superman & Lois portal, KryptonSite.

The final season of Superman & Lois premieres this Fall on The CW.

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