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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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Flash References In New Grant Gustin Commercial

The Flash actor Grant Gustin has appeared in a new commercial for MNTN with former Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds.



The Flash Grant Gustin is in a new trailer for MNTN alongside Ryan Reynolds, who, of course, played another DC hero, Green Lantern, back in the day. In the trailer, Grant plays a character named “Seymour Roas” but despite this, Reynolds can’t resist making a few Flash puns at Grant’s expense.

The commercial is quite fun and ends with the thoughts many of us have had, with Reynolds saying to Grant “you’ll always be my Barry,” only to have Grant respond with “you’ll always be my Hal.” If only we had gotten to see this team-up in an actual film; maybe it would have redeemed the awful Green Lantern movie and given us a Flash we all love rather than the person who headlined this year’s flop.

You can see the trailer below.

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No, That Was Not Teddy Sears In The Flash Movie

Flash TV series actor Teddy Sears confirms that was not him playing Jay Garrick in The Flash movie.



SPOILER WARNING: The Warner Bros. Pictures film The Flash is being discussed in this post.

The Flash is currently speeding onto movie screens, and considering the box office, it might be speeding out of theaters just as fast, but there is one particular thing that fans of The Flash TV series have been wondering: Did we see a cameo of Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick in The Flash movie?

The answer is: No. TVLine did their due diligence in finding out from Sears himself what is going on.

“People kept telling me that I was in the new Flash movie…,” Sears told TVLine in an article posted on their website. “I mean, I’m sleep-deprived with a newborn at home, so my memory is a little foggy. But I’m pretty sure I would have remembered shooting a major DC Studios film.”

“Sadly, I’m not in this,” he continued. He did acknowledge that the likeness does look like him.

There are some other cameos – sadly, not Grant Gustin or John Wesley Shipp, either. The movie is currently playing in theaters worldwide. As for Teddy Sears? Look for him in the DC Animated feature Justice League: Warworld where he will voice Travis Morgan, a.k.a. The Warlord. That comes out in July.

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The Flash Season 9 & Complete Series Blu-rays Announced

Flash Complete Series and Season 9 Blu-ray sets are coming out in August 2023.



The Flash: The Ninth and Final Season and The Flash: The Complete Series are both coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 29. Extras for the Season 9 set have also been revealed, as has box art for both. The Complete Series box art is a bit odd: While it’s truth in advertising for the final seasons to have Cecile front and center, the lack of Carlos Valdes (Cisco) or Tom Cavanagh (as any Wells) is.. a choice.

Here’s the press release with more info:

BURBANK, CA (June 1, 2023) – The fast-paced DC Super Hero drama ends its nine-season run as The Flash: The Ninth and Final Season arrives on Blu-rayTM Disc and DVD on August 29, 2023. The action continues through all 13 episodes of the final season along with brand-new bonus content. The season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers. 

Also available on August 29, is The Flash: The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, which includes 184 episodes from the exhilarating DC series along with hours of bonus content from all nine seasons in one complete set.

After defeating the Reverse Flash once and for all, the ninth season of The Flash picks up one week after their epic battle, and Barry Allen aka The Flash and Iris West-Allen are reconnecting and growing closer than ever. When a deadly group of Rogues descend on Central City, led by a powerful and unknown new threat, The Flash and his team including Meta-Empath Cecile Horton, the light-powered meta, Allegra Garcia, brilliant tech-nerd Chester P. Runk and reformed cryogenics thief Mark Blaine, must once again defy the odds to save the day. But as The Rogues are defeated, a deadly new adversary rises to challenge Barry Allen’s heroic legacy. In their greatest battle yet, Barry and Team Flash will be pushed to their limits, to save Central City one last time.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin (Arrow, Glee), Candice Patton (The Game), Danielle Panabaker (Sky High, Friday the 13th), Danielle Nicolet (Central Intelligence), Kayla Compton (Making Moves), Brandon McKnight (The Shape of Water) and Jon Cor (Shadowhunters). Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale), Eric Wallace (Teen Wolf, Z Nation, Eureka), Sarah Schechter (Batwoman, Riverdale, Black Lightning, Supergirl), Jonathan Butler, and Sam Chalsen (Sleepy Hollow).


The Flash: The Saga of the Scarlett Speedster (featurette)
Deleted Scenes
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The Flash: The Complete Ninth Season and The Flash: The Complete Series will be available to purchase August 29, 2023 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD both online and in-store at major retailers. The series is also available now to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. 

The Flash: The Ninth and Final Season

Includes 13 one-hour episodes:

Wednesday Ever After
Hear No Evil
Rogues of War
The Mask of the Red Death, Part 1
The Mask of the Red Death, Part 2
The Good, the Bad and the Lucky
Wildest Dreams
Partners in Time
It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To
A New World, Part 1
A New World, Part 2
A New World, Part 3
A New World, Part 4

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