The question of whether Superman or The Flash is truly the fastest hero in the DC Universe has been the source of fan debate for decades. And today, DC Comics finally settled that question once and for all in the pages of The Flash #49.
Warning: this article contains spoilers for The Flash #49!
This issue features the penultimate chapter of “Flash War,” as former allies Barry Allen and Wally West have come to blows. Wally has been convinced by Zoom that his children (supposedly wiped out of existence thanks to the New 52 reboot) are trapped inside the Speed Force. He wants to use his speed to destroy the Speed Force itself and free them, while Barry would prefer to use less drastic measures.